Equator Prize Award Ceremony Lauds Indigenous Peoples' Central Role in Climate Change Fight (allAfrica.com)

In the midst of Paris climate negotiations, UN Development Programme (UNDP) chief Helen Clark and actor and activist Alec Baldwin hosted the Equator Prize 2015 award ceremony this week to recognize the perseverance of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in 19 countries worldwide, whose efforts are helping to tackle climate change and protect the environment. The…

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Refugees at Tense Uganda Camp Share Plight with UN Official

At the Nyumanzi Transit Center in northern Uganda, refugees greet U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi with song and dance, as well as with tales of food shortages and poor living conditions. Grandi is on a tour of Uganda’s overcrowded refugee centers. Since violence began last July, nearly 90,000 South Sudanese have crossed into […]

African Film Industry Pros Learn From Hollywood

Nigerian actress Olajumoke Bello Aruwajoye had an “out-of-body” experience when she arrived in Hollywood. “It’s surreal, it’s amazing, it’s exciting for me because I never thought I would be here,” she said. Aruwajoye is one of a small handful of entertainment professionals from Africa who got a chance to come to Los Angeles for three […]