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  • Burkina Faso crowds back on streets
    Hundreds of people in Burkina Faso gather for a second day to demand the president step down immediately, after he says he will stay on for a year.
    55 mins ago 31 Oct 14, 6:32am
  • VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola
    The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
    5 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 2:32am
  • The volunteers ready to fight Ebola
    The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
    10 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:05pm
  • Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
    UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
    15 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 4:25pm
  • VIDEO: Ebola news: 30 October in 15 secs
    The WHO confirms that their latest mortality figure for the Ebola outbreak is 4,920. Here is the latest Ebola news for Wednesday 29 October - in 15 seconds.
    17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:18pm
  • Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school
    Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
    17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:18pm
  • German hostage freed in Nigeria
    A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
    18 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 1:02pm
  • UK can be sued over rendition case
    A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
    20 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 11:28am
  • Nigeria move to avoid long Fifa ban
    Nigeria hope to have avoided a lengthy ban from Fifa after a regional high court overturns its decision to void last month's football elections.
    22 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:43am
  • S Africa move venue to honour Meyiwa
    South Africa to honour former goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa by playing their next Nations Cup tie in his hometown Durban.
    1 day ago 30 Oct 14, 7:24am

Google News

  • Exit stage left: lessons from reporting Africa's tech scene - Memeburn
    MemeburnExit stage left: lessons from reporting Africa's tech sceneMemeburnIn the last four years I have learnt a lot about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. I have met Africa's brightest and its bravest. I have walked the p…
    4 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 3:07am
  • US quarantines 'chilling' Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF - Reuters
    ReutersUS quarantines 'chilling' Ebola fight in West Africa: MSFReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states for doctors and nurses returning from West Africa's Ebola outbreak are creating a "chilling effect" on…
    11 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:44pm
  • Africa's Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease - The Atlantic
    The AtlanticAfrica's Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular DiseaseThe AtlanticThis $8.1 million NCD Open Lab is the brainchild of GlaxoSmithkline (GSK), where he is now vice president of pharmaceuticals for East Africa, but I first met him when h…
    15 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 4:57pm
  • Qualifications scandal divides South Africa - BBC News
    BBC NewsQualifications scandal divides South AfricaBBC NewsIt might seem like a rather trivial scandal - something easily overlooked at a time when South Africa is mourning the violent death of its national football team captain and the credit r…
    15 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 4:20pm
  • Ask Well: Is the Ebola Epidemic Ending in Africa? - New York Times (blog)
    New York Times (blog)Ask Well: Is the Ebola Epidemic Ending in Africa?New York Times (blog)A: No one knows exactly what is going on in West Africa. Several medical groups, like Doctors Without Borders, are reporting that they suddenly have far m…
    17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:08pm
  • Homeopaths offer services 'to help fight' Ebola epidemic in west Africa - The Guardian
    The GuardianHomeopaths offer services 'to help fight' Ebola epidemic in west AfricaThe GuardianIn 2009, a group of young African and British doctors petitioned the World Health Organisation to speak out against homeopathy, which they believed wa…
    18 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 1:09pm
  • Exporters told to look to Africa for new opportunities - Irish Times
    Irish IndependentExporters told to look to Africa for new opportunitiesIrish TimesSpeaking at the opening of the Africa Ireland Economic Forum in Dublin on Thursday, Minister for Development and Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock said exports from I…
    19 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 12:49pm
  • Restoring Lands, Lives and Livelihoods in Africa - World Bank Group
    Restoring Lands, Lives and Livelihoods in AfricaWorld Bank GroupNatural resources and ecosystems that are critical for the livelihoods and wellbeing of the world's poorest are threatened by degradation and over-use. But forward thinking and inno…
    21 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:24am
  • Ebola Exacerbates West Africa's Poverty Crisis - Scientific American
    Mirror.co.ukEbola Exacerbates West Africa's Poverty CrisisScientific AmericanIn turn, Bah shared Dorcas's story via Skype while he was under his own quarantine with a conference on the Ebola crisis in west Africa at Columbia University. Of the s…
    22 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:19am
  • Don't Let Ebola Dehumanize Africa - New York Times
    Don't Let Ebola Dehumanize AfricaNew York TimesA few days ago, I posted a note on Facebook about my scheduled concert next week at Carnegie Hall honoring the late South African singer Miriam Makeba, who was known widely as Mama Africa. I was sad…
    22 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:19am

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CNN Africa

  • Why Europe must offer migrants a lifeline
    Is it ever acceptable to stand by and let people drown? European leaders seem to think so; in fact it's their new policy.
