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  • ANC's Stature Wanes as Disenchantment Grows in South Africa - New York Times
    Yahoo 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 Nat…
    27 mins ago 23 Apr 14, 2:55am
  • Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills Over 140, UN Agency Says - New York Times
    Guardian Liberty VoiceEbola 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…
    5 hours 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…
    7 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 8:15pm
  • How South Africa is learning to live with mixed-race couples - BBC News
    BBC NewsHow South Africa is learning to live with mixed-race couplesBBC NewsUnder apartheid inter-racial relationships were banned in South Africa. Journalist Mpho Lakaje, who is married to a white woman, reflects on how the country has changed…
    8 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 7:45pm
  • Quinn, Witherspoon Aid Youth On Eight-Day Visit to Africa - StLouisrams.com
    Quinn, Witherspoon Aid Youth On Eight-Day Visit to AfricaStLouisrams.comIn addition to serving youth for his first five days in eastern Africa, Quinn visited with members of the Maasai tribe of Kenya and Tanzania, before exploring more of the co…
    8 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 7:43pm
  • Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa - USA TODAY
    Voice of AmericaThieves 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 severa…
    15 hours 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…
    16 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 10:55am
  • Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying to Get to Africa, Family: Report - NBCNews.com
    CBS NewsStowaway Teen May Have Been Trying to Get to Africa, Family: ReportNBCNews.comThe teenage boy who managed to fly from California to Hawaii the landing gear of a jumbo jet may have been attempting to find family in Africa, according to a…
    17 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 10:34am
  • African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander - Fox News
    African troops capture junior LRA rebel commanderFox NewsKAMPALA, Uganda – 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 Tuesda…
    17 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 9:54am
  • Conflict Spreads in Central Africa - New York Times
    New York TimesConflict Spreads in Central AfricaNew York TimesDESCRIPTION Members of the Christian militia known as anti-balaka patrolling in the Central African Republic. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters. Muslim militants in Nigeria have become more bra…
    2 days ago 20 Apr 14, 9:38pm

News24 Africa

  • 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.
    42 mins 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.
    2 hours 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.
    12 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 3:11pm
  • Ebola death toll in West Africa over 140
    The World Health Organisation says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people.
    14 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 1:00pm
  • Piles of bodies in S Sudan slaughter
    Gunmen who targeted both children and the elderly have left "piles and piles" of bodies in a capital in South Sudan, the UN's top humanitarian official in the country says.
    16 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 11:05am
  • Mugabe 'pities' Queen over UK’s 'gay habits'
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly laid into Britain, describing the nation as having "grown small in mind".
    18 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 9:28am
  • S Sudan rebels deny massacres, blame govt
    South Sudanese rebels have rejected the UN accusations they massacred “hundreds” of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured a key oil town last week.
    19 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 8:49am
  • Wade to return home ahead of son's trial
    Senegal’s former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party says, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption.
    19 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 8:49am
  • African troops capture junior rebel commander
    Uganda’s military says it has captured a junior commander with the LRA and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.
    20 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 7:45am
  • S Sudan army battles rebels in 3 key states
    South Sudan's army says it is battling rebels in three key states, as insurgents blamed for massacring hundreds of civilians in attacks last week continue an offensive targeting oil fields.
    20 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 7:45am
  • Al-Shabaab: We'll keep killing politicians
    Islamist rebels in Somalia have vowed to keep killing politicians and wreck efforts to secure the country. This comes after a lawmaker was shot dead in Mogadishu.
    21 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 6:26am
  • Somali lawmaker 'shot several times'
    A Somali lawmaker who was assassinated in Mogadishu was shot several times, police officer Mohamed Dalane says, adding that he died instantly.
    22 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 5:20am
  • Somali lawmaker shot dead, 2nd in 24 hours
    Insurgents have assassinated a Somali lawmaker, the second in 24 hours, police and witnesses say, the latest in a series of attacks in the war-ravaged capital.
    23 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 4:36am
  • I’m earning $4 000, Mugabe claims
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly claimed that he earns a monthly salary of $4 000, the lowest for any head of state in southern Africa.
    23 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 4:15am
  • UN calls for probe of S Sudan massacre
    The UN has called for an investigation into the massacre of hundreds of civilians by rebel troops in northern South Sudan.
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 2:41am
  • DRC grants 1st batch of amnesties to ex-rebels
    The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced the first batch of former rebels who will receive an amnesty adopted earlier this year.
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 2:40am
  • UN evacuates 100 Muslims from CAR capital
    The UN has evacuated almost 100 Muslims from the capital of the crisis-torn Central African Republic to "save their lives", according to officials.
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 1:39am
  • Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terror charges
    A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame’s government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.
    1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 1:39am
  • Soldiers, vigilantes hunt for kidnapped Nigeria girls
    Nigerian soldiers and vigilantes are hunting "around the clock" for the Islamist fighters holding scores of schoolgirls hostage, an official says.
    2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 3:05pm
  • UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan
    The UN Mission in South Sudan has condemned what it calls "the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality".
    2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 2:06pm

