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Rains raise harvest hopes in Zimbabwe – but pest brings "misery"

Rains raise harvest hopes in Zimbabwe – but pest brings "misery"

Drought-hit farmers are hoping for their first bumper harvest in years, but army worm pests and floods are lowering expectations

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 20 mars 2017
“Ours is Not Yet a Humane Society” | Conversation with Niyi Osundare

“Ours is Not Yet a Humane Society” | Conversation with Niyi Osundare

Professor Níyì Ọsundáre is Professor of English at University of New Orleans, USA, and one of the best-known poets from Africa. His works of published poetry include Songs of the …

Par Ake Review, le 13 mars 2017
NIGERIA - Why Osinbajo is performing well — Buhari

NIGERIA - Why Osinbajo is performing well — Buhari

    Samuel Ogundipe   A grateful President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that the performance of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo while he was away, was buoyed by his youthfulness …

Par Premium Times, le 11 mars 2017
Opinion - Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

Opinion - Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

    By Editorial Board     The wave of xenophobic attacks by South Africans on fellow Africans in 2008 and 2015 appear to be a snake only scorched and …

Par The Guardian, le 3 mars 2017
Opinion - Xenophobia’s eerie xylophone

Opinion - Xenophobia’s eerie xylophone

    By Kenechukwu Obiezu   In what has seemingly become a recurrent ritual, some disgruntled and ostensibly unemployed and impoverished South Africans have recently been venting their frustrations with …

Par The Guardian, le 2 mars 2017
CRIME - Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

CRIME - Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

By Rose Graham The United Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy. Unicef says almost …

Par Rose P. Graham, le 1 mars 2017
President Buhari’s Doctors Also Treating Crohn’s Disease, An Intestinal Malady

President Buhari’s Doctors Also Treating Crohn’s Disease, An Intestinal Malady

A source familiar with President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical treatment in London has revealed to SaharaReporters that, apart from a lingering prostrate flare-up and other chronic conditions, the Nigerian leader has …

Par Sahara Reporters, le 1 mars 2017
Sierra Leone's 'Refugee All Stars' sing message of hope in America

Sierra Leone's 'Refugee All Stars' sing message of hope in America

« We are like a model to refugees, and we are also like spokesmen for refugees because we need to tell the people how it feels »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 1 mars 2017
FEATURE-'It must be love': wife-beating a source of pride for some in Mauritania

FEATURE-'It must be love': wife-beating a source of pride for some in Mauritania

« A Fulani woman always takes pride in being beaten by her husband. This is one of our traditions. »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 27 février 2017
GHANA - IMANI Alert: What the President’s State of the Nation’s Address should address

GHANA - IMANI Alert: What the President’s State of the Nation’s Address should address

President Nana Akufo-Addo delivers his first state of the nation’s address today. What should we expect?

Par IMANI News Ghana, le 24 février 2017
As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

      Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   By Leopold Obi      NZIU, Kenya, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign …

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 21 février 2017
NIGERIA - Remain In UK, Osinbajo Doing Well – BBOG Aisha Yesufu tells Buhari

NIGERIA - Remain In UK, Osinbajo Doing Well – BBOG Aisha Yesufu tells Buhari

    By Rose Graham   The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in the United Kingdom, UK as Acting President, …

Par Rose P. Graham, le 16 février 2017
Solar borehole protects Kenyan herders' children as drought deepens

Solar borehole protects Kenyan herders' children as drought deepens

A herders’ borehole is helping protect the lives of thousands of children and animals as a new drought hits

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 8 février 2017
FEATURE-Armed with smartphones, Cameroon forest defenders take on illegal loggers

FEATURE-Armed with smartphones, Cameroon forest defenders take on illegal loggers

Involving local communities in reporting forest crime can be an effective way to curb it, experts say

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 3 février 2017
FEATURE-Playtime and pasta-making ease psychological wounds inflicted by Nigeria's Boko Haram

FEATURE-Playtime and pasta-making ease psychological wounds inflicted by Nigeria's Boko Haram

Destruction of homes and killings of friends and relatives have traumatised countless adults and children across northeast Nigeria

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 1 février 2017
Opinion - Buhari and his rumoured death

Opinion - Buhari and his rumoured death

    By Paul Onomuakpokpo      An impediment to the quest for the full return of history to schools is our fear of excavating the seamy past of our …

Par The Guardian, le 26 janvier 2017
USA - Journalists charged with rioting in Washington

USA - Journalists charged with rioting in Washington

    New York, January 24, 2017–Authorities in Washington D.C. should drop rioting charges against at least three journalists arrested while covering protests on the day of the inauguration of …

Par CPJ, le 25 janvier 2017
You will go to hell if you kill in the name of religion

You will go to hell if you kill in the name of religion

    By Abiodun Fagbemi, Ilorin   Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has warned Nigerians that anyone who killed in the name of religion would go to …

Par The Guardian, le 19 janvier 2017
Nearly 40 traffickers convicted in southern India in rare success for prosecutors

Nearly 40 traffickers convicted in southern India in rare success for prosecutors

« Normally only the pimps get picked up »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 17 janvier 2017
Opinion - Yahya Jammeh must go now!

Opinion - Yahya Jammeh must go now!

    By Editorial Board   Democratically rejected by his compatriots, President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, like the proverbial foolish dog destined to be lost for good, still refuses …

Par The Guardian, le 17 janvier 2017