Liberia : Peter Butler nommé sélectionneur

Le technicien anglais, Peter Butler, succède au Libérien Thomas Kojo à la tête de l’Equipe nationale du Liberia. Passé par le Botswana entre 2014 et 2017, Peter Butler a également entrainé des clubs en Afrique du Sud, en Indonésie, en Thaïlande ou encore en Australie. Il aura pour objectif de qualifier les Lone Stars pour … Continue reading “Liberia : Peter Butler nommé sélectionneur”

Fact-check: Buhari got it badly wrong over forex restriction on food import

London, August 23, 2019 -(AltAfrica)-ON Tuesday 13th August, President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that Nigeria has achieved food security, thus directed the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop Forex to food importers. “We have achieved food security,” Buhari said proudly. Buhari made this disclosure while hosting the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors during Eid-el-Kabir … Continue reading “Fact-check: Buhari got it badly wrong over forex restriction on food import”

CILSS – Situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle : Constat alarmant au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest

Il s’est tenu récemment à Bamako la réunion organisée par le Comité permanent inter-Etats de lutte contre la sécheresse dans le Sahel (Cilss) sur le dispositif régional de Prévention et de gestion des crises alimentaires (Pregec) au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest. Occasion pour les participants de faire des constats sur la situation alimentaire … Continue reading “CILSS – Situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle : Constat alarmant au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest”

I am innocent, FIFA didn’t speak to me before ban- Samson Siasia

London, August 17, 2019-(AltAfrica)-Former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia has broken silence on his life ban by the Federation of International Football Association, FIFA  , saying he is innocent of the allegations. Siasia also accused FIFA of bias lamenting that he was not spoken to or given the opportunity to defend himself before been pronounced … Continue reading “I am innocent, FIFA didn’t speak to me before ban- Samson Siasia”

FIFA bans ex Nigerian international, Samson Siasia for life over alleged bribery

London, August 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-FIFA has slammed a life ban on former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia. In addition, he has been fined $50,000 for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016. He was also coach of Under 20 and Under 23. FIFA did … Continue reading “FIFA bans ex Nigerian international, Samson Siasia for life over alleged bribery”

Vers une juridiction internationale contre les combattants de Daesh

Maitre Dominique Inchauspé, un des avocats de Mondafrique, a été invité au forum sur Daesh (ISIS en anglais) tenu chez les Kurdes de Syrie du Nord en juillet qui ont soutenu l’effort de guerre au sol essentiel contre les forces djihaistes. Le forum, qui a réuni plus de trois cents personnes venues du Moyen Orient, d’Europe … Continue reading “Vers une juridiction internationale contre les combattants de Daesh”

British-Africans And The Modern British Politics By Clayton Goodwin

By Clayton Goodwin London, August 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Africans are finding a way to make their influence felt beyond the fragmented parameters of traditional British politics. I was reminded of this when my wife said “I feel that this has got nothing to do with me” as we walked to the polling station to cast our … Continue reading “British-Africans And The Modern British Politics By Clayton Goodwin”

Why Africa must have a common language now-Dr Wilfred Machage, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria

London, August 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)- With the African Union moving closer to adopting Kiswahili as African lingual Franca after it entered into partnership with the East African Community, EAC for the promotion of the language for Wider Communication in the whole of Africa. the Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador (Dr.) Wilfred G. Machage believes … Continue reading “Why Africa must have a common language now-Dr Wilfred Machage, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria”

World Bank announces additional $300 million package to contain Ebola outbreak in Africa

London, July 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Bank announced on Wednesday (Jul 24) it was deploying another US$300 million in crisis aid for DR Congo to help contain the year-old Ebola outbreak. The financing comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) last week  declared the current outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern The funds will … Continue reading “World Bank announces additional $300 million package to contain Ebola outbreak in Africa”

SANCTION – Violation règles du Code d’éthique : Le Libérien Musa Bility suspendu 10 ans par la Fifa

La Fifa a suspendu Musa Bility de toute activité liée au football, ce 24 juillet 2019. Le Libérien, membre du Comité exécutif de la Caf, est accusé par la Fifa d’avoir violé plusieurs règles de son Code d’éthique. Voilà une sanction qui ne va sans doute pas peiner grand-monde en haut-lieu, au sein de la … Continue reading “SANCTION – Violation règles du Code d’éthique : Le Libérien Musa Bility suspendu 10 ans par la Fifa”