Al Jazeera English Africa

CNN Africa

  • Ebola outbreak takes lives
    The Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa is still contained to Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.
    4 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 10:57pm
  • 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.
    4 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 10:56pm
  • 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.
    4 hours 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.
    4 hours 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.
    17 hours 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…
    20 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 7:51am
  • Boko Haram leader claims bombing, stays mum on kidnapping
    Boko Haram's elusive leader claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital that left dozens dead.
    20 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 7:15am
  • 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.
    21 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 6:05am
  • How to live healthy with gorillas
    Veterinarian Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka on creating an environment where gorillas and the people who live near them, can coexist safely.
    1 day ago 21 Apr 14, 10:13pm
  • Why the abduction isn't shocking
    No one knows where 77 abducted girls in Nigeria are -- and surprising still, no one's particularly shocked.
    1 day ago 21 Apr 14, 9:30pm
  • Web dismantles stereotypes
    The new Web series "An African City" is fun, trendy and over the top.
    2 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.
    5 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.
    5 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.
    5 days ago 18 Apr 14, 12:58am
  • Why you should fear Boko Haram
    Boko Haram's lethality is indisputable.
    6 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.
    6 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.
    7 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.
    7 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?
    7 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.
    7 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.
    8 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.
    8 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.
    8 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.
    8 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.
    9 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:32pm
  • 'I lost my fingers, made new ones'
    A South African carpenter lost his fingers in an accident -- now he's making mechanical fingers and hands for others.
    9 days ago 14 Apr 14, 7:23am
  • Libyan PM steps down after attack
    Libya's newly appointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni stepped down from his post on Sunday after an attack on him and his family. He said the attack, a "cowardly" shooting, "terrified people."
    9 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:52am
  • U.N. approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic
    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic, where competing militias have been battling for months.
    13 days ago 10 Apr 14, 1:04pm
  • 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.
    14 days ago 9 Apr 14, 7:57am
  • Why we need more geek girls
    "It was like taking a big leap of faith."
    20 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.
    20 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.
    22 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.
    29 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…
    41 days ago 13 Mar 14, 6:02am

East African Photographers

Demonstrators in BorDemonstrators in Bor
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1 day ago 21 Apr 14, 5:47pm
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The only bore hole that supply thousands of refugees in Ocea cluster 20, 04,2014The only bore hole that supply thousands of refugees in Ocea cluster 20, 04,2014
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Jericans line up for water in Rhino refugee campJericans line up for water in Rhino refugee camp
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1 day ago 21 Apr 14, 5:31pm

Seattle Post Intelligencer

  • '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…
    4 hours 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…
    9 hours 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…
    11 hours 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…
    14 hours 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…
    16 hours 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…
    18 hours 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…
    18 hours 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…
    18 hours 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…
    2 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…
    2 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…
    2 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…
    2 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…
    2 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…
    2 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…
    2 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.
    2 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.
    2 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…
    2 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.…
    2 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…
    3 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…
    4 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…
    4 days ago 19 Apr 14, 1:55pm
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja.
    4 days ago 19 Apr 14, 1:38pm
  • Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?
    A camera crew of 20 scurries around speakers branded with the slogan for his Emmanuel TV station, "Distance is not a barrier."Joshua's Synagogue, Church of All Nations has branches around the world, and a recent YouTube video even credits him with…
    4 days ago 19 Apr 14, 11:38am
  • Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free
    Others have escaped into the Sambisa Forest, which borders their school in Chibok town and is a known hideout of militants of the Boko Haram terrorist network.Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sinful," believes Western influences are co…
    4 days ago 18 Apr 14, 4:43pm
  • Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north.The report said the impasse allowed armed groups to operate again in the north,…
    5 days ago 18 Apr 14, 10:35am
  • SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base
    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 1…
    5 days ago 17 Apr 14, 9:38pm
  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist ki…
    5 days ago 17 Apr 14, 5:24pm
  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid blis…
    5 days ago 17 Apr 14, 3:37pm
  • Thugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congress
    KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna.Africa's most populous nation is gearing up for Febru…
    6 days ago 17 Apr 14, 2:42pm

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.
    9 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…
    12 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…
    12 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…
    13 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…
    14 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.
    15 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…
    15 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…
    16 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,…
    17 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…
    19 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…
    19 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…
    20 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.
    20 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…
    21 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…
    22 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…
    22 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…
    24 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…
    25 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…
    26 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…
    27 days ago 27 Mar 14, 9:56am