    10 mins ago 31 Oct 14, 7:17am
  • Burkina Faso President seeks to stay in power until new leader is elected
    The President of Burkina Faso pledged to stay in power until a new leader is democratically elected, despite violent protests demanding an end to his 27-year rule in the West African country.
    3 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 4:32am
  • Ebola in Liberia on decline?
    The number of new cases in the nation appears to be declining, with fewer burials, plateauing lab confirmations and less-cramped hospitals.
    10 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:11pm
  • Military seizes control in Burkina Faso
    A general announces that a nationwide curfew has been established as the whereabouts of President Blaise Compaore remain unknown.
    10 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:59pm
  • Ebola: Fewer burials, new cases
    The stricken West African country gets some much-welcome news, but health experts warn that the observations don't necessarily mean the disease is under control.
    1 day ago 30 Oct 14, 4:34am
  • Who is Zambia's next leader?
    When Guy Scott takes the reins as Zambia's interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 1:33pm
  • Who has most extravagant palace?
    A look through some of the most exquisite residences of leaders from across the world.
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 1:32pm
  • Latest weapon against car thieves?
    What would you do if your car had just been stolen? Take out your phone and call the police? Sure, you could that, but what if instead of asking authorities for help you simply sent a text message? Moreover, what if that SMS went straight to a hidden…
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 9:41am
  • Will Boko Haram free the girls or not?
    With each passing day, it looks less and less likely that the girls will be freed. In fact, Boko Haram has kidnapped numerous other young people in at least two incidents since.
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 7:18am
  • Uganda's Willy Wonka duo
    He's the third generation of a family devoted to growing cocoa in Uganda, but now Stephen Sembuya wants to take his business to the next level and put Uganda on the chocolate-making map.
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 7:17am
  • Pistorius faces appeal
    The South African state is to appeal both judgment and sentence after athlete Oscar Pistorius was jailed for five years for shooting his girlfriend.
    2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:31pm
  • Uganda clerics: Is gay OK?
    It all started with David Kato, the Ugandan gay-rights activist who was bludgeoned to death in his home in 2011. That's what first drew award-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman to Kampala to meet the country's few but fearless gay-rights activi…
    3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 7:33am
  • South African footballer shot and killed
    South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed Sunday night in the Bosloorus township near Johannesburg, according to information posted on the South African Police Service's Twitter account.
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 4:00pm
  • 5 Tanzania experiences
    Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 6:59am
  • The last kings of Africa
    In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Alfred Weidinger is on a mission to photograph the last remaining.
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 6:54am
  • Should health workers who treat Ebola be quarantined?
    When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home?
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 6:44am
  • Tunisia elections raise global hopes for Arab democracy
    Elections in Tunisia on Sunday are about much more than one country. They could mark a big step toward democracy.
    5 days ago 26 Oct 14, 11:01am
  • First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies
    The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.
    6 days ago 25 Oct 14, 3:56am
  • Ebola: Get up to speed
    A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.
    7 days ago 24 Oct 14, 12:35pm
  • African art: More than masks
    For anyone that needs convincing that African art is the next big thing, they need look no further than 1:54, the London-based contemporary African art fair.
    7 days ago 24 Oct 14, 7:48am
  • African art: More than masks
    For anyone that needs convincing that African art is the next big thing, they need look no further than 1:54, the London-based contemporary African art fair.
    7 days ago 24 Oct 14, 7:48am
  • Parasite keeping millions in poverty
    One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's easily curable.
    7 days ago 24 Oct 14, 7:47am
  • How not to respond to Ebola
    U.S. response to Ebola is key for setting global example, writes global health advocate Idris Ayodeji Bello.
