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African music legend, Angélique Kidjo, presents her new book

African music legend and UNICEF ambassador, Angélique Kidjo is in London to discuss her new book: Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music. The book details the life and career journeys of the Benin-born musician.

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Roberto Bertollini (WHO): ‘Poor public research investments are behind global health emergencies such as Ebola’

Brussels – As the Ebola outbreak death toll rises in Africa and western countries, the World Health Organization Representative to the EU, Roberto Bertollini, sheds some light on the link between budget cuts and the spread of the emergency. ‘If we stop investing on research, in a few decades there will not be antibiotics for common diseases’, he tells Afronline.org.

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Francesco Petrelli (CONCORD Italia): ‘Ms. Mogherini must make migration a top priority’

‘We cannot expect other countries to respect EU values when people trying to reach Europe are denied the basic right to life’, says Francesco Petrelli, spokesperson for CONCORD Italia. ‘Migration concerns all Member States, not only those situated along the Mediterranean Coast, and it should be a top priority in the EU’s political agenda’. In an interview with Afronline.org, Mr. Petrelli discusses the high points expressed by Federica Mogherini – the EU High Representative-designate for Foreign affairs and Security Policy – during her hearing last week, enounces CONCORD’s priorities and shares his expectations from European institutions, including the European External Action Service (EEAS).

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Joe DeVries: The Role of Seed in Africa’s Agricultural Revolution

Joe DeVries, Director for the Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) at the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), spoke to allAfrica at the sidelines of the Alliance for a Green Revolution Forum in Addis Ababa.

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An Interview with Aziza Brahim: ‘I’m missing my place in the world’

Oct5

The Western Saharan singer Aziza Brahim reflects on a life away from home, the struggle for self-determination and her musical influences.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SvfLB6bLHM#t=35[/youtube]

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Lampedusa commemoration – Cecile Kyenge: ‘Europe may have blood on its hands, but so do governments in Africa’

Brussels – ‘Europe may have blood on its hands, but so do governments in Africa. The EU’s restrictive and security-based migration policies have failed, contributing to a tragic loss of lives in the Mediterranean Sea’, says Cecile Kyenge, Italian deputy at the European Parliament. ‘But African governments must also take responsibility and protect migrants from human rights abuses in order to avoid new tragedies’, she adds from the island of Lampedusa, where survivors and politicians gathered to commemorate the death of 368 migrants who drowned trying to reach Italy last year.

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