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  • Stowaway's Father Says Son Wanted to Go to Africa - ABC News
    ABC NewsStowaway's Father Says Son Wanted to Go to AfricaABC NewsThe teen transferred to a new school this year and his father says he was bothered to be struggling in some classes. There have been suggestions the boy wanted to go to Africa. “…
    7 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 7:57pm
  • New Research Reveals How Africa Tweets - Forbes
    New Research Reveals How Africa TweetsForbesTwitter activity in Africa during the last quarter of 2013 peaked on the day of Nelson Mandela's death, according to How Africa Tweets, a new study analyzing Twitter activity on the continent. In an in…
    10 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 5:05pm
  • Reports: Miracle stowaway sought mom in Africa - USA TODAY
    SFGateReports: Miracle stowaway sought mom in AfricaUSA TODAYThe California teen who survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was trying to return to his family in Africa but got confused and stowed away in a Hawaii-bound fl…
    14 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 1:52pm
  • Chasing Elusive Flowers in South Africa - New York Times
    Chasing Elusive Flowers in South AfricaNew York TimesWinter begins in June in the Southern Hemisphere, and July showers bring August flowers to South Africa's West Coast and Namaqualand. “Spring flowering in the Namaqualand area is one of the…
    15 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 12:29pm
  • South Africa row over Julius Malema election advert - BBC News
    BBC NewsSouth Africa row over Julius Malema election advertBBC NewsSouth Africa's public broadcaster has said it refused to broadcast a campaign message from the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) as it incited violence. The South African Broadcasting…
    19 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:32am
  • ANC's Stature Wanes as Disenchantment Grows in South Africa - New York Times
    BBC NewsANC's Stature Wanes as Disenchantment Grows in South AfricaNew York TimesPRETORIA, South Africa — Isaac Ramaifo works as a functionary in the Union Buildings, the seat of state power here, and is a member of the governing African Natio…
    19 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:31am
  • Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills Over 140, UN Agency Says - New York Times
    Washington PostEbola Outbreak in West Africa Kills Over 140, UN Agency SaysNew York TimesThe World Health Organization said Tuesday that the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa had killed more than 140 people. Ebola causes high fe…
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 10:18pm
  • Mozambique: Africa's new narco-state? - The Guardian
    The GuardianMozambique: Africa's new narco-state?The GuardianCompared to the unstable West African country, which many have described as a 'narco-state', Mozambique is a "small player," according to Joseph Hanlon, a Senior Lecturer in Developmen…
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 8:15pm
  • Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa - USA TODAY
    The GuardianThieves steal rhino horns in South AfricaUSA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding several do…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 12:50pm
  • Piece of Africa Found Under Alabama - Discovery News
    Piece of Africa Found Under AlabamaDiscovery NewsA long mysterious zone of unusual magnetism that stretches from Alabama through Georgia and offshore to the North Carolina coast appears to be the suture between ancient rocks that formed when par…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 10:55am

News24 Africa

  • South Sudan president fires army chief, top generals
    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked his army chief after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter.
    55 mins ago 24 Apr 14, 2:30am
  • DRC train crash toll at 57
    At least 57 people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has said.
    11 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:26pm
  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4
    Police in Nairobi say a car bomb has exploded outside a police station in central Nairobi and killed four people.
    11 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:25pm
  • UN envoy calls for more troops in northern Mali
    UN envoy calls for beefed up national and international forces in Mali's volatile north
    11 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:25pm
  • UN could have stopped S Sudan massacre - Uganda
    Uganda's army, backing its neighbour South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, says UN peacekeepers should have done more to stop insurgents slaughtering hundreds of civilians.
    13 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 2:19pm
  • Mali slams 'cowardly murder' of French hostage
    Mali has denounced as a “cowardly and despicable murder” the death of a French hostage announced by one of the west African nation’s top jihadist groups.
    17 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 10:49am
  • Dozens killed as train derails in DRC
    Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a freight has derailed in the country’s southeast, killings at least 30 people.
