Region Deserves Limited Credit for Toppling a Dictator

[Democracy Works] Before Yahya Jammeh finally bowed to the inevitable and left the presidency of the Gambia for exile, he asked the negotiators for certain conditions to be met.

[Democracy Works] Before Yahya Jammeh finally bowed to the inevitable and left the presidency of the Gambia for exile, he asked the negotiators for certain conditions to be met.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Fighting the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Goat Plague

[The Conversation Africa] Small ruminant farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accounts for more than 72% of household incomes yet it’s under threat from a disease known as ‘goat plague’, or peste des petits ruminants. The Conversation Afri…

[The Conversation Africa] Small ruminant farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accounts for more than 72% of household incomes yet it's under threat from a disease known as 'goat plague', or peste des petits ruminants. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked Ahadi Birindwa about the plague and what's being done to stop it.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

A Degree With a Difference – Using South African Sign Language Instead of the Written Word

[The Conversation Africa] Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika was a year into her Master’s dissertation in English, and she was struggling. This has nothing to do with her work ethic: the problem lay with her hearing. Nyeleti was born deaf and like many others in…

[The Conversation Africa] Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika was a year into her Master's dissertation in English, and she was struggling. This has nothing to do with her work ethic: the problem lay with her hearing. Nyeleti was born deaf and like many others in her situation, she battles with written language.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How Warlords Triggered Extreme Hunger in a Land of Plenty

[The Conversation Africa] A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011.

[The Conversation Africa] A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Mkapa Seeks Special Summit On Burundi Talks Boycott

[East African] Former Tanzania president and facilitator of the Intra-Burundi Dialogue Benjamin Mkapa wants East African Community leaders to convene an extraordinary summit on the boycott of talks by some parties.

[East African] Former Tanzania president and facilitator of the Intra-Burundi Dialogue Benjamin Mkapa wants East African Community leaders to convene an extraordinary summit on the boycott of talks by some parties.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Chiloba – Despite the Hurdles, We’re On Course for August 8 Elections

[East African] The chief executive of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ezra Chiloba spoke to Fred Oluoch about the electoral body’s preparedness to hold free and fair elections. We are generally on course, since EOP was rolled ou…

[East African] The chief executive of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ezra Chiloba spoke to Fred Oluoch about the electoral body's preparedness to hold free and fair elections. We are generally on course, since EOP was rolled out in January 2016, despite the various challenges that include transition of the Commission and the courts halting certain processes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Intrigues As Nasa and Jubilee Vie for 19.7m Kenyan Votes

[East African] Two major political groups in Kenya will be scrambling for 19.7 million votes in the August 8 general election as talks on amending the country’s seven-year-old Constitution take shape.

[East African] Two major political groups in Kenya will be scrambling for 19.7 million votes in the August 8 general election as talks on amending the country's seven-year-old Constitution take shape.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya