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Inspiring performance by Angelique Kidjo singing ‘Blewu’ in Paris on Armistice Day 2018

Yesterday you could read we attended the first Paris Peace Forum (read our news), and on the same day the event started, Armistice Day ceremonies (which coincided with Veterans Day in the United States) also took place in Paris to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I. World...

Economic growth in Africa has not led to economic opportunity for Africans (Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

The 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is now online and it covers ten years’ worth of data from 2008-2017 inclusive for 54 African countries. The report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation reveals African governments have failed to translate economic growth into improved...

Ciné-Jam d’Edgar Sekloka : Hommage à la musique noire au MK2 Quai de Seine

Si vous habitez Paris ou la région parisienne (ou bien plus loin encore), ne manquez pas l’occasion de découvrir le Ciné-Jam d’Edgar Sekloka qui rend hommage à la musique noire au MK2 Quai de Seine à partir de la semaine prochaine. Edgar Sekloka propose de questionner la...

Edwidge Danticat reacts to Trump’s ‘Shithole countries’ remark targeting Africa, Haiti

Edwidge Danticat reacts to Trump’s ‘Shithole countries’ remark targeting Africa, Haiti

Last month we published two articles reacting to the disparaging words made by Donald Trump on Haiti: Cholera outbreak in Haiti: Multimillion-dollar UN fund blocked and Our Country (Haiti) Deserves Your Respect, Not Your Pity – By Paul Altidor. Now Edwidge Danticat reacts to...

Uganda leads Africa’s move to quit the International Criminal Court

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants Africa to quit the International Criminal Court over the way the court has handled Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta‘s case. From The Saturday Monitor: Uganda has admitted rallying African countries to collectively withdraw from the...

Zahra’s paradise, Water, children work as domestic servants, DNA, China in Africa

Zahra’s paradise, Water, children work as domestic servants, DNA, China in Africa

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed: Zahra's paradise: the Iranian woman running for president, Water: the Connecting Link to Climate Change Adaptation, Ten million children work as domestic servants, DNA code sheds light on world-ranging alga and Alexis Okeowo...

Dessine-moi l’Afrique at Dorothy’s Gallery in Paris

Dorothy’s Gallery is a Paris art gallery dedicated to American art and culture. The gallery features many different types of art : painting, photography, sculpture, installations, video art. The mission of Dorothy’s gallery is to promote talented and well known artists, as...

Surveys quantify loss of elephants in Africa

If you thought the killing of elephants to feed international ivory markets was old story, you were wrong. In fact, it’s the contrary and the worldwide ban on the ivory trade doesn’t stop the killings as the illegal trade in ivory grows. James Gorman wrote in an article...

DR Congo, Ushahidi, Zimbabwe and Connie Hedegaard

DR Congo, Ushahidi, Zimbabwe and Connie Hedegaard

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed. In focus this week: Clashes in DR Congo, Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award, assault on freedom of expression and access to information in Zimbabwe, and Connie Hedegaard on the United States combating climate change. - DR...




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