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  • DiCaprio produces gorilla film
    Netflix announced Friday that it will team up with Leonardo DiCaprio to distribute a documentary film entitled "VIRUNGA," about the quest to save endangered mountain gorillas in the eastern Congo park by that name.
    8 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 10:29pm
  • Kenyan journalist wins CNN award
    A photo series capturing the Westgate terror attack has won a Kenyan journalist the top honors at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalism Awards.
    8 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 10:22pm
  • Fresh Boko Haram attacks reported
    Despite government claims of a ceasefire, gunmen believed to be Boko Haram fighters attacked two villages and a town near the border with Niger, killing at least 8 and kidnapping others, residents told CNN Saturday.
    8 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 10:20pm
  • Pistorius faces call for 10-year sentence
    The defense lawyer for Oscar Pistorius opened his final arguments at the athlete's sentencing hearing Friday with an appeal to the judge to remember that he reacted as a vulnerable disabled man when he shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
    8 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 10:18pm
  • Kidnapped Nigerian girls 'pawns'
    The more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have become pawns in a larger drama, writes Richard Joseph.
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 12:43am
  • Ebola outbreak 'outrunning' response
    The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 12:24pm
  • Ebola fears crippling safaris?
    Survey of 500 safari operators finds more than half report a 20- to 70-percent decline in bookings since Ebola outbreak.
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 5:31am
  • Aid workers train to battle Ebola
    CNN's Jonathan Mann shows us how Doctors without Borders volunteers are getting ready to battle Ebola in West Africa.
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 12:07am
  • Quiet! Lagos goes car horn-free
    Road users in Lagos were asked to keep their hands off the horn on Wednesday. Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola declared the date "No Horn Day" in a move to reduce noise pollution in Nigeria's biggest city and economic capital.
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 7:47am
  • Uganda clerics: Is gay OK?
    Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman asked Uganda's religious leaders what their views were on homosexuality. Some of their answers might surprise you.
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 6:24am
  • Liberia has shortage of body bags
    As the world reels from its worst Ebola outbreak, the nation hardest hit is declaring a shortage of body bags, which are crucial to preventing the spread of the deadly virus.
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 6:22am
  • Steenkamp's cousin urges prison term for Pistorius
    The cousin of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, said Thursday that he should "pay for what he has done" with a prison sentence, as she testified at his sentencing hearing.
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 6:19am
  • Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed
    A nurses' union has slammed the Dallas hospital where an Ebola-stricken nurse recuperates. President Obama says the world isn't doing enough. And WHO fears the outbreak will get far worse before it gets better.
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 10:54am
  • This dinosaur ate sharks for breakfast
    Few dinosaurs have as interesting a back story as the spinosaurus. In life, it dominated the waterways -- a 50-foot-long behemoth that employed its blade-like claws and conical, razor-sharp teeth to annihilate its prey. It chomped down on sharks for…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 10:28am
  • How to dress like an 'afro-dandy'
    Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 9:51am
  • From sheep skin to chic gloves
    The steady hum of sewing machines fills the air inside a large glovemaking factory on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the bustling Ethiopian capital. Patches of leather move through an array of working stations as busy laborers work feverishly to meet…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 9:49am
  • 17 new charges filed in Benghazi attacks
    Federal authorities filed 17 new charges against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, alleging that he was the ringleader of twin 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic and CIA compounds in Benghazi that killed four Americans.
    5 days ago 14 Oct 14, 9:02pm
  • How did U.S. nurse get Ebola?
    The nurse wore a mask, gown, shield and gloves as she helped care for a dying Ebola patient in Texas.
    6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:21pm
  • Sudanese man dies of Ebola in Germany
    A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has died in Germany.
    6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:14pm
  • Can this 'smart jacket' save lives?
    On the bustling streets of Nairobi, hundreds of motorcyclists are weaving in and out of the already congested traffic. Without fear of incident, countless drivers put themselves at risk every day on these gridlocked roads.
