Daily Archives: September 2, 2019

Nigerian Recyclers Reduce Plastic Waste by Exchanging Trash for Cash

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Nigeria generates an estimated 32 million tons of solid waste per year, one of the highest amounts in Africa. Of that figure, plastic constitutes 2.5 million tons.

Every day in a junk yard provides an opportunity to make ends meet for 30-year-old Awodu Suleiman.

He has been …

Nigerian Insecurity Requires Urgent Attention, UN Rapporteur Warns

ABUJA – Nigeria’s multiple security problems have created a crisis that requires urgent attention and could lead to instability in other African countries if it is not addressed, a United Nations rapporteur said Monday.

Security forces in Africa’s most populous country are trying to tackle a decade-long Islamist insurgency in …

Botswana to Hold National and Local Elections in October

GABORONE – Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has set Oct. 23 as the date for parliamentary and local elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said Monday.

The poll will elect 57 national assembly and 490 local government representatives, IEC spokesman Osupile Maroba said in a statement.

The leader of the political …

Agostinho Neto unpublished photographs on display

Lubango – A photographic exhibition depicting the life and work of Agostinho Neto, authored by Italian journalist Augusta Conchiglia, has been on display since Monday, in Lubango, in an initiative of the Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto Foundation (FAAN) and the provincial government of Huila.

Placed in the Media Library, the …