    18 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 9:24am
  • Kenya govt under attack over rights record
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first year in office has been marked by a string of "worrisome cases" of rights infringements and by rampant impunity, rights groups say.
    19 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:34am
  • I’ve no preferred successor – Mugabe
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he has assessed aspirants angling to succeed him and has no preferred candidate.
    19 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:34am
  • Dos Santos names new defence minister
    Long-serving Angolan President Jose Eduardo do Santos has replaced his powerful defence minister with the former head of the ruling party, a statement says.
    20 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 7:32am
  • Pupil held for giving letter to Museveni - report
    Ugandan police are reportedly holding a 6-year-old pupil and her mother after the young girl sneaked through President Yoweri Museveni’s security and handed him a letter.
    20 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 7:32am
  • Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide
    Rwanda President Paul Kagame says that the genocide in his country 20 years ago has taught the nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate".
    21 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 6:19am
  • Senegal: Wade returns home to support son
    Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is expected back in the country after two years abroad. His return is seen as aimed at supporting his son who is facing jail for corruption.
    21 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 6:19am
  • Zim: We won't grab foreign firms' shares
    Zimbabwe says its indigenisation policy is not necessarily cast in stone, and it is not government policy to seize 51% of foreign-owned companies’ shares.
    21 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 6:15am
  • Defiant Egypt workers to challenge next president
    Egypt's next president will have to contend with frustrated workers who have threatened a new wave of nationwide strikes if their demands are not met by the cash-strapped government.
    23 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:40am
  • Bomb kills Egyptian police officer
    A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed after a bomb exploded under his car outside his home near Cairo, a report says.
    23 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:40am
  • US horrified at 'abomination' of violence in S Sudan
    The White House has expressed horror at what it calls the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan, where rebels took another town from government troops in a worsening civil war.
    23 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:05am
  • US lifts freeze, will deliver choppers to Egypt
    The US will lift a suspension on the delivery of Apache helicopters to Egypt after concluding Cairo has upheld its peace treaty with Israel, US officials say.
    1 day ago 23 Apr 14, 2:40am
  • 25 killed in Nigeria fire attack
    Twenty-five people have been killed and their village set on fire in north-eastern Nigeria, according to officials.
    1 day ago 23 Apr 14, 1:29am
  • Uganda: Islamist rebel leader flees DRC
    The leader of an Islamist rebel group has fled his hideout in the DRC after a UN-backed offensive destroyed several camps belonging to his militia, Uganda's military says.
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 3:11pm

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CNN Africa

  • Boko Haram still holding girls captive
    Boko Haram kidnappers are still holding 187 girls captive more than a week after abducting them.
    4 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 11:11pm
  • Designers unite to fight HIV
    Every day in sub-Saharan Africa 700 children are infected with HIV, mostly through their mothers. The charitable organization Born Free is partnering with top clothing designers to help end the epidemic by 2015.
    4 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 11:09pm
  • 4 killed in blast in Nairobi suburb
    At least four people, including two police officers, were killed when a car exploded outside a police station in the Nairobi suburb of Pangani, Kenya's Ministry of Interior said Wednesday on its Twitter account.
    12 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 3:29pm
  • South Sudan rebels kill hundreds
    South Sudanese rebels seized a strategic oil town last week, separating terrified residents by ethnicity before killing hundreds, the United Nations said.
    12 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 3:22pm
  • Bomb attached to car kills Egyptian general
    An Egyptian military official died Wednesday when a bomb attached to his car exploded, state-run EgyNews reported.
    21 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 6:39am
  • Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142
    A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.
    1 day ago 23 Apr 14, 12:02am
  • Al Jazeera trial: Video of sheep and an adjournment
    The trial of three Al Jazeera journalists held on terrorism-related charges in Egypt was adjourned until May after the court on Tuesday viewed videos presented by the prosecution.
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 10:55pm
  • From Ethiopian-American to 'black'
    When some questioned if Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi's "American" identity, it reminded writer Haimy Assefa of her journey as an Ethiopian-American who became 'black' in America.