    6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 7:35am
  • Meet 12 brilliant entrepreneurs under 22
    Africa, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, is buzzing with business ideas and innovative spirit -- but who are the continent's brightest young entrepreneurs?
    6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 7:33am
  • The chic allure of the "Afro-dandies"
    Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.
    6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 7:16am
  • Iconic style of Nigerian women
    Through a variety of exhibitions including one signed off by the photographer himself, Nigeria is presenting J.D. Okhai Ojeikere to the world one last time.
    7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 9:12am
  • Iconic style of Nigerian women
    Through a variety of exhibitions including one signed off by the photographer himself, Nigeria is presenting J.D. Okhai Ojeikere to the world one last time.
    7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 9:12am
  • Want to get rich? Move here!
    It's no longer necessary to launch your startup in Silicon Valley -- thanks to the internet, you can do it anywhere.
    7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 7:04am
  • Ebola joker escorted from plane
    Ebola is no laughing matter, especially not at airports or on planes, where screenings have gotten tighter.
    10 days ago 10 Oct 14, 5:13pm
  • Finance trailblazer empowers women
    Starting a business is never easy, but in Tanzania, the obstacles for women can be particularly fierce. Few women hold land titles, and as a result, many don't have the necessary collateral to secure funding from a bank.
    10 days ago 10 Oct 14, 8:25am
  • Mogadishu gets first-ever ATM
    Somalia's capital Mogadishu now has its first-ever ATM bank machine -- and it dispenses U.S. dollars.
    11 days ago 9 Oct 14, 6:41am
  • Ebola battle through nurse's eyes
    CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the desperate effort to save Ebola patients from the viewpoint of those taking care of them.
    11 days ago 9 Oct 14, 5:07am
  • Ebola cost could 'top $32 billion'
    The price of cassava, a root vegetable that is a staple ingredient in Liberian diets, shot up in August.
    11 days ago 9 Oct 14, 4:05am
  • U.S. Ebola labs open in Liberia
    How are US troops helping on the ground in the fight against Ebola? CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
    12 days ago 8 Oct 14, 7:32am
  • Female pilots make history
    Patricia Mawuli grew up in a mud shack in Ghana's bush country. Now, she's the country's first civilian pilot.
    12 days ago 8 Oct 14, 6:31am
  • Inside world's fastest growing port
    Ocean-going container ships docking at the South African Port of Ngqura are sending ripples through the local economy and bringing a new lease of life to businesses in the region.
    13 days ago 7 Oct 14, 7:15am
  • Is this what a model should look like?
    It's well known the fashion industry is one of the toughest to break into. To conform to the traditional stereotype of a model you need to be skinny, stunning and have legs that go on forever, right?
    19 days ago 1 Oct 14, 11:22am
  • Inside a wildlife orphanage
    Malawi is in the midst of a population explosion. In 1966, the country boasted a meager four million citizens. Today, that number hovers around the 15 million mark and could reach 37 million by 2050.
    27 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:26am
  • A school for eco warriors
    The African Wildlife Foundation is hoping to do some tricky medicine on the world at large. It's trying to stop the planet's lungs from collapsing.
    27 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:25am
  • Mother shot on road to safety
    Travel with a convoy fleeing the violence between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic.
