All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (158)

A tripartite Ebola attack demands a tripartite solution

A tripartite Ebola attack demands a tripartite solution.

The Ebola outbreak still continues to be a sore sight of public health emergency in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. These three countries known as the Mano River Union countries (MRU), have served a common border since time in memorial, and of course quite tenuous borders which makes it all the more vulnerable to spontaneous inflow of border crossing at this time of unrest caused by the Ebola outbreak. You may recall that the… Continue

Added by Andrew Benson Greene on December 6, 2014 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Moroccan refusal to host African Cup rooted in fear and prejudice

A refusal by Morocco to host next month’s 2014 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament for fear that it could import the Ebola virus from West Africa spotlights complex relations between the continent’s Arab and sub-Saharan nations as well as the non-transparent inner workings of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), a constituent member of troubled world soccer body FIFA.

The Moroccan decision to violate the terms of its agreement to host the tournament has prompted CAF to…


Added by James M Dorsey on November 14, 2014 at 4:53am — No Comments

TechChange Alumnus Launches mHealth App to Correctly Prescribe Antiretrovirals for HIV

Treating HIV with antriretroviral treatment (ARV) medication can be very challenging, given how complicated it can be to dispense these pills correctly. To help clinicians to correctly prescribe antiretrovirals, Dr. Musaed Abrahams, an alumnus of our …


Added by TechChange on November 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'.  Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It…

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'.  Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It is a story of great tragedy and also of tentative hope.  Madut's account of his journey and his perspective on his homeland of South Sudan and what is needed to bring peace are woven into this…


Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 15, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments

Call for Research Intern: Next Generation Internship Programme: West Africa Civil Society Institute

Established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa in 2005, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organisation dedicated to enhancing the capacities of civil society organisations in West Africa toward greater sustainability and operational and development effectiveness.


In response to an identified need for structured practical capacity enhancement for young West Africans, WACSI introduced a Next Generation Internship…


Added by Jimm Chick Fomunjong on October 1, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

Eritrea: A Missed Opportunity?

In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country.  …


Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on September 19, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

How to Gauge Africa Summit Success? Updated, Realistic Perceptions

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Emily Fornof

President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will be a success to the extent…


Added by Viola Gienger on August 7, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Grant Management Training Workshop in Nairobi from 13th to 15th August 2014

Dear Partners,

Capacity Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce the following Training workshops to be held in the Month of August  2014 in Nairobi,Kenya
1) Grant Management Training workshop from the 13th - 15th of August 2014.

Workshop Organizers

Capacity Africa Institute (…

Added by Peter Karegwa on July 8, 2014 at 5:37am — No Comments

Bold West African drug policy proposal should be taken up, and taken further

Gathering pace in the past years, global drug policy reform momentum has now also reached West Africa.

On 12 June, the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) launched a new report, Not just in Transit. Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa. WACD, an independent blue-ribbon commission initiated in 2013 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and chaired by Nigeria’s ex-President…


Added by JULIA HAMAUS on June 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Our Bodies, Our Stories: Celebrating the Menstrual Narratives of Womanhood

Originally Posted on LEPA Initiative

The world celebrated the first ever Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, 2014, and we are very happy to be part of this groundbreaking event because it’s been long overdue. The silence and taboo surrounding menstruation not only impedes the rights and dignity of women and girls protected under…


Added by Deborah Dauda on June 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Somalia Slated for First U.S. Ambassador in Two Decades

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

President Barack Obama will nominate an ambassador to Somalia for the first time in more than…


Added by Viola Gienger on June 4, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

South Sudan Activists Call for Civil Society Role in Peace Process

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Emily Fornof

The May 9 peace deal for South Sudan, signed between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 27, 2014 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Games for Change Seek to Connect Dots Towards Peace

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

In societies riven by conflict, Asi Burak hopes to pick up where inadequate education and news reports leave off. The award-winning…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Powering Up for Peace: Technology Startup Wins USIP Award

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Anand Varghese

A small technology startup that aims big – aiding hundreds of millions of Africans who don’t have access to…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 22, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Peacemaking and Placemaking: The Untold Story of Runaways and Stowaways

A young man recently was discovered to be a stowaway in the wheel well of a jet flying from San Diego to Hawaii.  The media wondered mostly how he got past security and how he managed to survive.  There was little attention paid to asking, “Was there something he was fleeing from?”


An elderly…


Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on April 28, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Masters Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution with an African focus

If anybody is interested in applying for a Masters Degree Course in Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa with the University of South Africa (distance learning institution), please contact me.

Added by Andreas Velthuizen on April 7, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Three Takeaways in my First Steps as a Social Entrepreneur


Armand Tossou

This post is written by Armand Tossou, a Fulbright scholar from Benin who is an MBA Candidate in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University. Armand and his co-founders Yesse, Aaron, and Leana, are starting a social venture that will support rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through increased access to agricultural…


Added by Dowser on April 4, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

One Day After Peace, a year after

I have found on PCDN a list of Universities/Colleges that teach "Peace" and reconcilation, I have applied to all yet many big & important institute libraries still don't hold One Day After Peace, I'm posting this post to bring attantion to this important film …


Added by Nahum Laufer on March 24, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

A Sense of Ownership: local communities are empowered to act on deforestation

1. Abdul Haji Ismael with Daughter outside House

Ben Thurman

BALE, ETHIOPIA–In the dappled shade of his eucalyptus plantation, Munir Adem recollects. “Before, the forest belonged to the government. There was an enemy relationship between the natural forest and the community”.

Over the last two decades, deforestation in the Bale region of southern Ethiopia reached alarming levels of 8% per annum. “It all comes back to poverty”,…


Added by Dowser on March 15, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Congolese Dancers Express Resilience to Violence


Kem Knapp Sawyer

“It used to be just a form of recreation for us,” Chiku Lwambo said, “but now with contemporary dance we have found a way to express ourselves and take a stand.”

Lwambo was taking a rehearsal break at the Yolé!Africa, an arts center in Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo. Chiku, 26, and his twin Chito are co-directors of the Busara, a dance company they formed in 2009.

The two brothers grew up dancing. From the age…


Added by Dowser on March 6, 2014 at 4:52am — 1 Comment

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