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  • Australia Vows to Continue Search for Malaysian Jet
    Australia is vowing to continue searching for the missing Malaysian jetliner, as a robotic submarine is about to complete the first phase of its, so far, unsuccessful scan of the Indian Ocean seabed.The Joint Agency Coordination Center said the Blu…
    26 mins ago 23 Apr 14, 2:56am
  • US Army Paratroopers Deploy to Poland, Baltics
    U.S. Army paratroopers begin joint exercises with their Polish counterparts Wednesday in Poland with additional companies deployed in the three Baltic States in what a Pentagon spokesman called a “tangible expression” of the U.S. commitment to Eu…
    27 mins ago 23 Apr 14, 2:55am
  • Pirates Attack Japanese Oil Tanker off Malaysia
    Pirates have kidnapped three crew members and seized millions of liters of diesel fuel in an attack on a Japanese tanker off Malaysia's west coast.Malaysian police say six armed pirates approached the tanker on a speedboat, climbed aboard, and lock…
    34 mins ago 23 Apr 14, 2:48am
  • S. Korea Ferry Death Toll Nears 150, Search for Victims Enters Second Week
    The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster climbed to 146 Wednesday, one week since the passenger boat capsized off the country's southwest coast.Divers are slowly working their way through the third and fourth floors of the Sewo…
    2 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 1:26am
  • Enroute to Asia, Obama Visits Landslide Victims in Western State
    President Barack Obama is on a four-nation tour of Asia, visiting Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. On his way to Asia, the president stopped in the northwestern state of Washington to visit an area struck by deadly landslides last mo…
    2 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 1:07am
  • Thai Court Gives PM Time to Build Defense in Abuse of Power Case
    Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until May 2 to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, delaying a verdict that could see her removed from office in coming weeks. “The prime minister…
    2 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 1:00am
  • Obama Departs for 8-Day Tour of Asia
    President Barack Obama has left for a four-nation tour of Asia, where he will try to convince allies that Washington is committed to its "rebalancing" in the Pacific.Security concerns over China's territorial claims and North Korea's nuclear progra…
    3 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 12:18am
  • US to Deliver Apache Helicopters to Egypt, Relaxing Hold on Aid
    The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's armed forces ousted President Mohamed Morsi last year and cracked down violently on protesters. U.S. Defens…
    3 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 12:01am
  • Study in CAR Links Mental Health and Malnutrition
    Data collected at a hospital in the Central African Republic suggest that many parents of malnourished children have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the international aid group Action Against Hunger.  The group offers these…
    6 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 9:20pm
  • Most Sherpas to Abandon Everest After Tragedy
    Most of the Nepalese Sherpa mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest for the rest of the climbing season, which was set to run through May, leaving mountaineers at base camp uncertain about what will happen next.Their action comes in the w…
    7 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 8:34pm
  • Ukraine Orders New 'Anti-Terror' Operations in East
    Ukraine's interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has ordered security forces to resume "anti-terror" operations in eastern Ukraine, after a local politician from his own party and a second person were found dead with signs of torture.The order was mad…
    7 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 8:04pm
  • Rhino Horns Worth $5.2M Stolen in South Africa
    Rhino horn stock piles worth over $5.2 million have been stolen from a South African game park office, the raided tourist agency said on Tuesday, in the first known theft of its kind.Thieves on Monday broke into the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Age…
    9 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 6:35pm
  • Brain Imaging Comes to Children in Africa
    Brain imaging, once thought to be too expensive for widespread use in the developing world, may soon be available in low-income countries. The technology, which visualizes brain activity using infrared light, can identify the first signs of cognitive…
    9 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 6:34pm
  • FBI Seeks Victims of International Child Molester
    The FBI is asking for help to identify potential victims of a suspected child predator who taught at schools across the world for more than four decades.William James Vahey killed himself in Minnesota last month, two days after a federal judge said…
    9 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 6:31pm
  • Hollywood Visual Effects Go Global
    Many of today’s Hollywood blockbuster movies include stunning visual effects.  Most of those effects used to be produced in Hollywood, but that has changed.  Now, one film can include visual effects produced in many different countries. Tommy…
    9 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 6:27pm
  • Nepal Meets Sherpas' Demands After Deadly Avalanche
    Nepal's government agreed on Tuesday to compensation demands for Mount Everest sherpas, after the single deadliest avalanche on the world's highest mountain killed at least 13 guides. Expedition leaders said tension was running high at Everest bas…
    10 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 5:43pm
  • US Defends Support of Attacks on Yemeni Militants
    The United States is not talking about the details of the reported American drone strikes that the Yemeni government says helped kill 55 al-Qaida militants in the last several days.  The U.S. Defense Department, however, says it is has "good reason"…
    10 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 5:35pm
  • Ukraine Leader Urges Crackdown as Peace Efforts Falter
    Ukraine's acting president accused Russia of aiding “terrorists,” urging a crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists in the east on Tuesday that could hamper international efforts to defuse the crisis. As U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew home from…
    10 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 5:29pm
  • Seoul: North Korea Could be Preparing New Nuclear Test
    The United States is closely monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula, after reports that North Korea may be planning another nuclear test ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to the peninsula.State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the…
    10 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 5:18pm
  • UN Experts: Ivory Coast Ex-rebel Profiting from Banned Diamond Trade
    A senior Ivory Coast army officer is breaking a diamond embargo and may be using profits to buy arms, U.N. experts have found, dealing a potentially embarrassing blow to government efforts to have the ban lifted. Ivory Coast is the only country in…
    10 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 5:18pm

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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…
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  • Sudan again raises border dispute with Egypt
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  • Liberia: Ebola deaths rise to 13
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  • AfDB earmarks US$4.3bn for climate-smart projects
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  • AU demands anti-terrorism coalition
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    8 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…
    8 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:21am
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