    8 May 14, 4:16pm

East African Photographers

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Seattle Post Intelligencer

  • Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola
    "Across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe as harvests are missed, markets are shut and borders are closed," the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said.The Waterloo area has 350 houses under quarantine wit…
    4 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 3:01am
  • Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killed
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan and Somali soldiers killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and six suicide vests, a Kenyan military spokesman said Sunday.Keny…
    15 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 3:52pm
  • Mozambique: Opposition leaders reject early result
    The two parties fought a brutal civil war for nearly 16 years until a peace accord brought democracy to the country in 1992."No conscious citizen in the world can state that the Mozambican elections were free and fair," said Daviz Simango, the part…
    15 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 3:17pm
  • Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease.Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — t…
    18 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 12:46pm
  • Killer in the honeymoon murder trial dies
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man convicted for the murder of a woman killed on honeymoon in Cape Town has died, announced South Africa's Department of Correctional Services.Dewani, who has pleaded not guilty to charges ranging from murder to kidnappin…
    18 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 12:37pm
  • Cautious optimism over Nigeria's kidnapped girls
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — There's no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about news of a cease-fire with the Islamic extremists who abducted their daughters si…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 6:18pm
  • Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola
    Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by The Associated Press which said the health organization did not respond adequately to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Seychelles on Oct. 8 suspended entry to…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 2:22pm
  • Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels, says report
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sudan's government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south's civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to a leaked document.Sudan will provide tanks…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 12:05pm
  • 22 killed by rebels in eastern Congo
    Governor of North Kivu Province Julien Paluku told The Associated Press on Saturday that 22 people were hacked to death with machetes on Friday night by suspected rebels of the Ugandan Islamic group, the Allied Democratic Forces.
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 11:00am
  • Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left h…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 6:06pm
  • Mozambique elections declared free and fair
    Mozambique voted Wednesday in an election that was closely watched by foreign investors who see prospects in the discovery of large gas and coal reserves in the country, which had been devastated by civil war that broke out between Frelimo and Renamo…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 2:08pm
  • Official Nigeria news agency: Chief of defense announces cease-fire with Islamic extremists
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Official Nigeria news agency: Chief of defense announces cease-fire with Islamic extremists.
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 10:34am
  • Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shoo…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 9:09am
  • Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease in one of the hardest-hit cou…
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 2:30pm
  • Rebels kill 30 people in East Congo, official says
    Members of the Allied Defense Forces attacked late Wednesday near the town which is about 400 kilometers from the North Kivu provincial capital of Goma, said mayor Nyonyi Bwana Kawa.The Maimai-Simba group attacked a remote village in the northeast…
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 1:41pm
  • Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine
    Following the testimony and final arguments, Judge Thokozile Masipa will rule on the punishment for Pistorius after convicting him of culpable homicide for shooting Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home.Masipa has wide latitude when deciding…
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 1:18pm
  • Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread.The world could impose more restrictions to ward off a disease that has overwhelmed several…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 5:11pm
  • USAID says Ebola nations following right approach
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A U.S. official touring the West African countries worst hit by the deadly Ebola virus expressed optimism Wednesday that the right strategies to fight the disease are in place, even as warnings mount over the deteriorating si…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 4:55pm
  • Car bomb in Somali capital kills 5, mostly kids
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb close to Somalia's presidential palace detonated while a group of children were walking by, killing five people and wounding seven, said a Somali police official.The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab continues…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 2:16pm
  • Mozambique elections: Allegations of fraud
    Renamo officials at a polling station in the northwestern Tete province say they prevented boxes stuffed with ballots already marked in favor of the Frelimo candidate, Filipe Nyusi, from entering a local polling station.Renamo members also claim po…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 1:26pm
  • UN says rebels kill 9, kidnap 47 in Congo
    The Maimai-Simba group attacked a remote village in the northeast last week abducting 40 women and seven boys, said Lt. Col. Felix Prosper Basse, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission.Congo's northeast is a hotbed of separatist rebel activity…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 12:52pm
  • Steenkamp relative testifies at Pistorius hearing
    The emotional testimony during Pistorius' sentencing hearing caused the judge to rule a brief adjournment when Martin began crying.Steenkamp was shot multiple times by Pistorius through a toilet cubicle door in his home in the pre-dawn hours of Feb…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 12:34pm
