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APPLY! 2017 Nigerian Youth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit

Participants at the Lagos pre-summit forum held at United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos in March, 2017

Deadline: August 7, 2017 Date:  August 16, 2017   ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which came into effect on 1 January 2016 is a landmark blueprint developed by countries of the world for a better future. The aim of the goals is to bring to an

Cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in Africa

We need to develop a culture of entrepreneurialism if we hope to set the right course for our continent, says Sthe Shabangu, Lead: Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Africa Office.   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 25 July 2017, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- When it comes to the promise of growth

Kenya: President Kenyatta skips presidential debate

What was billed as Kenya’s presidential debate became a one-man show on Monday. President Uhuru Kenyatta did not attend, leaving opponent Raila Odinga with a clear run to make his case. With elections set for August 8, the debate was seen as one of the final opportunities for the two main contenders

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed, three wounded in CAR

An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others on Sunday in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, blaming pro-Christian armed groups for the violence. “A MINUSCA (peacekeeping mission) military convoy was targeted by anti-Balaka,” it said of the clash in the southern city of Bangassou. The country is

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Fifty countries allow children to be employed as soldiers, and that is not counting non-state armed groups who also use them. It is against international law, but the practice is ongoing from Afghanistan to Yemen. Tens of thousands of children around the world are given guns to fight. But what happens when

Egypt sentences 28 to death over top prosecutor killing

An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death over the killing of a top prosecutor two years ago, security and judicial officials said. The court on Saturday handed other defendants a variety of jail terms up to life in prison.  Hisham Barakat was killed in 2015 when a car bomb struck

Saving Senegal's sons from vanishing in European seas

Thiaroye-sur-mer, Senegal – The morning shift begins under a bright, clear sky. At the fishing wharf of Thiaroye-sur-mer, a coastal town of 45,000 people, a handful of pirogues return from a long night at sea. Others slowly drift away from the shore. Women stand on the wet floor of the wharf. Buckets

DR Congo loses $750m in mining revenues to corruption

The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing a fifth of all of mining revenues because of corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group has said. In a report published on Friday, Global Witness said at least $750m paid by companies to the Congo’s tax agencies and state-owned mining company Gecamines disappeared between


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