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  • VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria
    Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
    5 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:06pm
  • Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear
    Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria.
    5 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:00pm
  • UN mulls medal for peacekeepers
    The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
    10 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:33pm
  • VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 23 - in 60 secs
    The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete's murder trial.
    10 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:28pm
  • Head of oldest African park shot
    The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
    11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 12:39pm
  • Igesund set to learn inquiry outcome
    South Africa coach Gordon Igesund will on Thursday learn the findings of the inquiry into allegations he incited players to strike.
    11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 12:26pm
  • 'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR
    Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.
    11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 12:12pm
  • Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'
    A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession.
    13 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 10:06am
  • Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
    Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
    16 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 7:02am
  • Footballer defrauded by life coach
    A life coach who defrauded Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie and six other clients out of more than £80,000 is spared jail.
    20 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:52am

Google News

  • Find Out Who Scooped 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Nominations! - Bella Naija
    Bella NaijaFind Out Who Scooped 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Nominations!Bella NaijaDavido (1) Shining a spotlight on the African continent and the amazing achievements of Africans around the world, MTV Base today revealed the nominees fo…
    5 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:01pm
  • Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain - USA TODAY
    Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strainUSA TODAYThe Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientis…
    5 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:46pm
  • Chief Warden Shot in Africa's Oldest National Park - National Geographic
    National GeographicChief Warden Shot in Africa's Oldest National ParkNational GeographicThe chief warden of Africa's oldest and most biodiverse national park was shot Tuesday, the latest incident in a years-long string of violence that has plagu…
    6 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:30pm
  • South Africa's trial - The Economist
    MiamiHerald.comSouth Africa's trialThe EconomistStill more controversially, Sandile Memela, an advocate for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), wrote on a website, “Oscar would be a hero if Reeva were a black man.” Trigger-happy whit…
    12 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 11:42am
  • The 9 Best Jobs In Africa Don't Exist Yet - Forbes
    ForbesThe 9 Best Jobs In Africa Don't Exist YetForbesSixty percent of the best jobs in the next 10 years haven't been invented yet. At least that's what futurologist Thomas Frey is fond of saying. This is great news because lots of good, new job…
    14 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 9:16am
  • Ebola could spread out of Africa, doctors admit - Haaretz
    HaaretzEbola could spread out of Africa, doctors admitHaaretzThat isn't a likely scenario, he told "The Wrap" - but said in the same breath that he sees an "increasingly real" likelihood of the virus spreading out of Africa. What can be done to…
    14 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 8:58am
  • 'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa - NPR
    NPR'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South AfricaNPRIn 1893, in the bustling seaside city of Durban, South Africa — then under British colonial rule — a young lawyer stepped off a ship from India, eager to try his professio…
    17 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:28am
  • UK money transfer firms accused of excessive charges on Africa remittances - The Guardian
    The GuardianUK money transfer firms accused of excessive charges on Africa remittancesThe GuardianBritain's leading money transfer companies are imposing a "super tax" on remittances to Africa and should be investigated by the government's consu…
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 7:01pm
  • Africa Is Refuting the Usual Economic Pessimism - Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street JournalAfrica Is Refuting the Usual Economic PessimismWall Street JournalThe terrorist bombing that killed 71 people in Nigeria's capital Monday morning abruptly turned attention from what had been remarkable news. Nigeria became bri…
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 6:52pm
  • Armed men kidnap schoolgirls in Nigeria -
    Aljazeera.comArmed men kidnap schoolgirls in NigeriaAljazeera.comHeavily armed men have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a day after a deadly bombing in th…
    2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:39am

