Africa 

Palestinian movie showing in Cannes brings ‘camaraderie and solidarity’

Palestinian movie “To a Land Unknown” is showing out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It is the only Palestinian film at the festival, and Cannes was always the aim for director Mahdi Fleifel. “It’s a big deal for us, really,” he said. “When we started the film, the events in Palestine had just kicked off again. And it… Read More
Africa 

West African Roloway monkeys, one of the most endangered species arrive UK Zoo

Chester Zoo announced on Thursday the arrival of a family of rare Roloway monkeys, one of the world’s most endangered species of primates. According to Chester Zoo, Roloway monkeys are on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss in West Africa. Deforestation, agricultural expansion, and poaching in countries such as Ivory Coast and Ghana means that there are just… Read More
Africa 

‘Now is the time to unleash Africa’s peace power’ Guterres tells Security Council

“Now is the time to unleash Africa’s peace power,” he said, opening a debate on its critical role in addressing global security and development challenges, convened by Mozambique, the Council president for May.  Calling Africa “an important voice for the global good”, he cited examples of how the continent has shown “unity and solidarity in a fractured world”, which include… Read More
Africa 

Zambia: Ex-President Lungu accuses President Hakainde Hichilema of plotting his arrest

Former Zambian President Edgar Lungu is accusing President Hakainde Hichilema and the Zambia Police Inspector General of plotting to arrest and detain him without justification. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, May 22, Lungu said the police are preparing to arrest him at night from his home in Lusaka. “…the police are under instructions to arrest me in the dark of… Read More
Africa 

ECOWAS: bloc under growing pressure [Business Africa]

ECOWAS: bloc under growing pressure The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is facing a critical period with the challenges posed by the Alliance of Sahel States and economic instability in West Africa. Recent coups and economic sanctions have highlighted the organization’s weaknesses, exacerbating internal divisions. However, the election of a new president in Senegal and the dialogue initiatives… Read More
Africa 

Ademola Lookman’s hat-trick gives Atalanta the Europa League title

London-born Nigerian forward, Ademola Lookman, scored a stunning hat-trick to hand Atalanta a 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen and the Europa League title on Wednesday. He scored twice in the first 26 minutes before sealing the win 15 minutes from fulltime to give his team just the second major trophy in their 117-year history. “We played a fantastic game tonight.… Read More
Africa 

Delegates advocate for universal clean cooking at Energy Conference

Participants at a global conference on how to reduce the world’s energy use are calling for universal access to clean cooking through government incentives and subsidies to unlock more private sector funds. The Paris-based International Energy Agency’s 9th annual conference on energy efficiency brings together ministers, CEOs and thought leaders from around the world to discuss how to speed up… Read More
Africa 

Violence in New Caledonia affects nickel prices

Global nickel prices have soared since deadly violence erupted in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia last week. This overseas territory, under French domination for more than 170 years, is one of the world’s main producers of this material essential for the manufacture of electric vehicle batteries , solar panels , steel and other materials. commonly used items. Here’s… Read More
Africa 

Droughts and floods threaten ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ across southern Africa

The droughts have destroyed harvests in areas where 70 per cent of the population depends on agriculture for survival. Executive Director McCain said what she has seen has been both alarming and heartbreaking. “I met farmers who usually grow enough to feed their families and communities. This year they harvested nothing. Now imagine a similar scenario for millions of people… Read More