Africa

South African activist takes the reins at Amnesty International

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – Longtime social justice activist Kumi Naidoo began his four-year tenure this week as head of the rights group Amnesty International with a vision for the group to be “bigger, bolder and more inclusive.”  In his first message as Secretary General on Aug. 16, Naidoo said that Amnesty International “is now opening its arms wider than ever before to[Read More…]

More African Nations Discard Term Limits and Let Leaders ‘Rule for Life’

TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – Absent any influence from the White House towards democratic reforms, a number of African leaders are quietly tweaking their laws to ensure a lock on the presidency for decades to come.  Fifteen of Africa’s 54 heads of state hold or have held power for more than 20 years. Yet Africa has the world’s youngest population where the median[Read More…]

Ramaphosa to head the African National Congress

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – After a bruising battle for votes within the governing African National Congress, billionaire tycoon Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa edged out his rival in the final minutes of the ANC’s 54th national elective conference in Johannesburg, opening the prospect of his winning the presidency in 2019 when Jacob Zuma  is scheduled to leave office. Ramaphosa, 64, won in a squeaker[Read More…]

More African Immigrants Moving To The U.S.

More Immigrants from Africa are calling the United States “Home Sweet Home,” according to Pew Research Center, which based in Washington, D.C. In 2015, 2.1 million African immigrants were living in the U.S., up from 881,000 in 2000 and 80,000 in 1970, according to the report “African Immigrant Population in U.S. Steadily Climbs,” which was published February 14. This latest[Read More…]

Liberia outsourcing public education to U. S. Firm

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — In what might be a first in Africa, Liberia will put its entire pre-primary and primary education system in the hands of a U.S. start-up that would bring a charter school model to struggling schools on the continent. Bridge International Academies already has a presence in Kenya,[Read More…]

New questions about whether African child soldiers secured U. S. bases in Iraq

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Aegis Defense Service, a UK firm, may have recruited former child soldiers from Sierra Leone to provide security for U.S. bases in Iraq, according to a new TV documentary shown in Denmark. The film – “The Child Soldiers’ New Job” – includes testimony from interviewees who said[Read More…]

Rwandans recall ‘Genocide Ideology’ at memorial observance

One third of the general Rwandan population is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the genocide. The Clinton Administration did nothing to stop the genocide   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Candle lighting, a minute of silence, the laying of wreaths and other memorial ceremonies have been held and will continue[Read More…]

Uganda’s solar-powered bus is a ticket to ride

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com)  — The Ugandan-based manufacturer of a solar-powered bus recently showed off its creation in the landlocked East African country. The bus is powered by the sun.  Uganda is located near the equator and it has nearly perfect sunny weather year round. Temperatures rarely rise above 84 degrees Fahrenheit.[Read More…]

African leaders press fight for representation at the U.N.

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The present composition of the United Nations is a thorn in the side of some African leaders who question why none of the five permanent[Read More…]