Confronting Africa's Water Challenge – Project Syndicate

Confronting Africa's Water Challenge – Project Syndicate

ABIDJAN – Water is essential for life, and yet it is scarce in many parts of the world. Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria. These fragile areas now need the global community’s support. We need to build […]

Africa facing shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040, report says – The Guardian

Africa facing shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040, report says – The Guardian

Parts of Africa could face a massive unemployment crisis by 2040, with “catastrophic” consequences for the global economy, new research has found. The report predicted a shortfall of 50 million jobs, which should serve as a “wake up call” for governments across much of the continent, as well as international donors and agencies. According to […]

South Africa prisoners entertained by 'strippers' – BBC News

South Africa prisoners entertained by 'strippers' – BBC News

Image copyright Durban Crime n All Image caption These pictures emerged on social media over the weekend Inmates at a South African prison known as Sun City were treated to “strippers” as part of an official event. Pictures circulating on social media show two scantily-clad women in thigh-high boots pressing themselves up against orange suited […]

'Digital Democracy' Turns Average Citizens into Influencers in Africa – Citizen TV (press release)

'Digital Democracy' Turns Average Citizens into Influencers in Africa – Citizen TV (press release)

From cashless payments to smartphone apps offering everything from taxis to take-out food – Africa’s digital revolution is gathering pace as average citizens take an active role in public discourse. “You’re seeing a lot of the people changing the way they live their lives,” says Maria Sarungi, founder of the #ChangeTanzania platform. “And also creating […]

All the way to South Africa to be with family – gulfnews.com

All the way to South Africa to be with family – gulfnews.com

Fathima (left) and her husband Maseeh Ahmad with their children. Dubai Fathima Mansoor Ahmad, South African expatriate from Port Elizabeth, cannot miss celebrating Eid with her family back home every year along with her husband Maseeh Ahmad and children Zahraa, 13, Maryam, 10, and Mohammad, 3. “Maseeh has four siblings and parents, and in my […]

Time to remap Europe-Africa relations – Chronicle

Time to remap Europe-Africa relations – Chronicle

Perspective with Stephen MpofuTHE story of thousands of Africans flocking to Europe and with thousands of the voyagers perishing in the Mediterranean Sea will no doubt go down in the annals of history as the most heart-breaking account this century. But not only that. Those migrants, or refugees, as various mass communications media around the […]

Was a Half-Human, Half-Lamb Born in South Africa? – snopes.com

Was a Half-Human, Half-Lamb Born in South Africa? – snopes.com

CLAIM A half-human, half-lamb was born in South Africa. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN Many rumors about strange creatures like cyclops or human-animal hybrids, can be traced back to one sad but common occurrence: An animal with a birth defect. That was the case in June 2017 when a series of photographs showing a deformed lamb appeared on social […]

Work begins on the tallest skyscraper in Africa – CNN

The mountains will soon be sharing a skyline with a man-made behemoth named simply: “The Pinnacle.” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta recently laid the foundation stone for what will be the tallest building in Africa in the Upper Hill neighborhood of Nairobi. Construction is underway at the development site, and slated for completion by December 2019. […]

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