News24 Africa

  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace
    Algeria's elections has been confronted by widespread disillusionment among the young population, with boycotting being the main form of protest against the election.
    7 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:09pm
  • Nigerian abductors pretended to be soldiers
    Islamist rebels have duped dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls into thinking they were soldiers come to evacuate them before abducting over 100 in their latest anti-government raid.
    8 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:46pm
  • Chad pulls out all troops from CAR
    Chad said it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the CAR, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.
    10 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:15pm
  • Anti-graft judges to rule on Wade's son
    Judges in Senegal are deliberating on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade’s son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1bn.
    10 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:15pm
  • UN seeks $274m for CAR refugees
    The UN and aid groups have launched an appeal for $274m to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.
    14 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 9:12am
  • Egyptian court jails 119 Morsi supporters
    An Egyptian court has sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohammed Morsi to three years in prison in connection with protests last year.
    14 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 9:12am
  • Sing AU anthem, Dlamini-Zuma tells Africa
    African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana-Zuma has reportedly called on AU member states to sing the Union’s anthem alongside their national hymns at all official functions.
    15 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 8:18am
  • S Sudan army admits loss of key oil town
    South Sudan’s army says rebels have wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.
    15 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 7:52am
  • Baby lost in Abuja chaos to be reunited with mum
    A baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria’s capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother, a report says.
    16 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:53am
  • Burundi demands UN apology
    Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.
    17 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:49am
  • South Sudanese flood into Ethiopia
    Up to 1 000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of then on the brink of death, the UN says.
    17 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:49am
  • 6 injured in Cairo bomb blasts
    Two bomb blasts in Cairo have wounded six people including at least two policemen, the latest attacks since Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted.
    19 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:20am
  • US congratulates G-Bissau on 'peaceful' polls
    The US has praised the holding of successful elections in Guinea-Bissau as an "important step" towards a better future after years of political instability and violence.
    19 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:20am
  • Mali remains 'free' of deadly Ebola epidemic
    Mali says it is clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind at least 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.
    20 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 3:25am
  • Gunmen attack head of DRC wildlife reserve
    Unidentified armed men have critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa’s oldest wildflife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
    20 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 3:25am
  • Togo accident kills 48
    At least 48 people have died after a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country of Togo, a report says.
    22 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:42am
  • Search begins for abducted Nigerian girls
    A Search for attackers thought to be Boko Haram Islamists has begun in Nigeria after more than 100 girls were kidnapped from a school in the northeast, security sources say.
    22 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:42am
  • Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years
    Morocco has jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls.
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 3:28pm
  • Benflis vows to monitor Algeria vote
    Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis says thousands of his supporters will monitor Algeria's election, vowing to protest if it is rigged in favour of ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 1:17pm
  • Libya: Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador
    Masked gunmen have abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital, officials say, the latest in a wave of abductions in Libya.
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 11:35am

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CNN Africa

  • Nigerian military searches for girls
    Nigeria's military combing woods in search of more than 100 school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants. At least 14 have escaped from the kidnappers, authorities said Wednesday.
    8 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:51pm
  • Pistorius trial focus shifts to defense
    After five days of relentless cross-examination that left Oscar Pistorius quivering, sobbing and fumbling, the athlete's murder trial entered a new phase Wednesday as the defense presented witnesses.
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:12pm
  • Inside an Ebola isolation ward
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes into an ebola clinic to find out what life is like for the patients inside.
    17 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:41am
  • Pistorius trial: Explore each side

