More Than Half of Schools in Boko Haram’s Nigeria Heartland Closed – UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -More than half of schools in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno are closed with millions of children unable to start school this year due to the ongoing threat of Boko Haram, the United Nations children’s’ agency…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -More than half of schools in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno are closed with millions of children unable to start school this year due to the ongoing threat of Boko Haram, the United Nations children's' agency said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

To Be an Egyptian Migrant in Rome (And Also Make Great Pizza)

[IPS] Rome -“I asked him: do you want to come with us to Greece? He said: ‘Why not?’ So my wife and myself packed up and drove to Athens to open our ‘trattoria’ there.”

[IPS] Rome -"I asked him: do you want to come with us to Greece? He said: 'Why not?' So my wife and myself packed up and drove to Athens to open our 'trattoria' there."

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

A New Roadmap to Make U.S. Sudan Sanctions Relief Work

[ICG] By 12 October, Washington will decide whether the steps Sudan has taken qualify it for lifting some U.S. sanctions. But to push forward afterwards will require a new roadmap that ties further sanctions relief and improved bilateral relations to p…

[ICG] By 12 October, Washington will decide whether the steps Sudan has taken qualify it for lifting some U.S. sanctions. But to push forward afterwards will require a new roadmap that ties further sanctions relief and improved bilateral relations to political reform and human rights.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

One Vast Informal Business

[Africa In Fact] Zimbabwe’s economy has seen a drastic collapse since 2000. Once a fairly highly industrialised country, Zimbabwe is now a vast informal economy after the collapse of its once-thriving manufacturing and agricultural sectors.

[Africa In Fact] Zimbabwe's economy has seen a drastic collapse since 2000. Once a fairly highly industrialised country, Zimbabwe is now a vast informal economy after the collapse of its once-thriving manufacturing and agricultural sectors.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Troops Deployed Ahead of Anglophone Independence Declaration

[Deutsche Welle] President Paul Biya has sent in the army to deter Anglophone secessionists from declaring their independence as massive protests break out. But this appears to have done little to weaken their resolve.

[Deutsche Welle] President Paul Biya has sent in the army to deter Anglophone secessionists from declaring their independence as massive protests break out. But this appears to have done little to weaken their resolve.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Govt Tells Off Human-Rights Body Over Accusations of Stifling Opposition

[East African] The Rwandan government has called the Human Rights Watch an “irrelevant and deceitful” organization that exploits situations in the country for financial gain.

[East African] The Rwandan government has called the Human Rights Watch an "irrelevant and deceitful" organization that exploits situations in the country for financial gain.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Minister of Transport – 90 Percent of Egypt’s Trade Via Sea Ports

[Egypt Online] The Maritime transport is the cornerstone for economic development in various countries across the world and for Egypt’s national economy, Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat said on Thursday.

[Egypt Online] The Maritime transport is the cornerstone for economic development in various countries across the world and for Egypt's national economy, Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Egypt Bourse Gains Egp 61 Bln in Q3

[Egypt Online] The Egyptian bourse gained EGP 61.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017 as the market capital jumped 8.9 percent to 748.5 billion pounds, compared to 687.4 billion pounds in the previous quarter.

[Egypt Online] The Egyptian bourse gained EGP 61.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017 as the market capital jumped 8.9 percent to 748.5 billion pounds, compared to 687.4 billion pounds in the previous quarter.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt