La transition à l’épreuve des défis

Le 11 avril 2019, après quatre mois de manifestations populaires dans tout le pays, l’armée destitue le général Omar El Béchir. Après des négociations entre l’armée et les représentants de la contestation, un Conseil souverain composé de civils et de militaires supervise, depuis août 2019, la transition vers un régime civil. En effet, le 20 … Continue reading “La transition à l’épreuve des défis”

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country’s second year running finishing at its best-ever position in the annual survey.   Taiwan’s score rose to 6.455 out of 10, placing it … Continue reading “Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report”

Why the Developing World Cannot Flatten the Curve with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond

The “developing world” is often left behind in the medical treatment of epidemics and other diseases, whether these are HIV-AIDS, Cholera, Black Fever, or Tuberculosis, and so on. These are the countries, what President Trump once called “sh**hole” countries, those in the southern hemisphere, below the Equator. To this day, they are still exploited by … Continue reading “Why the Developing World Cannot Flatten the Curve with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond”

Second African woman gets top appointment to key security post

London, March 14, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Less than a week after Guinea president, Alpha Condé. appointed the country’s first female Brigadier General, South Sudan has toed similar line with the appointment of Angelina Teny, as defence minister, the first woman to hold the position. “For the first time in the history of Guinea, a woman has been promoted … Continue reading “Second African woman gets top appointment to key security post”

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”

Joe Biden Speaks About Political Visions, Agrees That He Is “Creepy”

After Joe Biden’s win in South Carolina, The Mideast Beast sat down with Biden at his campaign headquarters for a talk about his visions for the US presidency if elected. “Well for starters”, said Biden, “I will save the remaining 150 million Americans who haven’t been killed by gun violence since 2007. We have a … Continue reading “Joe Biden Speaks About Political Visions, Agrees That He Is “Creepy””

Soudan du Sud : Salva Kiir et Riek Machar font enfin la paix

L e dirigeant rebelle du Soudan du Sud, Riek Machar, est redevenu, samedi à Juba, premier vice-président, conformément à un accord de paix conclu en 2018, relançant les espoirs de paix dans ce jeune pays ravagé par la guerre depuis six ans. «Je jure d’être fidèle (…) à la République du Soudan du Sud», a … Continue reading “Soudan du Sud : Salva Kiir et Riek Machar font enfin la paix”

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”

Soudan-Israël. Le changement de cap provoque une crise politique

Préparée dans le plus grand secret avec le soutien actif de l’administration Trump, la rencontre le 3 février en Ouganda entre l’homme fort de Khartoum, le général Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan et le premier ministre israélien Benyamin Nétanyahou a bouleversé la donne au Soudan. Révélatrice des fractures entre militaires et civils au sein du régime, contestée par … Continue reading “Soudan-Israël. Le changement de cap provoque une crise politique”

Le président Kiir accepte une demande clé de l’opposition : Début de la fin de la crise au Soudan du Sud ?

L’espoir de voir le conflit au Soudan du Sud connaître son épilogue renaît. Le président Salva Kiir a annoncé, hier, sa décision de revenir à un système fédéral de dix Etats au Soudan du Sud, une demande clé de l’opposition, ouvrant la voie à la formation d’un gouvernement d’union nationale et à la fin d’une … Continue reading “Le président Kiir accepte une demande clé de l’opposition : Début de la fin de la crise au Soudan du Sud ?”

Soudan : Omar El Béchir en route vers la CPI

Des organisations de défense des droits humains ont appelé, hier, les autorités soudanaises à remettre immédiatement Omar El Béchir à la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), après que Khartoum eut annoncé la veille sa volonté de livrer le Président déchu, recherché depuis plus d’une décennie. Mardi, de hauts responsables soudanais ont indiqué que les nouvelles autorités … Continue reading “Soudan : Omar El Béchir en route vers la CPI”

Sudan to hand over ex leader, Omar al-Bashir to ICC for prosecution

London, Feb. 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Sudan is to hand over the former dictator Omar al-Bashir to the international criminal court in The Hague to face trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the country’s military council has said. The decision is a dramatic reversal of the council’s previous position, and will encourage defenders of the beleaguered institution. … Continue reading “Sudan to hand over ex leader, Omar al-Bashir to ICC for prosecution”

Kenya, Ethiopia, others join global measles vaccination drive to protect 45 million children in Africa, Asia

London, Feb. 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Up to 45 million children in seven developing countries will be immunised against measles in a series of major vaccination campaigns to try to halt a global surge in the viral disease, the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Wednesday. Measles cases have risen dramatically in all parts of the world in … Continue reading “Kenya, Ethiopia, others join global measles vaccination drive to protect 45 million children in Africa, Asia”

