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”

South Africa: President Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruption, rejuvenate struggling economy at swearing-in

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa‘s president, promising renewed fight against government corruption and rejuvenate the struggling economy He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria, Heads of state from more than 40 countries … Continue reading “South Africa: President Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruption, rejuvenate struggling economy at swearing-in”

Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Frequent acts of violent crime have grown to form a major threat to Nigeria’s national security. These include instances of militancy, insurgency and banditry. Banditry includes cattle rustling, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom. Kidnapping has remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria. It has become the most pervasive and … Continue reading “Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape”

Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Zimbabwe economy may be in taters, consumer prices have surged at their fastest pace since a hyper inflationary spiral a decade ago Inflation accelerated to 20.9% in a couple of months ago, from 5.4% in the previous month. The price of food, which contributes a third to the inflation basket, … Continue reading “Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe”

Anger as Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism. The southern African nation is home to an estimated 130,000 elephants. The lifting … Continue reading “Anger as Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting”

Zimbabwe to embrace electric vehicles by 2030

London, May 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Zimbabwe will by 2030, have done away with diesel and petrol powered vehicles and is likely to adopt electrically powered engines, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions that are largely blamed for fast-tracking global warming, 263Chat has learnt. In an interview with 263Chat on the sidelines of a National Workshop … Continue reading “Zimbabwe to embrace electric vehicles by 2030”

Nigeria to begin collection of VAT on online transactions

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Federal Inland Revenue Service has said that it will soon begin the collection of Value Added Tax on online transactions. The Chairman of the agency, Mr Babatunde Fowler, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in New York on Saturday. Fowler said, “Soon, we will ask banks … Continue reading “Nigeria to begin collection of VAT on online transactions”

Ethiopia joins Zimbabwe to ration electricity for homes and industries

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit, the minister for water and electricity. Speaking during a press conference on Friday, Minister Seleshi Bekele, said that the drop in water levels at the country’s … Continue reading “Ethiopia joins Zimbabwe to ration electricity for homes and industries”

In first for Somalia, DNA used to convict rapists

London, May 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Somalia has for the first time used DNA evidence to obtain a criminal conviction, sentencing three men to death for the gang-rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, the Bureau of Forensic Science said. In first for Somalia, DNA used to convict rapists The country got its first-ever forensic laboratory in … Continue reading “In first for Somalia, DNA used to convict rapists”

Zimbabwe opens $62 million first platinum smelter refinery

London, May 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Mining giant Anglo American on Thursday opened a $62-million platinum smelter in Zimbabwe, the country’s first such refinery, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to boost the country’s valuable platinum sector. The construction at the company’s Unki Mine in Shurugwi, 310km southwest of Harare, followed government threats five years ago to ban … Continue reading “Zimbabwe opens $62 million first platinum smelter refinery”

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”

Fired UK Boy Minister ‘Wanted to Invade Africa’, Risked War With China

Editor’s note: Williamson is is denying the Africa part as “anonymous smears” but it fits perfectly with what we know about him, and is absolutely in character of his as the energizer-bunny Atlanticist servant of the Empire that he is. It seems he put his service to the Empire (and not the British one) beyond even loyalty … Continue reading “Fired UK Boy Minister ‘Wanted to Invade Africa’, Risked War With China”

BASKET – Nba Africa game, Africa basket league : Amadou Gallo Fall fait le point 

Le vice-président de la Nba et directeur général de Nba Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall, a fait le point hier avec la presse sur les prochains chantiers en cours de la Ligue américaine en Afrique. Faisant le point, Amadou Gallo Fall a d’abord révélé que la présente édition de la Nba Africa game, prévue habituellement en … Continue reading “BASKET – Nba Africa game, Africa basket league : Amadou Gallo Fall fait le point “

Alerte fake news : NON, la Chine ne construit pas de base militaire au Zimbabwe

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 12 avril 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com Les médias alternatifs se voient manipulés une nouvelle fois par des praticiens de la guerre de l’information ; on les pousse à répandre une fake news, republiée par le populaire média South Front, au sujet d’une prétendue base chinoise au Zimbabwe. Ils sont poussés à publier … Continue reading “Alerte fake news : NON, la Chine ne construit pas de base militaire au Zimbabwe”

UN grants $13 million emergency fund to Mozambique for Cyclone Kenneth damage

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to infrastructure, the organisation said late on Sunday, after the second cyclone in a month slammed into the region. Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the northern province of the … Continue reading “UN grants $13 million emergency fund to Mozambique for Cyclone Kenneth damage”

