Worldwide, there’s a growing concensus that “outsiders” (useful, for lack of a better term to describe non-residents of the sub-Saharan) ought to view Africa with a new set of spectacles. Outdated pre-conceptions still dominate outisders perceptions of what ails Africa, and how the “patient” might best be “cured.” But increasingly, the dangerous stereotypes of the past – mental maps and meta-narratives that influenced all manner of wrong-headed understandings of what’s happening in the sub-Saharan – are giving way to new approaches that begin with asking better questions about Africa’s present and future
[Africa Renewal]Every year West African citizens experience heavy downpours, which often result in flooding. The floods in turn bring death, destruction to property and crops and outbreaks of disease. In 2012, the situation worsened dramatically.
[New Republic]We have learned time after time that planning without implementation is a waste this is why every decent, civilized and responsible government or society puts in its very best to ensure that the duty of its people navigates in keeping with legislations that will bring them joy, peace, happiness on one hand and on the other provides for them an uncompromised security and upholding the supreme interest of the state and people.
[SciDev.Net]Lagos -African scientists urgently need to build more evidence on the impact of climate change on the continent, a conference has heard.
[Vanguard]GOVERNOR Idris Wada of kogi state was on Friday involved in a ghastly motor accident along Ajaokuta-Lokoja road on his way to Lokoja, the state capital, after attending the annual Igala education summit held at the Kogi State University, Anyigba.
[Aswat Masriya]Around 100 protesters demonstrated on Friday at Alexandria’s al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule and the newly-approved constitution.
[Vanguard]Yola -No fewer than 20 persons were feared killed and inmates set free as unknown gunmen, Friday, struck in Maiha, Adamawa state.
[UN News]The Security Council has demanded that armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) immediately cease hostilities, following attacks on several towns in recent days, and called on all parties to seek a peaceful solution to the current crisis.
[SAPA]Johannesburg -Former president Nelson Mandela will continue to receive home-based medical care at his house in Houghton, the presidency said on Friday.
[Chatham House]The Central African Republic, known best for its history of coups, military revolts and brutal rule is back in the headlines following a lightening rebel advance on the capital Bangui.