Two British drug dealers who killed Sierra Leonean teacher in London jailed for life

London, July 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Two drug dealers who murdered an innocent Sierra Leonean teacher in a botched arson attack on a rival’s home in London in 2018 have been jailed for life.  Billy Smith, 26, and Elliott Robinson, 22, torched the property where the Sierra Leonean teacher was holidaying in Woolwich, wrongly believing one of their … Continue reading “Two British drug dealers who killed Sierra Leonean teacher in London jailed for life”

L’épidémie d’Ebola déclarée «urgence» sanitaire mondiale

L’OMS a annoncé que la fièvre Ebola en République démocratique du Congo était une «urgence» sanitaire à l’échelle mondiale. Pour le directeur général de l’organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, il est «temps pour le monde de prendre acte». L’organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a déclaré mercredi que l’épidémie du virus Ebola, qui a fait près … Continue reading “L’épidémie d’Ebola déclarée «urgence» sanitaire mondiale”

Les États-Unis d’Afrique, c’est pour quand ?

Alors que la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (Zlec) a été officiellement créée dimanche 7 juillet, nous publions ici le long article en forme d’utopie sur les États-Unis d’Afrique publié par Usbek & Rica dans son numéro d’avril 2019. « L’Afrique doit s’unir en vue de réaliser sa renaissance. » La phrase figure en toutes … Continue reading “Les États-Unis d’Afrique, c’est pour quand ?”

Police, Civil Service, Parliament top list of most corrupt institutions in Africa-Survey

London, July 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Africans have identified the Police, Civil Servants and the Parliament as the most corrupt institutions according to the 10th edition of  Global Corruption Barometer – Africa In a survey of over 47,000 citizens from 35 African countries respondents gave personal experiences with and perceptions of corruption. More than half of all citizens think … Continue reading “Police, Civil Service, Parliament top list of most corrupt institutions in Africa-Survey”

«C’est plus qu’un partenariat» : le militant pro-migrants Cédric Herrou recruté par Emmaüs

Connu pour avoir aidé plus de 150 migrants à passer la frontière franco-italienne, l’agriculteur et activiste Cédric Herrou rejoint l’association Emmaüs. Il présidera une communauté paysanne composée de SDF, réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile qui seront logés, nourris et accompagnés grâce à l’agriculture. «Ils auront un pécule à la fin du mois et leurs cotisations payées», … Continue reading “«C’est plus qu’un partenariat» : le militant pro-migrants Cédric Herrou recruté par Emmaüs”

World Bank, CTF target 1.7 million households with $150m electricity projects in West Africa

London, July 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The West African Development Bank will receive support from the World Bank and the Clean Technology Funds (CTF) for the implementation of the Off-grid electrification project (ROGEP). The two institutions have recently disbursed $150 million and $74 million respectively to support this initiative, which will facilitate access to electricity in 19 … Continue reading “World Bank, CTF target 1.7 million households with $150m electricity projects in West Africa”

Ghana pledges African support for Budapest Convention on cybercrime

London, July 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana will lead efforts in Africa to encourage states that are yet to accede to the Budapest Convention on cybercrime to do so, Ghana’s Communications Minister has pledged. The Budapest Convention on cybercrime also known as the Budapest Convention is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime … Continue reading “Ghana pledges African support for Budapest Convention on cybercrime”

World Bank approves $200m facility to support Ghana’s private investment

London, July 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Bank has approved a $200 million facility to promote private investment and firm growth in the non-resource base sectors of Ghana’s economy. In a press release issued on Tuesday,  the World Bank explained that the support for the non-resource base sectors will be done through an integrated program to build the … Continue reading “World Bank approves $200m facility to support Ghana’s private investment”

D’où vient le doux chant des stades ?

Cette Coupe d’Afrique des Nations (Can) n’a pas succombé à Ebola. Il est heureux de voir que, malgré tout, le jeu se poursuit sur ce continent souvent frappé par les tragédies, terrain miné et surface de réparation des épidémies. Pendant la Can, une mascotte en chasse une autre. Quelle image voit-on habituellement de l’Afrique ? … Continue reading “D’où vient le doux chant des stades ?”

