President Biden signs new Executive Order to impose sanctions against those responsible for crisis in Northern Ethiopia

President Biden is taking further steps to respond to the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia. This conflict has sparked one of the worst humanitarian and human rights crises in the world, with over 5 million people requiring humanitarian assistance and … Read More

The Africa Center partners with The Africa Soft Power Project to celebrate Africa Month

Every May 25th, Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora celebrate the formation of the Organization of African Unity, an intergovernmental organization spearheaded by then Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah and established on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. … Read More

African scholar Boukary Sawadogo gives book talk on African Cinema

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Boukary Sawadogo, Ph.D., Professor of Cinema Studies at City College, hosted a book talk titled, “West African Screen Media: Comedy, TV Series, and Transnationalization” on January 30, 2020 at the NYU Center for the study of … Read More

Ugandans rally in New York to denounce President Musevini’s violation of human rights

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Ugandan communities in New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. along with friends of Uganda held a rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City on September 26, 2018 to denounce the government’s violation of … Read More

Un rapport révèle les économies les plus compétitives d’Afrique

Le nombre de personnes en âge de travailler en Afrique devrait atteindre 450 millions au cours des deux prochaines décennies, mais les moteurs de création d’emplois du continent ne suivent pas. Si des postes nouveaux et en nombre suffisant ne … Read More

Barrow tells Gambians to build nation based on moral, ethical values of Islam

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Gambian President Adama Barrow has urged his compatriots to build their nation according to moral and ethical values prescribed by Islam and based on the rule of law and tolerance. “With these values, we will be able to achieve the … Read More

Human Rights Watch says Italy should direct safe rescue operations in Mediterranean

posted in: Africa, Libya/Libye

Italy and other European Union countries should not cede control over rescue operations in international waters to Libyan forces because they have engaged in reckless conduct during recent rescue operations that endangered people in international waters in the Mediterranean, Human … Read More

AUC Chair Moussa Mahamat worried over the rising number of African refugees

Painting a gloomy picture of the refugee problems confronting Africa, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Mahamat, on Tuesday warned that the total number of displaced and stateless persons in Africa has drastically increased from 10.2 million to … Read More

Mandela’s treason trial lawyer dies in London

Tributes are flooding in from around the world for leading South African lawyer Lord Joel Joffe who has died in London at the age of 85. Joffe was born in Johannesburg in 1932 and studied business and law at the … Read More

Early marriage and teenage pregnancy get in the way of education for African girls

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Millions of pregnant and married adolescent girls across many African countries are being denied education because of discriminatory policies and practices, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, on the Day of the African Child. More than 49 million girls are … Read More

‘No limit’ to cruelty of traffickers in Libya, says UN agencies

posted in: Africa, Libya/Libye

Two United Nations agencies have voiced ‘deep concern’ for the safety of hundreds of migrants and refugees – including many children – held captive by smugglers or criminal gangs at an unknown location in Libya after videos showing their abuse … Read More

AU condemns assassination of the wife of Lesotho’s PM Thomas Thabane

African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat was shocked and saddened by the assassination of Lipolelo Alice Thabane, wife of Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane at Ha Masana village, in the outskirts of the capital, Maseru, on 14 June 2017. … Read More

Air Mauritius posts profit worth 26.9 million euros

The Mauritian national carrier, Air Mauritius, recorded a 26.9 million euro profit in the financial year ended 31 March 2017 as compared to 15.4 million euro for the previous year, the company revealed on Monday. In a communique it published … Read More

Gambian consumers call for price control of commodities

posted in: Africa, Gambia

Gambian consumers of various commodities in the commercial city of Serekunda are calling on the government of President Adama Barrow to introduce price control measures to address the high cost of commodities. A large number of consumers at the busy … Read More

AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina calls on Mandela Washington Fellows to be change agents for Africa

posted in: AfDB - BAD, Africa

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Akinwumi Adesina has called on the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Côte d’Ivoire to research and develop innovative ideas that will move Africa forward. Adesina gave the charge when he hosted 18 Ivorian recipients … Read More

UN rights chief calls for international investigation into ‘endemic’ impunity in DRC

posted in: Africa, DRC/RDC

Voicing concern over the lack of progress on the part of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to undertake credible investigations into widespread allegations of rights violations and abuses in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental … Read More

Booming digital economy sprints past poor countries – UN report

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Even though digital multinational enterprises – Internet and e-commerce platforms such as Uber, Instagram and Facebook – witnessed “dramatic” growth over the past few years, more than 60 of the top 100 such ventures were concentrated in three countries (the … Read More

UN Africa forum launches high-level migration panel

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Amid growing concern for the safety of migrants, particularly in Africa, as they undertake extreme risks in hopes of a better future or to escape violence and persecution, a high-level body established by the United Nations development arm in the … Read More

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin passes away

posted in: Africa

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced this week the death of its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. Dr. Osotimehin, 68, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday night. He was 68 years old. “With profound sadness, UNFPA, the … Read More

Côte d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea elected to UN Security Council

In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years. They will fill seats to be … Read More

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