Africa: Finding Solutions for Sanitation Problems in Africa

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Access to proper sanitation and hygiene continues to prove a challenge to African countries. Following the success of previous conferences, the African Ministers’  Council on Water (AMCOW) and the AfricaSan International Task Force agreed to hold the AfricaSan5 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of generating political momentum for hygiene […]

Nigeria: Why European Commission Included Nigeria Among 23 ‘Dirty Money’ Blacklist

[Premium Times] The European Commission says Nigeria was named in the expanded 23 ‘dirty money’ blacklist released last Wednesday for failing to take steps to strengthen its anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes. source

Ghana: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism – Ghana Rejects Blacklisting

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has expressed regret over the European Commission (EC) blacklisting the country among the list of countries with strategic deficiencies in their Anti- Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) framework. source

Kenya: Activist’s Death in Botched Abortion Spotlights ‘Killer’ Backstreet Clinics

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The death of a Kenyan activist due a botched abortion spotlights how thousands of pregnant women and girls are being driven by social stigma and restrictive policies to lose their lives in backstreet clinics, human rights campaigners said on Friday. source

Africa: One of Africa’s Poorest Start-Up Markets Wants to Up Its Game

[Innovation in Africa] Smaller African countries have a tough time making much of an impact on the noisy African start-up news hyper-sphere. It’s not easy being innovative in small, tech-poor markets. Russell Southwood looks at how recent initiatives in Mali are seeking to tackle the problem. source