    18 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:41am
  • Pistorius: 'I didn't consciously pull the trigger'
    Oscar Pistorius didn't consciously pull the trigger the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, the sprinter testified at his murder trial Tuesday.
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 10:24pm
  • 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.
    1 day 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?
    1 day 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.
    1 day 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.
    1 day 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.
    2 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.
    2 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.
    2 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.
    2 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.
    3 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."
    3 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:52am
  • Kenya double in London Marathon
    World record-holder Wilson Kipsang completed a Kenyan double at the London Marathon Sunday as home hope Mo Farah disappointed on his debut over the 42km distance.
    3 days ago 13 Apr 14, 3:01pm
  • 2 Brotherhood members killed as unrest sweeps Egypt
    Unrest and dissension rolled across Egypt on Friday as authorities killed two Muslim Brotherhood members during a gunfight and clashed with protesters in several cities.
    5 days ago 12 Apr 14, 2:08am
  • Pistorius at mercy of 'bull dog?'
    He's known as the "bull dog" in South Africa's legal circles, and just two days in to Gerrie Nel's merciless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, it's easy to see why.
    5 days ago 11 Apr 14, 2:23pm
  • Africa's tastiest street food
    Here are your photos of the tastiest -- and most unusual -- African street food.
    6 days ago 11 Apr 14, 6:50am
  • 'Now is the time for Afro-realism'
    Over the last 20 years, the narrative on the African continent has shifted from Afro-pessimism to Afro-optimism. The truth lies somewhere in between. Now is the time for Afro-realism: for sound policies based on honest data, aimed at delivering resul…
    6 days ago 11 Apr 14, 6:38am
  • 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.
    6 days ago 10 Apr 14, 1:04pm
  • Pistorius: Murder or mistake?
    As the Paralympian takes the stand in the Reeva Steenkamp murder trial, CNN's Richard Greene looks back at the key points made by the prosecution.
    6 days ago 10 Apr 14, 12:15pm
  • Most stylish tribe in Africa?
    A South African designer is making sure that when Xhosa boys come of age, they're dressed to the nines.
    7 days ago 10 Apr 14, 6:06am
  • Egypt's sex pest epidemic?
    A university student cowers in a pharmacy as a mob outside threatens her with sexual violence. A law student is groped by her classmates, the dean cites her "inappropriate attire." Frightening allegations but advocates say this is an everyday reality…
    7 days ago 9 Apr 14, 1:37pm
  • 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.
    8 days ago 9 Apr 14, 7:57am
  • Day that changed Kenya forever
    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.
    8 days ago 9 Apr 14, 7:55am
  • Ebola outbreak one of 'most challenging'
    The Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa is still contained to Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.
    8 days ago 9 Apr 14, 2:38am
  • 'Honeymoon murder' suspect extradited to South Africa
    The British businessman accused of ordering a hit on his new wife while on honeymoon in South Africa has been returned to the country by UK officials. He denies murdering Anni Dewani, 28, in November 2010 in Cape Town.
    9 days ago 8 Apr 14, 12:00am
  • Why we need more geek girls
    "It was like taking a big leap of faith."
    13 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.
    13 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.
    16 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.
    23 days ago 25 Mar 14, 7:41am
  • Holy water at baptism festival
    France has Lourdes, but Ethiopia has Gondar -- with thousands of pilgrims swimming in its holy waters to celebrate the baptism of Jesus.
    23 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…
    35 days ago 13 Mar 14, 6:02am