Au Soudan, le général Hemetti à la manœuvre

Organisateur de la féroce répression en juin 2019 à Khartoum, le général Mohamed Hamdane Daglo dit « Hemetti », numéro deux de la junte dirigeante, a commencé sa carrière sanglante au Darfour. Brutal et rusé, il exerce dans les faits la réalité du pouvoir, en attendant une hypothétique transition démocratique en 2021. Depuis la déposition et l’arrestation … Continue reading “Au Soudan, le général Hemetti à la manœuvre”

Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion

London, Jan. 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Authorities in East Africa said they are on track to tackle the locust invasion in the region with the aid of satellite imageries. Parts of East Africa is experiencing massive invasion from a swarm of desert locusts, the most dangerous of its species. Sources say that it is the worst outbreak … Continue reading “Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion”

Nigeria to inaugurate National Traffic Radio to enlighten road users, reduce accident

London, Jan. 23, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian government says it will inaugurate the National traffic radio 107.1 FM, to educate and enlighten the public on traffic rules and regulations in order to reduce road crashes. The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi said this during the visit of the Secretary to the Government … Continue reading “Nigeria to inaugurate National Traffic Radio to enlighten road users, reduce accident”

South Sudan to inject 100MW of electricity into national grid by March

London, Jan. 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-South Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Dams says a total of 100MW of electricity will be injected into its national grid by March, a move since by analysts as a celebration of the success of its private partnership model in power generation The city grid became operational in 2019 and will … Continue reading “South Sudan to inject 100MW of electricity into national grid by March”

EU budgets $998 million for humanitarian aid in Africa, others

London, Jan. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The European Union, EU, has set up a 900 million euro ($998 million) budget to help countries hit by humanitarian crises, with Africa getting the largest share of the money. The EU Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, said Monday that people in more than 80 countries will benefit from the money … Continue reading “EU budgets $998 million for humanitarian aid in Africa, others”

More African migrants suffer racist abuse in Egypt

London, Jan. 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighbourhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them, calling them “slave” and other slurs. Then they tried to rip off Ekhlas’ clothes. An onlooker intervened, scolding the … Continue reading “More African migrants suffer racist abuse in Egypt”

More African migrants face racism in Egypt

London, Jan. 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighbourhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them, calling them “slave” and other slurs. Then they tried to rip off Ekhlas’ clothes. An onlooker intervened, scolding the … Continue reading “More African migrants face racism in Egypt”

UN, Swedish agency launch $5 million initiative to assist Refugees in Uganda start small business

London, Dec. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Swedish Development Agency have launched a $5 million, four-year program to promote access to financial and nonfinancial services to 100,000 refugees in Uganda.  With pilot projects operating in refugee settlements in northern Uganda, the financial services are geared to help refugees start, … Continue reading “UN, Swedish agency launch $5 million initiative to assist Refugees in Uganda start small business”

Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold

Photograph Source: A refugee camp north of Goma near the Rwandan border by Julien Harneis – CC BY-SA 2.0 Have you noticed? From Hong Kong to Baghdad, Paris to Tehran, 2019 is shaping up to be, as the New York Times dubbed it, “the year of the protest.” Violent—and often deadly—anti-government protests are breaking out … Continue reading “Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold”

Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu Renames Onikan Stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

London, Dec. 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday renamed the popular Onikan Stadium after the late first governor of the state, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (rtd). Sanwo-Olu made the announcement during the Day of Tribute for Johnson at the newly reconstructed Onikan Stadium. First Lagos Military Governor, Mobolaji Johnson died this year READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu Renames Onikan Stadium after Mobolaji Johnson”

U.N. deploy troops to quell ethnic violence in South Sudan

London, Dec. 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations has sent a contingent of peacekeepers to an area of central South Sudan where about 80 people have been killed in a bout of fighting between two ethnic communities, the the U.N. and a local official said on Tuesday. The violence beween the Gak and Manuer communities broke … Continue reading “U.N. deploy troops to quell ethnic violence in South Sudan”

Sudanese model, Adut Akech wins 2019 UK model of the year

London, Dec. 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)-South Sudanese model Adut Akech has been named model of the year at the 2019 Fashion Awards on Monday. The 19-year-old was recognised in a star studded ceremony that as held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. Sudanese model, Adut Akech wins 2019 UK model of the year (Getty)READ … Continue reading “Sudanese model, Adut Akech wins 2019 UK model of the year”

Africa gets second phone manufacturing company in Uganda

London, Nov. 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A second phone manufacturing company in Africa has opened for business in Uganda Chinese electronics company, Engo Holdings Group Limited, on Friday opened a 5 million U.S. dollar factory in Uganda that will manufacture phones and laptop computers. Employees work at the factory of Engo Holdings Group Limited at Namanve Industrial … Continue reading “Africa gets second phone manufacturing company in Uganda”

