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Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Zambia get $30 m boost from donors to reduce HIV/AIDS infections

Zambia will receive 30 million U.S. dollars from international organizations to help it reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women over the period of two years, a senior official said Friday. The funds will go towards...

2 foreign journalists held in Burundi over complicity with gunmen

 Two foreign journalists including a French and a British national working for the France-based Le Monde Newspaper were Thursday arrested at Nyakabiga in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, police sources told Xinhua on Friday. "The two foreign journalists were arrested...

Sex for cookies as sex abuse claim against UN forces in C. Africa mount

New allegations surfaced Friday of child sexual abuse in the Central African Republic involving UN peacekeepers as well as troops serving in a European mission and in France's Sangaris operation.UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein described the latest claims...

Diplomats in Tanzania condemn planned election re-run in Zanzibar

Diplomats in Tanzania criticised Friday a planned election re-run on Zanzibar, urging a "peaceful outcome" and warning of "intimidation and tensions" amid an opposition boycott.Last year's elections in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands were scrapped, but diplomats from 15 nations expressed...

Somali-born man with link to al Shabaab handed nine years in U.S. prison

A Somalia-born man who U.S. prosecutors said abandoned Britain where he had been a citizen to return to the country of his birth and joined the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, was sentenced to nine years in prison on...

EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash

An EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin joined Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt's skies in late October, according to sources familiar with the matter. So...

Shine A Light On The Gaps

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Janeen Madan This essay is part of a special edition being published in partnership with Foreign Affairs, titled “African Farmers in the Digital Age.” This anthology explores the future of African food systems and the...

The Do’s and Dont’s of detangling your natural hair

Detangling natural hair can seem like an intimidating task to many and it can even put off some people from going natural.While natural hair requires special care and treatment, detangling it becomes an easy process once you use the...

South Africa revise 2016 economic growth down by 0.6%

South Africa's economic growth is expected to moderate to 0.9 percent in 2016, comparing with the previous forecast of 1.5 percent for the year, the country's central bank said on Thursday. The domestic economic growth is projected to accelerate...

3 policemen killed, 5 wounded in Egypt’s Sinai blast

At least three policemen were killed and five others wounded at Thursday midnight in a massive blast in a city in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported. The blast was caused by an improvised device...
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Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...
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