Nigeria begins pilot farm settlements for herdsmen

London, June 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Determined to finally address farmers-herdsmen age long feud. the Federal Government of Nigeria said on Tuesday that it had begun to establish (Ruga Settlements), farm settlements, for herdsmen in 12 pilot states nationwide. Alh. Mohammadu Umar, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, made this known … Continue reading “Nigeria begins pilot farm settlements for herdsmen”

Nigerian Air Forces completes first local maintenance of C-130H fighter jet

London, June 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has successfully completed its first in-country Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) of a C-130H aircraft, NAF 917. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said: “this is taking place few days … Continue reading “Nigerian Air Forces completes first local maintenance of C-130H fighter jet”

Ghana, Cameroon kick start AFCON 2019 campaign

Adesina Idris London, June 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)– The Black Stars of Ghana and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, two of African football power house will begin their campaign in the ongoing African Cup of Nations today, Tuesday 25th of June 2019 in Egypt, the host country While Cameroon, the defending champion will attempt to banish … Continue reading “Ghana, Cameroon kick start AFCON 2019 campaign”

Les plus gros problèmes résolus dans le monde

Par Dmitry Orlov – Le 4 juin 2019 – Source Club Orlov Il y a cinq ans, lorsque Angela Merkel – à l’époque leader respecté de la plus grande économie de l’Union européenne – a été interviewée au sujet des plus grands problèmes auxquels le monde était confronté, elle a estimé qu’il s’agissait des trois suivants : Annexion … Continue reading “Les plus gros problèmes résolus dans le monde”

Sudan’s Suspension from the African Union

by Giorgio Cafiero Intensifying violence in Sudan following a breakdown in talks between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and oppositionists have resulted in the African Union (AU) suspending Sudan from all activities in the pan-African body “with immediate effect.” The AU has also issued warnings to Khartoum that further action will be taken if the … Continue reading “Sudan’s Suspension from the African Union”

Selected photographs of Eid celebration across the world

President Buhari with Chief Imam Captain Yusuf and Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen. TY Buratai as he attends Eid El Filtri Prayers at the Mabilla Barracks Eid Praying Ground on 4th June 2019London, June 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Muslims in Africa have joined their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid-El-Fitri, the post-Ramadan prayers and celebration … Continue reading “Selected photographs of Eid celebration across the world”

TOURNOI Wafu Cup of Nations 2019 : Va pour une formule inédite !

Le tirage au sort du tournoi de foot, Wafu Cup of Nations 2019, s’est effectué samedi à Dakar. Une deuxième édition qui se jouera avec une formule inédite. L’édition 2019 de la Wafu Cup of Nations, un tournoi des fédérations ouest africaines de football, va se jouer du 28 septembre au 12 octobre à Thiès … Continue reading “TOURNOI Wafu Cup of Nations 2019 : Va pour une formule inédite !”

Climate change: Kenyan farmers abandon cash crops for silk production

London, May 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)A growing number of Kenyan farmers are turning to silk production, in a move away from traditional cash crops such as coffee, maize, sugarcane and cotton. The rearing of silkworms is seen as less affected by a changing climate that has hurt some traditional crops in the East African nation because … Continue reading “Climate change: Kenyan farmers abandon cash crops for silk production”

FIFA may lift ban on Sierra Leone football after FA president Isha Johansen acquitted of corruption charges

London, May 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Sierra Leone Football Association President Isha Johansen and FA Secretary General, Chris Kamara are both able to remain in their respective positions following an acquittal of all counts of corruption by a court in Freetown. Her acquittal, along with SLFA General Secretary Christopher Kamara, paves the way for the lifting of … Continue reading “FIFA may lift ban on Sierra Leone football after FA president Isha Johansen acquitted of corruption charges”

Bizarre: Japan Stages National Pillow Fighting Competition

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The Japanese may be known for their neatness, particularly when it comes to making their bed in the morning, but all social norms went out the window on Saturday during qualifying for the All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championships in Shizuoka Prefecture. In the small fishing town of Ito, 150 kilometers south … Continue reading “Bizarre: Japan Stages National Pillow Fighting Competition”

AfDB to finance jewelry manufacturing projects for women, youths in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Guinea

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank has commissioned a study into the contribution of the jewelry manufacturing industry and its potential for job creation for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea. The project with initial estimate of $1.4-million will entail a value chain analysis study examining the … Continue reading “AfDB to finance jewelry manufacturing projects for women, youths in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Guinea”

