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Monthly Archives: March, 2019

Lion Mama of South Africa, woman who fought off daughter’s rapists

Nokubonga Qampi became known as the "Lion Mama" in South Africa after she killed one of three men raping her daughter and wounded the others, her story is detailed in this report by BBCShe was charged with murder...

How and why do governments shut down internet in Africa?

No Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp.That's what's becoming increasingly common in some African countries, where governments have periodically shut down the internet or blocked social media platforms. It's a year since Chad blocked access to the most popular social media sites.Sudan had...

UN Sec. General wants democratic transition in Algeria

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he welcomed efforts towards a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria, where weeks of protests have pushed for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to end his 20-year rule. Addressing an Arab League summit in...

Ethiopian Airline pilot shouted ‘pitch up, pitch up’ soon after take off

Details have begun to emerge of the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed three weeks ago.An anti-stalling system on the plane, a Boeing 737 Max, has been blamed for the disaster which killed all 157 people...

Nigerian midfielder, Nwankwo Obiora keen to make up for lost time

Boavista's Nigeria international midfielder Nwankwo Obiora is keen to make up for lost time after what he describes as a difficult and frustrating spell on the sidelines. The defensive midfielder, 27, first burst onto the scene with the country's U-20s...

Pope Francis arrives Morocco for two-day visit

Pope Francis arrives in Morocco on Saturday for a visit which will see him meet Muslim leaders and migrants ahead of a mass with the country’s minority Catholic community.The spiritual leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics was invited by King...

Malta charge 3 teenage African migrants for hijack of oil tanker

Maltese authorities charged three young African migrants on Saturday with committing an act of terrorism for hijacking a vessel that rescued them off the coast of Libya. The two teenagers from Guinea and one from Ivory Coast, aged 15, 16...

SADC shows unwavering solidarity with Western Sahara

The message from the recent solidarity conference on Western Sahara was bold and clear: Southern Africa stands in solidarity with the Sahrawi people to attain their right to freedom and self-determination."Freedom is not a gift to the people of...

Mali says any cut in UN force will strengthen militants

Mali’s prime minister urged the Security Council on Friday to maintain its more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening Islamic militants and endangering the “fragile progress” toward peace.Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga...

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo turned down a loan move to Barcelona

Nigeria international striker Odion Ighalo has revealed he turned down a move to European giants Barcelona in January to continue his career in the Chinese Super League (CSL).Ighalo, 29, finished as the 2018 CSL's second-top scorer with 21 goals which attracted...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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