  • Violence flares in C. African Republic capital
    "The anti-Balaka attacked with grenades and automatic weapons starting yesterday and so far at least four civilians have been killed, with many wounded and 27 houses burned," said Joseph Tagbalet.After many of the Muslim fighters withdrew from the…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 11:03am
  • Mozambicans to vote on Wednesday
    The recent discovery of some of the world's largest gas and coal reserves in the southern African country has changed Mozambique's status from a war-torn country to one that is attracting international investment.Frelimo, the guerrilla movement fro…
    6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 1:32pm
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius offered cash after killing
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but they rejected it because they did not want "blood money," a prosecutor said Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the…
    6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 12:19pm
  • Madagascar's exiled leader arrested on return
    A public relations company released a statement Monday on behalf of son Tojo Ravalomanana that says ex-president Marc Ravalomanana was detained by government forces when he returned to the country after staying in South Africa.Ravalomanana told sup…
    7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 12:48pm
  • Psychologist says Pistorius is 'broken man'
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sente…
    7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 10:43am
  • Car bomb in Somalia's capital kills 11
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a popular cafe in Somalia's capital on Sunday, killing 11 people and wounding eight others, a senior police official said.The blast struck the Aroma cafe in Mogadishu and the bomb was believed…
    8 days ago 12 Oct 14, 4:49pm
  • Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing this week
    Pistorius, once a celebrated athlete who ran in the 2012 Olympics, was charged with premeditated murder in a televised trial that transfixed many people around the world, but Masipa found him not guilty of that charge.Some say he is unlikely to go…
    8 days ago 12 Oct 14, 11:33am
  • Lesotho plans elections, but mood is unsettled
    [...] most guests on a recent weekend were South African security forces, sent to keep order after a bout of violent unrest that has raised questions about the viability of the southern African kingdom as a sovereign nation.The simple round huts an…
    8 days ago 12 Oct 14, 10:30am

Inter Press Service

  • Writing the Final Chapter on AIDS
    Although AIDS has defied science by killing millions of people throughout Africa in the last three decades, HIV experts now believe that they have found the magic numbers to end AIDS as a public health threat in 15 years. The magic numbers are 90-90-…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 2:50am
  • Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
    President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak. Yet public health experts and development advocates w…
    3 days ago 16 Oct 14, 9:27pm
  • Ethiopia Shows Developing World How to Make a Green Economy Prosper
    Ethiopia has experienced its fair share of environmental damage and degradation but nowadays it is increasingly setting an example on how to combat climate change while also achieving economic growth.  “It is very well known by the international c…
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 2:12am
  • Africa Can Be its Own ‘Switzerland’
    Africa has the capacity to access at least 200 billion dollars for sustainable development investment but it will remain a slave to foreign aid unless it improves the climate for investment and trade and plugs illicit financial flows, development exp…
    4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 12:58am
  • Measuring How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Food Security
    For the past 40 years Josephine Kakiyi, 55, has been cultivating maize, beans and vegetables on her small plot of land in the remote area of Kwa Vonza, in Kitui County, eastern Kenya. Even though this has always been a hot and semi-arid region, over…
    5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 3:30am
  • Curbing the Illegal Wildlife Trade Crucial to Preserving Biodiversity
    For over five years, 33-year-old Maheshwar Basumatary, a member of the indigenous Bodo community, made a living by killing wild animals in the protected forests of the Manas National Park, a tiger reserve, elephant sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage…
    7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 8:00am
  • World Bank Pushes Private Sector for Major Investments in Infrastructure
    The World Bank has initiated a major call to action for private sector investors around infrastructure projects in developing countries. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Thursday launched a new initiative, worth some 15 billion dollars, aim…
    10 days ago 9 Oct 14, 7:58pm
  • Family Farmers Don’t Need Climate-Smart Agriculture
    Small farmers can look to options like agroecological intensification and innovation, without necessarily turning to climate-smart agriculture, which is promoted by the United Nations but has awakened doubts among global experts meeting in this Itali…
    10 days ago 9 Oct 14, 7:36pm
  • Most Nations Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour
    Most of the world’s governments are taking measures to reduce the worst and most hazardous forms of child labour, according to a major report released here Tuesday by the U.S. Labour Department. In its annual assessment of progress toward eliminati…
    12 days ago 7 Oct 14, 8:27pm
  • Floods Wash Away India’s MDG Progress
    The northeastern Indian state of Assam is no stranger to devastating floods. Located just south of the eastern Himalayas, the lush, 30,000-square-km region comprises the Brahmaputra and Barak river valleys, and is accustomed to annual bouts of rain t…
    13 days ago 7 Oct 14, 1:52pm
  • Financing for Biodiversity: A Simple Matter of Keeping Promises
    With governments, activists and scientists tearing their hair out over the world’s impending crisis in biodiversity, the outgoing president of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) delivered a simple message to participants at the 12th Conf…
    13 days ago 7 Oct 14, 8:02am
  • OPINION: Put People Power Back at Centre of Citizen Action
    This column by Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary-General of CIVICUS, the global alliance for citizen participation, explains the background to the open letter circulating among civil society activists that criticises the movement’s “co-option” by…
    13 days ago 7 Oct 14, 5:09am
  • Q&A: “The Battle Continues”
    IPS correspondent Joan Erakit interviews DR. BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN, executive director of UNFPA.