    7 days ago 24 Oct 14, 7:46am
  • Outwitting Africa's power thieves
    One company says smart meters may hold the answers to the power problems of the world's emerging markets, where slow payment and energy theft remains a powerful disincentive for new investment in the sector.
    7 days ago 23 Oct 14, 11:27pm
  • How not to respond to Ebola
    The response of some U.S. institutions that should know better to Ebola has been anything but inspiring, writes Idris Ayodeji Bello.
    7 days ago 23 Oct 14, 11:27pm
  • Pay off poachers, save wildlife?
    Namibia's wildlife was saved from the brink of extinction. How? The government paid poachers to become protectors.
    9 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:29am
  • Inside Africa's most creative city
    Abandoned workshops and empty warehouses are getting a new lease of life in Cape Town. Spaces that once housed production lines are now becoming creative hotspots for artists, designers and musicians in a city that's been named as the World Design Ca…
    9 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:24am
  • Ebola: WHO outlines next steps
    Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.
    9 days ago 21 Oct 14, 11:07pm
  • Is the 'Blade Runner' finished?
    Oscar Pistorius was the "Blade Runner," the miracle man and the Paralympic athlete that could take on the very best able-bodied competitors.
    10 days ago 21 Oct 14, 11:43am
  • Man fighting for missing girls
    Six months after more than 200 schoolgirls vanished into the night in Chibok, Nigeria, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has faded.
    10 days ago 21 Oct 14, 7:14am
  • Latest weapon against car thieves?
    Carjacking is the most common crime on Kenya's major cities. Now a local entrepreneur has devised a solution to the systemic problem by creating a security start up that puts the power back into victims hands ... or phones.
    10 days ago 21 Oct 14, 7:13am
  • Insect keeping millions in poverty
    One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's easily curable. But that doesn't stop it from wreaking havoc.
    10 days ago 21 Oct 14, 7:12am
  • 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.
    10 days ago 21 Oct 14, 7:11am
  • Illegal to be saved from slavery?
    Imagine being rescued from modern slavery. Only to be charged with a crime.
    10 days ago 21 Oct 14, 1:27am
  • 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…
    16 days ago 15 Oct 14, 10:28am
  • 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.
    17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 7:35am
  • 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.
    38 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:26am
  • 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

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
    The E-word did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week — more than a month after the U.N. Security Council declared the Ebola outbreak a "threat to international peace…
    15 mins ago 31 Oct 14, 7:12am
  • Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso
    Protesters stormed the parliament Thursday to prevent lawmakers from voting to allow President Blaise Compaore, in power for 27 years, to seek another term in office.In response to the chaos, a brief period of martial law was imposed during which t…
    43 mins ago 31 Oct 14, 6:44am
  • Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after p…
    9 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:48pm
  • US, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States and United Nations on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in South Sudan, as experts predicted a return to mass violence in the coming weeks.South Sudan has seen near ci…
    15 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 4:45pm
  • Spokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protests
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Spokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protests.
    17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:13pm
  • South Africans mourn sport deaths
    South Africa's sport ministry organized a combined memorial service for fans of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and welterweight boxer Phindile Mwelase.Fans wearing club and national je…
    17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:11pm
  • 9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks
    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's military says nine security forces have been killed in three simultaneous attacks in the country near the border with Mali.Col. Laudru Moustapha said in a statement that the militants attacked a prison, a refugee camp…
    18 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 1:45pm
  • Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative."Larson has deep knowledge of…
    20 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 11:07am
  • Zambia: President's body to return Saturday
    Sata, 77, had largely dropped out of public view months ago as his health deteriorated, and he died Tuesday in a London hospital.The government did not divulge details of his condition, but some Zambian media outlets said he suffered multiple organ…
    21 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:01am
  • Zambian president dies after long illness
    Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader in continental sub-Saharan Africa since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.The government d…
    1 day ago 30 Oct 14, 6:53am
  • Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits.