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 10:53pm
  • 2nd Somali lawmaker killed in two days
    A Somali lawmaker was shot and killed near Mogadishu on Tuesday, the prime minister said. It's the second killing of a Somali parliamentarian in two days.
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 10:49am
  • Human viruses killing last gorillas?
    They are the world's largest primates and yet the constant threat of illegal poaching, deforestation and now human diseases mean that soon the world's mountain gorillas could be completely wiped out. Meet the woman trying to fix the situation before…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 7:51am
  • Slum dweller means business
    Most success-hungry entrepreneurs would tell you there's not enough hours in the day -- try saying that to Buken Makokha.
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 6:05am
  • Why the abduction isn't shocking
    No one knows where 77 abducted girls in Nigeria are -- and surprising still, no one's particularly shocked.
    2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 9:30pm
  • Web dismantles stereotypes
    The new Web series "An African City" is fun, trendy and over the top.
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 6:19am
  • Is this the new Oprah?
    Meet Mo Abudu: 'Africa's Oprah Winfrey.' The glamorous 49-year-old is conquering the continent one media empire at a time.
    6 days ago 18 Apr 14, 8:38am
  • Ancient tribe living in the past
    The Hadza are one of the oldest people on earth. Today, they battle for land, and continued survival.
    6 days ago 18 Apr 14, 5:34am
  • Pistorius trial: Defense witness contradicts athlete
    Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went on the attack again Thursday, trying to discredit a defense witness for Oscar Pistorius on the last day of testimony before the court takes a two-and-a-half week break.
    6 days ago 18 Apr 14, 12:58am
  • Why you should fear Boko Haram
    Boko Haram's lethality is indisputable.
    7 days ago 17 Apr 14, 7:51am
  • You gotta try South African BBQ
    Grilled zebra anyone? Peri-peri warthog? This is how to barbecue, South Africa style.
    7 days ago 17 Apr 14, 2:30am
  • Inside an Ebola isolation ward
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes into an ebola clinic to find out what life is like for the patients inside.
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 6:41am
  • Africa's most endangered
    Africa is home to much unique wildlife, but many of its iconic species are threatened. Find out more about its most endangered animals.
    8 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:20pm
  • Rating Pistorius's defense
    After five days of intense cross-examination, has Olympian Oscar Pistorius helped or harmed his defense that he did not intentionally kill his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkam?
    8 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:19pm
  • Ebola: A swift and bloody killer
    It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here.
    8 days ago 15 Apr 14, 8:43pm
  • Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped
    Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped in central Tripoli on Tuesday, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry said.
    9 days ago 15 Apr 14, 11:39am
  • Luxury shoes made in Ghana
    Fred Deegbe was standing outside a shop window five years ago, marveling at the shiny pair of wing-tip Oxfords he'd just bought, when he started wondering whether such beautiful designer shoes could ever be produced in his country, Ghana.
    9 days ago 15 Apr 14, 9:50am
  • Pop art condoms saving lives
    The Center for African Family Studies in Nairobi has teamed up with Kenyan artist Michael Soi to create eye-catching condom wrappers to promote safe sex and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among young people.
    9 days ago 15 Apr 14, 9:27am
  • 'Uncle Ebo' revives Ghanaian theater
    African Voices meets James Ebo Whyte a passionate storyteller with a series of successful plays to his credit.
    9 days ago 15 Apr 14, 7:16am
  • Nigeria: Blast kills scores at bus station
    At least 71 people were killed in a blast at a bus station in Nigeria on Monday, a local emergency management official said.
    10 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:32pm
  • How medics saved lives at Westgate
    When gunmen stormed into Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, Abbas Gullet was one of the first emergency responders on the scene. As head of Kenya's Red Cross, he was in charge of coordinating services for people in need.
    15 days ago 9 Apr 14, 7:57am
  • Why we need more geek girls
    "It was like taking a big leap of faith."
    21 days ago 3 Apr 14, 1:18pm
  • Meet Nigeria's 'Mark Zuckerberg'
    At 23, many people around the world are still at university -- at that age, Gossy Ukanwoke had already started one.
