Vidéo, Ouganda : Eddy Kenzo offre du plaisir avec « Raha »

Le chanteur-compositeur ougandais, Eddy Kenzo, a effectué un tonitruant retour avec un nouveau single «Raha» qui est un condensé de… plaisir. L’Ouganda est encore en effervescence avec la sortie du single du chanteur-compositeur Edrisa Kenzo Musuuza, plus connu sous le nom d’Eddy Kenzo. Le tube, « Raha », une forme abrégée du mot swahili « Furaha » qui signifie … Continue reading “Vidéo, Ouganda : Eddy Kenzo offre du plaisir avec « Raha »”

Iraq: Beyond Oil and ISIS

by Austin Bodetti As Iraq continues its lengthy recovery from a ruinous four-year showdown between the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) and an American-led coalition, Iraqi officials are determining which aspect of their country’s reconstruction to prioritize. Among the most pressing challenges remains confronting the twin phenomena of climate change and environmental degradation, problems that … Continue reading “Iraq: Beyond Oil and ISIS”

9 dead, scores missing as Uganda boat carrying local footballers, fans capsizes

London, May 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nine people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a boat capsized in western Uganda on Sunday. The boat was carrying more than 50 football players and fans from the western Uganda district of Hoima. Witnesses say overloading and bad weather are probably to blame for the accident, … Continue reading “9 dead, scores missing as Uganda boat carrying local footballers, fans capsizes”

La crise existentielle du Conseil présidentiel pour l’Afrique

Un peu moins de deux ans après sa création, le Conseil présidentiel pour l’Afrique (CPA) cherche toujours son positionnement. C’est peu de dire que le Conseil présidentiel pour l’Afrique est à la recherche d’un deuxième souffle. Il n’est pas certain qu’il ait jamais eu un vrai rôle depuis sa création à l’arrivée d’Emmanuel Macron à … Continue reading “La crise existentielle du Conseil présidentiel pour l’Afrique”

Le grand chambardement de la diplomatie française

Quasiment tous les postes diplomatiques stratégiques et de nombreuses ambassades sont affectés par un mouvement diplomatique, d’une ampleur exceptionnelle, qui a peu d’équivalent sous la V ème république.  Les plus anciens diplomates du Quai d’Orsay n’ont pas souvenir d’un tel mouvement de personnels, à tous les niveaux. Le président Macron a certes tenu compte de … Continue reading “Le grand chambardement de la diplomatie française”

South Africa Hosts Africa First Women Rugby Qualifiers

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)- Together with their partner Société Générale, Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) official bank, and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organise the first qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Africa, The event, the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup takes place at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, starting on … Continue reading “South Africa Hosts Africa First Women Rugby Qualifiers”

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”

Islam and Environmentalism

by Austin Bodetti Across the Global South, community leaders, politicians, and scientists are wrestling with how to rally their compatriots to combat climate change and prepare their countries for the dangers of environmental degradation. In several corners of the Muslim world, academics and environmentalists have looked for inspiration from a source that has mobilized countless … Continue reading “Islam and Environmentalism”

Kenya to spend $210 million on rail upgrades

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Kenya will spend $210 million on linking and upgrading older tracks with its new standard-gauge railway as it abandons a plan to extend the Chinese-funded project to Uganda’s border that would have created a faster export route to the Indian Ocean for landlocked neighbors. Of the sum, $60 million will fund … Continue reading “Kenya to spend $210 million on rail upgrades”

Africa Green Tec powers another Malian village with solar

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The German start-up, Africa GreenTec, is installing a mini solar containerised grid in Fanidiama village, located in the Sikasso region of southeast Mali. Equipped with batteries, the containerised mini-grid has a capacity of 45 kWp. Fanidiama is a small village located 462 km from Bamako, the Malian capital. It is rather … Continue reading “Africa Green Tec powers another Malian village with solar”

How cross border payments, remittances are exploding African continent-Experts

London, May 7, 2019 (AltAfrica)-With mobile money continuing to dominate the continent’s commerce growth, opening doors to business to everyone from a rural farmer to an entrepreneur, and cross-border seeing inter-country transactions and remittances on the rise, the continent is making a play to be the world’s biggest e-commerce opportunity. According to Visual Capitalist, 13 … Continue reading “How cross border payments, remittances are exploding African continent-Experts”

Can Recycling Save Lebanon?

by Austin Bodetti Lebanon’s problems with waste collection have become notorious. After Beirut’s primary landfill closed in 2015 without a backup, what Lebanese dubbed “garbage mountains” engulfed the capital. The Lebanese government’s impromptu solutions, such as dumping refuse into the Mediterranean Sea, are no long-term fix. Many Lebanese consider recycling the most viable alternative to … Continue reading “Can Recycling Save Lebanon?”

