Posts with the category “africa”
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body
February 15th, 2021
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the ...
Opposition Candidate Ramkalawan Wins Presidential Election
October 25th, 2020
Opposition Candidate Ramkalawan Wins Presidential Election Wavel Ramkalawan unseated the incumbent President of Seychelles in the island nation's three-day election, winning nearly 55 percent of the ...
Land Grab Leaves Hundreds of Families Destitute In Zimbabwe
September 7th, 2020
Land Grab Leaves Hundreds of Families Destitute In Zimbabwe Three hundred Banket families are set to lose their sources of livelihood after their state-allocated small-holder plots were grabbed from t...
Mali coup leaders meet mediators seeking return to civilian rule
August 22nd, 2020
Mali coup leaders meet mediators seeking return to civilian rule A key meeting between Mali's coup leaders and mediators from West Africa's regional bloc seeking a return to civilian rule ended after ...
Sierra Leone President Charges Opponents with Fomenting Violence
May 9th, 2020
Sierra Leone President Charges Opponents with Fomenting Violence Freetown — Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio on Friday vowed to crush an act of "terrorism" been allegedly perpetrated against ...
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa
April 27th, 2020
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they're talking about income. Now, we have a clear pictu...
Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange
February 1st, 2020
Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange Members of the Addis Ababa business community have disclosed that they have been left out by the government in establishing the Addis Ab...
Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base
January 5th, 2020
Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base Sunday's Al Shabaab attack on a military base in Lamu killed three people, including a US service member and t...
Somalia Bomb Death Toll Rises to at Least 80
December 29th, 2019
Somalia Bomb Death Toll Rises to at Least 80 The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a busy checkpoint in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has risen to at least 80. More than 90 others were wounded....
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day
October 4th, 2019
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day Animal protection organisations Humane Society International (HSI)/Africa and FOUR PAWS South Africa join forces this World Animal Day with a...
South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks
September 7th, 2019
South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks Zerihun Tabo, an Ethiopian shopkeeper, surveyed the wreckage of his neighborhood store in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week, af...
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies
June 30th, 2019
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a med...
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption in Liberia
June 7th, 2019
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital, Monrovia on Friday to protest against rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test ...
Nigerian Teenager Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S.
May 19th, 2019
A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A's th...
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down
April 12th, 2019
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down The head of Sudan's military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Defence M...
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term
March 3rd, 2019
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term Algeria is facing its biggest demonstrations in years, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest another re-election ...
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda
January 6th, 2019
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda Kampala — The government has awarded scholarships to more than 700 health workers from across the country, particularly those from the hard- to-...
Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop
December 7th, 2018
Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop More Rwandan sregistered a significant improvement in their living conditions despite a marginal drop in poverty levels over the last three years, a...
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find
November 27th, 2018
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find There is perhaps no animal more emblematic for the perils of extinction at the hands of human interference than that of the dodo bird. Native only to th...
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth
November 17th, 2018
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth Superintendent Catherine Ugorji is settling in for another 24-hour shift monitoring UN patrols in the troubled Malian city of Gao. This for...
Gabon leader Ali Bongo seriously ill but recovering
November 11th, 2018
Gabon leader Ali Bongo seriously ill but recovering The health of Gabon's President Ali Bongo has "greatly improved" after the 59-year-old was hospitalised as a result of discomfort and "persistent ve...
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off
October 28th, 2018
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off Kenya Airways (KQ) told the Sunday Nation that they anticipate very few complaints given the care they have taken with the flight. At 10....
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...
Mohammed Dewji: Africa's youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania
October 11th, 2018
Mohammed Dewji: Africa's 'youngest billionaire' abducted in Tanzania The man said to be Africa's youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam, police ...
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya
October 7th, 2018
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya The solution to achieving food security for the country is based on access to seeds.This is especially because the quality of seeds determines t...
Mysterious Origins Of The Ekoi Skin Mask
October 2nd, 2018
Mysterious Origins Of The Ekoi Skin Mask The inhabitants of southeast Nigeria and western Cameroon—largely known as the Ekoi for their shared spoken language—carved intricate wooden masks that they co...
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record
September 16th, 2018
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder.Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kime...
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought
August 17th, 2018
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought By the time pharaohs like King Tut ruled Egypt, mummification was a codified practice that had started in the Old Kingdom period around ...
Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat
August 2nd, 2018
Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat Almost every species of lemur, wide-eyed primates unique to Madagascar, is under threat of extinction. That is the conclusion of an internationa...
Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand
July 28th, 2018
Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand Zimbabwe will elect Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new president this month. Amidst global trends of divisive politics, Zimbabwe will hope to bu...
New drug for recurring malaria
July 23rd, 2018
New drug for recurring malaria A new drug to treat malaria has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria - caused b...
11 killed in attack on taxi drivers in South Africa
July 22nd, 2018
11 killed in attack on taxi drivers in South Africa Eleven taxi drivers have been shot dead in South Africa after gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, polic...
Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of war
July 9th, 2018
Ethiopia's Abiy and Eritrea's Afewerki declare end of war The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over. A peace deal end...
African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty
June 15th, 2018
African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty Geneva — Gambia's Vice President and Minister for Women's Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing p...
Clan Wars Blamed for Mysterious Ancient Collapse of the Male Chromosome
May 31st, 2018
Clan Wars Blamed for Mysterious Ancient Collapse of the Male Chromosome About 5,000 to 7,000 years ago the number of men having children fell dramatically—possibly by as much as 95 percent—throughout ...
South African world's oldest man wants to stop smoking
May 29th, 2018
South African world's oldest man wants to stop smoking Fredie Blom spent most of his life as a labourer - on a farm and in the construction industry - in apartheid South Africa but he might soon be re...
Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth
May 22nd, 2018
Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth and has invited the bloc of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for this year...
Zimbabwe CEO Makes Prestigious Young Global Leaders List
May 10th, 2018
Zimbabwe CEO Makes Prestigious Young Global Leaders List The chief executive of Zimbabwe's EcoCash Natalie Payida Jabangwe has been named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the influential Swiss--based Worl...