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Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change – experts

Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change – experts

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation     LONDON, Feb 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Doctors should take the lead in supporting political efforts to cut the pace of climate change and …

Par Kyle Plantz, le 2 mars 2015
GHANA - Presidency Is 2nd Most Corrupt…Says IEA

GHANA - Presidency Is 2nd Most Corrupt…Says IEA

THE INSTITUTE of Economic Affairs (IEA), a policy and economic think tank says The Ghana Police Service (GPS) and the Office of the President are the most corrupt institutions in …

Par The Chronicle, le 1 mars 2015
NIGERIA - The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Postponement

NIGERIA - The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Postponement

The “Advertorial” – full front page of a newspaper “ Feb 23, 2015 – sponsored by Mr. Ayo Fayose (aka “No Apology”) deserves to succeed in its aim of putting …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 25 février 2015
Nigeria, delusions of grandeur

Nigeria, delusions of grandeur

    DICTIONARIES commonly define delusion as “beliefs or impressions that are firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom …

Par Tabia Princewill, le 25 février 2015
States fail to protect civilians from militant violence - Amnesty – TRFN

States fail to protect civilians from militant violence - Amnesty – TRFN

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation       LONDON, Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Governments are failing to protect millions of civilians from violence by states and armed groups, Amnesty …

Par Kieran Guilbert, le 25 février 2015
Somalis panic as cash flow dries up after U.S. remittance lifeline cut

Somalis panic as cash flow dries up after U.S. remittance lifeline cut

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Author: Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somali families are panicking and businesses are running short of funds two weeks after the last major …

Par Katy Migiro, le 20 février 2015
Kidnap of Tanzanian albino child sparks call to enforce witch doctor ban

Kidnap of Tanzanian albino child sparks call to enforce witch doctor ban

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Author: Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Feb 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The abduction of an albino child in Tanzania sparked calls on Tuesday for …

Par Kizito Makoye, le 18 février 2015
Malawi bans child marriage, lifts minimum age to 18

Malawi bans child marriage, lifts minimum age to 18

        Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Malawi has passed a law banning child marriage, raising the minimum …

Par Emma Batha, le 17 février 2015
PIERRE CHERRUAU : « Power outage in Nigeria inspired me to write my first novel »

Interview PIERRE CHERRUAU : « Power outage in Nigeria inspired me to write my first novel »

French writer Pierre Cherruau has set some of his novels in Nigeria, drawing from his background as a journalist who worked in Nigeria during the Abacha days. The author of …

Par Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, le 9 février 2015
MARCUS BONI TEIGA : « The genius invention that would change the lives of Africans is a United Africa »

Interview MARCUS BONI TEIGA : « The genius invention that would change the lives of Africans is a United Africa »

Born in 1966 in Tanguiéta, in the northwest of Benin Republic, Marcus Boni TEIGA is one of the co-founders of the Pan-African news magazine online Courrier des Afriques and its …

Par Ake Review, le 7 février 2015
Wole Soyinka: No One Should Vote For Jonathan-He Has Shown A Total Failure In Leadership

Wole Soyinka: No One Should Vote For Jonathan-He Has Shown A Total Failure In Leadership

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, declared on Thursday that no one should vote for the continuation of President Goodluck Jonathan’s government, saying that there has been a total failure in …

Par Simon Ateba/Lagos, le 6 février 2015
Oluremi Sonaiya: An Amazon In Nigeria's Political Jungle | Radio France Internationale

Oluremi Sonaiya: An Amazon In Nigeria's Political Jungle | Radio France Internationale

Oluremi Sonaiya is the only woman in the race to become the next president of Nigeria. Undeterred by the competition, including incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and former military leader Muhammadu …

Par Rosie Collyer, le 4 février 2015
For green, comfortable homes, Mali turns to mud

Society For green, comfortable homes, Mali turns to mud

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 2 février 2015
Tears, chants as rebel child soldiers are freed in South Sudan

Tears, chants as rebel child soldiers are freed in South Sudan

GUMURUK, South Sudan, Jan 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – T he teenage rebel soldiers watched as their comrades handed over their assault rifles and stripped off their oversized khaki uniforms …

Par Katy Migiro, le 28 janvier 2015
Niger lifts refugee camp ban as record numbers flee Boko Haram

Niger lifts refugee camp ban as record numbers flee Boko Haram

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Niger government has lifted a ban on refugee camps in the south of the country as record numbers flee Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring …

Par Misha Hussain, le 27 janvier 2015

Charlie Hebdo and the fear of islamization in the Nigerian context

I WON’T dwell too much on the unfairness of Muslims permanently being made to feel they must apologise for the erring of a few mad men. It is what Niger …

Par Tabia Princewill, le 26 janvier 2015
PIERRE CHERRUAU : « There is of course a strong literature  in Africa »

Interview PIERRE CHERRUAU : « There is of course a strong literature in Africa »

Pierre Cherruau juggles two parallel careers: journalism and writing. He held the position of African Editor for Courrier International for 14 years and for four years worked as the African …

Par Ake Review, le 24 janvier 2015
Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case

Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An Egyptian doctor has been convicted of manslaughter after a 13-year-old girl died in a botched female genital mutilation procedure, campaigners said on Monday following …

Par Emma Batha, le 24 janvier 2015
Africa can end hunger by 2025 with effective policies - FAO official

Africa Africa can end hunger by 2025 with effective policies - FAO official

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Africa could eliminate hunger by 2025 if countries embraced effective policies on job creation, political stability and social protection, a U.N. official said on Thursday. …

Par Chris Arsenault, le 23 janvier 2015
Humanity Against The Narcissists Of Death By Wole Soyinka

Humanity Against The Narcissists Of Death By Wole Soyinka

Our predicament is universal, and this is what we have stressed from the very beginning. The nature of religious zeal that would routinely maim, kill, or enslave the object of …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 21 janvier 2015