Category: World News

ECOWAS, UEMOA Steering Committee Settle On Validation Of Transport Facilitation Project

  A project advancing committee has met in Accra to lay down proper roadmap for the ongoing infrustractural boosting among the 16 West African States. The project which is part of effort to boost community trade, facilitate transport and road transit in the west African sub-region through the provision of […]

Support For Media Freedom In Africa Declines To A Minority View – Afrobarometer Survey Reveals

Across Africa, popular support for media freedom has dropped to below half of adults, according to new Afrobarometer findings from across the continent. In the sixth of its Pan-Africa Profiles series based on recent public-opinion surveys in 34 African countries, Afrobarometer reports that media-freedom supporters are now outnumbered by those […]

Africa’s Closing Political Space Marked By Less Freedom, Willingness To Trade Liberties For Security

Africans see their individual freedoms diminishing, and many are willing to give up at least some liberties in the name of security, new Afrobarometer survey findings indicate. The fifth of Afrobarometer’s Pan-Africa Profiles, based on recent public-opinion surveys in 34 countries, reports that in most African countries, citizens’ assessments of […]

Sudanese Protests Align With Democratic Aspirations, Dssatisfactions Of The Majority – Survey

Mass protests demanding political change in Sudan are consistent with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of a majority of the population, Afrobarometer public-opinion survey findings show. In a survey conducted in mid-2018, Sudanese citizens preferred democracy over non-democratic alternatives by a 3-to-1 margin, and even larger majorities endorsed elections as the […]

Credible, Peaceful Elections Good For Nigerians And Africa – WAEON

Credible and peaceful elections good for Nigerians and Africa On Saturday, February 16, 2019, Nigeria will hold its Presidential and General Elections. This sixth consecutive election marks steady progress in the country’s democratic journey since it reverted from military rule to multiparty democracy in 1999. Accordingly, there is the need […]

Majority Of Moroccans Want Gov’t To Tackle Unemployment – Latest Afrobarometer

A latest Afrobarometer Survey has established that unemployment is the most important problem that Moroccans want the government to resolve. The survey also shows a strong popular preference for expanding free education to the university level. Citizens give the government increasingly poor marks for its performance in creating job and […]

Moroccans’ Attitudes Toward Immigrants A Mix Of Welcome And Caution – Survey Reveals

Moroccans’ attitudes toward immigrants are a mix of welcome and caution, a new Afrobarometer survey reveals. While one-third of Moroccans say refugees, migrants, and other displaced persons should be allowed to live in the country, only a quarter are in favour of more immigrants being allowed into the country. Although […]

Togolese Security Must Remain Alert – Security Expert

A Security expert in Aflao, Emmanuel Akpalu has called on the Togolese government and the security services to remain alert to prevent any serious instability that might generate from the opposition’s pursued parochial agenda. He was giving an intelligence assessment with regards to Togo political instability, when he averred that […]

Turkish teacher tells story of horrific torture under 30-day police detention in Ankara

Photos: GriHat “I was subjected to severe torture. They threatened me, saying, ‘Either you will talk or you’re going to die.’ After they tortured me, they showed me to my wife. They said, ‘There’s no way out for you, your wife won’t leave here, either.’ They increased the dose of […]

Melinda Gates Hands Over Collective–Handover Co-chair To Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe

On Tuesday 25 September 2018, on the sides of the United Nations General Assembly meetings, Melinda Gates handed over the co-chairmanship of an all women led philanthropy group, Maverick Collective, to South African businesswoman and philanthropist, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe at a special gathering in New York City (NYC). “It makes […]