    16 days ago 4 Oct 14, 1:17am
  • Zimbabwe’s Family Planning Dilemma
    Pregnant at 15, Samantha Yakubu* is in a fix. The 16-year-old boy she claims was responsible for her pregnancy has refused to accept her version of events, insisting that he was “not the only one who slept with her”. Now Yakubu has dropped out of…
    19 days ago 30 Sep 14, 9:58pm
  • From Subsistence to Profit, Swazi Farmers Get a Helping Hand
    Men in blue overalls are offloading vegetables from trucks while their female counterparts dress and pack the fresh produce before storing it in a cold room. When another truck drives in, the packed items are loaded and the consignment is driven away…
    20 days ago 30 Sep 14, 6:17am
  • Outgunned by Rich Polluters, Africa to Bring United Front to Climate Talks
    As climate change interest groups raise their voices across Africa to call for action at the COP20 climate meeting in December and the crucial COP21 in Paris in 2015, many worry that the continent may never have fair representation at the talks. The…
    21 days ago 29 Sep 14, 1:43pm
  • Militarising the Ebola Crisis
    Joeva Rock is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the American University in Washington, DC, focusing on colonial legacies in West Africa.
    22 days ago 28 Sep 14, 7:05am
  • Côte d’Ivoire Chokes on its Plastic Shopping Bags
    In the middle of downtown Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the aisles of a thriving supermarket are full of customers. But as they line up to pay for their items, there is one line to a cashier’s till that remains empty. It’s the “green cash register…
    24 days ago 26 Sep 14, 2:25am
  • Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging
    Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing regional and international efforts to stop it, according to world leaders and global health experts. “We are not moving fast enough.…
    24 days ago 26 Sep 14, 1:11am
  • Africa Pays the Price of Low Harvests Thanks to Costly Fertilisers
    Eherculano Thomas Rice, is pleased to have harvested 40 bags of white maize from his eight-hectare field in Chimoio, in Mozambique’s Manica Province. But he knows that his productivity and yield would be higher if he had been able to afford to buy…
    25 days ago 25 Sep 14, 4:54am

VOA - Africa

  • China Political Meeting Seeks to Improve Rule of Law
    China’s communist leaders will host a top level political meeting this week, called the Fourth Plenum, and for the first time in the party’s history, rule of law will be a key item on the agenda. Analysts and Chinese media reports say the meeting…
    18 mins ago 20 Oct 14, 6:23am
  • Liberian President Urges Health Investment to Counter Ebola-like Outbreaks
    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is calling attention to the need for long-term investment in health care infrastructure in order to prevent a repeat of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people.In a Washington Post op-ed, P…
    1 hour ago 20 Oct 14, 5:20am
  • Australian Special Forces to Advise Iraqis on Islamic State Fight
    Australia will soon send 200 special forces troops to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in their fight against Islamic State militants. Australian warplanes are part of the U.S.-led coalition in the Middle East, and have already begun b…
    2 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 5:09am
  • Joko Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia’s Head of State
    In Indonesia Monday, a former furniture entrepreneur turned wildly popular politician, Joko Widodo, was officially sworn in as the country’s seventh president. There are huge expectations and challenges ahead for the new president of the world’s…
    2 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 4:53am
  • US Military Airdrops Weapons, Medical Supplies to Kurds in Kobani
    The U.S. military said it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds defending the northern Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants. That could strain U.S.-Turkish relations. The “first-of-its-kind” supply mission…
    2 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 4:41am
  • Hong Kong Protest Leaders Reject 'Foreign Forces' Claim
    Hong Kong's pro-democracy leaders strongly denied claims by the city's chief executive that the weeks of mass rallies are being orchestrated by "foreign forces."The secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, Alex Chow, rejected Hong…
    2 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 4:37am
  • Indian Politicians Lash Out at Pakistan's Bhutto for Kashmir Rant
    Indian politicians October 20 took a jibe at Pakistan Peoples Party's leader Bilawal Bhutto over his fresh rant against India.Bhutto, once again, vowed to wrest Kashmir from India.“When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know w…
    3 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 4:05am
