EDITORIAL

Inspirational Women

Oley Dibba Wadda, director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development, AfDB

POLITICS

RIGHTS

Gambia Begins National Consultations on TRR Commission

National Consultations geared towards the establishment of a Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission in The Gambia commenced Friday, August 4 in Banjul. Speaking at the...

Côte d’Ivoire: A law on parity as a solution to the...

The question of the presence of women in African political bodies remains a social problem more than ever before. While some countries are taking...

ENVIRONMENT

Kemit Ecology, a Cameroonian start-up that changes garbage into coal

Kemit Ecology is a young Cameroonian company whose goal is to transform household waste into environmentally friendly coal. Deforestation is a major issue in Africa,...

Sierra Leone : At Least 300 Dead in Mudslide Near Freetown

Hundreds of people are feared dead following a mudslide in Regent, on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. Sierra Leone's national broadcaster announced late...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Malala Yousafzai to Study at Oxford University

Schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai who gained international prominence five years ago, when the Taliban shot her in the head for advocating the right of...

Indian Rape Victim, 10, Gives Birth by Caesarean Section

A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court in July yesterday, August 17 gave birth to...

Iran: No Woman in Rohani’s New Government

Iranian President Hassan Rohani presented Tuesday seventeen of the eighteen members of his next government in parliament, without much change and especially without any...

UN: Central African Republic: Alarming Reports of Violence, Risks of...

Alarming reports of new killings, sometimes aimed at humanitarian workers, are increasing in the Central African Republic, where a senior UN official has just...

HEALTH

Benin: AHR Foundation Fights against Child Deaths overLack of Blood

The Assistance and Human Rights Foundation (AHR) is fighting against infant mortality due to the lack of blood supply. This is the meaning given...

WHO, Partners Take on Malaria in Northeast Nigeria

According to the WHO 8500 people are infected with Malaria every week in Borno Statenorth eastern Nigeria and a further 3.7 million people, in...

World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding also remains an effective way to prevent...

The latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) on breastfeeding worldwide show that Algeria remains on the bottom rungs of the class. In...

ECONOMY

Nigeria: GEEP beneficiaries are yet to receive funds

The Nigerian Government’s Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, (GEEP) launched seven months ago, February 2017 and expected to provide loans to traders, market women, women...

Senegal Women’s Network Advocates the Transformation of Women’s Groups into SMEs

Some 100 women members of the women's network of Senegal demonstrated in Thiès their desire to transform their women's groupings (Gpf) into small and...

Mali: Over 3 Billion Euros for the Development of the North

The Malian Government has set up a development strategy for the north of the country. The plan which will be implemented over 10 to...

EDUCATION

Malala Meets Nigerian Teenage Girls

Malala Yousafzai, the 20-year-old Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace laureate, Monday June 17 met with more than 100 Chibook girls, former abductees of Boko...

The Pan African Mathematics Olympiads 2017: AN Ivorian Youth Is...

Polneau Eddie Neba Ibrahim, a student at the EMPT in Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire is winner of the gold medal of the 25th Edition of...

Benin: Porto Novo Women Leaders Attend Women’s School of Success

Women leaders of Recafem 4 of the Ouémé department led by Moufidath  Adjokè  Gbadamassi  Omo Oba organized a training session on Saturday 8 July...

SOCIETY

Why Mothers are Todays Best Leaders

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it”. – Mark Twain Extraordinary times demands extraordinary leadership, this...

SECURITY

Mali: Michaëlle Jean condemns the terrorist attacks in Douentza and Timbuktu

The Secretary-General of  Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean, has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Douentza and Timbuktu, t Mali on 14 August 2017 which targeted...

ARTS AND CULTURE

Salimata Tapily, A Young Talented Malian Filmmaker with a Promising Career

Born in Bandiagara, Salimata Tapily is a young filmmaker who has directed several short films. She has plans to go very far. At the age...

Côte d’Ivoire: Danse Fé to support widows and orphans

The association of Danse Fé is organizing the 2nd edition of its international dance festival for women, from July 31st to August 6th. Rwanda,...

SPORTS

London 100 m women: Ivory Coast’s Marie José Ta Lou Wins...

Ivorian athlete Marie José Ta Lou won the women's 100m silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in London on Saturday. The American Torie Bowie...

World Athletics: Ethiopian Almaz Ayana Is 10,000 Champion

Ethiopian Almaz Ayana clinched the 10,000m World Championship title at the Olympic Stadium in London on Saturday. In 30 min 16 sec 32 / 100th,...

RELAX

The Systems in Which We Live Today

Some definitions made easy for all! SOCIALISM: You have two cows, and you give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM: You have two cows, the government takes...

OPINION

The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission – Putting an End...

The preliminary terms of reference for the Gambia Government’s planned Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission are quite encouraging.  The government has set out some...

WEATHER

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