The Undercover Migrant

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica) – It was close to midnight when the young man crawled into the desert. All around him was darkness. A hundred metres away, a handful of Tuareg rebels and people smugglers, who worked together ferrying migrants through this unforgiving stretch of the Sahara, were gathered around three trucks, drumming and … Continue reading “The Undercover Migrant”

Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés

Vingt et un pays admis à bénéficier de l’aide de l’Association internationale de développement (Ida) dont le Sénégal sont ciblés par le programme de discrimination positive pour le financement en faveur des femmes en Afrique (Afawa) de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) qui a obtenu 61,8 millions de dollars, soit près de 40 milliards … Continue reading “Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés”

Elections hacking is new threat to African democracy -Ex Ghanaian president Mahama

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Countries in Africa that have adopted Information Technology (IT) in their electoral processes now have to deal with a new challenge, systems hacking, which now threatens the practice of democracy in the continent, a former President of Ghana, Mr. John Mahama, has said. Mahama’s disclosure came at a time Nigeria’s 2019 … Continue reading “Elections hacking is new threat to African democracy -Ex Ghanaian president Mahama”

AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established … Continue reading “AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project”

UK based firm, AgDevCo links African cocoa farmers directly to buyers in Europe, America

London, May 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Global agribusiness impact investor AgDevCo is to source organic cocoa directly from certified small-holder farmers in Sierra Leone linking them to manufacturers in Europe, the USA and Asia. AgDevCo’s $3 million revolving facility will allow Tradin to purchase cocoa at premium prices from up to 20,000 certified farmers. UK based firm, … Continue reading “UK based firm, AgDevCo links African cocoa farmers directly to buyers in Europe, America”

Sierra Leone signs free roaming agreement with Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire

London, May 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Sierra Leone’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), has signed an roaming agreement MOU telecommunications regulatory commission from Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast aimed at fostering collaboration in implementing the One Area Network initiative. Speaking on the importance of the agreement, the Director-General ,NATCOM’, Maxwell Massaquoi said when the free roaming plan becomes … Continue reading “Sierra Leone signs free roaming agreement with Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire”

Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan Leads South Africa’s Elections Monitors

London, May 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Former President Goodluck Jonathan has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with election observers to monitor the South African national and provincial elections. This comes a year after Jonathan led observers to monitor elections in Sierra-Leone.  “I arrived in Johannesburg early this morning to lead the Election Observation Mission of the … Continue reading “Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan Leads South Africa’s Elections Monitors”

ECOWAS adopts ICPC Academy as Centre for Corruption Studies

By: Adetokunbo Fakeye The Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) is to adopt the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), the training and research arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC) as a centre of excellence in corruption studies especially in the area of Corruption Risks Assessment (CRA). This … Continue reading “ECOWAS adopts ICPC Academy as Centre for Corruption Studies”

Yemen Death Toll to Surpass 230,000 by End of 2019: UN Report

By the end of 2019, fighting in Yemen will have claimed about 102,000 lives, according to new figures from the United Nations that indicate the war has killed far more people than previously reported. A UN-commissioned report by University of Denver also revealed that more Yemenis were dying of hunger, disease and the lack of health … Continue reading “Yemen Death Toll to Surpass 230,000 by End of 2019: UN Report”

Accès à l’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans la région du Sahel : La Banque mondiale débloque plus de 100 milliards

Le Conseil des administrateurs du groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé le 17 avril dernier le Projet régional d’électrification hors réseau (Rogep), financé à hauteur de 150 millions de dollars, environ 75 milliards de francs Cfa par des crédits et des dons de l’Association internationale de développement (Ida) et par une subvention en soutien … Continue reading “Accès à l’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans la région du Sahel : La Banque mondiale débloque plus de 100 milliards”

Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development

London, April 24, 2019-(AltAfrica)-Nigeria and eighteen other African countries will receive about $200 million facility from the World Bank to help increase access to electricity in the affected West African and the Sahel Region. As part of the project, the bank said it had approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project, which includes $150m in the … Continue reading “Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development”

Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall

L’investiture du président sénégalais Macky Sall, le 2 avril 2019, consacre ce dernier comme un des présidents les plus influents de l’Afrique. Brillamment réélu au premier tour de l’élection présidentielle du 24 février 2019, avec 58 % des voix, Macky Sall a été investi le mardi 2 avril 2019, dans la ville nouvelle de Diamniadio, … Continue reading “Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall”