Africa News

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:51am

Abuja — For Africa, at stake in this election of Donald Trump is the strong bipartisan consensus in Congress that has been the cornerstone of U.S. policy toward the continent for the last three administrations.

This consensus, supported by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, was predicated on the notion that Africa has opportunities worth U.S. attention and investment. In the past two decades, Congress not only passed the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), but also enacted...

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:11am

Attack on Egyptian military checkpoint kills dozens

Death toll expected to rise after incident in northern Sinai peninsula, where jihadi fighters have waged an insurgency
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:36am

By Angela Chung

When Abdoulaye’s mother left his hospital bedside to pick up medicine from the pharmacy, I helped fan him. Temperatures in Senegal reach the 90s in November, and the air in the ward for children with advanced cancer hung hot and still. Flies buzzed, landing on the faces of patients who were too tired to swat them away.

Abdoulaye, age 4 ½, had a type of cancer that caused tumors to form on his bones, and is extremely painful.

For six months Abdoulaye received no morphine – a standard part of treatment in many parts of the world. When he arrived in the...

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:52pm

Calling for greater urgency to end extreme poverty, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced that the World Bank has set an interim target to reduce global poverty to 9 percent in 2020, which, if achieved, would mark the first time the rate has fallen into the single digits. 

Jim Yong Kim- World Bank Prexy


Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:57am

By Human Rights Watch

Pierre sat in a chair under a large tree in his western Côte d’Ivoire village while he spoke about his family’s land, located several kilometers away. He had worked the soil, as had his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he explained. After Pierre and his family fled advancing armed forces in March 2011 for Liberia, where he stayed as a refugee for around eight months, a young man from a neighboring Ivorian village sold all 10 hectares of his family’s land for a quick profit, he said.

When Pierre returned from Liberia,...

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:23am

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains strong with growth forecasted to be 4.9% in 2013. Almost a third of countries in the region are growing at 6% and more, and African countries are now routinely among the fastest-growing countries in the world, according to the World Bank’s new Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects.

Buoyed by rising private investment in the region and remittances now worth US$33 billion a year supporting household incomes GDP growth in Africa will continue to rise and pick up to 5.3% in 2014 and...

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:22pm

The Liberia Public Radio (LPR) can now confirm that the National Administration of the Grand Gedeh Association in the Americas (GGAA) has presented the amount of USD $5,000.00 to the Chairman of Grand Gedeh Legal Support Committee (GGLSC), Rev. Emmanuel K. Zabay, who is also the Head Pastor of the Good News Assembly of God Church in Monrovia, Liberia.

The GGAA Administration released a statement on August 5, 2013 morning breaking the news of the donation.

The LPR New England Bureau had since been tracking independent confirmation regarding the disbursement.

In a brief...

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:38pm

African migrants pay more to send money home than other migrant groups 

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2013 – Bringing remittance prices down to 5 percent from the current 12.4 percent average cost would put US$4 billion more in the pockets of Africa's migrants and their families who rely on remittances for survival....

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:55pm

Egypt's opposition National Salvation Front has urged supporters to vote "No" in a looming referendum on a controversial draft constitution.


However, it said it...