This Green Org Planted 5 Million Trees & Generated 4 Lakh Days of Employment

This article has been powered by Grow-Trees. Almost 30 years ago, in Israel, Mr Pradip Shah received a unique gift—a garden with 100 trees, planted in his name as a token of appreciation for the knowhow he provided to their rating agency. Deeply Impacted by the gesture, the environment enthusiast devised an idea to Greet … Continue reading “This Green Org Planted 5 Million Trees & Generated 4 Lakh Days of Employment”

Democrats and Their Media Allies Impugned Biden’s Cognitive Fitness. Now They Feign Outrage.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally in Kansas City, Mo., on March 7, 2020. Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP It is virtually required in Democratic Party politics to periodically express revulsion about the bigoted political attacks wielded for years against former President Barack Obama: images designed to emphasize his African roots, false claims he was … Continue reading “Democrats and Their Media Allies Impugned Biden’s Cognitive Fitness. Now They Feign Outrage.”

The Killing and Raping Game in Kenya and the Despots Who Run It

Photograph Source: DEMOSH – CC BY 2.0 Politics in Kenya is dominated by rapacious elites consumed with the looting of state resources, using violence to avoid any possible accountability. Elections serve as key points of entry and consolidation in this system for both ruling and competing elites, and are manifestations of corruption, fraud, and repression. Both … Continue reading “The Killing and Raping Game in Kenya and the Despots Who Run It”

L’Afrique subsaharienne francophone demeure la locomotive de la croissance africaine

Par Ilyes Zouari – Le 25 février 2020 – Source cermf.org En 2019, pour la sixième année consécutive et la septième fois en huit ans, l’Afrique subsaharienne francophone a globalement réalisé les meilleures performances économiques du continent. La tendance devrait se maintenir en 2020, mais une certaine vigilance s’impose à moyen terme avec le passage … Continue reading “L’Afrique subsaharienne francophone demeure la locomotive de la croissance africaine”

BASKET – Classement Fiba : Le Nigeria toujours roi d’Afri­que, le Sénégal à la 5e place

La Fiba a dévoilé son classement de ses associations membres le 3 mars dernier. Le Nigeria, ces dernières années, a plus élevé son niveau de jeu dans toutes les compétitions internationales. Ces performances de haute facture sont suivies de près par l’instance internationale de basket. Depuis quelques années, les D’Tigers ont pris le pouvoir en … Continue reading “BASKET – Classement Fiba : Le Nigeria toujours roi d’Afri­que, le Sénégal à la 5e place”

RDC, Lauréate du « Prix Découvertes Rfi 2019 » : Céline Banza en tournée africaine

L’année 2020 est pleine d’évènements pour l’artiste musicienne Céline Banza. Du mois de mars jusqu’au mois de mai, la lauréate du « Prix Découvertes Rfi 2019 » va offrir son talent aux amoureux de la bonne musique. Du Kenya en passant par le Tchad pour chuter au Mozambique, Céline Banza n’aura pas de repos en ce début … Continue reading “RDC, Lauréate du « Prix Découvertes Rfi 2019 » : Céline Banza en tournée africaine”

In just one week, Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 40

London, March 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-In just eight days, Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have now exceeded 40 after more countries confirmed new infections on Friday. On Friday Cameroon and Togo became the latest African countries to record their first cases putting the number of countries with confirmed cases at nine. The first case in Africa was recorded in … Continue reading “In just one week, Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 40”

Uganda on the threshold of historic breakthrough in injectible HIV drug

London, March 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Uganda Aids Commission is finalizing clinical trials on a new injectable treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Director General of Uganda Aids Commission, Dr Nelson Musoba, announced this week. The government is planning to unveil the treatment 2021. Musoba told people gathered in Kampala, Ugandan capital to commemorate Zero … Continue reading “Uganda on the threshold of historic breakthrough in injectible HIV drug”