    1 day ago 30 Oct 14, 6:10am
  • WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over.The disease is still raging in parts of…
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 6:35pm
  • Rebels chase troops from northeast Nigerian towns
    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists overran a major northeastern town that is home to Nigeria's defense chief on Wednesday, looting the army barracks, freeing prisoners from jail and frightening thousands of residents to flee, said residents an…
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 2:20pm
  • 30,000 rally in Benin capital for elections
    Opposition parties called the rally to press for the elections in the West African country.Political tensions have been exacerbated by a surprise government reshuffle last year and a growing protest movement accusing Yayi of seeking to remove term…
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 1:42pm
  • Public memorial for South African sports deaths
    Meyiwa, who was also the goalkeeper of Orlando Pirates, one of South Africa's most popular club soccer teams, was shot in an apparent robbery on Sunday night and police have released drawings of two men involved in the incident.South Africa's natio…
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 12:53pm
  • Zambian government says Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian, to be acting president
    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian government says Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian, to be acting president.
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 9:29am
  • No flak jacket: UN's Ban Ki-moon lands in Somalia
    The African Union military force, which forced the militant Islamic group al-Shabab out of Mogadishu in 2011, has been making gains in southern Somalia as well, though the rebels still control wide areas of territory and continue to carry out deadly…
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 7:31am
  • Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work
    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails.The 53-year-old says her earnings from bush meat keep her four children in school and she laments the…
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 5:46am
  • Zambian government says President Michael Sata has died after an illness
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambian government says President Michael Sata has died after an illness.
    2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 3:01am
  • Rally protests another term for Burkina Faso prez
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Police used tear gas on Tuesday to disperse an opposition protest in Burkina Faso's capital, as tensions increase ahead of a vote this week on whether the country's longtime president can seek another term.[...] o…
    3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 5:52pm
  • Nigeria: German killed, pirates hijack gunboat
    WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen killed a German man and kidnapped a second in southwest Nigeria, police said Tuesday as the military reported that pirates in the oil-rich south hijacked a police gunboat and killed three officers.Armed men attacked a…
    3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 12:19pm
  • 21-gun salute marks Botswana president's 2nd term
    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — A circle of traditional dancers and a 21-gun salute on Tuesday marked the inauguration of Botswana's president, who began a second term after the ruling party won an election last week.The ruling party faced a tougher ch…
    3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:33am
  • Nigerian Stock Exchange joins World Federation
    The federation sent an assessment team to Nigeria last month and the Nigerian Stock Exchange announced in a statement that it received a unanimous vote for admission as a full member at the general assembly of the federation Tuesday in Seoul, South K…
    3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:27am
  • US official: Welcome home medics fighting Ebola
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health care workers who go to West Africa to fight Ebola must be welcomed home and nothing should be done to impede fighting the disease "at its source," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday.After an…
    3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 7:34pm
  • Coca-Cola in Nigerian court over half-empty cans
    Attorney General Mohammed Bello Adoke, who is also the justice minister, filed the suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja against Coca-Cola Nigeria and its chief executive, and the Nigerian Bottling Company and its managing director for criminal bre…
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 2:18pm
  • Nigerian who cheated hangman at the gallows freed
    Human rights lawyers filed an appeal noting he had been convicted while the country was under a military dictatorship notorious for unfair trials and torturing confessions from prisoners.Amnesty International said he was released from jail on Frida…
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 1:59pm
  • Prosecutors say will appeal Pistorius verdict
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentence after the Olympic runner was convicted of culpable homicide and given a five-year prison term…
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 1:55pm
  • Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.At least 7…
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 1:03pm
  • International community ramps up Africa Ebola aid
    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — German Capt. Mattias Reichenbach has loaded protective gear, soap and other cargo onto his plane and is ready to take off from the United Nations' main staging area in Ghana during a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives in…
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 10:10am
  • South African prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence.
