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  • Former Malagasy president Albert Zafy dies aged 90

    MADAGASCAR, 2017/10/15 Madagascar’s former President Albert Zafy has died at the age of 90. Prof Zafy passed away Friday at the St Pierre hospital in Reunion Island, a region of France east of Madagascar, where he was receiving treatment. His ally and former Environment and Forestry minister Joseph Randriamiarisoa said Prof Zafy’s body will arrive at the Antananarivo Ivato International Airport on Saturday at 6pm.
  • Children on the move from Africa do not first aim to go to Europe, new UNICEF study shows

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/29 Children on the move into Europe from Africa take the decision to leave home on their own and do not initially intend to go to Europe. For the majority the systematic trauma and abuse they witnessed or suffered in Libya caused them to flee to Europe and take the terrifying Central Mediterranean sea route, according to a new study commissioned by UNICEF and carried out by REACH.
  • Africa: Tribute to Babacar Ndiaye - Titan of Africa

    DAKAR CITY, 2017/07/16 The Greek mythological Titan of Forethought, Prometheus, dared to disobey Zeus' wishes by sharing fire and heat with humanity. His punishment was to be shackled to the Caucasus Mountains (The derivation of Caucasian comes from the people of the Caucasus Mountains.). This humane act for humankind led to eternal condemnation. Each day, the eagles ate Prometheus's organs, but because he was a Titan (i.e. god), the organs grew back. Prometheus endured this daily fate until Hercules broke his chains.
  • 'Family Planning is Not Only Life-Saving, But Empowering'

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/12 "Contraceptives empower women. And empowered women ... well, they transform societies" Contraceptives are "one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known", philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday, calling for family planning to be a world priority. Access to birth control boosts economic productivity by allowing women to earn an gain and leads to smaller families with additional resources to spend on children's health and education, Gates said.
  • This is how South Africa’s billionaires invest their money

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2017/07/10 AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth have released a new statement on the wealth management space in Africa, detailing how the South Africa and the continents wealthy individuals invest their money. “Wealth management” is defined as the provision of banking services to wealthy individuals (HNWIs) and their families. It generally involves: financial planning, inheritance planning and the allocation of client funds. According to the statement, African wealth management market is valued at US$132 billion (R1.7 trillion) (as of December 2016). Around US$76 billion (R1 trillion) of this is held in South Africa.
  • Africa population growth key at AU summit

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  • Africa facing shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/02 Unemployment crisis will ravage the continent if it doesn’t opt for market-based development, according to statement by Tony Blair’s Institute Parts of Africa could face a massive unemployment crisis by 2040, with “catastrophic” consequences for the world economy, new research has found. The statement predicted a shortfall of 50 million jobs, which should serve as a “wake up call” for governments across much of the continent, inclunding international donors and agencies. According to the analysis by the Tony Blair Institute for World Change, based on world bank data, the labour force in sub-saharan Africa will be 823 million by 2040, up from 395 million in 2015. However, total number of jobs is only expected to hit 773 million, it said, leaving 50 million people in Africa unemployed.
  • Angola’s has estimated population of 25.78 million

    ANGOLA, 2016/05/17 The Angolan people is estimated to total 25,780,000 people, according to the final data of the General People and Housing Census conducted in 2014, said Thursday in Luanda the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE). Camilo Ceita as well said that of that number 13,280,000 are women, representing 52 % of the total, and 12.49 million are men, equivalent to 48 %.
  • It is time to end the fiction about the parentage of Omar Bongo Ondimba

    GABON, 2016/04/04 Just days after Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba announced he will be running for re-election, the controversy surrounding his legitimate birth place and nationality has bounced back.
  • Angola's population totals over 25.78 million people

    ANGOLA, 2016/03/26 The people of Angola is slightly over 25.78 million people, of which 6.94 million live in the capital, Luanda, according to final figures from the General People and Housing Census (RGPH) held in 2014. The data presented Wednesday in Luanda by the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Camilo Ceita showed that of that total people 13,28 million, or 51.5 % are female.