Daily Archives: February 12, 2019

CGAP 13th Annual Photo and Video Contest Winners Capture Resilience and Hope in Africa

Washington, DC, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The winner in this year’s CGAP Photo Contest deftly captures the uncertain future many young women in the Middle East and North Africa face. In his thought-provoking image, Hesham Fathy shows a …

Pres Cyril Ramaphosa deposits South Africa’s AfCFTA instrument of ratification

ADDIS ABABA, President Cyril Ramaphosa has handed over South Africa’s deposit of instruments on the ratification of the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCFTA) on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union in Addis …

Global Count Finds Cases of Child Soldiers More Than Doubling

NEW YORK The number of child soldiers, especially girls, found being recruited around the world has risen dramatically in recent years, as armed conflicts that target children have intensified, a leading agency said on Tuesday.

Instances of girls found used …

Aid Groups: Africa Welcomes Refugees, But Freedom and Jobs Needed

NAIROBI African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said Tuesday.

Refugees and internally displaced people …

Aid Groups: Africa Welcomes Refugees, But Freedom and Jobs Needed

NAIROBI African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said Tuesday.

Refugees and internally displaced people …

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

PRETORIA, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is quite angry with the state-owned electricity firm Eskom over the rationing of power in the country for the first time since December.

The company said homes and businesses would experience power …