Category: Africa

Mediterranean Sea Claims 909 Migrants, As 46,521 Others Enter Europe

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has reported 909 deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through almost eight months of 2019. This represents about 58 per cent of the 1,562 deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018.

FAO Chief To African Leaders: Learn From Japan How To Tackle Your Worse Food Crisis

With Africa said to be facing her worse food crisis since 1945, the Director-General of a United Nations agency, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has charged the continent’s leaders at an event in Japan, to tap into the Asian tiger’s high food safety, nutrition standards, and culture of healthy foods and diets in their fight to end hunger and improve nutrition.

Global Group Indicts Cameroon Again On Appalling Human Rights Record

The human rights record of Cameroon does not seem to be showing any sign of improvement. Reports by rights groups tend to indicate that it is rather appalling. The latest report by Human Rights Watch alleges that Cameroonian authorities held over 100 detainees incommunicado and tortured many of them in a detention facility in Yaoundé, the country’s capital, from July 23 to August 4, 2019.

UNCTAD Tasks Angolan President On Reforms, Urges Transparency

Angola’s new President, João Lourenço, is currently embarking on reforms aimed at fostering a dynamic local entrepreneurial sector. But, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says his success will ultimately be judged by the fortunes of citizens like Alcino António, a kupapata micro-entrepreneur in the country’s capital city, Luanda. Alcino collects scrap metal to sell to Fabrimetal, an Angolan steel manufacturer. It is a physically taxing job that begins at dawn.