Libya’s Slave Trade Shocks AU-EU Leaders Into Action

[ISS] The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff in Niger and Libya had ‘documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have descr…

[ISS] The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff in Niger and Libya had 'documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have described as "slave markets"'.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Saving Lives from AIDS in West & Central Africa Demands Delivering Differently

[MSF] In South Africa today, nearly 4 million people are on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), the largest HIV patient cohort in the world. At the same time, in West & Central Africa (WCA) — where researchers, policy makers, clinicians and activists meet at the largest AIDS conference in hosted in Abidjan this week — 4 million people remain undiagnosed and untreated for the disease.

[MSF] In South Africa today, nearly 4 million people are on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), the largest HIV patient cohort in the world. At the same time, in West & Central Africa (WCA) -- where researchers, policy makers, clinicians and activists meet at the largest AIDS conference in hosted in Abidjan this week -- 4 million people remain undiagnosed and untreated for the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

World Bank Cuts Economic Growth Forecast to 4.9%

[East African] The World Bank expects the Kenyan economy to rebound in 2018 as headwinds such as drought, slowing credit access and politics — that hurt growth this year — subside.

[East African] The World Bank expects the Kenyan economy to rebound in 2018 as headwinds such as drought, slowing credit access and politics -- that hurt growth this year -- subside.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya