Latest News for: African countries


US birth rate stays flat, below replacement

China Daily 03 Jun 2023
The US, with a birth rate of 1.7, isn’t the only developed country where the rate is below the population replacement rate of 2.1 ... Many European countries also face population declines, with Italy experiencing the lowest birth rate among them ... Many African countries have high birth rates, with Niger at the top with a rate of 6.9.

Oklahoma governor to send National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border

The Claremore Daily Progress 03 Jun 2023
OKLAHOMA CITYOklahoma’s governor said he plans to send 100 Oklahoma National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office said the deployment is in response to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request for reinforcements at the border ... The soldiers will provide security support at five installations across three east African countries. .

US Not Dissuading African Countries From Working With China to Achieve Goals - Envoy to UN

Urdu Point 02 Jun 2023
"We are not telling African countries they shouldn't work with China," Thomas-Greenfield said during an interview at a Truman Center event.

5 African countries pledged to uphold free internet in 2021 UN resolution but ‘broke their word’

Joy Online 02 Jun 2023
Five African countries that backed the UN resolution on human rights on the internet in 2021, which aims to safeguard and promote human rights online, have “broken their word.” ... Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Somalia, and Nigeria are among the African countries caught violating the resolution they promised to maintain.

Shortage of African expert voices on climate challenges affecting coverage in newsrooms

Ghana Business News 02 Jun 2023
Climate change is making African countries poorer every year with data showing that the combined phenomena are shaving off five to 15 per cent of African countries’ GDP annually ... While African countries did not contribute significantly to the current climate crisis, the anticipated future effects of climate change for Africa are dire.

Egypt marks Africa Day

Watani 02 Jun 2023
Governor Attiya highlighted Egypt’s role in supporting and advocating the efforts of African countries to achieve economic development ... medical convoys departing from the Aswan University and the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport towards African countries.

Healthcare drive started for orphans in Africa

China Daily 02 Jun 2023
Under the initiative, representatives from Chinese embassies in African countries and Chinese medical teams sent to African countries will visit local orphanages or allied institutions to facilitate and conduct free physical check-ups.

Xiplomacy: China-Africa reciprocal cooperation prospers thanks to close people-to-people bonds

People Daily 02 Jun 2023
The event, initiated by Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the OAFLAD, was launched in dozens of African countries recently ... and many other flagship projects jointly launched by China and their African counterparts have become landmarks in those African countries.

Congressional members demand Biden keep his commitment and protect African migrants

The Grio 02 Jun 2023
“We need to treat [African] countries like we treated Ukraine,” said Ivey ... He compared the U.S.’ quick response to assisting Ukrainians after Russia invaded the country in 2022 to the country’s lack of response in aiding African migrants fleeing from countries like the Republic of South Sudan amid violence and devastation.

A ‘Russian love affair’: Why South Africa stays ‘neutral’ on war

Al Jazeera 02 Jun 2023
In October, South Africa abstained, like many other African countries, in a United Nations General Assembly vote condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine which began in February 2022; there were 143 votes in favour of the resolution. At the time, the South African ambassador said the country “must stand in seeking peace”.

Int'l community expresses concern over continued fighting in Sudan 02 Jun 2023
... the United Nations, the League of Arab States, the European Union, the permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC), the African members of the UNSC, Sudan's neighboring countries, countries designated by the IGAD to engage the belligerents, and Comoros, among others.

Harnessing BRICS to achieve SA’s development objectives

Independent online (SA) 02 Jun 2023
The summit presents South Africa with an opportunity to cement its position as a reliable partner for overseas investors seeking to expand their business in the southern African region, thereby fostering joint ventures between its companies and those of other BRICS countries.

Experts gather in Zambia to deliberate on measures to unlock Africa's agricultural sector

Xinhua 02 Jun 2023
He expressed happiness that the meeting was being held at a time when most African countries have embarked on much-needed policy and regulatory reforms aimed at ensuring food sufficiency, improved livelihoods as well as food and nutrition security ... He has since called on African ...

Leaders from West Africa & the Sahel Reaffirm Commitments to Invest in Fertilizers for ...

Business Ghana 02 Jun 2023
West African Heads of State and ministers affirmed their commitment to accelerate investments and reforms to make fertilizers more accessible and affordable during the high-level roundtable jointly organized by the Togolese government, the World Bank, and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

China, Uganda implement AEO customs agreement 02 Jun 2023
The agreement, the first of its kind to take effect between China and an African country, will create a more favorable environment for the high-quality development of bilateral economic and trade cooperation between China and Uganda, the GAC said.

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