Inclusive development key to end immigration crisis

Inclusive development key to end immigration crisis

Inclusive development can promote economic, social and justice through employment creation and income generating activities for African youth, Luxembourg’s Labor and Social economic minister Nicolas Schmit said Friday.In an interview with APA on the sidelines of the Social solidarity and economic forum held in Chamonix, France, Schmit stressed the need to move towards a dynamic […]

South Africa faces backlash over violent attacks on migrant workers

Reprisal attacks against South African have started in other countries. Eye for an eye will keep us as the dark continent!

A demonstration against migrant workers outside a hostel in Johannesburg. Photograph: Marco Longari/Getty South Africa is facing a backlash from the rest of the continent over the targeting of immigrants in a wave of xenophobic violence. South African vehicles were pelted with stones in Mozambique on Friday and South African companies are reportedly being threatened […]

Policy execution remains a problem in Africa’s energy space

Policy execution continues to hinder Africa’s energy devt

The choices that the African continent has made on policy execution may be holding it back, says Shell South Africa chairman, Bonang Mohale. Africa has substantial wind, solar, hydropower and geothermal resources. PHOTOS: leadershipplatform.com/ Kreepa “We know that great wars are won by good execution, more than just great plans. Even a mediocre plan will […]

Africa: S&T Investment Needed to Hit Water SDG Targets

Zaragoza — Dedicated investment in science and technology will be needed to have any chance of reaching the proposed water and sanitation-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, delegates at the UN-Water conference in Zaragoza, Spain, heard last week. However, the conference (15-17 January) heard that blockages such as corruption, bad governance, poor pay of […]

Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy

Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy

The main road in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: IRIN/Jessica Hatcher 5 February 2015 – Countries must come together to “neutralize all negative forces” terrorizing the population in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region urged today following meetings with top […]

Will 2015 be a year of transformation for African women? – By Susana Edjang

Will 2015 be a year of transformation for African women? – By Susana Edjang

 The African Union has declared 2015 the year of “Women’s empowerment”, and made gender central to its 24 th annual summit taking place this month. Whether this year can be one of ground-breaking  transformation for African women  depends on how we seize the opportunity it presents.   It is an important year, not only because […]

Media Fails Nigerians on Boko Haram Atrocities

Media Fails Nigerians on Boko Haram Atrocities

By Rafiu Oriyomi OnIslam Correspondent Saturday, 24 January 2015 00:00 LAGOS – Facing accusations of lethargy and cold reporting on the atrocities of the Boko Haram, the Nigerian media has been urged to make professionalism and patriotism their priorities in the reporting of the ongoing insurgency in the northeast. "No lethargy from the media so […]