Rockefeller Foundation invests $6 million in mango farming in Kenya

London, March 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Rockefeller Foundation has released a grant of $6 million for value addition initiatives in mango farming in Kenya through its YieldWise Food Loss initiative. Betty Kibaara, the Director in charge of Food Initiative at the Rockefeller foundation says the funding is aimed at helping reduce post-harvest losses of mangoes that currently … Continue reading “Rockefeller Foundation invests $6 million in mango farming in Kenya”

Il est temps d’abolir les prisons pour les débiteurs souverains en Afrique

Dans un appel radical à la réforme de l’approche pro-créanciers et anti-croissance du Fmi à l’égard des pays endettés d’Afrique, Ndongo Sylla et Peter Doyle soutiennent que le continent africain a un choix à faire. Il faut empêcher les créanciers, qui font appel au Fmi, de forcer des pertes de production dévastatrices résultant d’excédents budgétaires … Continue reading “Il est temps d’abolir les prisons pour les débiteurs souverains en Afrique”

Oman. Comment le chah d’Iran a sauvé le régime

Décédé en janvier 2020, le sultan d’Oman Qabous Ibn Saïd avait livré au début de son règne, dans les années 1970, une guerre de plusieurs années contre les rebelles d’inspiration marxiste du Dhofar. Avec l’appui des militaires britanniques, puis le renfort de l’aviation et des troupes iraniennes, dans une opération entièrement conçue par le chah d’Iran. C’est … Continue reading “Oman. Comment le chah d’Iran a sauvé le régime”

Kenyan police to undergo compulsory training on coronavirus isolation procedures

London, March 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Kenyan government is to begin compulsory training for its police as part of the coronavirus emergency preparedness, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has said.  Kagwe said Wednesday that the police need the knowledge and skills to isolate and employ secure measures in some areas should the need arise. At the same … Continue reading “Kenyan police to undergo compulsory training on coronavirus isolation procedures”

Kenyan govt raises alarm over 400,000 teenage pregnancy in 2019

London, March 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-High rate of teenage pregnancy in Kenya is giving the East African government sleepless after latest figure showed that last year (2019) alone 379,573 girls under eighteen became pregnant Of the figure, more than 20,828 of the minors are below 14 years.  Kenyan govt raises alarm over 400,000 teenage pregnancy in … Continue reading “Kenyan govt raises alarm over 400,000 teenage pregnancy in 2019”

African airlines announce $400m loss since outbreak of coronavirus

London, March 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-African Airlines have reportedly lost $400m due to suspension and cancellation of flights to and from China since the outbreak of the coronavirus. This is a devastating and colossal damage to an already struggling economy Most airlines suspended and even cancelled flights to and from China in February when the outbreak became serious. … Continue reading “African airlines announce $400m loss since outbreak of coronavirus”

Pentagon’s Map of Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of ‘Light’ Footprint

Last month about a dozen al-Shabab fighters infiltrated the perimeter of a military base in Manda Bay, Kenya. One of them took aim with a rocket-propelled grenade, firing at a U.S. surveillance plane and touching off an hourslong firefight. When it was all over, the two American pilots of that plane and a U.S. soldier … Continue reading “Pentagon’s Map of Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of ‘Light’ Footprint”

Well-fed school children are key to Africa’s economic growth, development- WFP

London, March 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) joined the African Union (AU) and countries across Africa to celebrate the Africa Day of School Feeding, taking the occasion to underscore the importance of investments in human capital through school health and nutrition programmes can garner huge pay-offs that extend far beyond the … Continue reading “Well-fed school children are key to Africa’s economic growth, development- WFP”

Video of Kenyans harassing Asians over outbreak of covid-19 goes viral

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-An undated video has been shared on Twitter in Kenya showing people harassing an Asian man and woman and taunting them over the outbreak of covid-19-coronavirus in their country It is unclear where in Kenya the video was recorded. This is wrong on so many levels. pic.twitter.com/yEYbjuOFTv— Georgina Njogu (@GeorginaNjogu) March … Continue reading “Video of Kenyans harassing Asians over outbreak of covid-19 goes viral”

Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge … Continue reading “Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa”

BOXE – Tournoi de qualification olympique : Les boxeurs algériens et marocains, grands vainqueurs