  • South Korea 'Sternly' Warns North Korea
    South Korea has warned North Korea to stop provoking border skirmishes.South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said Monday that South Korea has warned Pyongyang to immediately stop the "reckless military provocation.""Our military is…
    4 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 2:18am
  • Local Reports Suggest Ebola Cases in Liberia may be on the Decline
    Could Ebola be on the decline in Liberia, the epicenter of the deadly virus that has killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in West Africa?  Some local reports said fewer bodies are being found in Liberian communities. One such report quoted a poli…
    5 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 1:48am
  • Japan PM Abe Suffers Setback as 2 Ministers Quit
    Japan's new trade and industry minister quit over a funding scandal on Monday and the justice minister resigned after being accused of violating electoral laws, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since taking office in 2012.The r…
    5 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 1:44am
  • Two Sudanese Opposition Parties Seek Peaceful Change in Sudan
    Two Sudanese opposition parties have decided to combine their efforts for what they call “the liquidation of [an] one-party regime, and the establishment of a just and comprehensive peace and full democratic transformation” in Sudan. Followin…
    5 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 1:38am
  • Peyton Manning Sets NFL Career Touchdown Passing Record
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a new U.S. National Football League record for career touchdown passes in the Broncos' 42-17 rout of the visiting San Francisco 49ers Sunday night.Manning's short touchdown pass to wide receiver Demary…
    6 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 1:07am
  • Rights Group Urges China to Address Human Rights Abuses
    Human Rights Watch has called on the Central Committee of China's ruling Communist Party to take steps to address human rights abuses at its four-day meeting, which got underw ay Monday in Beijing.HRW's China director, Sophie Richardson, said in a…
    7 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 12:05am
  • Political 'Outsider' Takes Helm in Indonesia
    Indonesia has a new president. Joko Widodo took the oath of office Monday in the capital, Jakarta.  He is the first elected president of Indonesia who has no ties to the country's political or military elite.  Widodo, who was elected major of J…
    9 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 9:38pm
  • EU's Barroso to Britain: Don't Alienate Your Friends in Europe
    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will on Monday issue a plea to Britain not to isolate itself in Europe by picking fights over immigration, saying that European Union membership boosts British international clout.Britain's future i…
    10 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 8:46pm
  • Contest Seeks to Crown World's Funniest Person
    At a time of seemingly ever-escalating conflicts around the world, one man is trying to bring peace though humor.Jamie Masada, Iranian-born founder and owner of the famed U.S. comedy club chain The Laugh Factory, has scoured comedy festivals from A…
    12 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 6:49pm
  • Sweden Looking for Source of 'Foreign Underwater Activity'
    Sweden's military is searching its waters near Stockholm after detecting "foreign underwater activity," possibly a Russian submarine in distress.The non-aligned Nordic country has deployed more than 200 men, stealth ships, minesweepers and helicopt…
    13 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 6:01pm
  • 3 Missing US Girls Detained in Germany
    Three teenage girls from the western U.S. city of Denver, Colorado are reported on their way back to the United States after going missing from their homes last Friday and later being apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany.Relatives and other sources to…
    13 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 5:45pm
  • US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures
    A top U.S. health official says it is unrealistic to expect every hospital in America to be able to care for an Ebola patient, but that health care facilities must be vigilant for possible cases and be ready to isolate anyone infected with the virus…
    15 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 3:53pm
  • Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparedness
    People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real ea…
    15 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 3:41pm

Kenya Anything

JHG_2593-b Sunrise over the Masai Mara (from a balloon). Kenya.JHG_2593-b Sunrise over the Masai Mara (from a balloon). Kenya.
