Anti-Poverty Group’s Data Misleads on Women’s Education in Africa

Researched by: Gopolang Makou Source: Africa Check Anti-poverty campaign group ONE is shining a spotlight on 10 countries, nine of them in Africa, where girls find it “toughest” to get an education. But does the data bear this out?  To highlight the difficulties women worldwide face in trying to get an education, anti-poverty campaign group ONE recently…

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Large-Scale Land Deals by Investors in Africa Under Greater Scrutiny

By: Rina Chandran, Tom Gardner Source: Oakland Institue MUMBAI/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Large-scale land deals by investors in Africa are coming under greater scrutiny after an Indian firm demanded compensation for the cancellation of its lease by Ethiopia, with analysts saying they are hurting local communities and damaging ecosystems. Karuturi Global, one of the…

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Ethiopia Bans Foreign Adoptions

By: AFP Source: Daily Nation ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law banning the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners, a government spokesman and diplomats said on Wednesday. The vote follows an April moratorium on foreign adoptions issued by Ethiopia’s government which led to the suspension of dozens of cases, including some of parents who…

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A U.N.-Backed Police Force Carried Out A Massacre In Haiti…

By: Jack Johnston Photo/Source: The Intercept At 5 o’clock on the morning of November 13, more than 200 Haitian police officers raided the Grand Ravine area of Port-au-Prince. There was a series of loud explosions, followed by gunfire. For the next six hours, the commotion didn’t stop. The neighborhood was under siege. What had started…

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Politicians Must No Longer Manage Africa’s Natural Resources Unilaterally, Say Experts

Source/Image: African Development Bank Group  On Day 1 of the 12th African Economic Conference, which began on December 4, 2017 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), experts from Africa called for the inclusive management of the continent’s natural resources, where there is a high level of inequality, during the third plenary session entitled “Inclusive resource governance as a…

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Lessons From Mugabe’s Fall

By: Andrew M. Mwenda, Watchdog Uganda President Robert Mugabe has been forced out power after 37 years as leader of Zimbabwe. His fall has been celebrated by large crowds of Zimbabweans but more so the British press who have used all sorts of adjectives to demonize him. He has been vilified as an ageing, corrupt despot…

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