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Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation started the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized “One of the main objectives of Merck Foundation is to build a strong platform of qualified medical, paediatric and […]

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues […]

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) Celebrates its Second Graduating Cohort of 47 Students from Across Africa

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) Celebrates its Second Graduating Cohort of 47 Students from Across Africa

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of its both tracks of its two Master programmes earlier today. 47 students from across the African continent have received their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen. The graduating students and their guests […]

Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

After the Monrovia’s summit of ECOWAS leaders, which gave its agreement in principle to Morocco’s request to join the sub-regional grouping, West African diplomatic veterans have continued to vent their disapproval to the Kingdom’s membership bid. Although the West African leaders, at the June 4, 2017 meeting, said the implications of Morocco’s membership still needed […]

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

The new secretary of the Communist Party of Andalusia (PCA), Ernesto Alba, said that the march for peace in Western Sahara, which will be held Saturday in Seville is intended to say no to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. This solidarity event called by the Andalusian Federation of Solidarity Associations with Western Sahara (FANDAS) […]

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek dubbed Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, “victorious” the firm commitment of the Africa Union’s heads of State and government, who met at the 29th AU Summit, in favour of the Sahrawi cause. “It is an important victory,” said Ould Salek, speaking to the press on the sidelines […]

AU re-establishes 10-member contact group on Western Sahara to find an urgent solution to Sahrawi issue

AU re-establishes 10-member contact group on Western Sahara to find an urgent solution to Sahrawi issue

The African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government has adopted today the decisions of the African Peace and Security Council on the situation of peace and security in Africa, welcoming the international efforts aimed at speeding up a solution to the Sahrawi issue. The African Union (AU) has recently adopted a resolution proposed […]

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Some 292 people have been referred for trial in a military court in Egypt accused of attempting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, judicial sources revealed yesterday. Head of the defence team, Islam Salama Islam Salama said in a statement yesterday: “The military authorities today referred 292 to military courts, and stopped the renewal of […]

New uprisings expected in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco

New uprisings expected in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco

Egypt, Algeria and Morocco will witness mass uprisings by the youth, German newspaper Qantara has warned. The protests are a result of the failure of the education systems in the three countries which have left the youth lacking the necessary qualifications to obtain jobs or provide their circumstances. Political researcher Tariq Osman stated in an […]

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data. A new report by McKinsey Africa (www.McKinsey.com) finds that its involvement is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest. Through a study conducted across eight countries that together […]

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