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Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Nigeria born Chigozie Obioma: Literature’s rising star – France 24

Chigozie Obioma's acclaimed first novel, "The Fishermen", has been translated into more than 20 languages and nominated for the Man Booker prize. He talks to FRANCE 24's Nicolas Germain about Nigerian literature and his plans to write a love...

Black box shows fire on board probable cause for EgyptAir crash

Egyptian investigators said Wednesday that wreckage from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May shows "signs of damage because of high temperature" and that a flight data recorder indicates there was smoke on board. The Airbus A320 plunged into...

Experts say lack of fund hampering climate change mitigation in Africa

Inadequate funding for climate change mitigation action programmes is one of the challenges affecting African nations from effectively addressing the impacts of climate change, say panellists at the second day of the 8th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) being held...

Police in Tanzania kill suspected gangsters in North east coastal city

Tanzanian police on Wednesday killed three gangsters who claimed to have been involved in the vicious killings of eight people in Kibatini village on the outskirts of Tanga city. Leonard Paul, Tanga Region Police Commander, said the gangsters were...

Ethiopian Airlines moves to acquire A350-1000 and Boeing 777X

Ethiopian Airlines is weighing whether to expand its fleet with the 366-seat Airbus A350-1000 or the latest version of the 777 long-haul jet built by its traditional supplier Boeing, widely known as the 777X, its chief executive said. Tewolde...

Central African Republic doctor cries to exiled colleagues: ‘Come home and help’

When violence erupted in the Central African Republic three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled the capital Bangui, including most doctors and medical students at the main children's hospital. As the city descended into chaos, 58-year-old Jean...

U.N. adds 2,500 peacekeepers to Mali, urges tougher stance

The United Nations Security Council agreed on Wednesday to add just over 2,500 peacekeepers to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, which has been hit by a series of deadly attacks and has become the deadliest place to serve...

UN says 4.8 million South Sudanese face severe food shortages

Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan face severe food shortages in coming months, the highest level since a conflict erupted more than two years ago, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday. Clashes have continued to flare in South...

Study shows malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years

An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix -- or RTS,S -- weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine,...

Armed forces chief say Ghana ready to keep peace during the election

The Chief of Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Air-Vice Marshall Samson Oje, said on Tuesday his outfit would do whatever it takes to maintain peace in Ghana ahead and during the forthcoming general election. Speaking to journalists...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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