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Mercy Ships: Carriers of Hope

Health is priceless. This is a statement that attests to the importance of good health, and also how ill health can have negative effects on individuals and society at large. Sometimes, staying healthy requires huge sums of money, which is not accessible to many members of society. To overcome this lack of health opportunities, several voluntary associations specialized in the medical field, have decided to mobilize to offer help and put a smile on the faces of the most vulnerable people around the world. Among these is the international humanitarian Non-Governmental Organizations, Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships are a non-profit association founded on Christian values whose mission is to improve access to healthcare in developing countries in Africa.
12 December 2019

SADC Revolutionary governments: progress check

Southern Africa is politically unique on the continent. A majority of its countries underwent armed anti-colonial liberation struggles. This also meant that these liberation struggles had a direct effect on the regional people and continues to do so to this day. And this influence is purveyed through former liberation movements and parties that have retained political power in the post-independence and post-colonial era. The majority of the countries in the region are rallying behind the political parties that participated in the liberation struggle with a few exceptions where opposition parties have managed to unseat revolutionary parties.
9 December 2019

The political, economic and social state of affairs in South Africa

For over some years now, South Africa which has been considered an exemplary nation as far as democracy in Africa is concerned but today it is facing a dire economic, political and social climate. The country which is recovering from the ruins of Apartheid is still hit by sporadic violence and xenophobic attacks amidst efforts to improve economic growth. Many blamed former president Jacob Zuma for the dilemma the country is experiencing, but with the election of a new president, nothing seems to have changed.
5 December 2019

Nathalie Yamb’s expulsion from Côte d’Ivoire: a victory against imperialism?

"Neo-colonialism is the cause of all the misfortunes affecting French-speaking African states. This is simple but meaningful statement has become very viral today, opening the door to the obscure expulsion of Nathalie Yamb from Côte d'Ivoire. An awakener of the conscience, freedom and democracy, Nathalie Yamb is Swiss-Cameroonian who has long campaigned for an end to neo-colonialism in Africa. Residing in Côte d'Ivoire for many years until recently, Nathalie Yamb, beyond her fight against French politics in Africa, is a politician of LIDER, the opposition party of Professor Mamadou Koulibaly, occupying the position of executive advisor.
3 December 2019

CEMAC Extraordinary Summit: update on the currency and the economy

The Central African Economic Community (CEMAC) wants a stable and strong CFA Franc! This is the major resolution adopted at the extraordinary CEMAC Summit held on 21 and 22 November 2019 in Yaoundé, by the Central African Heads of State.
While the West African countries have already opted for the introduction of their new currency as early as 2020, the CEMAC countries have met in order to renew and adopt additional measures to consolidate and recover the sub-region's economy. In other words, this was a redefinition of the agreements with France. According to the Cameroonian presidency, the CFA Franc is seen by many experts as a hindering factor to development.
2 December 2019

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Is Africa ready for a single passport?

The issue of a single Passport for Africa has been on the negotiation table of African leaders for a while, but its realization still remains problematic. In 2016, African leaders in Rwanda launched the single African Passport. While handing the passports to then AU Chair and Chadian President Idris Deby Itno and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, then AUC Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said the innovation was a “steady step toward the objective of creating a strong, prosperous and integrated Africa, driven by its own citizens’’
26 March 2019

Sortie des pays Africains du Franc CFA : Le docteur BASSILEKIN s’exprime au micro d’AFRIC

Le FCFA, Franc des colonies françaises d’Afrique, une monnaie d’asservissement, d’aliénation qui continue de tenir à la gorge 15 pays africains. Le débat refait surface avec les ressentes accusations de l’Italie qui interpelle la France sur ses responsabilités sur la situation économique de ces pays qui peinent à garantir des conditions de vie descentes à leurs populations. Économistes, artistes musiciens, hommes politiques, acteurs de la société civile tirent tous la sonnette d’alarme sur la nécessité pour les pays africains de s’affranchir de cette monnaie héritées de la colonisation …car on ne peut parler d’un véritable développement économique sans autonomie financière.
27 February 2019

10 conseils pour une étudiante qui veut réussir son master universitaire

Vous avez enfin déniché l’établissement parfait pour le programme master de votre choix ? Votre inscription est finalisée et vous avez hâte d’entamer votre second cycle ? Si vous avez à cœur de le réussir avec les honneurs, certaines règles de conduite vous seront d’une utilité certaine. Entre études et vie en société, découvrez nos 10 conseils spécialement destinés à l’étudiante pleine d’ambition que vous êtes.
20 January 2019

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AFRIC Expert Report: Vision of the Future “Africa 2040”

The Berlin Foresight "Africa 2040" sessions were organised by the Association of Free Research and Interational Cooperation (AFRIC). It was held on the 29th and 30th of July, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Berlin, Germany to provide the opportunity to discuss Africa’s political and economical emergence as the continent approaches 2040. The Foresight sessions gave the attendees made up of diplomats, journalists, policy maker, educators and expert professionals the platform to envision pragmatic scenarios that Africa could find itself, along with methods to achieve these goals. The outcomes of expert work were presented at the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on October 24, 2019.
29 November 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL ELECTION MONITORING MISSION STATEMENT AND PRELIMINARY CONCLUSIONS OF MOZAMBIQUE ELECTIONS 2019

The Mozambican general elections were held on the 15th of October 2019 to elect the president, the national unicameral parliament (Assembly of the Republic) and members of the provincial assembly. These elections are held every five years.
The President of the Republic is elected by absolute majority vote. Presidential candidate needs a majority of valid votes casted to be elected. In the event that no candidate has been able to obtain more than 50% of the votes, a second round of elections is required to be held with the two strongest candidates going head to head.
18 October 2019