World News Investing In Zimbabwe's Smallholder Farmers
HARARE (IPS)—To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, about 132 miles south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at dawn. The fruit farmer sells his produce at the nearest “growth point” at Tongogara (the term for areas targeted for development) where the prices are not stable.
Updated Mar 29, 2017 - 1:32:47 PM
World News Africa still cursed by glut of small arms
The International Red Cross has determined small arms are the world’s principal cause of death and conflict. “Small/light arms are cheap and portable, and are used by all combatants—state militaries, militias, and insurgents.”
Updated Mar 14, 2017 - 1:38:38 PM
World News Looking Ahead For The Motherland In 2017
The need for industrial and infrastructure development in Africa is sacrosanct. The outgoing African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said the AU’s move to secure “visa-freeentry for all Africans” is a step in that direction.
Updated Jan 18, 2017 - 11:40:59 AM
World News Truck Plows Into Berlin Christmas Market
A truck ploughed into a Christmas market in western Berlin killing nine and injuring several people, according to police. The incident Dec. 19 happened in one of Berlin’s largest Christmas markets, located in the western Charlottenburg district.
Updated Dec 20, 2016 - 1:55:08 PM
World News New anti-corruption leader takes the helm in Ghana
KUMASI, Ghana (IPS)—Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on early December.
Updated Dec 20, 2016 - 1:43:35 PM