Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labor in their supply chains, according to a new global index launched on Thursday.
By assessing incidents of human trafficking or slavery, national laws, and the quality of … Read the rest
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee for 2016, has something in common with Donald Trump: Sinophobia.
During a 2011 visit to Zambia, she warned about “a new colonialism in Africa.” This time, the Chinese were to blame. As … Read the rest
At least one person was reported killed Thursday as rallies across DR Congo against President Joseph Kabila turned violent, with police firing tear gas in the capital Kinshasa and the eastern city of Goma.
Large numbers of riot police were … Read the rest
Angola is in the grip of its worst yellow fever epidemic since 1986 with more than 250 deaths, and the disease is spreading rapidly – Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all reported cases.
Peru has had … Read the rest
A gang from Malawi reportedly burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones intended for use in witchcraft.
The incensed mob in the Nsanje district of Malawi are said to have attacked the suspects then set them on … Read the rest
Barclays, based in London, has decided to sell its Africa operations, which includes the Absa Group, according to the Financial Times.
“Barclays does not own all of the equity, but it owns 100% of the risk if something goes wrong,” … Read the rest
EU leaders will push their wary African counterparts to help tackle the migration crisis at a summit in Malta this week, offering them billions of euros in aid in exchange for cooperation.
Having recently pressed Turkey to stem the flow … Read the rest
African integration has entered a new phase with the launch of the largest multi-country military exercise in South Africa.
The Amani Africa II field training exercise with more than 5,400 troops, are being held at the SA Army Combat Training … Read the rest
The world’s population will increase from today’s 7.3 billion people to 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion at century’s end, John R. Wilmoth, the director of the United Nations (UN) Population Division, told a session focused on demographic forecasting … Read the rest
“The question now is not merely what kind of Europe we, Hungarians would like to live in, but whether that which we call Europe today will at all survive”, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said in a speech to students.
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A United Nations report has projected the world’s population to reach 11.2 billion by the end of the century. Africa alone will account for half of the population growth over the next 35 years.
The world’s population is expected to … Read the rest
A total of 95 158 whites have left South Africa since 2011, according to a new Statistics SA report released on Thursday.
According to the 2015 mid-year population estimates, in the same period 1 067 937 Africans and 40 929 … Read the rest
The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel elements.
“The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) strongly condemns the marked … Read the rest
The United States said Burundi’s elections Tuesday lacked credibility and by pressing ahead, the government “risks its legitimacy.”
The voting “will further discredit the government,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, after polling went ahead despite opposition protests that President … Read the rest