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Archive July 2014

Somali refugees find an unlikely home… in Istanbul

Istanbul – Turkey is home to a growing number of Somali immigrants as the partnership between the two countries grows, IPS reports from the city’s “Somalia Street”.

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Designing improved cookstoves for Tanzanians

Kagera, Tanzania – Improved cookstove designs reduce the use of firewood in rural communities, countering deforestation, soil erosion and food insecurity. They also ensure cleaner combustion than in traditional open-fire cooking, reducing harmful indoor pollution.

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Trade facilitation will support African industrialisation

Geneva – Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), argues that the Trade Facilitation Agreement delivered by the Bali package in December last year will support regional integration in Africa, complement the African Union’s efforts to create a continental free trade area and will begin to remove some of the barriers which prevent full integration into global value chains.

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Tanzania and the Palestinian struggle

As Israeli attacks on Gaza intensify and Palestinian casualties rise to over 1,000, Nathan Chiume casts a critical eye on the Tanzanian government and its historical relationship with Israel and Palestine

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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Cairo – Egyptians celebrated the first day of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in an upbeat mood on Monday, following over three years of political turmoil in the country.

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Zambia makes progress in preventing the transmission of HIV from mother to child

Lusaka – Chisha Mutale reports from Lusaka that substantial progress has been made against the transmission of HIV from mother to child by the the Zambian government and its cooperating partners.

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