Egypte, la pire crise des droits humains de son histoire

La Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples devrait tirer la sonnette d’alarme à ce sujet (Beyrouth, le 24 avril 2019) – L’Égypte accueille une session d’une commission africain portant sur les droits humains et débutant le 24 avril 2019, alors même que son gouvernement est responsable de la pire crise des droits humains qu’a … Continue reading “Egypte, la pire crise des droits humains de son histoire”

Malawi becomes first nation to immunize children against malaria with licensed vaccines

London, April 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe … Continue reading “Malawi becomes first nation to immunize children against malaria with licensed vaccines”

Solar power initiative helps African children swap farming for classes

London, April 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Yolk, the company known for creating compact, transportable solar panels has come up with a new invention/ initiative called Solar Cow . Solar cow rewards parents with free access to electricity in exchange for sending their children to school The South Korean solar firm designed a cow-shaped solar power station … Continue reading “Solar power initiative helps African children swap farming for classes”

Kenya Opens 2nd Human Milk Bank in Africa

London, April 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Kenya’s first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Although WHO recommends that the milk banks be set up, Kenya is just the second, after South Africa, to establish a human milk bank in sub-Saharan Africa The project which began in 2016 was spearheaded by an NGO, PATH, … Continue reading “Kenya Opens 2nd Human Milk Bank in Africa”

Ugandan refugees, host communities get $150 million support from World Bank

London, April 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Bank has approved a $150m additional grant to Uganda to boost ongoing efforts to improve access to basic social services, expand economic opportunities, and enhance environmental management for both refugees and host communities. The grant is additional funding to an initial Ush188 billion ($50m) project approved by the World … Continue reading “Ugandan refugees, host communities get $150 million support from World Bank”

Eight killed at Kenya-Tanzania car racing event

London, April 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-At least eight people were killed and others injured in a gruesome road accident at Oldonyosambu area on the Arusha-Namanga road in Tanzania. Arusha Police Commander Jonathan Shanna said the Sunday afternoon accident occurred after two saloon cars collided and veered off road ramming into spectators. The two vehicles are believed … Continue reading “Eight killed at Kenya-Tanzania car racing event”

Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product. Many analysts and policymakers think this trend is here to stay. The rise of big data analytics and mobile technology should spur development, … Continue reading “Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?”

Kenya’s ex-president Arab Moi loses firstborn

London, April 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Jonathan Moi, the eldest son of former Kenyan President Arap Moi, is dead. Jonathan died on Friday, Standard media says. His cause of death has not been ascertained, however. “Moi’s eldest son will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks,” the medium states. … Continue reading “Kenya’s ex-president Arab Moi loses firstborn”

Abused women confront convicted Dutch pedophile in Kenya

Two Dutch women confronted convicted pedophile Hans V. from Tilburg in Kenya a few weeks ago. Crime reporter John van den Heuvel visited H. in Kenya for his latest documentary, and the two women, who were abused by V. when they were children, asked to go with him. “The lives of these women have been … Continue reading “Abused women confront convicted Dutch pedophile in Kenya”

UK’s public prosecutor arrives Kenya to help in corruption probe

London, April 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The public prosecutor for England and Wales Max Hill is in Kenya to help his counterpart Noordin Haji in enhancing cooperation and collaboration in investigation and prosecution of corruption and terrorism cases. Hill and his team held meetings with Haji and officials from the Criminal Justice System in Kenya where they agreed … Continue reading “UK’s public prosecutor arrives Kenya to help in corruption probe”

Concern in East Africa as diaspora remittances, $17.38 billion outpace foreign investments

London, April 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The ten countries of East Africa received a total sum of $17.38 billion from their citizens living abroad between 2013 and 2018 The diaspora remittances outpaced foreign direct investment to become the largest source of external financing in low and middle-income countries raising serious concern among global financial agencies According to … Continue reading “Concern in East Africa as diaspora remittances, $17.38 billion outpace foreign investments”

The US Military Is Running 36 Code-Named Operations in Africa

Many Americans first became aware of U.S. military operations in Africa in October 2017, after the Islamic State ambushed American troops near Tongo Tongo, Niger, killing four U.S. soldiers and wounding two others. Just after the attack, U.S. Africa Command said U.S. troops were providing “advice and assistance” to local counterparts. Later, it would become … Continue reading “The US Military Is Running 36 Code-Named Operations in Africa”

Lancement d’un appel à projets dans le cadre du Sommet Afrique-France 2020 pour financer des solutions innovantes pour la ville durable en Afrique

L’appel à projets pour des « Solutions innovantes pour la ville durable en Afrique » a été lancé le 14 mars 2019 par la Direction générale du Trésor à l’occasion de la visite du président de la République au Kenya. Une enveloppe de 5 millions d’euros issue du Fonds d’études et d’aide au secteur privé … Continue reading “Lancement d’un appel à projets dans le cadre du Sommet Afrique-France 2020 pour financer des solutions innovantes pour la ville durable en Afrique”

Athlétisme : Bourrada subira une 2e intervention   

Le décathlonien Larbi Bourrada subira, aujourd’hui à Doha, une intervention chirurgicale (pubalgie). Il sera opéré par une spécialiste allemande qui exerce à l’hôpital Aspetar. C’est la deuxième opération après celle qui remonte au mois de janvier dernier. C’est le Comité olympique algérien (COA) qui a pris en charge les frais de l’intervention chirurgicale. Bourrada, qui … Continue reading “Athlétisme : Bourrada subira une 2e intervention   “

