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Congress of African Journalists Conference to focus on role of journalists in finding lasting solutions

Congress of African Journalists Conference to focus on role of journalists in finding lasting solutions

ABUJA: A three-day conference with the theme “Africa and Security Challenges; the role of journalists in finding lasting solutions” will serve as an interface between stakeholders to map a path of progress for Africa and its future, organizers have said. The Congress of African Journalists Conference (CAJC2021), to be held in Lagos State Nigeria on […]

COVID-19 infections in Africa represent 0.71% of world figure

COVID-19 infections in Africa represent 0.71% of world figure

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Only two of the 54 countries making up the African continent are virus-free: Comoros and Lesotho. The African countries have so far 11,440 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing 0.71% of the world figure, 574 deaths (0.59% of the world), and 1,405 recoveries (0.39% of the international figure). South Africa topped in Southern Africa […]

Indonesia, Africa to be huge power if united: President Jokowi

Indonesia, Africa to be huge power if united: President Jokowi

  Bali: President Joko WIdodo (Jokowi) said that Indonesia and Africa could become a huge power if they are united through concrete cooperation to boost the welfare of the peoples. “Indonesia is ready and pleased to forge cooperation with our brothers in Africa. Indonesia is your true partner, your trusted friend,” Jokowi said in his […]

E-commerce signals new future for ties between China, Africa

E-commerce signals new future for ties between China, Africa

African companies are exploring new trade models with China based on e-commerce at the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE), which opened on June 25 in Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan Province. Trade between China and African countries has been rising since 2008, and by 2018, China had been the biggest trading partner […]

China, Africa boost relations

China, Africa boost relations

Cooperation with China is “beneficial” and yields visible results that empower African countries to realize sustainable growth, amid the challenges of unilateralism and protectionism, senior officials said on Tuesday, June 25. The remarks were made by Chinese and African ministers gathered in Beijing for the Coordinators’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of […]

Young women taking high risks to seek elusive fortune in Europe

Young women taking high risks to seek elusive fortune in Europe

In glamorizing ‘perfect’ life abroad, social media are affecting social norms High school students typically dream how an academic edge will allow them to attend college and to aspire to find a suitable job that will help them ease into a tranquil life. However, for Algerian student Yosra, obtaining the baccalaureate in June 2020 and […]

Does China ‘Belt and Road’ initiative benefit Africa?

Does China ‘Belt and Road’ initiative benefit Africa?

The fact that the Belt and Road project was initiated by China, but serves development interests of other countries is a confirmation of President Xi Jinping’s belief that the world can work together for the betterment of humanity, with shared prosperity, and that poverty elimination is possible and can be speeded up within developing countries. […]

The Significance of “Belt and Road” for African Integration

The Significance of “Belt and Road” for African Integration

It was a good chance to visit the great nation-China. I visited China in 2011 and 2013 respectively for about ten days each, which is a very short time to explore such a big nation. However, in addition to Beijing I had an opportunity to visit Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou. Due to my professional background, […]

Egypt and Ethiopia attempt settling Renaissance Dam project

Egypt and Ethiopia attempt settling Renaissance Dam project

Egypt and Ethiopia signed a deal in Sudan called “Khartoum Document” in the presence of foreign and irrigation ministers of the three countries to try to reach a final resolution regarding Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, on Tuesday 29th December. The document includes information on the new international company that will conduct studies on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, […]

Morocco postpones opening of world’s largest solar power plant

Morocco postpones opening of world’s largest solar power plant

Morocco has postponed without explanation the inauguration of Noor-1, a solar power plant due to open Sunday 27th December in Ouarzazate, part of what will eventually be the world’s largest solar power production facility. According to AFP, the communications agency that organised the inauguration on behalf of Moroccan solar energy agency Masen gave no reasons for […]

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