While the funds undoubtedly help the refugees, Europe’s motivation is in part to reduce the incentives for those fleeing the conflict to head north.
Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and the Seychelles–which has already established the Ministry of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy–are recognising the need to diversify their economies.
Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes.
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 2018 (IPS) – Africa is rising. But at the same time, Africa is the continent with Read more
Senegalese immigrants began to arrive in Argentina in the 1990s and most of them joined the group of street vendors in Buenos Aires and other cities. But in recent months, they have suffered police brutality, denounced as a campaign of racial persecution.
STOCKHOLM, May 7 2018 (IPS) – Africa has long been one of the world’s most beleaguered continents – singled out Read more
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 2018 (IPS) – When some 276 teenage girls were kidnapped from their boarding school in northeastern Read more
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2018 (IPS) – A new wave is sweeping across Africa. Elections on the continent are increasingly Read more
The newly installed lights and electric poles at the bridge were in keeping with the state government’s promise to light up Lagos at night as part of efforts to improve security and commercial activities in the state.
Without doubt, football or soccer as the Americans would always like to put a distinction, is an amazing game of Read more
“I was a very violent man who would drink a lot and batter his wife,” says Michael Ali, 38, from Read more
As the sun shrinks into a red ball steadily disappearing beyond the horizon, residents of Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana Read more
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday pleaded with the government of Indonesia to commute the death penalty passed on Read more
Football fans watch the UEFA Champions League Final in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. On June 3, 2017, people Read more
Economists have strongly warned the East African (EAC) member states against fronting selfish and national interests as this will continue Read more
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has caused a stir at the European Union Read more
TODAY in Nigeria, the sleaze daily being discovered by the anti-corruption agencies and the Office of Auditor-General of the Federation Read more
Wednesday, September 13, 2017. It’s 3 pm when a charter from Libya landed on the International airport with 146 Burkinabe Read more
Olumide Idowu, a strategic planning graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure is one of the many Nigerians abroad. Read more