    21 days ago 3 Apr 14, 1:18pm
  • Embracing Ghana's natural beauty
    She started her business with just £100, lugging her beauty bag from door to door, but some 25 years later Grace Amey-Obeng has built a multi-million dollar cosmetics empire that's helping change the perception of beauty for many.
    23 days ago 1 Apr 14, 9:05am
  • Secrets of 'gorilla whisperer'
    Zain Verjee visits Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park -- the home of half of the world's endangered mountain gorilla population.
    30 days ago 25 Mar 14, 7:41am
  • Savannah from the sky
    It's almost impossible for a photographer to find fresh visual perspectives these days. Brooklyn-based Zack Seckler had to travel to a different continent and strap into an ultra-light aircraft to find one. His Botswana series presents the country fr…
    42 days ago 13 Mar 14, 6:02am

East African Photographers

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Seattle Post Intelligencer

  • UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre
    Security Council members watched a video showing bodies lining a street and the interior of a mosque where civilians had sought shelter from rebel forces taking control from government troops amid ethnic tensions in the world's newest country.U.N.…
    5 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 10:54pm
  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead
    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people.A union official, Fernandez Tshibondo, said the train jumped the tracks Tuesday near the station at Katongola, a town i…
    9 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 6:07pm
  • Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Senegalese party official says the former president plans to return home on Thursday after finally receiving permission for his plane to land for what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad.Sen…
    9 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 6:05pm
  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya's capital intercepted a suspicious car at a traffic light Wednesday and were taking the occupants in for questioning when the car exploded, killing four people, including two police officers, officials said.M…
    11 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:53pm
  • Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria
    The military's claim that the Islamic militants are operating in Nigeria's central states comes as the extremists have increased increased the number and geographic spread of terror attacks.Gov. Gabriel Suswam told The Daily Trust newspaper that at…
    12 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 3:38pm
  • Mauritanian president says he will run again
    President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz came to power in 2008 in a putsch that ousted the West African country's first democratically elected leader.[...] opposition parties largely boycotted last year's legislative elections, the first since Aziz came t…
    13 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 2:49pm
  • Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee.Central African Republic exploded into sectarian violence last year amid mounting res…
    13 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 2:28pm
  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official.Earlier Wednesday, a plane carrying U.N. officials and European amb…
    16 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 11:24am
  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter
    The U.N. says hundreds of civilians were killed in the massacre last week in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state, a tragic reflection of longstanding ethnic hostilities in the world's newest country.Rwanda is marking the…
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 11:15pm
  • Senegal prohibits rally to welcome back ex-leader
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's former president was preparing a triumphant return home after nearly two years abroad following electoral defeat, but on Tuesday night authorities ordered that a rally to welcome him be canceled.[...] President Mac…
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 6:44pm
  • Ghanaian mining company used plane seen in Iran
    Scott Parkinson, senior vice president for marketing and communication with the Ogden-based bank, confirmed Tuesday morning that the Ghana company Engineers & Planners had been using the Bombardier CL-600.While the company has said the passengers o…
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 3:56pm
  • Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office with a 24-hour security service and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding a stockpile of rhino horn worth a fortune on…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 1:43pm
  • Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people.In a statement on its website Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said at least 230 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebo…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 11:04am
  • African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an internat…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 9:41am
  • Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator on Tuesday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 9:39am
  • 230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing
    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathe…
    2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 9:38am
  • UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators have confirmed that hundreds of civilians were killed because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized a disputed town in South Sudan last week, the United Nations said Monday.According t…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 2:15pm
  • Mauritania to hold presidential elections in June
    President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has not yet announced his candidacy, but his party has asked him to run again.The party, the Union of the Republic, secured a majority of seats in last year's parliamentary elections, which were boycotted by much o…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 1:26pm
  • Christian militia, French forces fight in C Africa
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed, according to a witness.Central African Republic explod…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 1:22pm
  • Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges
    Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and composer of songs about genocide and reconciliation, appeared in a crowded courtroom in the capital, Kigali, along with a radio journalist and two others accused of plotting terrorist attacks and planning to har…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 1:06pm
  • Congo grants first batch of amnesties to ex-rebels
    The Justice Ministry announced over the weekend a list of around 50 people that includes members of the former M23 rebels, who were defeated by the government late last year.The M23 launched its rebellion in in eastern Congo in 2012, the latest rei…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 12:18pm
  • Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's athletics body suspended a coach who is accused of sexually harassing female runners, an official said on Monday, after Ugandan police started investigating the man whose alleged misconduct has sparked calls for his…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 11:39am
  • Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school
    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.Security officia…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 10:16am
  • Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion
    The al-Qaida-linked Islamic rebels of al-Shabab frequently carry out attacks against government officials, African Union peacekeepers, and foreigners.
