Sunday, October 22, 2017

Financial Times says FBI opens investigation into South Africa’s Guptas

The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa’s Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family’s alleged use of a friendship...
Ezra Chiloba Kenya IEBC boss

IEBC CEO rejected by Kenya opposition goes on leave ahead of...

The chief executive of Kenya’s election board, who the opposition has demanded must be fired before a repeat presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26,...

IOC names Paris, Los Angeles hosts of 2024, 2028 Olympics

Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades...

Ivory coast cocoa harvest hit all time record

Cocoa arrivals at Ivory Coast ports had hit around 2 million tons by September 24 since the start of the season on Oct. 1,...
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Ivory Coast’s African art museum gets new lease of life

It has been buffeted by the pendulum swing of domestic politics and suffered looting that left it without some of its most precious items. But...

Report says wildlife charities fund abuses of pygmies in Congo

International wildlife charities are funding anti-poaching squads that arrest, torture and kill indigenous ‘pygmy’ people for hunting in their ancestral forests in the Congo...
Ethiopian singer Tewodros Kassahun, popularly known as Teddy Afro

Ethiopia police stop singer Tewodros Kassahun’s album launch

Authorities in Ethiopia have stopped singer Tewodros Kassahun, popularly known as Teddy Afro, from launching his much-acclaimed album, Ethiopia. On his Facebook Page, Teddy Afro...

New Mosquito-killing drug ‘mimics a sweet treat’

Scientists have developed an insecticide that exploits a mosquito's attraction to sweet substances and makes it believe it is drinking a sugary treat. The drug...