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Leaving Africa, and Living in Limbo

Andre Twendele survived a firing squad and years in refugee camp. He won a visa and left his wife in the camp to prepare for her arrival in America. Then Trump was elected. Andre Twendele played dead through the early morning, until the sun was over the forest canopy and the security forces were far

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-19 10:00:02

African U.N. Envoys Suggest Trump Meet Leaders in Ethiopia After 'Shithole' Remark

UNITED NATIONS - African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries. African ambassadors met with U.S. Ambassador

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 23:33:31

CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as financials gain, energy stocks fall

Reuters. CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as financials gain, energy stocks fall * TSX down 3.79 points, or 0.02 percent, at 16,322.91 * Six of the TSX's 10 main groups move higher TORONTO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was barely lower in morning trade on Thursday, as banks and other financia

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-18 15:50:27

Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, center in military uniform, with senior government officers and prison wardens pose for a photograph during a graduation ceremony in the capital Kampala Thursday Jan. 18, 2018.Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fea

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-18 16:40:00

What the 's**thole' debate gets wrong about Africa

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Americans from across the political spectrum were quick to respond to President Trump's alleged reference last week to Haiti and nations in Africa as "shithole

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-01-18 12:00:00

Super Eagles remain 51st in January Fifa ranking

Gernot Rohr's men are unmoved in the latest monthly Fifa ranking for the first month of the year released on Thursday Nigeria stay unmoved at number 51 in the latest Fifa rankings for the month of January released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were adjudged the same rank in the world according to

GOAL.COM - 2018-01-18 12:54:16

Deteriorating humanitarian crisis in DR Congo demands largest ever appeal

Download PDF (25.36 KB) (Kinshasa, 18 January 2018) The dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 has forced humanitarian actors to launch an appeal for USD 1.68 billion for 2018, the largest ever funding appeal for the country where 13.1 mi

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Nigeria line up top friendlies ahead of 2018 World Cup

In a bid to surpass their previous performances in the global showpiece, the Super Eagles will be playing five top tune-up games for the tourney Nigeria will play five friendly games in preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Super Eagles will be slugging it out with Poland on March 23 b

GOAL.COM - 2018-01-18 08:42:20

Ugandan President Accuses U.N. of 'Preserving Terrorism' in Congo

To the surprise of United Nations officials, and with very little elaboration, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused the U.N. of "preserving terrorism in the Democratic Republic of Congo" on Wednesday. Museveni made this remark to U.N. officials investigating the December 7 ambush that killed 15

BREITBART - 2018-01-18 02:00:17

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They're "always watching and very suspicious," said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan's Greater Equatoria region

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 00:00:00

Famine threatens conflict-hit central Congo as aid dries up - UN

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon starve to death with famine looming due to widespread conflict, displacement and a lack of funding, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Militia fighting that broke out in Congo's c

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 18:59:10

Trump's bigger Africa problem: He ignores a growing food crisis

President Trump's vulgar comments about Africa are bad enough. Far more disturbing is his lack of action fighting world hunger, especially that continent's famine threat. The United Nations just sounded the alarm of famine threatening the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This war-torn nation has

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-17 18:41:32

Congo Republic plans to join OPEC oil cartel

Reuters. FILE PHOTO - A flag with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) logo is seen during a meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries in Vienna BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Congo Republic plans to join the OPEC oil cartel, the government said, as the former French colony presses ah

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-17 18:05:15

Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu set for reported 74m Beijing Guoan move

Cedric Bakambu is off to Beijing Guoan. Cedric Bakambu is poised to join Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan after a deal was struck to rescind his contract at Villarreal. The 26-year-old DR Congo forward, who scored 47 goals across his 101 appearances for Villarreal, will move to China after a

ESPNFC.COM - 2018-01-17 19:23:00

Tragedy in parts of Black America

EDITOR: Dawn Hodsen's opinion piece "Black Crime Matters" tried to bring some facts to the conversation about the crises in black communities in Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago due to their incredibly high homicide rate. Unfortunately, Joshua Porter, in his article "Words Matter", invoked the u

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-17 18:00:02

Congo armed groups uniting against President Kabila - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday. In 2017, a brutal conflict in Congo's southwestern Kasai region drew international attention and cond

REUTERS UK - 2018-01-17 17:22:58

Police search offices of Belgian company supplying passports to Africa

BRUSSELS/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday searched the headquarters of Belgian company Semlex, which supplies passports to various African countries, and the home of its CEO, Albert Karaziwan. About a dozen officers arrived at Semlex's office in Brussels and at Karaziwan's house in the city e

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 18:43:10

Seven Priorities for the African Union in 2018

In 2018, the African Union (AU) and its new Assembly Chairperson President Paul Kagame of Rwanda have the chance to push ahead with much-needed institutional reforms. But the AU must not lose focus on dire conflicts and defusing potential eOverview 2018 could be a year of dramatic change for the Afr


More Than 40 Million People Enslaved Worldwide, Shows New CFR InfoGuide

January 17, 2018-Slavery is universally prohibited by national and international laws, but more than 40 million people continue to be enslaved worldwide. Fueled by a population boom and extreme poverty, modern slavery has become stunningly profitable, generating $150 billion for traffickers annually


UNDP New Deal Implementation Support Facility - Annual Report 2016

Download PDF (2.45 MB) This document covers activities of the New Deal Implementation Support Facility in 2016, its third year of full operation. Since inception of the Facility in 2014, many G7+ countries have made significant progress, including new additions, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau receiving Fa