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 9:43am
  • Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85
    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85.
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 9:17am
  • APNewsBreak: Elephants endangered by land grabs
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's re…
    3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 8:55am
  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.…
    3 days ago 20 Apr 14, 10:55pm
  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's re…
    4 days ago 20 Apr 14, 11:44am
  • Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.Parents…
    5 days ago 19 Apr 14, 2:25pm
  • Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation.A state-sponsored committee tasked with reviewing mining…
    5 days ago 19 Apr 14, 1:55pm

Inter Press Service

  • Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’
    Mabvuto Banda interviews Malawian President JOYCE BANDAThe post Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’ appeared first on Inter Press Service.
    10 days ago 14 Apr 14, 9:37am
  • Trauma Still Fresh for Rwanda’s Survivors of Genocidal Rape
    Claudine Umuhoza’s son turned 19 this Apr. 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he’s not officially classified as a survivor of it. But his mother is. Two decades after the…
    13 days ago 11 Apr 14, 5:48am
  • Peacekeepers Greenlighted for CAR, but Mission Will Take Months
    Amid alarming reports of ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send an official peacekeeping mission to the conflict-torn country where the minority Muslim population has all but di…
    13 days ago 10 Apr 14, 7:56pm
  • Zimbabwe’s Urban Farmers Combat Food Insecurity — But it’s Illegal
    It is harvest season in Zimbabwe and Janet Zondo is pressed to find space on the piece of land she is farming to erect a makeshift granary. Zando says she could very well build a miniature silo, judging by the size of the maize crop that she is pre…
    14 days ago 10 Apr 14, 5:04am
  • Kenya’s Pastoralists Show their Green Thumbs
    For more than a decade Dima Wario from Rupa, a village in Merti division, northern Kenya, escaped death and watched helplessly as many in his community died in a spate of fatal clashes over receding resources. “We were attacked from all sides, as…
    15 days ago 9 Apr 14, 10:58am
  • To Tell or Not to Tell? Ugandan Teens Grapple with HIV Disclosure
    This is the second in a three-part series on youth and AIDS in AfricaThe post To Tell or Not to Tell? Ugandan Teens Grapple with HIV Disclosure appeared first on Inter Press Service.
