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Archive December 2012

We take a break, but we leave you in good company

Afronline.org will take a break from Saturday, December 22, till Monday, January 7. We want to say thank you to all our readers and to our African media partners. A special mention to the journalists who took part in the conference which we organized in Milan last October in collaboration with Expo 2015 S.p.A. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Woman of the Year

It’s been a busy year for Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom, but then again it’s been a busy year for the Cameroonian government, and its various allies, persecuting and prosecuting anyone it suspects of being gay, lesbian, transgender, of a sexuality, feminine, or different.

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Africa: the next twenty years

 What can Africa anticipate over the next twenty years? More of the same? If it is not to be more of the same, what economic and political processes need to change? J. Paul Martin looks into Africa’s future and addresses these crucial questions.

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Obama tells Rwanda to end DRC rebel support

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Rwandan President Paul Kagame to end all support for rebels in the conflict-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo, the White House said.

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Top global killers mapped

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes have taken the place of infectious diseases and malnutrition-related childhood illnesses as the primary cause of death worldwide, according to the largest investigation of global health to date.

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Farmers Need to Grow Climate Smart

Farmers cannot wait much longer for negotiators to reach an agreement on including a work programme on agriculture in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. And until one is approved, “it will continue to be difficult for farmers to produce the food needed, and at the same time reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

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