AFRICA

In a vote which should rattle the Trump administration for multiple reasons, on December 13 the U.S. Senate voted to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in its savage war on Yemen.
The government of Mozambique was shocked to learn it had an estimated 30,000 fake workers on its payroll, for a net cost to the government of $250 million.
The European Council just voted to extend sanctions filed against the Democratic Republic of the Congo for obstruction of the electoral process and human rights violations -- for one more year.
With 164 countries having finally agreed on a much-needed common set of policies for dealing with global migration, why is there such unease about this pact’s final form?
The "Desert to Power Initiative", an ambitious plan to eliminate energy poverty in Africa and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and support 250 million people with green electricity, was just unveiled at the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24.
On December 6, a coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump administration for its failure under the Endangered Species Act to protect Africa's rapidly diminishing giraffe herds.
The head of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in Hong Kong and Virginia was convicted for bribing African officials on behalf of a Chinese oil company.
In a chilling opening keynote address to the nations attending this year’s UN Climate Summit in Poland, David Attenborough demanded urgent action now, because the “Collapse of our civilizations and extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
The government of Tanzania has ordered an immediate halt to all ongoing Genetically-Modified Crop (GMO) trials in the country, including notably the toxic Bt MON 810 supposedly drought-tolerant and insect-resistant GM Maize crop from Monsanto.
Thanks to the March 2018 signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement AfCTA in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa will soon become home to the largest free trade area in the world.
Djibouti was just approved by the World Bank for a $20 million International Development Association (IDA) package to improve living conditions for the country's residents who are living in deprived urban regions.
Arizona based enChoice, an Enterprise Content Management solutions company, has reached an agreement with South Africa based Welgevonden Game Reserve, to Provide digital transformation software and support to the Rhino protection program.
The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo have signed a major agreement for the development and financing of the first road-rail bridge projects connecting the two country's capitals of Kinshasa and Brazzaville.
According to consulting group PwC's just-released annual Africa Oil & Gas Review, the outlook for the continent's oil and gas industry is favorable over the near term. The reason is the industry has been aggressively cost-cutting as price pressures grew tighter.
According to the UN, humanity has less than two years to do something about the rapid destruction of biodiversity among the plants, insects, mammals and birds which are critical to our global ecosystems, but it is likely already too late for most regions.
The African Union is systematically stripping the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights of any significant authority to fight against human rights abuses.
Akasha crime family members Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla led an international drug ring until the U.S. DEA effectively kidnapped them in Kenya and took them to the U.S. before they could again bribe their way out of extradition.
After unanimous approval by the legislature of the nominations from recently-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, half the positions in Ethiopia’s new cabinet are women now.
The Water and Sanitary Corporation (WASAC Ltd.), based in Kigali City, has announced it expects to solicit Invitation for Bids (IFBs) for the Kigali (Rwanda) Centralized Sewerage System sometime in October.
The country of Morocco will reportedly soon be requesting formal bids for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to be built in Jorf Lasfar.
The Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd., also known as TANESCO, is opening a tender for a total wind generation capacity of 200 MW for the country.
In late October, Ottawa will host representatives of major trading nations from around the world to discuss reforms for the World Trade Organization; China and the U.S. were not invited.