Prophet RAEL in support of President Ramaphosa’s policy of land redistribution in South Africa

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM), has expressed his full support to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, for his decision to redistribute land to Black South Africans. President Ramaphosa stated, “The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one […]

Women carry the burden of Ugandan war trauma

Beatrice Adyero* woke up one July morning in 2002 to news that completely shattered her life. Her husband, four sons, and a daughter-in-law were among 56 civilians abducted and killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. Her youngest granddau…

Code for Africa and Radiant.Earth Aim to Grow Data Journalism in Africa

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Code for Africa, the continent’s largest federation of civic technology and data journalism labs, and Radiant.Earth, a non-profit advocating for open geospatial data for positive global impact, announced their partnership to harness open Earth imagery and tools for improved decision-making, as well as better insight and transparency. Their […]

Dr. Guislain Museum and Janssen Now Accepting Global Nominations for 2018 “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award

– Recognizing Advocates Making a Difference to Destigmatize Mental Illness – GHENT, Belgium, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Dr. Guislain Museum in Ghent, Belgium and Janssen Research & Development, LLC (“Janssen”), today announced that they are seeking global nominations for the seventh annual Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award. The Award honors an individual, project or organization […]

Uganda Ruling Party Wants to Extend President’s Rule to 2035

Uganda’s ruling party is pushing for a referendum that could extend the longtime president’s rule to 2035.Rogers Mulindwa, a spokesman for the National Resistance Movement party, says the referendum to extend the president’s term from five years to sev…

Mauritania Issues Birth Certificates for Malian Refugee Children

The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in Mbera camp, conferring important legal protections upon them.Refugee children who lack a birth certificate…


ENTEBBE, UGANDA– Tanzanian President John Magufuli has arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, to attend the 19th East African Community (EAC) Heads of State summit being held on Friday.The Head of State met his Ugandan counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni, who…