Africa

AU Member States embark on peace walk

Member States of the African Union (AU) in Ghana on Friday embarked on a peace walk to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Union. The walk, which ended at the Liberation Circle with a bonfire, to symbolize the unity of the African Continent, brought together High Commissioners and Ambassadors of the various African states in the country

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In Africa’s Great Lakes region, peace dividend must follow peace deal

Africa s Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades. It can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability

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Malian children face education crisis

While the world remains focused on ending Mali’s conflict following rebel incursions into the northern part of the country early last year, there are about 400,000 Malian children facing severe disruptions in their education, warns the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF

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Livestock tracking in Africa goes high tech

In an era of lightning speed, ever-present wireless connectivity, high tech is now also being used to benefit livestock farmers in rural areas of Africa. Widely known for being used to track wild animals, GPS, or “Global Positioning System” tracking devices are being adapted by some small- and large-scale farmers to manage their livestock, notably in Kenya, Botswana, and South Africa

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