East African Photographers

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Seattle Post Intelligencer

  • Nigeria: 100-plus kidnapped students free
    The abductions came hours after an explosion blamed on extremists killed 75 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, angering citizens who are questioning government and military claims that they are containing a 5-year-old Islamic uprising.Shettima tol…
    4 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 7:24pm
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.The unpr…
    4 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 7:17pm
  • Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and…
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:29pm
  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he dro…
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:54pm
  • AP names Nigeria chief of bureau
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.From South Africa, she covered the 2009 elections that brought Jacob Zuma to…
    11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 12:30pm
  • UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.Dressed i…
    11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 11:51am
  • Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm
    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's president warned armed groups operating in eastern Congo to disarm or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces in an interview with The Associated Press.Tanzania has contributed troops to a spe…
    13 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 10:28am
  • Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled
    [...] plans by the legislature to add gay sex to a list of crimes not eligible for presidential pardons has been dropped, said Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman.A 25-year jail term is given to anyone convicted of infecting another person with…
    13 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 10:23am
  • Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project
    Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul Gumuz region, an area that has an increased security presence to protect construction of the country's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which Egypt v…
    17 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:05am
  • State TV: 48 die in bus and truck accident in Togo
    LOME, Togo (AP) — State television in Togo says that 48 people died when a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country's capital.Survivors of the crash said the truck had only one headlight, and the bus driver mistook it fo…
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 6:53pm
  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised…
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 4:49pm
  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial
    Social media buzzed that Pistorius is in deep trouble — a South African talk show host wryly observed that the double-amputee runner had not "covered himself with glory" when his cross-examination ended Tuesday — but experts said the trial has a…
    1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 3:48pm
  • Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station
    The explosion just miles from Nigeria's seat of government in the center of the country is increasing doubts about the military's ability to contain a 5-year-old Islamic uprising that has killed more than 1,500 people this year.The attack, hundreds…
    2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:32am
  • In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer, said he e…
    2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:10am
  • Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan
    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers.U.N. peacekeepers from Mongolia…
    2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 9:18am
  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121
    Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count.
    2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 8:04am
  • Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital.Vi…
    2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 5:27pm
  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.Central African Republic exploded into sect…
    2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 4:03pm
  • Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian o…
    2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 3:04pm
  • Senegal to send Mali 250 more peacekeeping troops
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal plans to send more peacekeeping troops to neighboring Mali, where international forces are trying to restore stability after jihadi extremists took over the country's north.
    2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:56pm
  • 14 accused of mutiny stand trial in Sierra Leone
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A court martial of 14 soldiers accused of mutiny has opened in the capital of the West African nation of Sierra Leone.Sierra Leone is still slowly recovering from a devastating civil war that ended in 2002, though it…
    2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:55pm
  • Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.Senegal closed its land border wi…
    2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 12:32pm
  • Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda
    Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer of music on the genocide, and Cassien Ntamuhanga, who until recently was the director of a Christian radio station, were among three people arrested.A police spokesman, Damas Gata…
    2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 12:13pm
  • Guinea-Bissau vote aims to bring stability
    BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — The people of Guinea-Bissau went to the polls on Sunday, and the question on everyone's mind was whether this tiny West African nation, known as a transit hub for cocaine traffic, will finally find stability through dem…
    3 days ago 13 Apr 14, 3:07pm
  • Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial
    The athlete, who earlier said he was tired and struggling under the relentless interrogation, leaned back in the witness box and remained silent.After a tense pause, the Olympic athlete said he wished Steenkamp had let him know she was in the toile…
    3 days ago 13 Apr 14, 2:11pm
  • In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV
    The 64-year-old nurse, Rosemary Namubiru, was charged with attempted murder, denied bail and sent to jail in an unusual case that many here saw as a horrifying example of the lax hospital standards believed to be prevalent in this East African countr…
    3 days ago 13 Apr 14, 12:42pm
  • Rally calls on Burkina Faso president to run again
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Burkina Faso's longtime president are calling for a constitutional amendment so the leader of the West African nation can seek another term.The rally comes after a series of defections o…
    4 days ago 12 Apr 14, 5:54pm
  • State TV announced members of Mali's new Cabinet
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — State television has announced the members of Mali's new Cabinet, following the government's resignation earlier this month.Mara has vowed to shake up the government and fight corruption in the West African country, which is t…
    5 days ago 12 Apr 14, 5:41am
  • Prosecutor challenges Pistorius' story of killing
    Contradicting himself at times, Pistorius sparred with the prosecutor over the differing accounts of what happened on the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp by firing four times through the closed door of a toilet cubicle.The star athlete, who says th…
    5 days ago 11 Apr 14, 4:08pm
  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide
    RWAMAGNA, Rwanda (AP) — Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi.The teenagers attending the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a school with dorms that creates ti…
    5 days ago 11 Apr 14, 1:00pm

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.
    3 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…
    6 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…
    6 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…
    7 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…
    8 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.
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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,…
    10 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
    14 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.
    14 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…
    15 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…
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  • 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…
    16 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…
    18 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…
    19 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…
    20 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…
    21 days ago 27 Mar 14, 9:56am