    16 days ago 8 Apr 14, 4:07am
  • IFC-Negotiated Privately Run Hospital Sapping Lesotho Budget
    The world’s first hospital to be built and run in a developing country under a public-private partnership is taking up more than half of the health budget in Lesotho, according to new estimates, diverting resources from populations outside of the…
    16 days ago 7 Apr 14, 7:12pm
  • On 20th Anniversary of Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Lead
    When Rwandan Member of Parliament Veneranda Nyirahirwa was just a girl, she wasn’t allowed to attend secondary school because of her ethnicity.  It was only in the wake of the country’s state-driven genocide in 1994 — where almost one millio…
    17 days ago 7 Apr 14, 12:25pm
  • Biofortified Beans to Fight ‘Hidden Hunger’ in Rwanda
    Joane Nkuliye considers herself an activist. She is part of a select group of farmers producing biofortified crops on a commercial scale in Rwanda.  Nkuliye owns 25 hectares in Nyagatare district, Eastern Province, two hours away from the capital,…
    18 days ago 6 Apr 14, 12:36pm
  • Getting into CAR, When so Many Want to Get Out
    In a country suffering from what the U.N. has called “ethno-religious cleansing”, a “disappeared” state structure and “unacceptable sectarian brutality,” gaining access to the population of the Central African Republic has proven a diffi…
    20 days ago 4 Apr 14, 11:05am
  • Tanzania’s Farming Cooperatives Struggle to Bear Fruit
    John Daffi climbs to the top of a hill overlooking a scenic Rift Valley wall and the Ngorongoro forest, where wildlife migrates between the world famous Ngorongoro crater and Tanzania’s Lake Manyara. Daffi, 59, looks down upon his family’s farm…
    20 days ago 4 Apr 14, 6:32am
  • Using Ethiopia’s Healthcare Gaps to Do Good and Make a Profit
    For a while now, Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI scanners have typically been a luxury that both government and private hospitals in Ethiopia have struggled to afford to purchase for in-house use. Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital with an ever-gr…
    21 days ago 3 Apr 14, 3:45am
  • Zimbabwe’s Positive Children, Negative News
    This is the first in a three-part series on youth and AIDS in AfricaThe post Zimbabwe’s Positive Children, Negative News appeared first on Inter Press Service.
    21 days ago 3 Apr 14, 3:42am
  • Africa’s Youth Not Lured by Unglamorous Farming
    Ketsela Negatu is the son of an Ethiopian goat farmer living close to the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, who refuses to follow in his father’s footsteps. The 19-year-old has negative perceptions about the family profession after seeing the dim…
    22 days ago 2 Apr 14, 6:10am
  • OP-ED: Europe’s Commitment to Africa’s Children is Still Needed
    
Philippe Cori, director of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) European Union Partnership Office in Brussels, says over the last decades, development assistance from partners like the EU and its member states has been critical to ex…
    23 days ago 1 Apr 14, 7:29am
  • Somali Diaspora Not Ready to Buy One-Way Tickets Home Yet
    On a Friday afternoon men wearing kamis — long white traditional robes — climb the steps to Somcity Travel, a small family business and travel agency in Kisenyi slum, in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. The agency boasts that they “fly all over t…
    23 days ago 31 Mar 14, 5:53pm
  • The Gambia’s Women Demand a Seat at the Political Table
    The countdown to the Gambia’s 2016 general elections has begun with a rare move to bring together female politicians from across the divided political spectrum to ensure increased female representation. This week, local women’s rights NGO Gambia…
    25 days ago 30 Mar 14, 4:37am
  • Sahel Food Crisis Overshadowed by Regional Conflict
    Still not enough is being done to improve the food emergency in Africa’s Sahel Region as conflict and instability continue to exacerbate any response towards aiding a region where one in eight people suffer from food insecurity. “The main proble…
    26 days ago 28 Mar 14, 5:55pm
  • 20 Years On – Rwanda Uses Genocide Reconciliation to Boost Economic Growth
    It’s almost 20 years now since Sylidio Gashirabake, a Hutu, was a perpetrator in Rwanda’s genocide. It’s also almost 20 years since his neighbour, Augustin Kabogo, a Tutsi, lost his sister and family in the violence. But today, both men work s…
    27 days ago 28 Mar 14, 8:54am
  • Ugandans Fight for the Right to Access Their Own Medical Records
    Dressed in a white dress with black polka dots and pink and red carnations, white knee-high socks and matching patent shoes, Babirye recently celebrated her second birthday.  “She’s doing well, eating well,” Jennifer Musimenta told IPS in Uga…
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  • UN Security Council Considering South Sudan Sanctions
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is calling on the international community to sanction those in South Sudan who are targeting civilians or acting as "political spoilers."Power joined an urgent U.N. Security Council meeting Wedne…
    49 mins ago 24 Apr 14, 2:36am
  • Debris That Washed Ashore in Australia Not Part of Missing Malaysia Jet
