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Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania
By August 16, 2014 Read More →

Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania

PARIS— In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch in Romania of Kenya’s popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer system. Mobile payments have changed the way many Africans — and the humanitarian community — do business. It remains to be seen, though, whether it will enjoy the same success in Europe.

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Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases

Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now

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Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned
By August 9, 2014 Read More →

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned

A gay pride parade in Uganda has special meaning this year following a decision by one of the country’s courts overturning an extreme anti-gay law that could have landed homosexuals in prison for life.

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency

A health official in Abidjan, Nigeria, displays a leaflet about the Ebola outbreak The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) said the spread of the virus in West Africa was an international health emergency. WHO says 961 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, two of them in Nigeria. The […]

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak on Wednesday showed new signs of spreading, as Nigeria confirmed a second death plus five new cases. The new cases in Nigeria raise concerns that the virus will spread further in Africa’s most populous nation, with its 174 million residents. Meanwhile, Liberia has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak […]

GROWING VOTING RIGHTS DISCRIMINATION SINCE US SUPREME COURT GUTTED VOTING RIGHTS ACT
By August 7, 2014 Read More →

GROWING VOTING RIGHTS DISCRIMINATION SINCE US SUPREME COURT GUTTED VOTING RIGHTS ACT

The National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR), in a move timed to coincide with the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Voting rights Act of 1965 (VRA) released a new report1 showing increased patterns of voting rights discrimination since the US Supreme Court gutted enforcement provisions in the Shelby County v. Holder decision in June 2013.

Human Rights Low on U.S-Africa Policy Summit
By August 3, 2014 Read More →

Human Rights Low on U.S-Africa Policy Summit

WASHINGTON – As the White House prepares to host more than 40 African heads of state for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, civil society actors from the U.S., Africa and the international community are urging the Barack Obama administration to use the summit as an opportunity to more thoroughly address some of Africa’s most pressing human rights violations.

Security, Economics Focus of US-Africa Summit
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Security, Economics Focus of US-Africa Summit

Over 50 African heads of state are expected at the summit of U-S and Africa leaders this week (August 4 – 6). Not invited are the presidents of four countries with a record of human rights violations – Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Sudan and Central African Republic.

Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl

Galaitu Kshaun names baby Tal-Or, to bring to light the heroism of her father, killed 10 days ago by gunmen who emerged from a tunnel inside Israel By Yifa Yaakov Ten days after her husband was killed in battle by Hamas gunmen inside the Israeli border with Gaza, the widow of Warrant Officer Bayhesain Kshaun, […]