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”

US firm to build 900MW solar plant in Zimbabwe

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-An American company, Labacorp Power Company America, has expressed interest in developing a 900MW solar project in Zimbabwe. Already, the US-based firm has applied to the Government, through their local partners Craft Properties (Pvt) Ltd, for the implementation of the gigantic and game-changing project. Craft Properties (Pvt) Ltd founder chief executive Mr … Continue reading “US firm to build 900MW solar plant in Zimbabwe”

Another air tragedy averted as Air Zimbabwe engine catches fire during flight

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-About two months after the monumental tragedy that killed 157 in the Ethiopian plane crash, another tragey was averted when an Air Zimbabwe plane experienced “a malfunction” in one of its engines causing a brief fire on Sunday evening from OR Tambo International Airport to Harare. The airline confirmed that a … Continue reading “Another air tragedy averted as Air Zimbabwe engine catches fire during flight”

African leaders removed by army amid popular revolts

London, April 28, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The ranks of Africa’s “big men” thinned further as popular uprisings in Algeria culminated in the ouster of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s regime and that of his counterpart in Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, this month. These dictators rode roughshod over their people for decades, caused serious economic hardships and ran utterly corrupt governments. … Continue reading “African leaders removed by army amid popular revolts”

Badminton : l’Algérie éliminée en quarts de finale

La sélection algérienne de badminton a été éliminée en quarts de finale après sa défaite devant son homologue mauricienne sur le score de 3 à 1, mercredi pour le compte des Championnats d’Afrique 2019 qui se déroulent du 22 au 28 avril à Port-Harcourt (Nigeria). Les demi-finales du rendez-vous de Port-Harcourt mettront aux prises Maurice … Continue reading “Badminton : l’Algérie éliminée en quarts de finale”

Mozambique begins compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall

London, April 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Compulsory evacuations have begun in northern Mozambique where a powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. AFP reports that authorities resorted to compulsory evacuations in cases where residents resisted warnings … Continue reading “Mozambique begins compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall”

Une architecture internationale de sanctions imposée au nom de la sécurité des Etats-Unis

Les sanctions extraterritoriales décidées par les Etats-Unis concernent une vingtaine de pays répartis dans quatre continents, Amérique, Afrique, Europe et Asie. Dans le cas de certains pays ou régions, elles interdisent toute transaction commerciale sans licence spéciale, c’est-à-dire autorisation d’une entité gouvernementale des Etats-Unis. C’est le cas de de la Corée du Nord, de Cuba, … Continue reading “Une architecture internationale de sanctions imposée au nom de la sécurité des Etats-Unis”

Équipe nationale : Stage aux Émirats arabes unis début juin

La Fédération algérienne de football (FAF), en concertation avec le sélectionneur national, Djamel Belmadi, semble avoir finalisé le programme de préparation de la sélection nationale, en prévision de la phase finale de la CAN-2019, qui débutera le 21 juin prochain. A cet effet, et selon le recoupement de plusieurs informations, en l’absence de confirmation et … Continue reading “Équipe nationale : Stage aux Émirats arabes unis début juin”

Time to close poverty gap in Africa with bold actions, says ECA’s Biha

London, April 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, says Africa is running out of time to ensure the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals and called for bold actions by the continent’s leaders to ensure no one is left behind by development processes. In closing remarks to the … Continue reading “Time to close poverty gap in Africa with bold actions, says ECA’s Biha”

Expropriations forcées en Afrique du Sud : un air de Zimbabwe ?

L’Afrique du Sud, à l’image du Zimbabwe, a décidé d’arracher les terres des fermiers blancs sans compensations. Cet acte, considéré comme de la justice sociale, les terres sont remises aux descendants des propriétaires ancestraux. Cela laisse présager d’un déclin économique aussi rapide que brutal. Dans son article, Narcisse OREDJE, fait un comparatif de l’Afrique du … Continue reading “Expropriations forcées en Afrique du Sud : un air de Zimbabwe ?”

Capitalocène, racisme environnemental et écoféminisme

« En dehors du fait que les méthodes d’exploitation ne correspondent pas au niveau de développement social, mais aux conditions accidentelles et fort inégales dans lesquelles les producteurs sont individuellement placés, nous assistons dans ces deux formes [petite et grande culture] à une exploitation gaspilleuse des ressources du sol au lieu d’une culture consciencieuse et … Continue reading “Capitalocène, racisme environnemental et écoféminisme”