    Australian authorities say debris that washed ashore in the western part of the country is not related to the missing Malaysian jetliner.The unidentified material was found near the coastal town of Augusta, southeast of where a massive multinationa…
    1 hour ago 24 Apr 14, 2:03am
  • South Sudan Denies Army Chief Sacking Linked to Conflict
    South Sudan’s Minister of Information said the removal of the country’s army chief by President Salva Kiir is a normal release and retirement that usually takes place in the army. But, General James Hoth Mai’s dismissal comes days after rebe…
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  • Ban: Security Council Must Act on Violations in Syria
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kai-moon said the U.N. Security Council must take action to address what he called "flagrant violations" of international law in Syria, where millions of people cannot get badly needed humanitarian aid.In a new…
    2 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 1:19am
  • Obama Says Senkaku Islands Fall Under US-Japan Defense Treaty
    President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the U.S. treaty commitment to defend Japan, including a group of East China Sea islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing.Following a Thursday meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama exp…
    2 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 1:03am
  • Obama: Russia Not Abiding by Geneva Agreement with Ukraine
    President Barack Obama said Russia is not abiding by the Geneva agreement to ease the crisis in Ukraine, and he is not hopeful the Russians will carry out the deal.The president said at a Tokyo news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Ab…
    2 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:56am
  • Twenty Years On, South Africa Still Struggles With Racial Reconciliation
    Nelson Mandela's greatest legacy to South Africa was his belief in forgiveness and reconciliation among the racially divided population. But has South Africa truly reconciled 20 years after the anniversary of the end of apartheid? VOA's Chris Simkins…
    3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:43am
  • 20 Years On: Why Did It Take a Prisoner to Bring Down Apartheid?
    The 20th anniversary of the end of South Africa's despised apartheid regime falls on April 27. It came about in a surprising way: not by violence or revolution, but through compromise and negotiation. Two prominent South Africans who were at the fore…
    3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:21am
  • Israel, US Condemn Palestinian Plan to Form Unity Government
    Long-divided Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have announced plans to form a unity government in the near future. While Palestinians celebrate the news, Israel and the United States have expressed concern about what it means for…
    3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:12am
  • Q&A with Lezlee and Stefan Halper: 'Tibet: An Unfinished Story'
    The West has long been fascinated with Tibet; its culture, its stunning landscape and myths beyond belief. For the past 60 years, the fascination has been in conflict with Chinese occupation of the region and a forced integration into Han Chinese soc…
    4 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 11:21pm
  • Obama Praises 'Strong' Ties with Japan at Start of Visit
    U.S. President Barack Obama praised the strong ties and democratic values Washington shares with Tokyo as he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the first full day of his state visit to Japan Thursday.At the start of their summit, Mr. Obam…
    4 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 11:16pm
  • FBI Accused of Violating Muslims' 1st Amendment Rights
    A lawsuit claiming the FBI violated the first amendment rights of four Muslims by placing them on the no-fly List has been filed this week in U.S. Federal Court.  The United States is accused of violating the rights of four Muslim men living in th…
    6 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 9:41pm
  • UN: South Sudan Violence Must Stop; Sanctions Possible
    The U.N.’s peacekeeping chief has urged “serious consequences” for spoilers to the peace process in South Sudan, saying that without action, civilians will continue to suffer. Security Council members discussed the possibility of imposing sanct…
    6 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 9:34pm
  • Obama Begins Asia Tour in Japan
    U.S. President Barack Obama began the first full day of his state visit to Japan Thursday with a call on Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace.Mr. Obama was greeted at the park-like complex by a military honor guard, and children holding U.S. and Ja…
    6 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 9:22pm
  • US Deports 2 Million Illegal Immigrants During Obama's Tenure
    The United States has deported about 2 million illegal immigrants in the five years since President Barack Obama took office.  Some Americans say the administration is too aggressive in enforcing immigration law, while others say it's not aggressive…
    6 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 9:05pm
  • Aid Agencies Scramble to Avert Health Disaster in South Sudan Town
    Humanitarian agencies are scrambling to provide services to thousands of new arrivals at the United Nations base in Bentiu, where the number of people seeking refuge has risen more than six-fold since opposition forces overran the town 10 days ago.…