Les gangs, étonnant miroirs de notre société

Les membres des gangs sont les êtres « les plus vils, malades et vicieux qui existent au monde » éructait Donald Trump fin mars 2019 lors d’un meeting politique à Grand Rapids, dans l’état du Michigan. Cette déclaration violente à l’encontre des « gangs » qui sévissent aux États-Unis n’est pas sans rappeler celle qu’il avait déjà faite en mai … Continue reading “Les gangs, étonnant miroirs de notre société”

Updated: Kenya police arrest Johannesburg bound passenger after false bomb alarm at Jomo Kenyatta Airport

London, April 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)– A passenger was today arrested for allegedly raising a false alarm in a Johannesburg-bound Kenya Airways plane that forced the flight to abort take off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi Police have said the commotion began after an argument between the said passenger and a flight attendant. … Continue reading “Updated: Kenya police arrest Johannesburg bound passenger after false bomb alarm at Jomo Kenyatta Airport”

Shocking! Thieves break into Kenyan police station as officers watch champions league match

London, April 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Thieves broke into a Kenyan police station on Tuesday night as all officers on duty abandoned their post to watch a UEFA Champions League match at a nearby trading centre. Kenya Standard newspaper reported that the incident happened at Kobujoi Police Station, Nandi County. The thieves made away with three rifles and … Continue reading “Shocking! Thieves break into Kenyan police station as officers watch champions league match”

RAPPORT – De nombreuses femmes encore privées de leurs droits reproductifs : L’Unfpa appelle la Communauté internationale à redoubler d’efforts

Des progrès sont certes notés dans le domaine des droits reproductifs, la lutte contre les grossesses non-désirées et les décès maternels mais des millions de femmes sont encore privées du droit de contrôler leur propre corps et de façonner leur vie. Dans un rapport où il fait l’état sur la population mondiale, l’Unfpa appelle la … Continue reading “RAPPORT – De nombreuses femmes encore privées de leurs droits reproductifs : L’Unfpa appelle la Communauté internationale à redoubler d’efforts”

US launches Investor Visa scheme in Ghana

London, April 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Atlantic American Partners (AAP) on Tuesday launched the United States (US) Federal Government EB-5 Investor Visa scheme in Ghana to ease the migration processes of potential investors from the West Africa country The investment scheme is a foreign investor programme that allows potential investors or prospects an opportunity to invest … Continue reading “US launches Investor Visa scheme in Ghana”

Kenya begins of construction of $36m Kidney Centre

London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Construction of a kidney Center at Kenya’s Kenyatta National Hospital at Nairobi is set to begin soon at a cost of US $36m. While addressing the National Assembly Committee Principle Secretary at the Ministry of Health, PS Susan Mochache affirmed the report and said the Ministry already has US $2m to … Continue reading “Kenya begins of construction of $36m Kidney Centre”

Dans le business de l’humanitaire : doit-on tirer profit des réfugiés ?

Le minstre français pour le développement et la francophonie André Vallini en 2016, visite le salon annuel de l’aide humanitaire et internationale de Dubai. MAE/France DiplomatieDepuis la crise économique de 2008 et la multiplication des conflits dans le monde, l’insuffisance des fonds alloués au secteur humanitaire n’a jamais été aussi importante. En effet seulement 59 % … Continue reading “Dans le business de l’humanitaire : doit-on tirer profit des réfugiés ?”

Microsoft, AFDB launch all-female coding training in Nigeria, Kenya, three other African countries

London, April 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-One hundred and sixty young women have begun a month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force. The Coding for Employment programme, organised by the African Development Bank and Microsoft Philanthropies, prioritises young women who typically have been … Continue reading “Microsoft, AFDB launch all-female coding training in Nigeria, Kenya, three other African countries”

Earth Hour 2019: Switch off Your Lights

Apr 03, 2019 Picture:  On March 30, millions of people will switch off their lights for Earth Hour. Let’s take 30 seconds to think about innovators. What do they look like? Where do they work? What do they do? You might imagine labs, research centres, NASA, spacesuits and white coats. Some years ago, I would … Continue reading “Earth Hour 2019: Switch off Your Lights”

RAPPORT – Pérennité, mis à jour du registre des bénéficiaires… : Les défis des bourses de sécurité familiale

Les bourses de sécurité familiale constituent une «réussite», selon la Banque mondiale. Mais à l’aube du second mandat du Président Macky Sall, ce programme de lutte contre la pauvreté, fera face à certains défis dont celui de sa pérennité, entre autres. La Banque qualifie d’«impressionnant» l’impact du Pro­gramme national des bourses de sécurité familale (Pnbsf). … Continue reading “RAPPORT – Pérennité, mis à jour du registre des bénéficiaires… : Les défis des bourses de sécurité familiale”

What gangs tell us about the world we live in

In a speech delivered on March 28, 2019, at a political rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., US president Donald Trump dramatically described gang members as “some of the sickest, most demented, most vicious people in the world”. His address doubled-down on previous statements, including a May 2018 White House press conference during which he infamously … Continue reading “What gangs tell us about the world we live in”