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Food safety on the table at world conference

Addis Ababa - Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic chemicals is a mounting health hazard and a crippling economic burden, a global conference on food safety has been told.

US-China trade tensions could hit African growth: AFDB

Addis Ababa - Persisting trade tensions between economic superpowers the United States and China could shave 0.7 percent from Africa's GDP in 2019, a senior official at the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Friday.

Surge in piracy off West Africa in 2018: maritime watchdog

Kuala Lumpur - Pirate attacks rose worldwide in 2018 due to a surge off West Africa, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday, calling for increased international cooperation to halt the spate of hijackings and kidnappings.

Ghana urges people of African heritage to 'come home'

Accra - Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.

Cuba around the world: 60 years of weapons and white coats

Havana - As its revolution turns 60, Cuba is still reaching out all over the world to spread the socialist ideology that carried Fidel Castro to power in 1959.

US lashes out at 'predatory' China, Russia in Africa

Washington - The United States lashed out Thursday at "predatory" Chinese and Russian involvement in Africa as it announced a leaner footprint that insists on accountability in trade and peacekeeping.

US resists African bid for UN funding of new peace operations

New York - An ambitious push by African countries to secure UN financing for future peace operations is facing strong resistance from the United States, which has put forward conditions for the funding, according to documents seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

Port Dickson - Malaysia on Thursday torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9 million in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa.

Child marriage costs countries billions in lost earnings: World Bank

Accra - Respect Ruvimbo Topodzi was 15 and walking home from school in her native Zimbabwe when a 22-year-old man asked her out. She turned him down but it was too late.Her father saw them and assumed they were already together.

Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

Cape Town - An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his phone's touch screen."The penetration of mobile devices in Africa is huge.

Spain in talks with Italy, Malta over rescued migrants

Madrid - Spain said Wednesday it was in talks with Italy and Malta to try to find a port which would allow a Spanish fishing vessel with 12 migrants on board to dock.

France to return African treasures to Benin

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to return 26 cultural artefacts to Benin "without delay", a move that could put pressure on other former colonial powers to return African artworks to their countries of origin.

France to return 26 artworks to Benin

Paris - France's President Emmanuel Macron agreed Friday to return 26 artworks to Benin "without delay," his office said.

Africans cheer call for France to return treasures

Paris - African museum directors on Wednesday welcomed an expert report calling on France to allow the return of thousands of African treasures and artworks, a radical policy shift that could put pressure on other former colonial powers.

US, China at odds over UN push to fund African peacekeeping

New York - A push at the United Nations to secure financing for peace operations led by the African Union won strong backing from China on Tuesday but the United States poured cold water on the proposal.

Global fight against malaria has stalled, WHO warns

Maputo - The World Health Organisation on Monday said global efforts to fight malaria have hit a plateau as it reported there were more cases of the killer disease in 2017 than the previous year.

Pentagon to trim Africa forces as focus shifts to Russia, China

Washington - The Pentagon will trim the number of US troops deployed across Africa as it concentrates more on countering threats from "Great Power" competitors Russia and China, officials said Thursday.

Fighting for France in WWI, Senegal's last rifleman

Dakar - Born in 1894 and enlisted after showing his prowess as a wrestler, Abdoulaye Ndiaye was a Senegalese villager who fought for France as a sharpshooter in World War I.

France addresses painful history of African WWI troops

Paris - Is France guilty of "amnesia" when it comes to the role of African troops who fought in World War I? The organisers of an exhibition on colonial fighters near Paris think so.

Two migrant children die at sea between Morocco and Spain: NGO

Madrid - Two seven-year-old children have died in the Mediterranean as hundreds of migrants sought to reach Spain from Morocco, a Spanish NGO said Saturday.

African growth key to stemming migrant flows: Merkel

Prague - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Czech premier Andrej Babis agreed Friday to focus on economic development in Africa to try to slow migration into the European Union.

'Europe or bust' migrants undeterred in Morocco

Tanger - For scores of African migrants, it's a case of "Europe or bust", no matter what Moroccan authorities throw at them in the way of detentions and being bussed hundreds of kilometres away."I'll come back here even if they send me back 10 times!

Choice of francophone chief makes waves in Africa

Dakar - In normal times, African countries would have loudly saluted the choice of Rwanda's Louise Mushikiwabo as head of the world community of French-speaking countries.

Stigma, blame means African women wary to say #MeToo

Nairobi - The #MeToo campaign has given mostly Western women confidence to speak up about violence at the hands of men, but in Africa women say stigma and victim-blaming still keep many silent.

Melania Trump kicks off Africa tour in Ghana

Accra - The US First Lady on Tuesday pulled faces at babies and handed out teddy bears as she kicked off her maiden solo trip to Africa, offering a softer side to the Trump administration after another turbulent week in Washington.

Melania Trump carves solo path in Africa visit

Washington - Melania Trump left Washington -- and her husband's shadow -- Monday for a four-country tour of Africa that will give the glamorous and at times enigmatic first lady a chance to carve her own diplomatic path.

Young girls primary victims of humanitarian strife

Paris - Girls are the primary victims of humanitarian crises, suffering abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are "14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict," the Plan International NGO said Sunday.

War on extreme poverty faces challenges in Africa: World Bank

Washington - The share of the people living in extreme poverty around the globe has declined but is falling a slower pace as the challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa become more acute, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Hotspots, not trouble spots: Africa seeks tourism boom

Cape Town - Africa draws just five percent of the world's tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beach.

Dealers bristle as calls grow for restitution of colonial-era art

Paris - Among the specialists in indigenous art gathering for their annual trade show in Paris this week, resistance is growing to demands that works taken from native peoples be returned decades or even centuries after the fact.
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