Les boxeurs algériens et marocains sont les grands vainqueurs du Tournoi de qualification olympique (Tqo) de boxe qui a pris fin samedi au Dakar Arena de Diamniadio. Le Tournoi de qualification olympique de boxe des Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo 2020, zone Afrique, avait démarré le 20 février dernier. Sept boxeurs algériens ont décroché leur ticket … Continue reading “BOXE – Tournoi de qualification olympique : Les boxeurs algériens et marocains, grands vainqueurs”

SSC Selection Notification Released: Sub-Inspector to Lab Technician, How To Apply

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a notification dated 21 February 2020, inviting applications to fill more than 1300+ vacancies for various posts like clerk, Sub-Inspector, Lab Assistant, Store Keeper, Dietician etc. Important dates Submission of online applications: 21 February 2020 to 20 March 2020 Last date for receipt of application: 20 March 2020 … Continue reading “SSC Selection Notification Released: Sub-Inspector to Lab Technician, How To Apply”

African youth more committed to the spirit of Pan-Africanism- survey

London, Feb. 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth to date – the African Youth Survey 2020 has revealed a rising Afro-Optimism-Pan Africanism among the continent’s youths driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurial-ism, and confidence in a shared African identity. READ ALSO: AFRICAN LEADERS AGREE 3,000 STRONG JOINT … Continue reading “African youth more committed to the spirit of Pan-Africanism- survey”

Flight from China arrives Kenya despite covid-19 fears

London, Feb. 27, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The authorities have allowed the 239 passengers off the China Southern Airlines flight after it landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital, Nairobi. They were screened on board to check for any signs that they were carrying the deadly virus. Health officials have been screening passengers for the new … Continue reading “Flight from China arrives Kenya despite covid-19 fears”

Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint

Last month, about a dozen al-Shabab fighters infiltrated the perimeter of a military base in Manda Bay, Kenya. One of them took aim with a rocket-propelled grenade, firing at a U.S. surveillance plane and touching off an hourslong firefight. When it was all over, the two American pilots of that plane and a U.S. soldier … Continue reading “Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint”

US : le coût de l’hégémonie

Pourquoi l’Amérique ne devrait pas dominer le monde La stratégie de primauté armée de Washington après la guerre froide a échoué. Il faut une grande stratégie pour le plus grand nombre, pas pour le plus petit. Stephen Wertheim Par Stephen Wertheim − Le 10 février 2020 − Source Foreign Affairs De l’huile sur le feu … Continue reading “US : le coût de l’hégémonie”

Le Kenya ferme tous ses abattoirs d’ânes

Les ânes kényans ne seront plus abattus pour ensuite être exportés en Chine. Le gouvernement kényan a annoncé le 25 février 2020 qu’il a décidé d’interdire cette pratique. Une décision saluée par l’association Peta qui militait contre. Il y a encore peu de temps, des ânes étaient tués au Kenya – égorgés ou frappés à … Continue reading “Le Kenya ferme tous ses abattoirs d’ânes”

Scots crowdfund £11.3m for solar energy projects in Africa

London, Feb. 27, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A platform that crowdfunds finance for clean energy projects in Africa has been boosted by investments from over 200 people in Scotland, as enthusiasm for climate solutions ramps up ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow later this year.  The main goal of the platform, called Energise Africa, is to support solar energy resources in sub-Saharan … Continue reading “Scots crowdfund £11.3m for solar energy projects in Africa”

Cameroun : un nouveau massacre de civils

Au moins 21 morts dans une attaque contre le village de Ngarbuh (Nairobi, le 25 février 2020) – Les forces gouvernementales et des membres armés de l’ethnie peule ont tué au moins 21 civils, dont 13 enfants et une femme enceinte, le 14 février 2020 dans le village de Ngarbuh au Cameroun, a déclaré Human Rights … Continue reading “Cameroun : un nouveau massacre de civils”

New Data Shows the U.S. Military Is Severely Undercounting Civilian Casualties in Somalia

