Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana criminalises witchcraft accusations and abuse of victims

For centuries most African countries including Ghana have struggled with the practice of witchcraft accusations. Often elderly women risk banishment, physical abuse and sometimes lynched once they are accused of being a witch. Ghana’s parliament last Friday passed a bill into law to protect such vulnerable people. The new law makes witchcraft accusation and the abuse of victims a crime.… Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenya’s decision to lift six -year ban on logging criticised

Environmental activists have described Kenya’s decision to lift a six-year ban on logging as a bad move by the government. The ban has been in place since 2018 and was meant to protect the country’s forest reserve. Kenya’s President William Ruto announced the lifting of the ban on Sunday in a speech at a church event in Molo, a town… Read More
Africa Featured World 

Top 10 Sub-Saharan Africa universities for 2023

The University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, has topped Times Higher Education’s (THE) inaugural Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings. The public institution, more commonly known as Wits University, celebrated its centenary last year and has Nelson Mandela amongst its alumni and now becomes the first university to top THE’s innovative new ranking. The second highest ranked university is University of Johannesburg in South… Read More
Africa Business Travel World 

What Germany’s new immigration law means for African skilled workers

Germany’s parliament – the Bundestag has passed a new immigration law that seeks to reform its labour sector. Passed on Friday, the reform intends to encourage more people from outside the European Union especially Africa to come to Germany for work. Germany’s interior Minister Nancy Faeser said the “law secures prosperity in Germany” as she makes a case for the… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Data shows worrying trends for democracy in Africa

“Democratic governance in Africa is facing severe headwinds, particularly at the level of supply,” Afrobarometer board chair E. Gyimah-Boadi warned on Thursday at a conference in Accra organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Themed “African governance futures: Strengthening democratic resilience amid disruption,” the conference brought together more than 80 governance experts from across the African continent to… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

South Africa extends deadline for Zimbabwean Exemption Permit

The South African government has extended for Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) holders to apply for appropriate visas and waivers by a further six-month. The new deadline is now December 31, 2023, after which Zimbabwean nationals who fail to secure appropriate visas would be forcibly deported. The initial deadline was June 30, 2023, that deadline was an extension from an earlier… Read More
Africa Ghana Sports World 

Ghana aiming to host Africa Games despite economic crisis

These stipulations have sparked scepticism even among Ghanaians who are generally supportive of the idea of the country hosting the Africa Games. “Sure, recently we went to the IMF, borrowed some money, but then again, it comes with conditions,” sports journalist Michael Nsiah Otchere told DW. “So, will there be enough to pump into that area to ensure we host… Read More
Africa Business World 

PARM’s response to Africa’s food and nutrition security challenges

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) actively participated in the 38th restricted meeting of the “Réseau pour la Prévention des Crises Alimentaires (RPCA)”. The conference was held from the 12th to 14th April 2023 in Paris, France. The event was a great opportunity for PARM to present its technical assistance at regional level with a special focus on West… Read More
Africa World 

Education in America’s Schools – Information and Advantages

Private schools in America are renowned for providing an excellent education, attracting ambitious and talented students who thrive in an environment that nurtures their full potential. These schools offer well-rounded programs that emphasize both academic and personal development. Students benefit from exceptional facilities and receive a high-quality education, ensuring promising prospects for their future. As a result, American schools are… Read More
Africa Business World 

African finance ministers demand action on global financial architecture reform

Coming out of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings, a group of African Finance Ministers and partners is urging global institutions to do more to deliver for African countries. The WBG/IMF Annual Meetings will return to Africa for the first time in fifty years this October, which presents an eight-month window of opportunity for… Read More