Category: World News

African women face persistent gender gaps in education and jobs – Report

Despite widespread popular support for gender equality, African women are still disadvantaged by persistent gender gaps in education, employment, control over key assets, and access to technology, an Afrobarometer has revealed. The analysis, released Monday, reports that although there were substantial cross-country differences, African societies were generally supportive of women’s […]

Erdoğan hints that Turkey could follow U.S. lead to assassinate enemies abroad 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a speech on Wednesday that Turkey would be justified in striking individuals it viewed as terrorists in foreign territory and that he hoped he could deliver “good news” on the subject soon. The comments came amid a row with the Washington over moves […]

Erdoğan says Turkey has right to kill people abroad who threaten national security

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said his country has the right to kill individuals abroad who Turkey sees as threats to its national security, adding that good news on the issue would come soon. Erdoğan’s controversial remarks came during his party’s weekly meeting on Wednesday. In an apparent reference […]

‘Accurate, reliable information’ needed to enrich African democracy and development, former President Obasanjo says

Africa’s future depends on “accurate, reliable information” to enrich its democracy and ensure its development progress, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo told British parliamentarians and thought leaders. In his keynote address to the Afrobarometer/University of Strathclyde Conference on “Public Opinion, Democratic Governance, and Inclusive Development in Africa” in Glasgow, Scotland, […]

Africans Want High-quality Elections – Afrobarometer Survey Shows

New Afrobarometer survey data shows that most Africans support democratic elections as the best way to choose their leaders if they see their previous elections as free and fair, and especially if those elections produced a change in leadership, In the seventh of its Pan-Africa Profiles series based on recent […]

Benin Opposition Call For An End To Talon’s Rule

The political opposition in Benin, Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA) has called for a change of government at the executive level, followed by new, inclusive legislative elections and accompanied by the restoration of the civil liberties in Benin. According to the group civil liberties have been eroded since […]

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 […]

‘There’s no freedom of speech in Turkey’: NBA fires social media vendor after Enes Kanter scrubbed from posts

Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is the only Turkish player with a significant role in the NBA playoffs, but fans in his home country can’t see much news about him. Kanter is a sought after guy in Turkey for his allegiance to Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric and conservative […]

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 […]