4 hrs ago
Brazil 'cancels' most African debt
The move is seen as an effort to boost economic ties between the world's seventh largest economy and the African continent.
13 hrs ago
50 years of AU: we must walk the talk
Today, May 25, is African liberation day. It is a day that commemorates the signing of the charter establishing the Organization of African Unity in 1963 now known as the African Union .
Fri May 24, 2013
Demining on hold in Senegal's Casamance Region
ZIGUINCHOR, 24 May 2013 - Demining has been halted in southern Senegal's Casamance Region after 12 deminers were taken hostage by fighters with the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces in Casamance on 3 May.
Guinea Bissau: Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2103 (2013), Extends Mandate
Acting on the recommendation of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau for one year, deciding also to readjust its presence so it could help the West African nation restore constitutional order following the 2012 military ... (more)
Wed May 22, 2013
ECOWAS Peace Ambassador urges greater empowerment of the youth
ABUJA, Nigeria, May 22, 2013 African Press Organization - The reigning ECOWAS Peace Ambassador, Ms Hyeladzirra "Zirra" Banu, has called on ECOWAS governments and institutions to empower and create more opportunities for the youth as part of efforts to promote peace and stability and facilitate the region's development.
Guinea-Bissau: Security Council Extends UN Political Mission
The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Guinea-Bissau to assist in finding solutions to the political and economic crisis being exacerbated by additional challenges posed by transnational crime, in particular drug trafficking and money laundering.
Global Voices Online
Guinea-Bissau Youth Calls for Peace
The Guinean movement AA A o CidadA [pt] released an open letter [pdf] on May 8 "from a youth who wants to have their place in their own land in peace, with the freedom and progress they are entitled." The document calls for young Guineans to mobilize peacefully for peace, democracy and freedom in Guinea-Bissau and denounces two recent episodes of ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Passenger Ship Spots Illegal Fishing Activity
It's not everyday you get to see large-scale illegal fishing in progress. But on April 14, that's exactly what passengers aboard the National Geographic Explorer seem to have witnessed.
Tue May 14, 2013
UN chief discusses new UN mission in Mali with Togolese President Gnassingb
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe of Togo at the Security Council.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel on helping Chicago's children...
I'll never forget the moment when I stepped onto the dirt floor of a small, sparse room in a rural Guinea Bissauan village.
Sat May 11, 2013
Mahama calls on African leaders to equip security services
President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday renewed Ghana's commitment in collaborating with the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in the West African Sub-Region. He has, however, appealed to member countries to equip the law enforcement agencies in their various countries to enable them to act swiftly against the practice in ... (more)
IMF Concludes Article IV Mission to Guinea-Bissau
BISSAU, Guinea Bissau, - African Press Organization - An International Monetary Fund mission led by Mr.
Thu May 09, 2013
By the Numbers: U.S. diplomatic presence
Wednesday's hearing about last September's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya has put the State Department and diplomatic security back in the political spotlight.
Ban recommends adjustment in UN mission in Guinea-Bissau to help restore order, stability
"It is important that the United Nations system and subregional, regional and international partners work together to support a responsible, legitimate and effective State, operating under the rule of law and able to provide security, essential services and economic opportunities to its people," according to the report.
Strengthen mediation capacity to stop costly conflicts
The cost of conflicts on Africa's development between 1990 and 2005 was about $300 billion , according to Oxfam International findings published in 2007.
Hunger projects stalled in Guinea-Bissau
BISSAU/DAKAR, 9 May 2013 - The World Food Programme has not received the money it needs to run basic nutrition and food security schemes in Guinea-Bissau, leaving projects in jeopardy or at a standstill.
Sun May 05, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
AU could lift sanctions against Guinea-Bissau
The African Union says it could lift sanctions against Guinea-Bissau as the country's leader promises elections later this year.
Fri May 03, 2013
20 fragile, conflict-affected states make progress toward MDGs, World Bank says
"Twenty of the world's most troubled countries have made progress in efforts that range from reducing poverty to improving the education of girls and cutting down on the deaths of women in childbirth, the World Bank said on Wednesday" in a new report , Reuters reports.
Thu May 02, 2013
Shining examples of students and public higher education faculty
Governor Deval Patrick, Education Secretary Matt Malone and state higher education officials honored 29 outstanding public college and university students and their mentors Thursday at the third annual "29 Who Shine" awards at the State House.
Global Media Freedom At Low Point
The percentage of the world's population living in societies with a fully free press has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report released today.