VOA - Africa

  • New Ebola Strain Causing West Africa Outbreak
    The strain of Ebola virus that has killed 121 people in West Africa may have been circulating there undetected for some time, according to a new study. This is the first reported outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. But the new study in the New Engla…
    52 mins ago 16 Apr 14, 10:22pm
  • Robotic Submarine Completes First Full Search for MH370
    The robotic submarine searching for the wreckage from the missing Malaysian airliner has completed its first full 16-hour mission after two previous missions were cut short. The Australian agency coordinating the search said Thursday the Bluefin-21 a…
    2 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 9:26pm
  • Search resumes for 290 Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks
    South Korean divers resumed searching Thursday for 290 people -- many of them teenagers -- missing nearly 24 hours after an ocean-going ferry capsized near an island off the South Korean coast.Coast guard officials say six people were confirmed dead…
    2 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 8:47pm
  • UN Official: Situation in E.Ukraine Risks Destabilizing Entire Country
    A senior U.N. human rights official warned Wednesday that if the situation in eastern Ukraine is not quickly addressed, it “risks seriously destabilizing” the entire country.  Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović told…
    3 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 8:36pm
  • Armed Pro-Russians Seize Ukraine Military Vehicles, in Setback to Kyiv Offensive
    Masked pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine seized armored vehicles from the Ukrainian army Wednesday, in a humiliating blow to Ukrainian efforts to recapture towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans.The Ukrainian soldiers in the vehicles near…
    5 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:53pm
  • NYC Muslim Leaders Cautiously Welcome Disbanding of NYPD Surveillance Unit
    The New York City Police Department has disbanded a unit that spied on Muslims in their mosques and community gathering places. Set up in 2003, under then-mayor Michael Bloomberg, the officers' job was ostensibly to gather intelligence on potential t…
    6 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:22pm
  • Developers Expect to Become Wealthy
    Results of a survey of 1,000 U.S. software developers, released this week, show that a majority of them think they will become millionaires and that their jobs are invulnerable to economic downturns.A study commissioned by Internet technology compa…
    6 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:21pm
  • Wobbly Planets Could Host Life, says Study
    A planet’s wobble may greatly enhance its ability to host life, even if the planet is far away from its star, new research says. Wobbling, or axial shifting, means that a planet changes its tilt much in the same way as a top that’s about to st…
    6 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:15pm
  • North Korean Defectors to Speak at UN Security Council Meeting
    Two North Korean defectors will testify at an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday.It will be the first time that North Korean defectors will speak to the council about the human rights situation in the reclusive coun…
    7 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:27pm
  • Fighting Intensifies in Northern Burma
    Fighting has intensified in northern Burma as government troops continue a weeklong offensive against ethnic Kachin rebels.Presidential spokesman Ye Htut on Wednesday confirmed that several government troops, including a senior commander, have been…
    7 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:22pm
  • Nigeria's President Calls Special Meeting to Address Violence
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has summoned his National Security Council to a Thursday meeting in Abuja, after suspected militants carried out a string of deadly attacks and abducted more than 100 school girls.A presidential adviser said Jon…
    7 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:16pm
  • Saudi Intelligence Chief Replaced
    Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has stepped down from his post. His resignation came at "his own request," according to Saudi state media. The 65 year old prince is being replaced by his deputy, General Youssef al Idriss…
    7 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:10pm
  • Pakistani Taliban End Ceasefire
    Islamist militants in Pakistan, referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, have formally ended a 40-day cease-fire that they called to engage in peace talks with the government. The move has raised fears of renewed suicide bombings and terrorist attacks i…
    7 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 3:54pm
  • Armed Pro-Russians Push into Ukrainian Towns
    Six armored personnel carriers with armed men riding on top and flying Russian flags rolled into the Ukrainian city of Sloviansk near the Russian border Wednesday. Some of the men claim they are Ukrainian soldiers who have switched sides to join pro-…
    8 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:58pm
  • DRC Concerned with C. A. R Continued Violence
    Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) information minister has expressed concern that the conflict in neighboring Central African Republic (C.A.R) could threaten security of the entire region.According to government officials thousands of C.A.R re…
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:39pm
  • Miley Cyrus Cancels 2nd Concert After Hospitalization
    Miley Cyrus has canceled a concert in St. Louis on Wednesday as she remains hospitalized from a "severe allergic reaction to antibiotics,'' according to a statement issued from the pop star's spokeswoman.Cyrus, 21, who is currently on the North Ame…
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:37pm
  • South Sudan Conflict Interrupting Children's Education
    Children displaced in South Sudan by four months of fighting not only face a greater risk of disease and malnutrition, but their education is also suffering, analysts and NGOs say.“The environment in which these children are living is deplorable,…
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:15pm
  • NOAA Offers Virtual Tours Beneath the Gulf of Mexico
    From shipwrecks to marine life and from deep-sea canyons and coral life, you can watch it all from the comfort of your home through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)  virtual underwater tour of the Gulf of Mexico. The…
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:08pm
  • UN Seeks Millions to Help CAR Refugees
    Fifteen United Nations and private humanitarian agencies are appealing for $274 million to fund emergency aid for people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic. Nearly 200,000 people have fled the C.A.R. since December, but the U.N. says it…
    9 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:02pm
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Africa Review

