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Nigeria’s diaspora bond raises $300 million

Nigeria’s diaspora sends home more than $21 billion a year in remittances and the government wants some of that cash.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 26, 2017.
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Africa 'short of 40m jobs by 2040' warning

Africa will face a shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040 if current trends continue, according to a new report by the Tony Blair Institute.

Huge increase in child malnutrition in Ethiopia's Doolo zone reported

An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Ethiopia's Doolo region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns an international medical charity.
from MSF on Jun 27, 2017.

Brazil's President Temer charged with corruption

Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption charges against President Michel Temer, a step toward possibly making him the country's first serving leader to face a criminal trial.
from Aljazeera on Jun 27, 2017.

Return Burma and Iraq to child soldier list, US urged

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should return Burma and Iraq to the US list of governments using child soldiers, says an international rights group.
from Human Rights Watch on Jun 27, 2017.
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'We've got to light up Africa. You cannot develop in the dark.'

We’ve got to make sure that kids are fed because the future of economies depend on it, says the winner of the World Food Prize.
from allAfrica on Jun 27, 2017.

Xi Jinping’s new mega city Xiongan is expanding underground

President Xi Jinping’s ambitious scheme to build a city at Xiongan in northern China will create a new world underground.
from South China Morning Post on Jun 26, 2017.
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A marathon without finish: Nigeria’s fight against polio

The battle against polio in Nigeria is being fought not only against the disease but against social mistrust and political violence. Yet the end could be in sight.
from New Internationalist on Jun 22, 2017.
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