Category Archives: Africa

Lack of funds could hinder relief efforts for food crises in Africa

The article below is from allafrica.com and talks about how people’s indifference to the food crises in Africa has created a lack of funds, possibly hindering relief efforts.   West Africa: UN Warns Lack of Funds Threatens Response to Food … Continue reading

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Joyce Banda becomes first female president in Malawi

According to Ms. Magazine, Joyce Banda, women’s rights activist and Malawi’s vice president, became the first female president Saturday when she was sworn in following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika in the nation’s capital, Lilongwe. Malawi was given … Continue reading

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Rebel group in Mali declares independent state

According to the Los Angeles Times, Tuareg rebels in Mali who recently captured northern Mali declared that territory an independent state on Friday. The Tuareg’s declaration of independence of the “state,” which the rebels call Azawad, was immediately rejected by … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Kony 2012 sequel

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Originally posted on This Just In:
A famously viral and controversial video that turned an African warlord into a household name in February now has a sequel. On Thursday morning, the San Diego-based organization Invisible Children released “Beyond Famous.” Coming in at…

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Originally posted on This Just In:
Vast portions of west and central Africa have become so dry that they can’t support crops, livestock and the millions of people who live there. The Sahel — a belt of arid land that…

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Secret policeman killed in Nigeria by Islamist sect

According to ABC News, a secret police officer in northeast Nigeria was killed by a suspected member of a radical Islamist sect on Monday. The attack against a member of the State Security Service occurred while he was getting his … Continue reading

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Mass grave site possibly found in Ivory Coast from massacre last year

According to The Washington Post, International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators might have found a mass grave in the west Ivory Coast town of Duekoue, where it is alleged that fighters loyal to the president killed hundreds of people during the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery:
By John D. Sutter, CNN (CNN) — A quick glance at slavery stats makes the situation in Mauritania seem fairly hopeless: The West African nation was last in the world…

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Originally posted on PositivePressAgency:
By Charles Gichane NAIROBI, KENYA MARCH 21 – Transparency International-Kenya (TI Kenya) has recommended that the government increase the capacity to respond adequately to early warning systems of drought. Speaking at the launch of the 2011…

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