    7 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:43pm
  • Despite Gains in Controlling Malaria, Drug Resistance Remains a Concern
    Malaria is a disease that kills more than 600,000 people every year.  It debilitates even more.  Each year on World Malaria Day, we take stock of the disease, what’s been done to contain it, and what still needs to be done.  Children are the m…
    7 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:19pm
  • Washington: Military Aid to Egypt Serves US National Security Interests
    The United States is defending its decision to allow some military aid to flow to Egypt, despite concerns that the country's promised transition back to democracy has been anything but smooth. Egyptian police in Alexandria respond to protesting st…
    8 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 7:34pm
  • Global Technology Report Notes Increased Digital Divide
    Cornell University and the World Economic Forum have released their 13th Global Information Technology Report 2014.  It ranks 148 of the world’s nations according to how effectively they use information and communication technology to increase the…
    8 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 7:28pm
  • Bomb Blast in Kenya Leaves 4 Dead
    Kenyan officials say a bomb attack outside a police station in Nairobi late Wednesday killed four people, including two police officers. The incident came in the midst of a countrywide security crackdown against illegal immigrants and terror suspects…
    8 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 7:17pm

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  • African nations commit to delivering safe water, basic toilets and hygiene to their people
    LONDON, United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A group of Sub-Saharan African leaders have pledged to work harder to reach 325 million people on the continent without safe water and 644 million without basic toilets. Around 20…
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 11:03am
  • Nigeria press zoom violence, abduction of 100 school girls…
    Newspapers, radio and television stations woke the nation up on Wednesday with gory stories of latest activities of insurgents, including the abduction of 100 secondary school girls, the removal of fuel subsidy and the U.S. travel warning to citizen…
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 6:50am
  • Nigeria police confirm attack, abduction of school girls
    The Borno State Police Commissioner Lawal Tanko has confirmed that the gunmen who attacked Chibok town in Borno State in northern Nigeria on Tuesday were Boko Haram members .Although the police officer did not give further details, but it was gather…
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 6:27am
  • Burkina miners gear for Canada fair
    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso will take part in the International mineral fair scheduled for 11-14 May in Vancouver, Canada , structures’ officials told APA on Tuesday.The event will bring together business suppliers of mini…
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 5:30am
  • Sudan again raises border dispute with Egypt
    Sudan has again lodged a complaint against Egypt with the United Nations over the disputed Halayeb triangle area, Sudanese Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein has said.Reporting the Sudanese legislative assembly, the minister confirmed that…
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 5:15am
  • Liberia: Ebola deaths rise to 13
    Liberia’s health ministry Tuesday announced that the Ebola virus has claimed 13 lives in the country, including 6 confirmed Ebola deaths, as of April 14.The ministry in a press statement issued Tuesday said the newest suspected case was reported f…
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 4:10am
  • AfDB earmarks US$4.3bn for climate-smart projects
    African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it would support 16 national and one regional Investment Plans in renewables, forests, resilience and transport in Africa, reports said on Tuesday.In its just-released 2013 Annual Report for its wor…
    9 days ago 15 Apr 14, 12:13pm
  • AU demands anti-terrorism coalition
    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Dlamini Zuma, has advocated for enhanced inter-African cooperation to tackle terrorism on the continent.A statement issued on Tuesday in Addis Ababa by the Information and Communication unit…
    9 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:27am
  • Gambian press highlight Briton’s trial, investment laws, others
    The trial of a British man at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on charges of common nuisance, the review and validation of investment laws and regulation dominated some daily newspapers in The Gambia on Tuesday.The Point newspaper reported that Reg…
    9 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:21am
  • Cameroon exclusion zone to ward off B/Haram
    Cameroonian troops have created an exclusion zone in the far northern districts of Logone, Chari, Mayo Sava and Mayo Tsanaga near the border with Nigeria to ward off Boko Haram insurgents, security sources confirmed on Tuesday. In recent months, the…
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