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South Sudan: More than one million on brink of starvation

21May17 • Comments Off on South Sudan: More than one million on brink of starvation

It has been three months since famine, which has been caused by a long-standing conflict between the government and rebels groups, was declared in some parts of South Sudan. But areas outside the famine zones are also suffering from severe food shortages. More than a million people in the country are on the brink of […]

Freed Chibok girls reunited with parents

Freed Chibok girls reunited with parents

20May17 • Comments Off on Freed Chibok girls reunited with parents

Parents of the Chibok girls released by Boko Haram earlier this month were reunited with their daughters on Saturday in the Nigerian capital Abuja. There were emotional scenes at the reunion ceremony with fathers gripping their daughters in tight hugs, while mothers shrieked with joy, wiping away tears streaming from their eyes. One beaming father […]

South Africans protest over violence against women

South Africans protest over violence against women

20May17 • Comments Off on South Africans protest over violence against women

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pretoria on Saturday, angered by a rise in violence against women and children in South Africa, including killings and sex attacks. Answering the call by a group calling itself “#Not In My Name” the protesters, most of them men, marched through the streets of the South African […]

Black presences at the Venice Biennale

Black presences at the Venice Biennale

20May17 • Comments Off on Black presences at the Venice Biennale

The politics of the Venice Biennale might best be seen through the spatial geography of pavilions: The well-financed are situated close to the main exhibition in the Arsenale and Giardini sections where Biennale curator Christine Macel’s vision is laid out, while others are scattered in the hinterlands of the city. In many ways, the location […]

Six million Somalis face starvation

20May17 • Comments Off on Six million Somalis face starvation

International aid agencies are warning that six million Somalis need urgent help to avoid starvation. Somalia is now facing the most severe drought in living memory; half the population is going hungry. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Mogadishu, Somalia. The post Six million Somalis face starvation appeared first on African Media Agency. Source:: African […]

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in northern Mali

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in northern Mali

19May17 • Comments Off on Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in northern Mali

President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting armed groups in the West African country of Mali on Friday, during his first official visit outside Europe. At the end of his first week in office, Macron flew into Gao, a city in Mali’s north, where political unrest and ethnic strife have raged for more than five […]

UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

19May17 • Comments Off on UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017, as well as committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture, the UN human rights office said. “Attacks were committed with an alarming degree of brutality and, like elsewhere in the country, appeared to have an ethnic […]

Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

19May17 • Comments Off on Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

The post Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections appeared first on African Media Agency. Source:: African Media Agency

Why I run

Why I run

19May17 • Comments Off on Why I run

My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia. I have not been back to my country since winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games last August. In Rio, as I approached the finish line, I crossed my wrists above my head in solidarity with the men, women and […]

Ivory Coast economy hit by mutiny

19May17 • Comments Off on Ivory Coast economy hit by mutiny

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