WHO begins vaccination of health workers against Ebola in South Sudan

London, May 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Health Organisation has begun vaccinations of health care and frontline workers against the Ebola virus at the Juba Teaching Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. The WHO has carried out similar campaigns in Yei River, Gbudue and Torit State where 1,904 people received the vaccinations as part of Ebola preparedness … Continue reading “WHO begins vaccination of health workers against Ebola in South Sudan”

The Widespread Impact of Domestic Violence

María Salguero knows how to leverage her background as a geophysical engineer on behalf of women. Since 2016, she has been tracking cases of femicide (also known as feminicide) all over Mexico. Femicide is the deliberate killing of a woman or girl because of their gender. Every year, there are tens of thousands of missing … Continue reading “The Widespread Impact of Domestic Violence”

Meghan and Harry ‘planning two weeks Africa tour’ with royal baby

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are reportedly planning an official tour of Africa with their new royal baby, fuelling existing speculation that the couple are considering a longer-term move to the continent The two-week tour, which would take place when their baby is around six months old, would focus … Continue reading “Meghan and Harry ‘planning two weeks Africa tour’ with royal baby”

Tanzania limits SIM cards to one per network

London, April 29, 209 (AltAfrica)-Tanzania plans to limit the number of mobile phone numbers an individual can own to a single line per network, in its bid to boost security and tame cybercrime. This will involve a fresh biometric registration of all SIM card holders from May 1 to September. Subscribers have to present their … Continue reading “Tanzania limits SIM cards to one per network”

Kenya plans new to $140m port

London, April 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Kenya has announced plans to construct a new port in the lakeside city of Kisumu county at a cost of $140m as part of the joint standard gauge railway project. The development comes in the face of underutilization of the Kisumu port for years despite its immense potential and strategic positioning … Continue reading “Kenya plans new to $140m port”

The Coming Ebola Epidemic

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa from 2013 to 2016  left more than 11,000 dead and panicked the American public when a few isolated cases turned up on U.S. soil. By the time the outbreak was contained, the international community had learned valuable lessons about how to combat the virus. Now, a new outbreak in … Continue reading “The Coming Ebola Epidemic”

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”

Poule A : Une véritable bouteille d’encre

Toutes les quatre équipes de la poule A peuvent se qualifier au second tour de la Can U17 à l’issue de la dernière journée prévue ce samedi et dimanche à Dar-es-Salam, à partir de 16h locales (13h Gmt), en dépit de l’avance certaine du Nigeria qui a gagné ses deux premiers matchs. Malgré ses six … Continue reading “Poule A : Une véritable bouteille d’encre”

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”

Budgétisation sensible au genre : Le Cres détecte les failles

Le Consortium pour la recherche économique et sociale (Cres) recommande la mise en place d’un processus de certification des différents budgets ministériels, afin de pouvoir s’assurer de la prise en charge de l’aspect genre. Cette recommandation fait suite à un constat de plusieurs contraintes dans l’application d’une budgétisation sensible au genre au Sénégal. Des failles … Continue reading “Budgétisation sensible au genre : Le Cres détecte les failles”

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets become first team to book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket

London, April 18, 2019(AltAfrica)-Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam Wednesday. The win means that the Eaglets return to the FIFA U-17 World Cup after missing out of the last edition staged in India two … Continue reading “Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets become first team to book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket”

Soudan : l’ancien dirigeant Omar el-Béchir transféré dans une prison de Khartoum

Omar el-Béchir, président soudanais déchu, vient d’être transféré, durant la nuit du 16 au 17 avril, dans une prison de Khartoum, selon un proche de l’ancien chef d’Etat cité par l’AFP. Omar el-Béchir avait été renversé par l’armée le 11 avril sous la pression populaire. «[Omar el-]Béchir a été transféré la nuit dernière dans la prison de … Continue reading “Soudan : l’ancien dirigeant Omar el-Béchir transféré dans une prison de Khartoum”

Why Uganda and Angola Are Flying State of the Art Russian Su-30 Fighters

Expensive yes, but multi-role and nothing beats its range Uganda was the first African country to buy Su-30 fighter-bombers from Russia. While this acquisition was often explained by the possible requirement to protect oil sources that might – or might not be – be found in the south of the country, the local air force … Continue reading “Why Uganda and Angola Are Flying State of the Art Russian Su-30 Fighters”

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”

Shocking, Bizarre: Nine-year- old boy marries six-year-old girl in Uganda

London, April 7, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Uganda is in the news again for something strange and extra ordinary. The event is so bizarre that the world is talking about it Village head and residents of Nakapyata, a village in Uganda’s Buyende District, on Monday, presided over the marriage of the two children in what has been described … Continue reading “Shocking, Bizarre: Nine-year- old boy marries six-year-old girl in Uganda”

TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui vire au fiasco diplomatique

  Après son périple régional qui l’a conduit, tour à tour, à Brazzaville au Congo, Luanda en Angola, Addis- Abeba en Ethiopie, Windhoek en Namibie, Kigali au Rwanda, Entebbe en Ouganda et Dakar au Sénégal, le président congolais, Félix Tshisekedi, s’est envolé pour les Etats-Unis. C’est sa première visite hors du continent africain. L’objectif principal … Continue reading “TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui vire au fiasco diplomatique”

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”

TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique

  Après son périple régional qui l’a conduit, tour à tour, à Brazzaville au Congo, Luanda en Angola, Addis- Abeba en Ethiopie, Windhoek en Namibie, Kigali au Rwanda, Entebbe en Ouganda et Dakar au Sénégal, le président congolais, Félix Tshisekedi, s’est envolé pour les Etats-Unis. C’est sa première visite hors du continent africain. L’objectif principal … Continue reading “TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique”

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”

Population Bomb or Bomb the Population?

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because … Continue reading “Population Bomb or Bomb the Population?”

TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. ; Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique

  Après son périple régional qui l’a conduit, tour à tour, à Brazzaville au Congo, Luanda en Angola, Addis- Abeba en Ethiopie, Windhoek en Namibie, Kigali au Rwanda, Entebbe en Ouganda et Dakar au Sénégal, le président congolais, Félix Tshisekedi, s’envole pour les Etats-Unis. C’est sa première visite hors du continent africain. L’objectif principal de … Continue reading “TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. ; Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique”