2012-03-12 10:59:37Disappointing Vote By Unesco On Obiang Prize[IFEX]
A split vote by UNESCO's Executive Board to approve a prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea puts the president's interests above UNESCO's basic principles of human rights and good governance, seven civil society groups said today. The March 8, 2012 decision by a commission of the board to change the controversial award's name and press UNESCO's Director General Irina Bokova to implement it is due to be formally adopted in a plenary session today.
Monday, 02-08-16, 17:36Sub-Saharan Africa Lags Behind On Poverty Eradication[Africa Renewal] Burkina Faso, a landlocked West African country south of the Sahara Desert, has been in the news since political unrest erupted there in 2014. Had peace prevailed, the country would have had a moment to savour the finding that they were among the few African countries that reduced poverty over the last 15 years.
Monday, 02-08-16, 14:48Ghana Crackdown Targets Finance Industry Tricksters[CAJ News] Accra -THE future looks gloomy for Ghana's microfinance institutions as the country's central bank cracks the whip on fly-night lenders that have mushroomed across the country.
Monday, 02-08-16, 14:35Hadza People Face Critical Food Shortage[Arusha Times] The hunter-gatherer Hadzabe tribe living on the shores of the remote and semi-arid Lake Eyasi are facing critical food shortage once again.