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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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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Africa: UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation of African Asylum Seekers

Source: All Africa The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa. This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe. “Feeling…

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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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Tanzania Closes Five Banks to Protect Customers

Source: Africa News By: Daniel Mumbere Tanzania’s central bank has cancelled licences for five banks operating in the country and placed them under receivership. The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) said the lenders breached core capital rules. The banks are Covenant Bank for Women, Efatha Bank Limited, Njombe Community Bank Limited, Meru Community Bank Limited, and Kagera Farmers’…

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CARITAS Ghana Holds Two-Day Dialogue on Land Grabbing

Source: Ghana News Agency  By: Joyce Danso, Emmanuel Kwame Dankor, GNA Mr. John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has lamented over the plight of peasant farmers who have lost their lands and thrown into abject poverty as a result of land grabbing. The Minister was also not happy about “galamsey” activities, militating…

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