    4 days ago 27 Oct 14, 8:49am

Inter Press Service

  • 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…
    14 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…
    15 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…
    15 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…
    16 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…
    18 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…
    21 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…
    21 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…
    23 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…
    24 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…
    24 days ago 7 Oct 14, 8:02am

VOA - Africa

  • Burkina Faso General: Military Still Subordinate to Government
    A top Burkina Faso general denied a military coup has taken place, telling VOA that unless the president steps down, the military will remain subordinate to the government.In an interview with VOA's French to Africa news service, General Kouame Lou…
    22 mins ago 31 Oct 14, 7:05am
  • Hong Kong Protesters Consider Taking Case to Beijing Summit
    Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering attending next month's conference of regional leaders in Beijing to make their case for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.Alex Chow with the Federation of Students said dur…
    33 mins ago 31 Oct 14, 6:54am
  • China to Send Elite Army Unit to Help Fight Ebola in Liberia
    China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa.Washington has led the…
    3 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 4:18am
  • Lawmaker Blasts US Participation in Cuba Ebola Meeting
    One of Washington's most vocal opponents of the Castro brothers' regime in Cuba has blasted the U.S. decision to attend an Ebola conference in Havana this week.Representative Mario Diaz-Balart called the participation of a mid-level official from t…
    4 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 3:52am
  • Beijing Holds Conference on Afghanistan
    China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan's security and re-construction, highlighting China's growing role in Afghanistan as U.S. and NATO forces depart.Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attended the op…
    5 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 2:52am
  • HK Executive Council Member Likens Protesters to Freed Slaves
    Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves.Laura Cha, who is also a member of Hong Kong's pol…
    5 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 2:30am
  • Amid Unrest, Burkina Faso President Refuses to Resign
    Burkina Faso's president has refused to step down, insisting he will stay in power and lead a transitional government that was announced following violent protests.Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital, Ouagadougou, Friday demanding that C…
    6 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 1:53am
  • Japan Stocks Surge on Economic Stimulus Measures
    Japanese stocks Friday rose to their highest levels since before the global financial crisis, following Tokyo's surprise decision to expand economic stimulus measures.The benchmark Nikkei index surged 4.8 percent, ending at its highest level since…
    6 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 1:46am
  • American Pleads Guilty to Terror Charge After Failed Bid to Join IS
    An American man who tried but failed to join the Islamic State militant group faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in the United States on Thursday for attempting to support a terrorist group.The case against 44-year-old Donald Ray Morgan…
    7 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 12:22am
  • US Nurse Violates State-Imposed Ebola Quarantine
    A U.S. nurse who cared for Ebola patients in West Africa has defied authorities in Maine by leaving her home before completing a three-week quarantine the state imposed on her. Meanwhile, the U.S. Defense Department says U.S. soldiers serving in the…
    7 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 12:20am
  • Women Voters Anxious Ahead of US Elections
    With US elections just days away, public opinion polls show American voters are deeply dissatisfied with their government and anxious about threats from abroad. This is especially true for a key voting group both Republicans and Democrats are trying…
    7 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 12:14am
  • Myanmar Leaders Hold Landmark Meeting, but no Breakthroughs
    Myanmar's president and military chief met Friday with top political and ethnic minority leaders, the first summit of its kind in the country that is recovering from decades of direct military rule.Information Minister Ye Htut said all participants…
    7 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 12:10am
  • Women Voters Anxious Ahead of US Elections
    Public opinion polls show American voters are deeply dissatisfied with their government and anxious about threats from abroad. This is especially true for a key voting group both Republicans and Democrats are trying hard to win over: women. Analysts…
    7 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 12:10am
  • US Advises Citizens Against All Non-Essential Travel to Burundi
    The United States has issued a travel warning for Burundi and instituted a de facto night-time curfew for U.S. government employees in the small African nation.The U.S. State Department warned all American citizens to avoid non-essential travel to…
    8 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:58pm
  • 'Point and Shoot' Shows American Filmmaker in Libyan Revolution
    A young American takes to the road with his video camera, in a motorcycle journey around the Arab world, and ends up fighting alongside Libyan rebels. It may sound like fiction, but it’s a true story, and the subject of a new documentary, “Point…
    9 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:53pm
  • Two Professors from one Virginia College Square off in US Congress Race
    Members of the U.S. Congress come from a variety of backgrounds. Lawyers, doctors and businessmen fill the halls of Congress. At least one will soon be a professor from Virginia. As VOA's Yang Chen reports, that's almost guaranteed.
