In his remarks at the mining conference in Cape Town this week, U.S. China is responsible for some 80 percent of the world's lithium refining. Rare earth minerals are essential for electric vehicle production and expanding the production of green technologies. Similarly, DRC President Felix Tshisekedi, who was one of the key speakers at the mining conference, has been demanding better terms from China for several years. "The Chinese, they've made a lot of money and made a lot of profit from this contract," Tshisekedi told Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The number of Burkinabes who fled their country to seek asylum in Ghana has reduced from more than 4,000 to 1,000, following their gradual and voluntary return to their home country. Organised by the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency together with the Ghana Refugee Board (GRB), the dialogue was to take stock of the Burkinabe asylum seeker situation, including gaps and challenges. "There is a possibility of the return of people of concern if the situation in Burkina Faso persists," he said. In the Upper East, Dr Yakubu said, the region hosted 6, 6620 Burkinabes, but many have left leaving 1,064. He called on the GRB to grant them refugee status to enable them access more benefits from Ghana.26 days ago allAfrica.com
Read more: Idriss Déby Itno offered Chadians great hope, but ended up leaving a terrible legacyThe country fulfils all the conditions associated with Islamist terrorism. The results show that one reason the threat of Islamist terrorism doesn't come from inside is because Chadians want to live together peacefully. I was particularly interested in the respondents' tendency towards religious fundamentalist ideas that could possibly lead to religious violence. Research in other countries has shown that dissatisfaction and frustration about bad governance, corruption or poverty fosters the emergence of Islamist terrorism. Like his father, he has to deal with sporadic attacks by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region, which is threatened by Islamist terrorism.28 days ago allAfrica.com
THE Richelieu Namibian Eagles take on Nepal in Kirtipur today as their Cricket World Cup Division 2 One Day International (ODI) series winds down with their final matches over the next 12 days. The Nepal series, however, has been overshadowed by the inclusion of Sandeep Lamichhane in the Nepalese team, with the star spinner under police investigation for allegedly raping a minor on 21 August last year. It quoted Cricket Namibia's board as saying that it "strongly opposes all forms of gender-based violence, discrimination and abuse," a position that Cricket Namibia CEO Johan Muller reiterated yesterday. The player's availability for these games is a matter for the Cricket Association of Nepal and the ICC to consider.' To the whole team, the coaches, the board members, and the Cricket Namibia team, a huge congratulations for making it this far and we look forward to celebrating when the team is back," she said.1 month ago allAfrica.com
Between 2016 and 2018 Cape Town experienced the real possibility of "Day Zero", the day when the taps would run dry. The Day Zero crisis changed things for Cape Town. In particular, the activities of the PHA Campaign, an activist group operating in the area, show how it's possible to bolster environmental justice work. Around late 2018, restrictions on water use and favourable rainfall pulled Cape Town away from the brink of Day Zero. Some Cape Town residents - and the city's authorities - characterised the crisis as a temporary problem which had been overcome.1 month ago allAfrica.com
Dr Mwinyi also announced major reforms in his initiative to spur the horticulture industry to meet domestic and export markets. Besides being the key source of quality nutrition, Dr Mwinyi said, horticulture is important to the Zanzibar economy. Equally, he instructed the ministry responsible for agriculture to finalise the Zanzibar horticulture development strategy, to spearhead the mission of transforming the industry in the Isles. Responding to TAHA concerns, Dr Mwinyi said the government is already working on them. "It's our commitment to cherish our valued partnership with the Zanzibar government in order to realise huge horticulture development in Zanzibar together," Eng Moshi said.1 month ago allAfrica.com