Africa

Manifesto of the Saharawi people in defense of their natural resources

The international campaign, Western Sahara is not for sale (WSNS), has published a manifesto asking for support from the international community. Support the manifesto through the following link: https://www.westernsaharaisnotforsale.org/manifesto/ MANIFESTO “Our country, our resources: STOP the exploitation of Western Sahara’s natural…

Women who Build the Future: Makoma Lekalakala

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Veronica Tarozzi speaks with Makoma Lekalakala, Director of Earthlife Africa, a civil…

Russia-Africa: Reviving Party Solidarity

Over the past few years, Russia‘s sphere of influence in Africa has been strengthening and broadening with much focus on helping to maintain peace and security, and making investment in exploiting natural resources in Africa. The first historic Russia-Africa summit…

First Person: ‘No daughter of mine will be cut’

Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a…

Academia: Why African Researchers Keep Distance Away From COVID-19

With estimated 1.3 billion population and huge resources, Africa still lags behind development, science and technology. Without its own manufactured vaccine, Africa now depends on the World Health Organization-backed equitable vaccine distribution network COVAX facility to fight the coronavirus pandemic.…

Samia Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first female President

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On March 19, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as the sixth president of the East African country following the death of President John Magufuli. The swearing-in ceremony took place at State House in Dar es Salaam,…

Atlantics: Not your usual migrant story in Mati Diop’s award-winning film

FILM TIP         Atlantics is Mati Diop’s first feature film for which she became the first black female director to vie for the Cannes Film Festival’s most coveted prize, the Palme d’Or. She was only one of…

President Issoufou wins Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced following a meeting of its independent Prize Committee. President Mahamadou Issoufou served…

China Delivers on its Vaccine Pledges in Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah China and Africa have long decades of interaction. The relationship has changed over the years and Chinese outreach to Africa has often been viewed with deep appreciation, especially helping to overcome development challenges. As expectedly, China…

Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor

The governor of Zamfara state has said that 279 girls taken from a school are “now safe.” Their abduction was the second mass school kidnapping to take place in Nigeria this year. Hundreds of Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding…

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