November 20, 2022

‘Join forces’ for peaceful, prosperous continent, urges UN chief on Africa Industrialization Day

On Africa Industrialization Day, Sunday, the UN chief urged everyone to “join forces to build a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous continent for all”.   In his message commemorating the Day, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that countries across Africa are facing “a perfect storm”.   He cited armed conflicts; rising food and energy insecurity; “skyrocketing” inflation and debt; shrinking fiscal space; and mounting climate catastrophes.   Yet despite these challenges, the top UN official reminded that Africa includes some of the world’s fastest growing economies with the potential to lead in the global energy transition. Harnessing potential To advance inclusive,

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International association demands that colonialists return looted items

MEXICO— The Mexico office of the Association for the Reparation of Colonialism (ARC), aka “Colonialism Reparation,” called for the definitive restitution of the treasures looted by excolonizers from Mexico and other countries.   The office pointed out on its website that as a first step in the direction of repairing the damage caused by colonialism, the former colonists must stop hindering the return of tangible elements that are evidence of human evolution to their countries of origin.   The institution recalled that at the 6th Summit of the European Union-African Union, the heads of State and Governments of the Member

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Deadly floods, landslides in eastern DR Congo

GOMA (DR Congo)— Two days of flooding and landslides in eastern DR Congo have claimed more than 20 lives, officials and police said.   At least 13 people were killed Friday at an illegal gold mine at Rubaya, in the North Kivu province territory of Masisi.   “The victims were ‘diggers’ who were in wells and people who were nearby,” said Jean-Paul Barindikije, secretary of an association of artisanal miners.   “Several other people are still buried underground — the searches are ongoing,” he added.   Heavy rain Saturday caused several houses to collapse in central Rubaya, causing five deaths,

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L’exposition en ligne sur la coopération et les échanges culturels sino-africains « Wonderful Jinhua, Fascinating Africa » s’ouvre en Égypte

LE CAIRE, 19 novembre 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Le 17 novembre 2022, l’exposition en ligne sur la coopération et les échanges culturels entre la Chine et l’Afrique « Wonderful Jinhua, Fascinating Africa », qui est accueillie conjointement par le département provincial de la culture et du tourisme de Zhejiang et le gouvernement populaire municipal de Jinhua, et qui est organisée […]

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