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JHG_3329-b Very young Burchell's Zebra colt, Masai Mara, Kenya.JHG_3329-b Very young Burchell's Zebra colt, Masai Mara, Kenya.
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JHG_2893-b Massive "Croc" along the Mara River, Kenya.JHG_2893-b Massive "Croc" along the Mara River, Kenya.
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JHG_2865-b Huge "Croc" on the Mara River, Kenya.JHG_2865-b Huge "Croc" on the Mara River, Kenya.
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JHG_2333-b "mother & child". Yellow Baboons, Tsavo, Kenya.JHG_2333-b "mother & child". Yellow Baboons, Tsavo, Kenya.
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JHG_2148-b Fierce Dwarf Mongoose, Tsavo, Kenya.JHG_2148-b Fierce Dwarf Mongoose, Tsavo, Kenya.
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  • Guineans extol Gambia anti-Ebola contribution to Conakry
    Members of the Guinean community in The Gambia have expressed gratitude and appreciation to President Yahya Jammeh, for donating $500,000 toward combating the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging their country.In an exclusive interview with APA on Sunday…
    15 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 3:41pm
  • Nigerian media spotlights militants’ truce violation
    The Nigerian media on Sunday headlined the ceasefire violation by Boko Haram after its insurgents attacked communities in Borno State.The Guardian reported that news of a possible ceasefire arising from an agreement between the federal government an…
    22 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 9:09am
  • Somalia: Troops clash with Shabaab, four killed
    Four people have been confirmed killed in fierce fighting between Somali government forces and Shabaab militants in Showle village, 20km south of Beledweyne district in the Hiran Region of central Somalia.Somali military spokesman Osman Gedi said on…
    22 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 8:12am
  • Access to sanitation in Nigeria stands at 41% – official
    The Director, Water Quality Control and Sanitation of Nigeria’s Ministry of Water Resources, Mr. Samuel Ome, says that basic access to sanitation in Nigeria still stands at 41 percent coverage.Ome told journalists on Saturday in Abuja that more th…
    23 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 7:20am
  • Boko Haram violates truce deal – report
    Boko Haram has been accused of violating the terms of a recent truce deal after its insurgents launched a series of attacks on two communities in the northern Nigerian state of Borno on Friday. Nigeria�s Punch newspaper reported on Sunday that…
    23 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 7:16am
  • S/Leone: National Ebola response unit dissolved
    Sierra Leone’s President has dissolved the body responsible for managing the country’s fight against Ebola and sacked its coordinator.The Emergency Operations Center has been renamed the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) and it will be heade…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 2:15pm
  • S/Leone: Youth trained on Ebola sensitization
    About 100 youths are being trained on ways to handle suspected Ebola cases, as part of effort to tackle growing number of infections in Sierra Leone.A civil society group called Democracy Sierra Leone is championing the cause. Its director, Alhaji W…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 1:20pm
  • Sudanese rebels claims killing 21 gov’t soldiers in Darfur
    Sudanese rebel forces have claimed killing 21 government soldiers in the troubled region of Darfur in a fresh clashes on Friday.Sudan Liberation Movement, under command of Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW) in Rokoro, Central Darfur, announced the killing…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 12:05pm
  • Ghanaian President expresses confidence in W/Africa’s fight against insurgency
    Ghanaian President John Mahama has said that countries in the West African sub-region will continue to stand by Nigeria in the war against insurgency.Mahama stated this while addressing State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting he hel…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 9:38am
  • Nigeria’s First Lady in South Africa for peace mission meeting
    Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, arrived in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday for the 3rd Executive Bureau Meeting of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM). Mrs. Jonathan, who is the President of AFLPM, will preside over the…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 9:31am