During the first six months of 2019 alone, U.S. Africa Command tracked seven reports of American and allied attacks in Somalia that allegedly killed or wounded at least 18 civilians, according to internal AFRICOM documents obtained by The Intercept. But the U.S. does not acknowledge killing or wounding a single civilian in Somalia last year, according … Continue reading “New Data Shows the U.S. Military Is Severely Undercounting Civilian Casualties in Somalia”

Battle for top African Table Tennis spots begins in Tunis

London, Feb. 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The cold weather in Tunis may changed on Tuesday February 25 when the heavyweights at the 2020 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup continue their race for the top spots at the two-day continental championship. Rades Multi-Purpose Hall will be stage when the knockout round of the tournament starts with all eyes … Continue reading “Battle for top African Table Tennis spots begins in Tunis”

Bloomberg et Buttigieg, les deux cauchemars de Bernie Sanders

Le premier est un milliardaire déterminé à acheter les élections, le second un néolibéral vendu aux intérêts financiers. L’un menace de ramener le parti démocrate deux décennies en arrière, l’autre de le faire imploser. Pete Buttigieg incarne la politique contre laquelle Bernie Sanders se bat depuis quarante ans. Mike Bloomberg représente la classe sociale qu’il … Continue reading “Bloomberg et Buttigieg, les deux cauchemars de Bernie Sanders”

ECA, NSIF to grow Africa’s clean energy capacity by 10,000MW

London, Feb. 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Fund (NSIF) are collaborating to raise Africa’s electricity capacity by 10,000 megawatts by 2025. The electricity will come mainly in the form of clean and affordable energy, including solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. ECA, NSIF to grow Africa’s clean … Continue reading “ECA, NSIF to grow Africa’s clean energy capacity by 10,000MW”

La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique

Les militants européens mettent des vies en danger en Afrique de l’Est, transformant un fléau d’insectes en une réelle perspective de famine généralisée. Le criquet pèlerin, qui se reproduit rapidement dans le désert, a envahi le Kenya, la Somalie et l’Éthiopie, créant ainsi un état d’urgence. Les ravageurs ont récemment débarqué à Djibouti, en Érythrée, … Continue reading “La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique”

Les 10 « fléaux » qui frappent notre planète simultanément

Tout d’un coup, des choses vraiment folles commencent à se produire partout dans le monde. Des essaims de criquets géants dévastent des régions entières, des tempêtes extrêmement inhabituelles déconcertent les météorologues, les tremblements de terre et l’activité volcanique sont tous deux en augmentation, et cinq maladies très dangereuses sévissent dans le monde entier. Jusqu’à présent, … Continue reading “Les 10 « fléaux » qui frappent notre planète simultanément”

New Deal for Nature: Paying the Emperor to Fence the Wind

Petroglyphs, Klamath River Basin. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. The conservation industry says 2020 is its “super year.”[1] It wants to set aside thirty percent of the globe for wildlife, and divert billions of dollars away from reducing climate change and into “natural climate solutions.”[2] This would be a disaster for people and planet. Conservation was … Continue reading “New Deal for Nature: Paying the Emperor to Fence the Wind”

Tycoon Battle-Bots Battle Bernie

We should welcome Bloomberg’s candidacy. It’s proof that the term plutocracy as it applies to the US isn’t just hyperbole but now an uncontested fact. The DNC’s willingness to bend their own rules to allow anyone into the candidate fold who can pay their way in – even an open sewer oligarch whose racism and … Continue reading “Tycoon Battle-Bots Battle Bernie”

Kenyan judge arrested for allegedly coaching murder suspect

London, Feb. 24, 2020-A Kenyan judge has been arrested and accused of coaching the main suspect in a murder trial – a widow whose husband was found in a septic tank. The alleged link between a judge and a murder suspect has led some to questions about the state of Kenya’s courts (AP)Appeal Court Judge … Continue reading “Kenyan judge arrested for allegedly coaching murder suspect”

Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion

London, Feb. 23, 2020 (AltAfrica-People in Uganda’s northern district of Kitgum and their counterpart in Somalia are eating and turning desert locusts that have devoured their crops into delicious meal Roasting and eating the desert locusts appears to be the last resort after all efforts to curb and end the invasion that have caused havoct … Continue reading “Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion”