    11 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:32pm
  • Chinese Magazine Gets Taken Over by Government
    A long running Chinese liberal magazine says it will now be taken over by Beijing's government in a move that continues a tightening grip on information since President Xi Jinping came to power.Yanhuang Chunqiu, or "China Through the Ages", known f…
    11 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:24pm
  • US Medical Supplies Donated Annually to Developing Countries
    Each year, U.S. hospitals and medical centers are left with thousands of kilos of medical supplies that have been prepared for surgeries but not used. A charity run by medical students has been collecting these still-usable supplies for 25 years and…
    11 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:06pm
  • Africa Tells its Story Through Fashion
    In Africa, Fashion Week is a riot of colors, shapes, patterns and fabrics - against the backdrop of its ongoing struggle between nature and its fast-growing urban edge. How do these ideas translate into needle and thread? VOA’s Anita Powell visited…
    12 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 7:49pm
  • Victorious Secularists Face Challenge to Form Government in Tunisia
    Official results from Tunisia show the Islamist Ennahda party has failed to win the second free election since the so-called "Arab Spring" uprising in 2011. Ennahda, which handed power to a government of technocrats pending the elections, lost out t…
    12 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 7:39pm

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  • Africa:Family Farming On Focus During World Food Day
    Family farming is the focus of World Food Day on 16 October, coupled with the theme: ‘Feeding the world, caring for the earth’.
    17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:24am
  • West Africa: Using Animation to Battle Ebola
    According to the World Health Organization, 7,470 cases of Ebola had been reported as of Oct. 3, with 3,431 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
    17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:30am
  • East Africa: EAC Member States to Migrate to E-passports By 2015
    Multi-national tech-firms have pitched shop in Africa to tap in the first growing market, as countries race to adopt digital mode of doing things from government offices to primary schools in remote areas by laying fibre optic cables to increase acce…
    17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 1:33am
  • Kenya: Alarm Over Rise In Modern Lifestyle Diseases Mortality
    Findings by the UN taskforce indicate that approximately 100, 000, (27%) of deaths between people aged 30 to 70 in Kenya annually are due to various modern diseases such as heart ailments, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases, raising c…
    17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 12:52am
  • Malawi: Illegal Abortions Kills Dozens of Girls
    According to the WHO, Malawi had a maternal mortality rate of 510 deaths per 100 000 births in 2013, of which about 17% due to unsafe abortions with studies by local researchers in 2011, indicating that 70 194 abortions and most of them illegal were…
    18 days ago 13 Oct 14, 6:04am

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  • Rwanda: Mountain gorillas go on the rampage
    Eight mountain gorillas that escaped from their sanctuary in Volcanoes National Park, in northern Rwanda had gone on the rampage invading farms and houses, APA can confirm. “At dawn on Thursday eight gorillas escaped from the park to invade th…
    6 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 1:25am
  • Ebola undermining multinational companies – W/Bank
    The visiting World Bank President to Ghana Jim Kim Yong has said that the outbreak of the dreadful Ebola virus in West African had undermined the operations of multinational institutions in the affected countries.Mr Yong revealed this when he confer…
    10 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:49pm
  • End of Ebola close –S/Leone minister
    Sierra Leone`s Information Minister has said that the end of Ebola was closer given the effort of the government and its international development partners.Alhaji Alpha Kanu said despite the high number of casualties and growing number of cases, the…
    11 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:57pm
  • British ‘hospital’ ship arrives in S/Leone
    A British ship, the RFA Argus, Thursday anchored ashore in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown.The arrival of the ship, which is to help boost UK`s support to its former colony`s fight against the Ebola epidemic, ended a two-week journey that commen…
    11 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:37pm
  • Ebola: Minister wants restriction of airlines to Sierra Leone lifted
    Sierra Leone`s Minister of Transport and Aviation Leonard Balogun Koroma has said that restriction of airlines will only prevent efforts at containing the Ebola disease ravaging the West African region and do very little to prevent Ebola from reachi…
    15 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 4:14pm
  • Somali pirates free seven Indian hostages
    Somali pirates on Thursday released seven Indian nationals seized at the coastal town of Harardhere in the north of the country more than four years ago. The pirates handed over the hostages to the Galgamud administration, where the negotiations for…