  • Nigeria to set up agribusiness clubs in schools to promote agriculture
    Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that students’ agribusiness clubs will be set up in schools as a major step to boost agriculture and reduce unemployment in the country.Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Malam Ib…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 9:28am
  • CAR: AU, UN High-level Mission expected in Bangui
    A High-level mission dispatched by the mediator in the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguessou, is expected Saturday in Bangui, official source disclosed.The delegation which is composed of deputy mediators,…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 9:07am
  • Press screams Nigeria, Boko Haram ceasefire, release of kidnapped schoolgirls
    The agreement signed by Nigeria and Boko Haram Islamic set for a ceasefire and planned release of the 219 remaining schoolgirls abducted on April 14 by the insurgents are the major headlines of virtually all the Nigerian newspapers on Saturday.ThisD…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 7:51am
  • Malian army not involved in In Tillit clashes – gov’t
    Malian government denied Friday any involvement of its army in Thursday clashes between Tuareg rebels and the loyalists in In Tillit, 120 Km south-west of Gao.“There is no military contingent stationed in that area and the Malian Armed Forces…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 7:45am
  • Sensitisation of youths on handling of Ebola cases begins in Sierra Leone
    About 100 youths are being trained on ways to handle suspected Ebola cases as part of efforts to tackle the growing number of infections in Sierra Leone. A civil society group, Democracy Sierra Leone, is championing the cause and the director, Alhaj…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 6:57am
  • Sierra Leone to deploy standby force back to bases over Ebola row
    Sierra Leone`s Defence Ministry says it will dismiss its men and women standing by to be deployed in restive Somali if a decision delaying their deployment is not made by end of October. Col. Michael Mohamed Samura told APA in Freetown on Friday tha…
    2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 6:39am
  • Gambia injects over $8.68M on health project
    The Gambia government recently launched a $8.68 million Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project (MCNHRP), on a loan it secured from the World Bank.In a press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Banjul seen…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 3:22pm
  • Liberia: 13 Ebola patients treated, discharged
    The Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit has successfully treated and discharged 13 confirmed patients admitted at the center.The number constitutes 14.56 percent of the 112 patients admitted at the unit between Monday September 15 and October 15. The I…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 3:06pm
  • S/Sudan: Oil leaks cause pollution fears
    Oil leaks from damaged pipelines due to the protracted conflict in South Sudan have caused widespread fears of environmental pollution in the country. George Gatloi Koang, Unity State Community Liaison Officer told UN radio in Juba on Friday that ab…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 2:57pm
  • Tanzania: Woman, daughter hacked to death over witchcraft
    An octogenarian woman and her 45-year-old daughter were killed with machetes in Shinyanga province in northern Tanzania by people who accused them of witchcraft, police source revealed on Friday. “It happened in the village of Ihugi on Tuesday…
    3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 2:35pm

Kenya sharp shots

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JHG_2593-b Sunrise over the Masai Mara (from a balloon). Kenya.JHG_2593-b Sunrise over the Masai Mara (from a balloon). Kenya.
10 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 8:20pm
JHG_3329-b Very young Burchell's Zebra colt, Masai Mara, Kenya.JHG_3329-b Very young Burchell's Zebra colt, Masai Mara, Kenya.
10 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 8:20pm
JHG_2893-b Massive "Croc" along the Mara River, Kenya.JHG_2893-b Massive "Croc" along the Mara River, Kenya.
10 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 8:20pm
JHG_2865-b Huge "Croc" on the Mara River, Kenya.JHG_2865-b Huge "Croc" on the Mara River, Kenya.
10 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 8:20pm
JHG_2333-b "mother & child". Yellow Baboons, Tsavo, Kenya.JHG_2333-b "mother & child". Yellow Baboons, Tsavo, Kenya.
10 hours ago 19 Oct 14, 8:20pm
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