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Migrants stand at a naval base after they were rescued by the Libyan coastguard, in Tripoli, Libya October 18, 2017. Photo - Reuters

Africa

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to provide “stronger support” to Italy for its work in Libya and replenish their Africa fund to further curb immigration to Europe.

Thousands in Somali capital march in defiance after attack

Africa

Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack.

Togo: Opposition wants to end President Gnassingbe’s dynasty

Africa

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has offered concessions on reforms. But his critics are no longer fighting to hold a referendum on presidential term limits. Instead, they seek a complete change of power.

AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers

Africa

The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment.

U.S. trains 25 Nigerian journalists on data journalism

Africa

The United States of America has trained 25 journalists selected from across Nigeria in data journalism to aid their routine work and investigative abilities.

Panama Papers: Africa's elite are plundering their countries

Africa

A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa's politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money offshore.

Several Dead In Northern Togo After Imam Arrest. Photo credit - todayng

Africa

Three people were killed as violence broke out in Togo's second city, Sokode, after an imam close to the country's main opposition was arrested, the government said on Tuesday.

World Food Day: African Development Bank (AfDB) urges African leaders to make agriculture attractive to young Africans and stem migration

Africa

On the occasion of the 2017 World Food Day, the African Development Bank has highlighted how Africa’s food security depends on attracting young people to agriculture and agribusiness. The sector can potentially create wealth and employment for African youth, thereby stemming migration.

Weah, Boakai headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

Africa

Former soccer star George Weah was all but guaranteed a spot in a presidential run-off in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading a first round of voting with 39 percent of votes.

Unemployment: Dangote Rice launches youth graduates rice farming project in Kogi

Africa

A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited (www.Dangote.com) in Kogi State.

A Somali man reacts next to a dead body on the site where a car bomb exploded at the center of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. Photo credit - france24

Africa

A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday causing widespread devastation that left at least 137 dead and 300 injured.

Cargo Plane Crashes Into Sea Off Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Killing Four

Africa

Four Moldovans were killed but six other people survived Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan, the country's security minister said.

Ex-football star George Weah ahead in Liberia election

Africa

One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting votes from the country's presidential election Thursday, alleging irregularities and fraud as ex-soccer star George Weah took an early lead based on partial provisional results.

FILE - A mother holds onto her emaciated infant at an emergency feeding clinic in Maradi, Niger. Photo - voa

Africa

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said Thursday.

One of Liberia's main parties calls for halt to election results

Africa

One of Liberia’s leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote.

Odinga: October 26 election will be worse than the previous one

Africa

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Africa

The United States lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan on Friday, saying it had made progress fighting terrorism and easing humanitarian distress, and also secured Khartoum's commitment not to pursue arms deals with North Korea.

Penplusbytes' African Elections Project covers Liberia Elections

Africa

Penplusbytes' African Elections Project (AEP) is set to yet again provide comprehensive coverage of the Liberia general elections slated for Tuesday October 10th 2017.

Penplusbytes' "Hack4Citizens" first day in Cotonou Successful

Africa

The first day of "Hack4Citizens" ended with a tremendous experience sharing for the twenty participants of this social and technological event. From 27th to 28th of September 2017, the event brings together developers and representatives of Benin civil society organizations in Cotonou, on the theme "Tech Driven Social Accountability for Results."

Democratic Republic of the Congo Launches Principles for Global Action to Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence with UN, UK Partners

Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. “This launch gives us confidence that the world is stepping up to tackle these issues and we stand in solidarity with everyone here today,” Madam Mabunda said.

Tashitaa Tufaa drives one of his company's largest school buses, which seats 70 pupils, in Fridley, Minnesota, Aug. 9, 2017. Tufaa's company owns nearly 300 buses. (Photo: Abdi Mohamud for VOA)

Africa

When Tashitaa Tufaa first arrived in Minneapolis from Ethiopia in 1992, he remembers craning his head skyward in disbelief. Looking up at the tallest skyscraper he had ever seen, he began counting the stories until he couldn’t count anymore. Eventually, he found out the building had 55 floors.

File image - His Excellency, Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob (21 March, 2015) delivering his inaugural address.

Africa

Written By Dr. Hage G. Geingob - Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive destinations for investors and offering stability, social justice, a government focused on good governance and transparency, gender equality, respect for the environment, improved quality of life, and one of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoiled coastlines in the world.

Kenyan Supreme Court judges deliver their detailed ruling concerning the August presidential elections, at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 20, 2017. Photo - VOA

Africa

After election results were nullified and deemed irregular last month, Kenya has pushed back fresh presidential elections until October 26, officials said Tuesday.

US President Catches Flak For Praising Nonexistent African Country ‘Nambia’. Photo credit - VOA

Africa

Namibia got its 15 minutes of fame in America yesterday, when US President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to it as “Nambia” at a lunch with African leaders in New York during the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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