How climate change fuels more violence against women, girls

London, Feb. 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ntoya Sande was 13 years old when she got married — against her will. “I was sent to be married because of a shortage of food in the house,” she said. Her parents used to have a small piece of land, but floods wiped out their harvest. “I tried to negotiate, to tell … Continue reading “How climate change fuels more violence against women, girls”

United States commits additional $8m to assist East Africa fight locust outbreak

London, Feb. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-In response to the devastating locust outbreak in East Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $8 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control locusts in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of … Continue reading “United States commits additional $8m to assist East Africa fight locust outbreak”

Kenya to connect additional 250,000 households to solar power

London, Feb. 20, 2020 (AltAfrica)-In Kenya, additional 250,000 households in 14 counties will have access to energy as part of the solar electrification program.  President Uhuru Kenyatta who made the announcement also said that 800 public institutions will also benefit from this program. READ ALSO: UGANDAN POLICE BOSS ORDERS ARREST, TRIAL OF TOP OFFICER HEAVILY … Continue reading “Kenya to connect additional 250,000 households to solar power”

CGTN: Opportunities and Challenges as Lessons Go Online Amid China’s Coronavirus Outbreak

Feb 19, 2020 BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) in late January decided to postpone the 2020 spring semester for schools and later halted offline extracurricular trainings, resulting in a surge in the demand for online teaching. Under these circumstances, China Global Television Network (CGTN) carried out … Continue reading “CGTN: Opportunities and Challenges as Lessons Go Online Amid China’s Coronavirus Outbreak”

“Okada hero’ who safe a drowning boy shot dead by Kenyan police at hospital

London, Feb. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Okada, motorcycle taxi operators in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have threatened to paralyse businesses after one of them was allegedly killed by a policeman after he had saved a young boy from drowning. The Okada hero, Daniel Mburu was shot at a city hospital where he had taken the boy. He apparently … Continue reading ““Okada hero’ who safe a drowning boy shot dead by Kenyan police at hospital”

Kenya, Coronavirus : un Chinois placé en quarantaine

Un Chinois, qui exerçait ses activités au nord-est de Nairobi, a été placé en isolement, au Kenya, pour des raisons de prudence vis-à-vis de l’épidémie coronavirus. L’homme est ravitaillé à partir de la fenêtre de sa chambre d’isolement. Dans le cadre de la prévention contre le coronavirus, un Chinois, qui exerçait ses activités au nord-est … Continue reading “Kenya, Coronavirus : un Chinois placé en quarantaine”

Off-grid solar now $1.75 billion industry-World Bank

London, Feb. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)- The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on a solid growth curve, a new World Bank Group and GOGLA report shows. The 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends report finds that the industry has made tremendous strides … Continue reading “Off-grid solar now $1.75 billion industry-World Bank”

Essential off-grid solar now $1.75 billion industry-World Bank

London, Feb. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)- The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on a solid growth curve, a new World Bank Group and GOGLA report shows. The 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends report finds that the industry has made tremendous strides … Continue reading “Essential off-grid solar now $1.75 billion industry-World Bank”

US plans ‘substantial financial support’ for Ethiopia

London, Feb. 18, 2020 (AltAfrica)-America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop on Tuesday discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support” to strengthen them, Ethiopia said. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also spoke about regional … Continue reading “US plans ‘substantial financial support’ for Ethiopia”

Pour l’effectivité du droit de vote des détenus placés en détention provisoire et ceux qui purgent une peine n’entraînant pas une incapacité électorale

L’Etat du Sénégal est partie à plusieurs traités internationaux de promotion et de protection des droits humains en général et des catégories vulnérables en particulier. De plus, le cadre institutionnel et normatif sénégalais est fondé sur des principes favorables à une application effective des normes du droit international des droits de l’Homme. Le respect des … Continue reading “Pour l’effectivité du droit de vote des détenus placés en détention provisoire et ceux qui purgent une peine n’entraînant pas une incapacité électorale”