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Progress In the Fight Against Global Poverty In Peril As Africa's Economies Slow Down

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Obadias Ndaba

Global poverty has been on the run over the past two decades and a half, declining from 36 percent of world's population in 1990 to below 10% today. H...

Angola Reports First Two Zika Virus Cases

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola said on Wednesday it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic tha...

Why the Corporate Sector is Critical to Africa

Zandre Campos | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Zandre Campos

There is indeed a corporate sector in Africa and it is thriving. According to a report by McKinsey, there are 400 companies on the continent with ann...

How Fidel Castro's Legacy Lives on in Africa

Samuel Ramani | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Samuel Ramani

On November 25, 2016, the mastermind of Cuba's 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro, died at age 90. Even though Castro was criticized in the West for the au...

Official At Infamous Louisiana Penitentiary Accused Of Rape

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.21.2016 | Crime

An assistant warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been accused of committing rape inside the prison walls. Barrett Boeker, 34, wa...

Three Challenges of an African CEO - And How to Fix Them

Zandre Campos | Posted 11.20.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Africa has a corporate sector. A new report by McKinsey counts 400 companies on the continent with annual revenue of...

Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 3, Africa - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.25.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The third in the series on randomly chosen sunsets focusses on Africa, again both the technicolour descent of the drowning orb and the gilded rays it ...

Why Africa's Oil Crisis Could Lead To Growth

Zandre Campos | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

The African continent has some of the world's fastest-growing economies, but some are seeing hard times because they rely on crude oil. Since the crude oil price has now dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009, the African oil-producing countries are facing some serious financial difficulties.

Gary Tyler: Wrongly Imprisoned For Decades

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

On his KCRW show "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer spoke with Gary Tyler, who served over 40 years in prison after being wrongly convicted as a teenager of murdering a 13-year-old boy in 1974.

What the TPP Means for Africa

Zandre Campos | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

The 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatory nations have a collective population of about 800 million and already account for 40% of world trade....

Three Lessons from Finland's Education System

Zandre Campos | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Zandre Campos

Finland began the reform of its education system some 40 years ago. Today, Finland's school system is top-ranked among developed nations, as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international standardized test for 15-year-olds in language, math and science.

Despite Brexit, It's Critical To Think Global

Zandre Campos | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

With the astonishing UK Brexit vote, the mantra of "think global, act local" has been turned on its head. In many countries worldwide, the international view of "think global" seems to have fallen out of favor.

Why Youth Is Not Wasted on the Young in Angola

Zandre Campos | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

They say that youth is wasted on the young. But that's not true in Angola. Today, young people constitute the majority of the population, about 70%....

Climate Change This Week: Tragic Drought in Africa & India, New Clean Power Strides, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving the BB: the beautiful biodiversity like this scarlet macaw found in Latin A...

Why IMF Funding Will be Good for Angola

Zandre Campos | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

As you read this in the spring of 2016, the International Monetary Fund and the government of Angola are engaged in talks for a three-year extended lo...

School Daze: How to Stop the Brain Drain from Angola

Zandre Campos | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Zandre Campos

Angola needs an educated workforce to diversify from oil dependence and compete in the global knowledge-based economy. The intellectual capital of it...

Why Yellow Fever Vaccine Producers Are Struggling to Meet Demands

ResearchGate | Posted 04.27.2016 | Science

The outbreak in Angola started in the capital city Luanda in December, and although the number of cases seem to be going down in Luanda, the outbreak has spread to 16 out of Angola's 18 provinces.

Malaria Deaths Rising In Angola As Health Crisis Spreads

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Deaths from malaria in Angola this year look set to outstrip 2015 as a health crisis that includes one of the country's worst yellow fever outbreaks i...

WHO Issues Yellow Fever Warning As Deadly Outbreak Grows

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Amid rising concern over a deadly outbreak of yellow fever spreading from Angola, the World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travelers to the Afri...

How liberators turn into oppressors. A study of southern African states

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.11.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting...

Why It's Critical to Cultivate Agriculture in Angola

Zandre Campos | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

Angola has the resources to become one of the leading agricultural countries in Africa, reports the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture...

Why You Need To Pay Attention To Angola's Yellow Fever Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

The world may be fixated on Zika virus, but in Angola, there's a more pressing infectious disease spread by mosquitos to worry about. A yellow fever ...

Silenced Angolans Originate International Noise

Catarina Rocha Ferreira | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
Catarina Rocha Ferreira

On the same month that Angola takes the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council; Let me introduce you 17 (seventeen) Angolan activi...

Colourism: #unfairandlovely proves it remains a universal slight on humanity

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.22.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Vashna Jagarnath, Rhodes University Over the past few weeks the #unfairandlovely campaign started by black photographer Pax Jones and sisters Mirusha...

Why it's Time to Hang Ten in Angola

Zandre Campos | Posted 03.11.2017 | Travel
Zandre Campos

You wouldn't think of Angola as a surfing destination. But Cabo Ledo, a few hours south of the capital city of Luanda, is a world-famous surfing beac...