News From Africa

  • Ebola : Success Achieved but Challenges Remain
    MSF supports the efforts of the Ministry of Health to eradicate this epidemic. To date, the Guinean authorities have identified 151 suspected cases and 95 deaths .
    9 days ago 8 Apr 14, 9:53am
  • CAR: Unprecedented Crisis Devastating The Economy Say UN Report
    The two UN agencies issued the report as they took action to help displaced and other conflict-affected families gain immediate access to food and cash, while also preparing for a crucial planting season, which will help families produce food and inc…
    10 days ago 7 Apr 14, 7:04am
  • Ethiopia: Stranded Migrants Return Home from Puntland
    The operation was closely coordinated with IOM sub-offices in Bosasso, Garowe, Hargeisa and Jijiga, together with humanitarian partners and the governments of Ethiopia, Puntland and Somaliland.
    13 days ago 4 Apr 14, 6:26am
  • CAR:Human Rights Watch Reveals Massacres in Remote Villages
    A Human Rights Watch researcher spent several days in Djomo, east of Carnot, where he spoke at a Catholic mission with survivors of the Guen attacks.
    14 days ago 3 Apr 14, 3:46am
  • Kenya: Blast Kills Six in Nairobi Terror Attack
    The attacks occurred at Sheraton Cafe and The New Kwa Muzairua Super Grill Centre cafe which are barely 300 metres apart along Eastleigh’s 11th Street at around 7.30pm when terrorists hurled.
    16 days ago 1 Apr 14, 12:29am


  • 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…
    12 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 11:03am
  • Nigeria press zoom violence, abduction of 100 school girls…
    Newspapers, radio and television stations woke the nation up on Wednesday with gory stories of latest activities of insurgents, including the abduction of 100 secondary school girls, the removal of fuel subsidy and the U.S. travel warning to citizen…
    16 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:50am
  • Nigeria police confirm attack, abduction of school girls
    The Borno State Police Commissioner Lawal Tanko has confirmed that the gunmen who attacked Chibok town in Borno State in northern Nigeria on Tuesday were Boko Haram members .Although the police officer did not give further details, but it was gather…
    17 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:27am
  • Burkina miners gear for Canada fair
    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso will take part in the International mineral fair scheduled for 11-14 May in Vancouver, Canada , structures’ officials told APA on Tuesday.The event will bring together business suppliers of mini…
    18 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:30am
  • Sudan again raises border dispute with Egypt
    Sudan has again lodged a complaint against Egypt with the United Nations over the disputed Halayeb triangle area, Sudanese Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein has said.Reporting the Sudanese legislative assembly, the minister confirmed that…
    18 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 5:15am
  • Liberia: Ebola deaths rise to 13
    Liberia’s health ministry Tuesday announced that the Ebola virus has claimed 13 lives in the country, including 6 confirmed Ebola deaths, as of April 14.The ministry in a press statement issued Tuesday said the newest suspected case was reported f…
    19 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 4:10am
  • AfDB earmarks US$4.3bn for climate-smart projects
    African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it would support 16 national and one regional Investment Plans in renewables, forests, resilience and transport in Africa, reports said on Tuesday.In its just-released 2013 Annual Report for its wor…
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  • AU demands anti-terrorism coalition
    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Dlamini Zuma, has advocated for enhanced inter-African cooperation to tackle terrorism on the continent.A statement issued on Tuesday in Addis Ababa by the Information and Communication unit…
    2 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…
    2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 10:21am
  • Cameroon exclusion zone to ward off B/Haram
    Cameroonian troops have created an exclusion zone in the far northern districts of Logone, Chari, Mayo Sava and Mayo Tsanaga near the border with Nigeria to ward off Boko Haram insurgents, security sources confirmed on Tuesday. In recent months, the…
    2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 9:58am

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