From Tanzania to Zambia: The great train journey by 43 year old Tazara Express

London, Nov. 19, 2019 (AltAfrica/Tazara)-The history of railways in Africa is simple and straight forward. Railway lines in Africa are some of the lasting legacies of colonialism. They are one of the few lasting structures and very few goodies (Even if the missions were exploitative) of that very sad era Great Britain, France, Germany, and … Continue reading “From Tanzania to Zambia: The great train journey by 43 year old Tazara Express”

Bolivia – A Color Revolution – or a New Surge for Latin American Independence?

It’s called a Color Revolution, and it’s taking place on all Continents. Colombia, Honduras, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, and now Bolivia. – Then there are Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq, South Sudan, Libya, Afghanistan, Indonesia… The post Bolivia – A Color Revolution – or a New Surge for Latin American Independence? appeared first on Global Research.

Oxfam says 52m Africans in extreme poverty because of CO2 emissions by industrialized nations

London, Nov. 7, 2019 (AltAfrica)– No fewer  than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes caused by CO2 emissions by industrialized nations and compounded by poverty and conflicts The 18 African countries involved are Angola, Botswana, … Continue reading “Oxfam says 52m Africans in extreme poverty because of CO2 emissions by industrialized nations”

Winter Is Coming: Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases

By Nick Turse They called it Castle Black, an obvious homage to the famed frozen citadel from the HBO series Game of Thrones. In the fantasy world of GoT, it’s the stronghold of the Night’s Watch, the French Foreign Legion-esque guardians of the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. This Castle Black, however, was all too real and occupied by … Continue reading “Winter Is Coming: Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases”

Deadly floods, extreme weather causing havoc in East Africa

London, Nov. 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa – and scientists say worse could be coming. Violent downpours in October have displaced tens of thousands in Somalia, submerged whole towns in South Sudan and killed dozens … Continue reading “Deadly floods, extreme weather causing havoc in East Africa”

Kenya, Somalia, 2 others get €3m EU emergency aid over flooding

London, Oct 31, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The European Commission on Wednesday provided an additional  €3 million in emergency aid as heavy flooding in the Horn of Africa region continues to put the lives of many vulnerable communities at risk. According to a statement by the EU, the funding will come through humanitarian organizations in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, … Continue reading “Kenya, Somalia, 2 others get €3m EU emergency aid over flooding”

U.S. Weighs Lifting Terror-Related Sanctions Against Sudan 

by Yigal Chazan The U.S. is facing a difficult dilemma as it considers when to lift severely restrictive sanctions against Sudan—sanctions that, left in place for much longer, could hamper if not derail a transition to democracy. A new transitional government, recently constituted following the troubles that engulfed Khartoum after the April 11 ousting of dictator … Continue reading “U.S. Weighs Lifting Terror-Related Sanctions Against Sudan “

Nigeria, Angola, other African oil producers agree to collaborate on oil, gas development

London, Oct. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The government Nigerian has rallied African Oil producers in a move geared towards ensuring that the continent benefits maximally from hydrocarbon deposits locked in its shelves. The strategic move by Nigeria was spearheaded by the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, who, in a one fell swoop … Continue reading “Nigeria, Angola, other African oil producers agree to collaborate on oil, gas development”

Why Closing the Congo-Rwanda Border Could Spread Ebola

A chora chora is a resourceful man, a clever man, a man who can get things done. He wears no uniform, but he has an easy way with soldiers. He’s no diplomat, but he knows something about international relations. The literal translation of chora chora is unimportant. In street Swahili, it’s a smuggler. One evening, … Continue reading “Why Closing the Congo-Rwanda Border Could Spread Ebola”

Climate Change Threatens Iranian Crisis

by Austin Bodetti As tensions flare in the Persian Gulf, the news media has wondered whether Iran and the United States’ exchange of escalatory rhetoric and retaliatory measures will spark an international crisis. News agencies have ignored a development with just as grave implications for Iran, however: the acceleration of global warming. Iran has often … Continue reading “Climate Change Threatens Iranian Crisis”

Prince Harry, Meghan, 4-month-old Archie meet Archbishop Tutu

London, Sep 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Royal baby Archie made his first appearance on the royal tour today when he met one of the heroes of the anti-apartheid movement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The four-month-old was pictured with the man known as “the Arch”, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Archbishop Desmond Tutu kisses Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on the head as … Continue reading “Prince Harry, Meghan, 4-month-old Archie meet Archbishop Tutu”