South Sudan: First Paved Highway in South Sudan Constructed By USAID, Officially Opened

South Sudan: First Paved Highway in South Sudan Constructed By USAID, Officially Opened

Washington, DC — On September 12, U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan D. Page and President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit inaugurated South Sudan’s 192-kilometer-long Juba-Nimule Road, the largest infrastructure project ever built in South Sudan, and the young nation’s first paved highway. The inauguration comes one day after the two […]

Zimbabwe: Aids Council Accused of Lacking Transparency

Zimbabwe: Aids Council Accused of Lacking Transparency

Paidamoyo Chipunza, Civil Society has criticised the National Aids Council for allegedly lacking transparency and accountability in managing the Aids Levy. This follows reports of erratic supplies of life prolonging anti-retroviral drugs countrywide, regardless of increased Aids Levy collections. NAC is accused of spending too much money on advocacy programmes, which in effect amount to […]

Kenya: Schools and University Shut As Strike Rages On

Kenya: Schools and University Shut As Strike Rages On

By Mathews Ndanyi and Sonu Tanu, Secondary schools in some parts of the North Rift have been closed down as the teachers’ strike continues. The Chepkoilel University College in Eldoret has also been closed as lecturers continue with their strike. Kapsabet girls’ and boys’ schools are among the schools that have sent their students home […]

Central Africa: Ten Countries Unite to Protect Rainforests

Central Africa: Ten Countries Unite to Protect Rainforests

Bujumbura — Ten central African countries have come together to protect the Congo Basin rainforest – the world’s second largest rainforest – from severe deforestation, through implementing improved national forest monitoring systems and boosting regional cooperation. The 18-month project, launched on 26 July, is managed by the Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the UN’s […]

50 Arrests Made Over Libya Consulate Attack

50 Arrests Made Over Libya Consulate Attack

Fifty people have been arrested in connection with the U.S. consulate attack that left several people dead, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, president of the Libyan national assembly, Mohammed Magarief, said. Tripoli — President of the Libyan national assembly Mohammed Magarief said on Sunday that about 50 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly […]

Africa: SA Home to Africa’s Top Two Universities

Africa: SA Home to Africa’s Top Two Universities

South Africa is home to Africa’s two top-ranked universities, including the only African university to be ranked in the top 200 in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The QS World University Rankings for 2012/13, which rate approximately 23500 universities worldwide, were released last week. The University of Cape […]

West Africa: Ecowas, AU Must Stop Jammeh’s Human Rights Abuses

West Africa: Ecowas, AU Must Stop Jammeh’s Human Rights Abuses

opinion On 22 July, Gambia celebrated its so-called “Freedom Day” – a day introduced by Gambia’s President of 18 years, Yahya Jammeh. “Freedom Day” marks the anniversary of Jammeh’s rise to power through a military coup in 1994. What it neglects to reflect, however, is the subsequent deterioration of the human rights of Gambia’s people […]