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Foreign investment into Africa surges in 2014

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Posted by admin 16 days ago (https://www.opic.gov)
Although foreign direct investment took a hit worldwide in the past year, Africa continued to generate strong interest, with a 136 percent increase in capital invested over the previous year, Ernst & Young’s latest Africa Attractiveness Survey shows. This investment created 188,400 new jobs in Africa, it said. This growth in FDI dollars invested came despite an overall decline inRead more...

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Featured Photo: Providing equipment to support agricultural co-ops in Kenya

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Posted by admin 1 day 4 hours ago (https://www.opic.gov)
A worker for BrazAfric, a social enterprise that provides agricultural tools and machinery to farmers, inventories supplies in the company’s warehouse in Kenya. Many farmers who produce much of the food on the continent often can’t afford basic equipment. Supported by Grassroots Business Fund, an OPIC client that received a loan in 2011, BrazAfric is helping farmers with productivity improvementR

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Zimbabwe demands extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

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Posted by admin 13 hours ago (http://www.france24.com)
The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

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Mauritania Arrests Anti-Slavery Protestors

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Posted by admin 15 hours ago (https://freedomhouse.org)
Press Releases Mauritania Arrests Anti-Slavery ProtestorsJuly 31, 2015On July 30, police in Nouakchott, Mauritania, beat and then arrested peaceful protestors demonstrating for the release of anti-slavery activists Biram dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal. 

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Message des jeunes participants au Forum de Liège

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Posted by admin 23 hours ago (http://www.francophonie.org)
Le message de Liège reflète les préoccupations, constats, questions et propositions des jeunes participants au 2e Forum mondial de la langue française qui s'est tenu à Liège, du 20 au 23 juillet 2015. - Actualités / FMLF_2015, Nouvelle

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Message des jeunes participants au Forum de Liège

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Posted by admin 23 hours ago (http://www.francophonie.org)
Le message de Liège reflète les préoccupations, constats, questions et propositions des jeunes participants au 2e Forum mondial de la langue française qui s'est tenu à Liège, du 20 au 23 juillet 2015. - Actualités / FMLF_2015, Nouvelle

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Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exploitation – UNICEF

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Posted by admin 1 day 1 hour 36 minutes ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the more than 70,000 Liberian children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola outbreak may be unable to access basic health and social services, obtain identity documents, and risk the danger of being trafficked or illegally adopted.

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Ebola: UN emergency response mission winds down as WHO announces possible ‘game changer’ vaccine

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Posted by admin 1 day 1 hour 36 minutes ago (http://www.un.org)
Having achieved its “core objective” of scaling up global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will officially wind down today, transferring its role to the World Health Organization (WHO), which just announced that an experimental vaccine being tested in Guinea appears to be highly effective and could be a “game changer.”

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