Chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey sued for child slavery
The well-known multinational chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey, among others, were sued in the United States by eight young people who as children were exploited as slaves on African cocoa plantations. These young men represent the thousands of children who are recruited each year by trickery and deception, and then ...
The Chinese Communist Party has ‘created an unsustainable debt’ for Africa amid the pandemic, says US secretary of state
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, June 24, criticized the Chinese Communist Party's economic policies to help African nations amid the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, saying they create unsustainable debt patterns. "It’s no secret the PRC [People's Republic of China] is by far the largest bilateral creditor ...
Christian minorities who are being harmed in Africa receive little help amid the pandemic
Christian minorities in Africa are being especially affected amid the crisis caused by the CCP Virus (Chinese Communist Party Virus), also known as the novel coronavirus. Open Doors, a charity that advocates for religious freedom, has been documenting the situation that families in much of Nigeria are experiencing. It claims that ...
“A time bomb” in Africa: The “CCP Virus” impact on the population, according to a South African scientist
The impact of the CCP Virus (Chinese Communist Party) would be like a "time bomb" for the low-income population in Africa, calculated scientist Bruce Bassett of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In Bassett's opinion, the CCP Virus will soon begin to decimate the continent's poorest population, generating an unprecedented ...
Terrorists murder 24 at Christian church in Africa, many more wounded, kidnapped
Twenty-four people were murdered at a Christian church in Burkina Faso, in West Africa on Sunday, Feb. 16, and it's said that armed terrorists were the perpetrators. The victims included the pastor of the church. Approximately a dozen more were injured and an undisclosed number of people were kidnapped. A group of ...
‘Of biblical proportions’: worst insect infestation in 70 years devastates East Africa
While the world could face a new global pandemic with an epicenter in China, insect swarms of apocalyptic proportions threaten to devastate East Africa, according to a United Nations statement cited by The Associated Press. Coming from Ethiopia and Somalia, Kenya is experiencing the worst desert locust outbreak in 70 years, ...
Pioneering veterinary medicine for Africa’s enigmatic pangolins
Veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens has become known as Africa’s “pangolin doctor” for leading medical efforts to help the scaly anteaters rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Case in point, she’s tr
Rapid urbanization presents new problems for Africa
During the next 15 years, the United Nations predicts the world's 10 fastest-growing cities will be in Africa
Britain, France, Germany vie for influence in Africa
Europe, China, US look to increase economic, diplomatic engagement
Measles could be eradicated. Instead, it’s making a comeback
WHO sees a huge increase in measles cases, The NIH blames it on a decline in the number of people being vaccinated
Ghanaian rapper-turned-director taps traditional themes in 1st film
'The Burial of Kojo,' by Ghana-born rapper and director Sam “Blitz” Bazawule, bends traditional story-telling and magical realism
Ivanka Trump finishes Africa tour at women entrepreneur summit
Her four-day trip was aimed at increasing economic opportunities for women in the West African region
Ivanka Trump visiting Ivory Coast
Her four-day trip aimed at increasing economic opportunities for women in the West African region
Ivanka Trump carries mission of female empowerment to Ivory Coast
President Donald Trump's daughter leaves Ethiopia after announcing new initiative to invest in businesses owned and operated by women on African continent
Ivanka Trump eyes laws, conditions that deter African women
Ivanka Trump is putting the spotlight on laws and conditions that deter African women. The president's daughter and senior adviser is in Africa to promote a White House global women's project. She spoke out during a policy discussion with Ethiopia's president about road blocks women face, after signing a joint statement ...
Ivanka Trump in Africa for women’s economic summit
Daughter of US president, who is also an advisor to her father, will meet with female workers in coffee industry, and tour a female-run textile facility
Politics aside, Algeria faces huge economic challenge
For decades, the oil-rich North African nation failed to reform and diversify; now it’s facing the fallout
Nigeria’s population projected to double by 2050
Nigerian authorities are offering free family planning methods and advice in an effort to slow population growth
Cyclone Idai threat to food security, health in southern Africa
Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe could face serious food insecurity this year and more health issues in aftermath of Cyclone Idai
Aid workers in Africa challenged by aftermath of Cyclone Idai
Gravity of damage surprises humanitarian groups as floodwaters recede
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