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Scientists A Step Closer To Saving Northern White Rhino From Extinction

Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya...
Policy Implementation

Standards Are Not Enough: Policy Implementation Remains Central

By Melvine P. OuyoIn 2013, Kenya’s Ministry of Health made the devastating decision to withdraw the Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion. This caused...
Africa’s Energy Gap

Closing Africa’s Energy Gap: Choosing Collaboration Over Political Capitalization

Last month, the United Nations released their World Population Prospects report – predicting that the global population could increase by 2 billion people in the next 30 years. And within this, sub-Saharan...
President Uhuru Kenyatta meets young Kenyan artists at the State House-Photo State House

Boom Or Bust -Education Will Determine Africa’s Transformation

August 12, marks International Youth Day, and the theme for this year is ‘making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive’, is particularly apt for Africa. Consider this. Every 24 hours around 35,000...
Kabendera

Press Freedom: Tanzania Charges Freelance Journalist With Economic Crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket, according to a copy of the charge sheet. When he was detained on July...
Lake Chad

Protect, Support and Empower Girls in Lake Chad Region

As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.Maria Sole Fanuzzi, Lake Chad Child Protection Specialist...
Mauritius

The Mauritius Government And Ministry Of Finance Responds To Factually Incorrect Reports

Reference is made to the various articles on Mauritius published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on the 23rd of July 2019, in the...
Megacities in Africa

Africa’s Megacities A Magnet For Investors

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) - Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...
China’s Africa Alliance

How China’s Africa Alliance is Shifting World Order

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) - When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the...
young South Africans

Young South Africans Want To Farm

Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average – 62% of South Africans between 15 and...
Africa’s free trade area

Ghana Hopes To Benefit From Hosting Africa’s Free Trade Area Secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and...
kakuma refugee camp

How A Pilot Project In Kenya Helps Refugees Go To University

Across the world, armed conflict, instability, drought and famine are driving more people from their homes for longer periods of time. On average, displacement lasts almost 20 years. This means that displaced...
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