Kenya: Family of Githurai Girl Who Sang Alicia Keys's Song Get Death Threats
The family of the 13-year-old Githurai girl, Gracious Amani, who went viral on social media with her powerful voice after singing a rendition of Alicia Key's hit song, Girl on… Read more »
Africa: African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty
Gambia's Vice President and Minister for Women's Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing poverty and has delivered incredible gains… Read more »
Ethiopia: Crocodile Kills Pastor After Baptism Gone Wrong
A routine baptism ceremony went horribly awry after a crocodile grabbed hold of the pastor conducting the ceremony in Ethiopia's Arba Minch Town, reports the BBC. Read more »
Africa: 'It's a Big World, Everyone Shits, and Everyone Needs a Toilet'
What is a compost toilet and how does it relate to Africa? That was the focus of my month-long trek through Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya in March 2018. Since I'm considered a… Read more »
Ethiopia: Opposition Leader Andargachew Tsige to Be Freed After 4 Years on Death Row
Prominent opposition leader Andargachew Tsige will be released after nearly four years on death row, reports Ethiopia's Addis Standard. The government has cited "special… Read more »
West Africa: Helping to Bring Perpetrators to Justice at Home
Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people… Read more »
Africa: On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?
Pan-Africanism – the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity – has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development. Read more »
Kenya: TEDx Goes to Kakuma Refugee Camp to Tell of Resilience, Contribution and Creativity
On June 9, Kakuma Refugee Camp will host the first-ever TEDx event at a refugee camp. Read more »
Africa: What's Behind U.S. Secretary Pompeo's Calls to African Leaders?
Less then a month after taking office as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone last week to four African leaders. Announced on Twitter by State Department… Read more »
Kenya: What Will Kenyatta Deliver for His 5th State of the Nation?
President Uhuru Kenyatta will be delivering his first State of the Nation Address after his re-election in the highly contested and controversial 2017 general election that ended… Read more »
Ethiopia: Local Soccer League Put on Hold After Referee's Assault
Ethiopia soccer officials have put on hold all domestic games after a referee was attacked by players in a game between military team Defence and Welwalo Adigrat University, BBC… Read more »
Kenya: Brave Cop Directs Traffic 'Knee-Deep' in Floodwater
Pictures of a policeman standing on the edge of a submerged bridge helping traffic to flow again at Sultan Hamud have sparked a fountain of praise. Read more »
Africa: Now or Never - Quashing Malaria Before It Roars Back
A powerful international coalition of civil society organisations launches a new campaign in London today to fight back against the threatened resurgence of malaria. Read more »
Africa: What's With Building All These High Walls?
When the Berlin wall finally came down in 1992, we thought: This was it, no more walls! Well, we might have celebrated too soon because in 1994 Israel constructed its own wall to… Read more »
Africa: Homegrown Approaches to Achieving Quality Education for Girls
Education is so much more than an opportunity to go to school; it is an opportunity to determine one’s future, to establish a voice within and outside of one’s… Read more »
Burundi: Ruling Party Gives President New Title of 'Supreme Eternal Leader'
The ruling party CNDD-FDD has elevated President Pierre Nkurunziza to the rank of "supreme eternal leader". Top party officials who met on Saturday in Buye, Ngozi province in… Read more »
Djibouti: The new ambitions of the Doraleh Container Terminal
Djibouti, République de Djibouti, March 9, 2018 - Following the termination, on February 22, 2018, of the concession contract previously awarded to DP World regarding the… Read more »
Africa: U.S. Secretary Tillerson's Visit Unlikely to Cut Much Ice With African Leaders
The visit to Africa by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his first since taking office 14 months ago, will do little to shore up the Trump administration's relations… Read more »
Eritrea: Actress Tiffany Haddish Stuns in Eritrean Attire at Oscars
Popular actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish stole the show at the Oscars red carpet wearing a traditional Eritrean dress. Read more »
Kenya: A Divided Kenya Should Alarm Its Friends
Kenya is sliding towards political chaos and possible inter-communal violence - or towards an authoritarian crackdown that could cripple its young democracy. The urgent need to… Read more »
Djibouti: The Government of Djibouti Ends DP World's Concession Contract
Djibouti, 23 February 2018 - Pursuant to the law of 8 November 2017 on strategic infrastructure contracts, the Government of the Republic of Djibouti has decided to proceed… Read more »
Africa: High Level Event on Empowering Women in Agriculture in Addis Ababa
A High Level Breakfast Meeting was organized on January 27, 2018, by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) on the theme Empowering Women in Agriculture (EWA) at the margins of the… Read more »
South Africa: Ramaphosa Outlines Plans for Radical Change - With Assurances
The African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, sketched out a path for the party's future on Saturday which carefully balanced demands for radical change to address… Read more »
December 22, 2017
Africa: Turkey's President Erdogan on Africa - allAfrica's Exclusive Interview
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking in an interview with AllAfrica ahead of a visit to three Muslim-majority African nations, has spoken out strongly against the… Read more »
December 20, 2017
Africa: Top Trump Administration Diplomat Addresses Africa's Toughest Issues
The current U.S. administration's top diplomat on African affairs, Acting Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, recently completed a 10-day trip to Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda… Read more »
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