Africa

[This is Africa] Sporting legend Muhammad Ali is now being marketed to a new generation who grew up after his death. But while Ali was a devout Muslim, his religion is notably absent from these commercial efforts. Should his spirituality be erased for commercial ambitions when it was a fundamental part of his character and life?
Posted: January 21, 2019, 12:23 pm
[Swenga] Lusaka, Zambia -The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. It does this by looking across four thematic dimensions:
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:08 am
[African Union] Addis Ababa -The African Union Commission takes note of the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Repubic of the Congo proclaiming the final results of the presidential and national and provincial and legislative elections of 30 December 2018.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:47 am
[UNEP] Gator Halpern, winner of the Young Champion of the Earth award 2018 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and his team at Coral Vita are off to a flying start in 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 9:04 am
[Oxfam] Billionaire fortunes increased by 12 percent last year - or $2.5 billion a day - while the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth decline by 11 percent, reveals a new report from Oxfam today. The report is being launched as political and business leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:51 am
[VOA] Heads of U.N. and international aid agencies will use the World Economic Forum's influential platform to present humanitarian and human rights issues on behalf of millions of people caught in conflict, poverty and natural disasters. The Forum begins its annual weeklong meeting in the plush Swiss Alpine resort of Davos on Monday.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:35 am
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's hopes of progressing to the final qualifier for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's T20 World Cup received a boost after being awarded the rights to host the regional qualifiers to be held in May.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:27 am
[Daily Maverick] Will the Bosasa's Angelo Agrizzi testimony at the Zondo Commission change the balance of power in the ANC and could it have an impact on the number of people who turn out to vote for the party in the elections? Probably not, but it could become a major milestone in the battle to right the listing ship that is South Africa today.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:24 am
[Daily Maverick] It is becoming increasingly clear for everyone to see: Democracy in Africa is an idea to which almost nobody is subscribing. Once more, another country's clear majority chose its president, only for the land that was once Mandela's to accept the clearly fake presidential and parliamentary results, people's will be damned. This time, it's Congo's turn.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:13 am
[Daily Trust] A new report has ranked Lagos ahead of Abuja fourth among the ten wealthiest cities in Africa with a cumulative wealth of $108 billion.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:11 am

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