    16 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 3:51pm
  • Nigeria: Kidnappers free abducted German national
    A German national working for a Nigerian construction giant, Julius Berger has been freed by his abductors about a week after he was kidnapped during a raid on the company’s vehicles, the company said on Thursday. The kidnappers attacked the staff…
    16 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 3:29pm
  • Somali police chief dies of heart attack
    Somalia Inspector General of Police, General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismail has died of a heart attack.Police sources confirmed in Mogadishu on Thursday evening that Ismail collapsed and died soon after complaining of heart complications. He was said…
    17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:37pm
  • Mission covered up Darfur crimes – UN
    The United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) covered up crimes allegedly committed by government troops and local militias in the troubled Sudanese region, an investigation committee disclosed on Thursday. The committee said the p…
    17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:01pm
  • UN experts on torture to visit Gambia
    Two United Nations Special Rapporteurs will make their first official visit to The Gambia on the invitation of the government in Banjul.An earlier visit scheduled for August was postponed at the last minute. The UN Human Rights Office released a sta…
    19 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 12:19pm
  • UN chief launches global anti-FGM campaign
    The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Thursday launched the Global Media Campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Nairobi.The campaign recognizes the critical role of media around the world in adding its voice and reach to…
    19 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 12:07pm
  • Zambia begins national mourning for Sata
    Zambia has begun an unspecified period of national mourning for President Micheal Sata who died in a London hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 77.Interim President Guy Scott announced in a live television and radio address to the nation on Wedn…
    19 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 12:03pm
  • Sierra Leone: New anti-Ebola front man talks tough
    The recently appointed head of Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Center (NERC) has been outlining some of his plans to eradicate the epidemic which has killed well over 1000 people in the country and thousands more in West Africa.Former Defen…
    20 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 11:45am
  • Over 80% of Nigeria’s 5120km oil pipelines vandalised – official
    The Managing Director of Nigeria’s Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited, PPMC, Mr. Haruna Momoh, has said that 80 percent of the country’s 5,120km pipeline network for petroleum product distribution have been vandalised. According to…
    22 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:54am
  • 35 Rwandans expelled from Burundi
    Burundi has confirmed it was repatriating 35 Rwandan migrants to Kigali Thursday as part of a general crackdown on illegal immigration to the country. According to an official in Kigali at least three lorries carrying illegal Rwandan migrants were s…
    22 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:54am
  • Burkinabe government gives up attempts to amend the Constitution
    The Burkinabe government has announced on Thursday morning, in a confused situation following violent demonstration and the burning of part of the parliament, that it has given up trying to amend the Constitution which would have allowed President B…
    22 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:04am
  • Etisalat Nigeria records subscriber base of over 20m
    The Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, has said that the active subscriber base of the company has hit 20 million with subscriber number growing at 18 percent since January 2014. Willsher said on Wednesday in Lagos that the…
    23 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:33am
  • Oil workers’ strike, impasse with labour unions dominate Ghanaian media
    Ghanaian newspapers were on Thursday dominated by the strike by oil workers and the agreement by the 12 labour unions to return to the roundtable talks with the government. The Ghanaian Times and the Daily Graphic gave prominence to the strike actio…
    23 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:19am
  • Nigeria: Army chief assures security threat will be a thing of the past soon
    Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Kenneth Minimah, has assured Nigerians that the security threat posed by the Boko Haram Islamic sect will be a thing of the past soon. Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of projects of the Nig…
    24 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 7:52am
  • VSO launches campaign to counter Ebola misinformation in Sierra Leone
    The British international development agency, Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) has announced a project aimed at countering misinformation which it says is discouraging pregnant women from accessing maternal healthcare. Immediately after Sierra Leon…
    24 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 7:36am

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