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  • Angola’s has estimated population of 25.78 million

    ANGOLA, 2016/05/17 The Angolan people is estimated to total 25,780,000 people, according to the final data of the General People and Housing Census conducted in 2014, said Thursday in Luanda the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE). Camilo Ceita as well said that of that number 13,280,000 are women, representing 52 % of the total, and 12.49 million are men, equivalent to 48 %.
  • It is time to end the fiction about the parentage of Omar Bongo Ondimba

    GABON, 2016/04/04 Just days after Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba announced he will be running for re-election, the controversy surrounding his legitimate birth place and nationality has bounced back.
  • Angola's population totals over 25.78 million people

    ANGOLA, 2016/03/26 The people of Angola is slightly over 25.78 million people, of which 6.94 million live in the capital, Luanda, according to final figures from the General People and Housing Census (RGPH) held in 2014. The data presented Wednesday in Luanda by the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Camilo Ceita showed that of that total people 13,28 million, or 51.5 % are female.
  • Central African Republic's voters head to polls

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2016/01/03 Presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic began on Wednesday morning, albeit with delayed opening of polling stations due to logistical challenges. The double elections which were initially supposed to be held on Sunday, were postponed for three days due to shortage of voting materials. Some 1.9 million registered voters are expected to turn out in 5,996 polling stations distributed across the 16 prefectures in the country. Thirty candidates are contesting for the presidency and 1,642 others are contesting for the 140 parliamentary seats, according to figures released by the National Elections Authority.
  • Rwanda among safest countries globally

    RWANDA, 2015/09/29 Rwanda has been ranked part the safest nations in the world that provide conducive atmosphere to people who walk alone at night, according to the Gallup World Law and Order 2015 Statement. Gallup's Law and Order Index is a worldwide measure that gauges people's sense of personal security in their neighbourhoods and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement. The statement released on Friday named Rwanda part few nations globally that have tightened safety and security of citizens hence enabling people to freely walk alone at night.
  • Omar Sharif Dies At 83

    EGYPT, 2015/07/12 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Doctor Zhivago' star multiple award-winning actor, Omar Sharif, died on Friday from a heart attack at a Cairo hospital, aged 83, his agent Steve Kenis said according to a BBC statement. Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. Before this year, his agent confirmed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Omar Sharif was born on April 10, 1932 as Michel Demetri Chalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Melkite Catholic family of Lebanese descent. He studied at Victoria College, where he became active in sports and developed interest in theatre and acting. Next obtaining a degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Cairo, he worked for five years in his father's precious wood business before studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
  • The European Union (EU) and Tunisia signed an agreement on population

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2014/03/05 The European Union (EU) and Tunisia on Monday signed an agreement on the movement of populations between the Europe and Tunisia. The EU Commissioner in charge of Interior affairs, Mrs Cecilia Malmström, and the Tunisian ambassador to the EU, Tehar Cherif, both read a joint declaration, stating that the agreement is as well meant to promote a common and responsible management of migration -- through the simplification of visa procedures. Mrs. Malmström indicated that the EU will support the Tunisian authorities in their efforts regarding political asylum with a view to establishing a system of protection for refugees and asylum seekers.
  • The Executive Director of United Nations Fund for People Activities (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin,

    MAURITANIA, 2014/01/11 The Executive Director of United Nations Fund for People Activities (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, begins a two-day visit to Mauritania on Saturday during which he will meet President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and senior government officials. The UNFPA representative in Mauritania, Kodogo Ouedraogo, said on Thursday that Osotimehin would discuss with President Abdel Aziz 'the significant leadership role that the country has to play in the continent to support implementation of strategic options notably those relating to the African continent's development of the post-2015 schedule'.
  • Jonathan goes on pilgrimage to Israel

    ISRAEL, 2013/10/23 Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, will late Wednesday embark on a pilgrimage to Israel, according to a presidential press statement issued here Tuesday. President Jonathan who will be accompanied on the trip by a number of top government officials, inclunding ministers, will undertake a tour of some locations in Israel which are revered by Christians because of their association with the earthly mission of Jesus Christ. President Jonathan will as well meet with the Israeli President, Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, according to the statement.
  • Africa’s demographics are driving global population growth

    AFRICA, 2013/09/15 Sewage spilling into the streets, shacks for homes and shanty towns stretching into the horizon. This is New York in the late 1800s, its grim scenes famously captured by local reporter Jacob Riis, who took chance of newly-invented flash photography to portray the city’s hard scrabble life The same was authentic of London, its own miserable conditions captured by the pen of Charles Dickens. The images conjured are little different to what one finds today across a lot of developing cities, whether Mumbai or Jakarta. And the experience of the New Yorks and Londons shows that a lot of of today’s most liveable cities were once anything but. So, how do cluttered urban sprawls become cities? And how do Africa’s people trends compare to other regions?