Ann Brown

  • Economic Conference Gathers In Congo

    By Ann Brown, 12:00 pm

    “Economists from around the globe are gathering in Congo for a forum on boosting economic growth in the African country as large as Western Europe,” reports The State Journal. Even though the Congo has some of the largest mineral deposits in the world at least 63 percent of its citizens live in poverty, according to […]

  • Mozambique Minor Parties Under Scrutiny

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 am

    “Thirty minor political parties in Mozambique who participated in last October’s general elections have been given a month’s ultimatum to explain how they spent state funds meant to bankroll their campaign activities,” reports Star Africa. The parties concerned may face severe legal penalties if found wanting, according to  the Mozambique News Agency. Under Mozambican electoral […]

  • South African Jazz Great Pat Matshikiza Has Died

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 pm

      South Africa is morning the loss of jazz great  Pat Matshikiza. He has died at age 76 in Durban, a senior official said on Saturday. “We wish to offer our condolences to the family, friends and, above all, the music fraternity, especially jazz,” Arts and Culture Ministry spokesperson Sandile Memela said. “Matshikiza is widely […]

  • Sudan Amends Constitution To Allow Bashir To Appoint Governors

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    From Yahoo Sudan’s parliament on Sunday passed constitutional amendments allowing President Omar al-Bashir to appoint state governors directly and expanding the mandate of its powerful security agency. “The amendments were approved unanimously,” national assembly speaker Al-Fatih Ezzedine Mansour said after parliament agreed to 18 changes. Elections for state governors had also been due to take […]

  • A Look At Israeli Arms That Took Part In The Rwanda Genocide

    By Ann Brown, 5:00 pm

    From Haaretz. Written by Uri Misgav. The Tel Aviv District Court is located on Chaim Weizmann Street, named after the Zionist leader who was eventually defeated by his partner and rival David Ben-Gurion. Weizmann’s moderation and caution were pushed aside by Ben-Gurion’s pragmatic activism. In Room 1401 of that court late last month, a story […]

  • Mozambique Considers Free Internet Areas In Tech Push

    Ugandan Internet By Ann Brown, 3:00 pm

    There will be more people going online in Mozambican as the government plans to implement free access on Saturdays. It’s all part of a drive to promote technology usage through Digital Resource Centres (CPRDs). According to Ministry of Science and Technology spokesperson Amancio Ubisse, the CPRDs would be established in all provinces except Manica and […]

  • Cameroon Expects Severe Food Shortage Due To Boko Haram

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 pm

    Cameroonian Far North region is facing a food shortage due to the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram. There is a deficit of 132,000 tons of grains, according to the Ministry of agriculture. “In Logone and Chari, Mayo-Sava and Tsanaga departments which are the most affected by this scourge and which also welcome thousands of Nigerian […]

  • Cabo Verde President Says 2014 “Was Not An Easy Year”

    By Ann Brown, 4:00 pm

    From Asemana President Jorge Carlos Fonseca believes that 2014 was not an easy year for Cape Verde, given than families encountered hardships that were aggravated by the poor harvest and by the volcanic eruption on the island of Fogo. The affirmation comes in the President of the Republic’s traditional year-end message, which was broadcast live […]

  • UN Electoral Monitoring Mission Launched In Burundi

    By Ann Brown, 12:00 pm

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is happy about the launch of the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi. It officially opened on 1 January 2015 as mandated by Security Council resolution 2137 (2014). The UN Electoral Observation Mission is also known by its French acronym MENUB and is headed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, […]

  • Looking Back At The Cabo Verde Volcanic Eruption Of 2014

    By Ann Brown, 3:20 pm AFKI Original

    The November volcanic eruption on Fogo island, Cabo Verde, has changed life there. Two towns were evacuated, and the island’s thriving vineyards were destroyed. Hundreds were left homeless, with their livelihood ruined. Donations have been pouring in. Fundraisers have been held in the U.S. by Cabo Veredean communities in the New England area. Check out these photos of the destruction from Africa’s 2014 volcanic eruption.