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Africa: The Competition Management System (CMS) for Chan Launched

Thu, 2013-12-26 10:10
[Africa Top Sports]The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has launched its new Competitions Management System (CMS) which will be used for next year's African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Africa: UN General Assembly Proclaims 3 March As World Wildlife Day

Thu, 2013-12-26 09:18
[UN News]The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by devoting 3 of March as 'World Wildlife Day.'

Africa: Africa-Bound Passengers Stranded In Brussels

Thu, 2013-12-26 09:01
[VOA]More than 140 passengers from five African countries have been stranded at Brussels International Airport since early Thursday.

Africa: USAID Awards $6 Million to Empower Women Affected By Conflict

Tue, 2013-12-24 22:25
[State Department]Washington -The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded more than $6 million for programs aimed at protecting and empowering women in areas affected by crisis, conflict and transition.

Africa: Africa Fails to Increase Agriculture Budgets, Says Report

Tue, 2013-12-24 15:10
[VOA]Most African countries continue to face growing threats of hunger because they have not fulfilled their 2003 pledge to increase support for small-holder farmers, especially for women who do much of the farming on the continent.

Africa: Africa and Its Perennial Problems

Tue, 2013-12-24 13:49
[The Point]It is a widely held belief that Africa's problems require an African solution, especially at this moment when most African countries are grappling with some very serious problems, most of which are political.

Africa: Why the WTO Agreement in Bali Has Finally Helped Developing Countries

Tue, 2013-12-24 13:10
[Guardian Network]The World Trade Organisation meeting has brought good news not just for Indian farmers, but potential breakthroughs for others

Africa: To End Poverty We Also Need to Ensure Equality and Sustainability

Tue, 2013-12-24 12:53
[Guardian Network]There's more bang for every development buck when reducing poverty also boosts gender equality, health and the environment

Africa: Global Economy Is Improving, but Remains Vulnerable

Tue, 2013-12-24 10:42
[ECA]New York -Global economic growth should increase over the next two years with continuing signs of improvement, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 (WESP) report, launched this week. The global economy is expected to grow at a pace of 3.0 per cent in 2014 and 3.3 per cent in 2015, compared with an estimated growth of 2.1 per cent for 2013. The world economy experienced subdued growth for a second year in 2013, but some improvements in the last quarter have led to the UN's more

Africa: African Press Review 24 December 2013

Tue, 2013-12-24 09:31
[RFI]Nelson Mandela trained by Mossad, an answer to a letter in Nigeria and rules against drinking are among today's top headlines in the African press.

Africa: Africans' Performance in Europe - Emmanuel Adebayor, Star of the Weekend

Tue, 2013-12-24 09:30
[Africa Top Sports]Football fans around the globe, in particular those of Emmanuel Adebayor have enjoyed the exciting comeback of their star from "the closet ". All major European titles play with words to signify the magnificent performance yesterday of the Togolese in England. His compatriot Alaixys Roamo also opened his account with Marseille and Cameroon's Abubakar has decidedly not stopped.

Africa: CHAN 2014 - The 23-Man Squad of South Africa

Tue, 2013-12-24 09:29
[Africa Top Sports]South Africa who are hosting next year's African Nations championship (CHAN 2014) announced Monday their selection for the competition which takes place from January 11 to February 1.

Africa: Lesson of Freedom-Why African Leaders Promise Big, Act Small

Tue, 2013-12-24 08:09
[Addis Fortune]Over ninety world leaders have now resumed their demanding jobs in their respective offices after their journey to South Africa to pay their tributes to the first black president of the Republic of South Africa- Nelson Mandela. Mandela died at the age of 95, after a long and recurrent illness.

Africa: Trio Book Final Round Spots

Tue, 2013-12-24 08:04
[CAF]Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and South Africa have booked their places for the final round of the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Africa: Africa Terrorism Threat Remains

Tue, 2013-12-24 08:04
[VOA]2013 appears to have been the year the world woke up to African terrorism. Military gains against Islamist extremists in places like Mali and Somalia were followed by major terrorist attacks in neighboring countries - highlighting how complex and persistent the threat really remains.

Africa: USAID Announces Five New Awards to Advance Women, Peace, and Security

Tue, 2013-12-24 07:26
[USAID]Washington, D.c. -The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Thursday five new awards totaling more than $6 million to help protect and empower women in countries affected by crisis, conflict, and transition. Deputy Assistant Administrator Sarah Mendelson from USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance announced the awards at a roundtable event where participants reflected on progress and next steps for USAID's implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and

Africa: Africa's Rise - Not a Myth Anymore

Tue, 2013-12-24 07:03
[Addis Fortune]Not since the countries of Africa tossed out their colonial masters several decades ago has there been this much optimism and excitement about the continent's prospects.

Africa: New UN Initiative Tackles Food Losses in Three Nations

Tue, 2013-12-24 04:48
[UN News]Three Rome-based United Nations agencies are teaming up on a $2.7 million project to tackle the problem of food losses in developing countries, beginning with pilot programmes in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda.

Africa: Life-Saving Hepatitis C Drug Approved, but Cost Is High

Tue, 2013-12-24 04:26
[IRIN]New York -Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries, a development reminiscent of the activism that forced down HIV/AIDS drug prices a decade ago in Brazil, South Africa and Thailand.

Africa: Cbs Structures Inc. Helps Shelter Africa Through "Tropicalized House" Project

Mon, 2013-12-23 18:36
[PR Newswire]New York --- Low-Cost Alternate Housing Brings Hope to Millions