In Case You Missed It: 3/13/17 – 3/21/17

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on March 25, 2017

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Nigeria is a major tomato importer, despite having enough land to grow them.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, countries in Africa are limiting imports to support economic growth, and all African delegates denied visas for Africa Summit held in U.S.

African Nations Propose Limits to Imports into their Countries

Kenya and Ethiopia are among the countries that are taking measures to restrict international imports into their nations. This strategy is to boost internal revenue markets and incentivize citizens to shop local.

The African continent imports billions of dollars worth of grains annually.…

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In Case You Missed It: 1/23/17 -1/29/17

By Raevyn Goates on January 31, 2017

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President Adama Barrow of the Gambia returns home after his predecessor finally steps down.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, the Gambia’s new president comes home, African clinics face tough times, and one of African literature’s most important voices passes away.

Adama Barrow officially becomes President of the Gambia

A week after he was supposed to give up power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh finally stepped down, allowing his successor, Adama Barrow, to take over. Barrow had defeated Jammeh in an election last december, but Jammeh, who ruled for 22 years, refused to accept the results.…

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In Case You Missed It 10/31/16 – 11/6/16

By Raevyn Goates on November 7, 2016

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Miss Albinism Kenya, Loise Lihanda (center) is crowned at the “Beauty Beyond Skin” pageant while Mr. Albinism Kenya, Jairus Jzay (left) looks on.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, beauty goes beyond skin, a Tanzanian professor gets a new job, and a missing Chibok schoolgirl is found.

World’s First Albino Beauty Pageant Held In Kenya

Over the years, many people and organizations have worked to spread awareness of the prejudices albinos face. One such organization is Beauty Beyond Skin Color, who recently hosted the world’s first albino beauty pageant in Kenya.…

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In Case You Missed It: 2/15/16 – 2/21/16

By Raevyn Goates on February 22, 2016

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.

This week, Ethiopia continues their successful fight against HIV/AIDS, Zambian President promises to have a female running mate in upcoming election,  and Nigeria’s army takes on Human Rights violations.

HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon

Ethiopia Plans to Eliminate AIDS by 2030

Ethiopia’s Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) believes that the disease could be eradicated in the country by 2030.

Since 2010, Ethiopia has focused on reducing the number of new HIV/AIDS cases that occur each year. They have done this by focusing on three core areas: disease prevention, better care and support for those infected, and gathering strategic data.…

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In Case You Missed It: 1/18/16 – 1/24/16

By Raevyn Goates on January 25, 2016

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Yoza is a new app that provides laundry services in Uganda.

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.

In this week’s news, a new app reinvents laundry in Uganda, and Sierra Leone’s abortion bill faces a setback.

  1. New App Acts As “Uber” For Laundry

Yoza is a new company that connects people looking for help with their laundry to those offering help.

The company was founded by 24-year-old Solomon Kitumba of Kampala, Uganda, according to CNN. Because laundry is usually done by hand, it can be time consuming and difficult.…

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Walking with Africans a summer hit in Denver

By George Bamu on September 3, 2009

The Denver Presbytery’s “Walking with Africans” events, a week long celebration of Africa concluded on August 29. Already the praises, thank-you notes, joys and excitements that marked the events are ringing far and wide.

Walking with Africans welcomed and heard from the Rev Dr. Obirri Addo, PC-USA minister from Ghana, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Irvington, NJ and professor of African studies at Drew University.

Also, Ghanaians from the Ghana Mission Partnership and Presbyterians, Mr. Emmanuel Quaytey, Rev William Quaye were welcomed to Denver by the Peoples Presbyterian Church, Denver.

Throughout the week long celebrations there were discussions about human rights, food, water, healthcare and education in Africa.…

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