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  • DR Congo axe attackers kill dozens
    At least 50 people have been massacred by machete and axe-wielding attackers in eastern DR Congo, according to activists.
    1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 3:45pm
  • Zambia leader suspended by his party
    Zambia's governing Patriotic Front suspends President Guy Scott as party leader amid a power struggle ahead of elections in January.
    2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 2:27pm
  • 'Pistorius terrorised my daughter'
    June Steenkamp reflects on her daughter's killing by Pistorius
    3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:54pm
  • Africa in pictures: 14-20 November 2014
    Visions of beauty, art on show and a royal wedding
    4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:14pm
  • Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe
    Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.
    4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:04pm
  • France's Hollande to visit Guinea
    France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.
    4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:52pm
  • Rwanda country profile - Overview
    Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.
    6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:29am
  • Striker Olaitan returns to training
    Olympiakos striker Michael Olaitan is back in training for the first time since he collapsed during a league game in March.
    8 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:25am
  • Uganda uproar over toddler's death
    The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.
    8 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:01am
  • Gharib sacked by Egypt after Cup exit
    Egypt dismiss coach Shawky Gharib after he failed to qualify the Pharaohs for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
    9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 8:26am
  • VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia
    The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.
    9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 7:37am
  • VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom
    Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.
    9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 7:32am
  • Mali doctor dies from Ebola virus
    A doctor has died in Mali after treating a patient who sparked a second wave of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:55am
  • VIDEO: 'Without food people can't fight Ebola'
    World Food Programme Guinea country director Elisabeth Faure says the Ebola outbreak is making problems with food insecurity in affected countries much worse.
    11 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:18am
  • Who will be Tunisia's next president?
    Tunisia to choose new president with powers curtailed
    12 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 4:29am
  • Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi
    The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
    14 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 2:39am
  • Still searching for a cure for Libya
    Still no cure as chaos continues in Libya
    21 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 8:15pm
  • One dead in Mombasa mosque clash
    At least one person has died in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after new clashes following the closure of several mosques in the city.
    21 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 7:50pm
  • VIDEO: Cairollers: Roller derby Cairo style
    Roller derby changing lives for Egyptian women
    22 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 6:53pm
  • Boko Haram in 'despicable' attack
    Dozens of people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and villagers say.
    22 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 6:35pm
  • Tunisia police rape sentence doubled
    Two Tunisian policeman convicted of raping a woman in a police car have their sentences more than doubled in a high-profile court case.
    24 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:11pm
  • Kenya 'ghost worker' scam unveiled
    The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 2:11pm
  • Two cleared in landmark FGM case
    The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 1:16pm
  • 'Poorest of poor' test talking tech
    A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 12:22pm
  • VIDEO: Egyptian street art movement
    In the wake of uprisings in the Arab region since 2011, the street art movement has been gaining momentum employed as a means to address not only political issues, but also social problems in the society.
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 6:49am
  • VIDEO: West Africa's own Ebola anthem
    West African musicians have their own popular anthem
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 9:05pm
  • Tackling the militants of Mombasa
    Kenyan police move against militants of Mombasa
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:11pm
  • VIDEO: Burkina Faso timeline - in 60 seconds
    Former military leader Lt Col Isaac Zida has been named prime minister following three weeks on unrest in Burkina Faso. Follow the timeline of political unrest in the country - in 60 seconds.
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:38am
  • VIDEO: Weapons seized in Kenya mosque raid
    Police in Kenya's Coastal city of Mombasa say the have recovered more weapons and explosives at a third Mosque to be raided in the city.
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 6:09am
  • Tunisia from revolution to republic
    Is Tunisia the only Arab Spring success story?
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 4:59am
  • VIDEO: 'Ebola like no disease I've seen'
    Dr Stacey Mearns has been keeping a video diary of her work helping people with Ebola in Sierra Leone. In part three she talks about some of her toughest challenges.
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 12:21pm
  • Fashion made in Africa
    The fashion company which only uses home-grown materials
    4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:01pm
  • VIDEO: Kenyans march for stripped woman
    Protesters take to the streets in Nairobi to demand authorities arrest a group who were filmed stripping a woman on the street.
    4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 2:35pm
  • Burkina Faso profile
    Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
    4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:57am
  • Nominees reveal pride over BBC award
    BBC award nominees speak of their pride
    4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:52am
  • Letter from Africa: Did suave Compaore outsmart Ghana?
    How ousted Burkinabe leader won allies around the world
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 11:23am
  • Chad profile
    Provides an overview of Chad, including key events and facts about this African country
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 9:39am
  • Equatorial Guinea profile
    Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Equatorial Guinea
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 7:29am
  • Morocco country profile - Overview
    Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 6:07am
  • How to succeed in South Africa
    How to succeed in selling to consumers in South Africa
    9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 8:36pm
  • Mali country profile
    Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
    9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:40am
  • Namibia country profile
    Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
    10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 4:07am
  • Egypt profile
    Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    10 days ago 11 Nov 14, 7:25am
  • How I made money from waste plastic
    Kenyan woman's tips on making money from waste
    11 days ago 10 Nov 14, 8:53pm
  • Letter from Africa: The power of religion
    Harnessing Africa's religious leaders for peace, not conflict
    15 days ago 6 Nov 14, 8:54pm
  • Recycling Ivory Coast's mobile waste
    How Ivory Coast is tackling its old phone problem
    15 days ago 6 Nov 14, 7:01pm
  • Ghana country profile
    Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
    16 days ago 5 Nov 14, 11:04am
  • Nigeria profile
    Provides an overview of Nigeria, including key events and facts about this oil-rich country with multiple ethnic and religious divides.
    16 days ago 5 Nov 14, 9:20am
  • Senegal profile
    Provides an overview of Senegal, including key events and facts about this west African country
    16 days ago 5 Nov 14, 8:22am
  • Ivory Coast profile
    Provides an overview of Ivory Coast, including key events and facts about this west African country recently plagued by civil war.
    16 days ago 5 Nov 14, 6:34am
  • Gabon country profile
    Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
    16 days ago 5 Nov 14, 5:41am
  • Togo profile
    Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Togo
    17 days ago 5 Nov 14, 4:44am
  • Tunisia profile
    Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    23 days ago 29 Oct 14, 8:20am
  • Zambia profile
    Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zambia.
    24 days ago 29 Oct 14, 5:19am
  • In pictures: Africa's 'male feminist'
    Why are some men afraid of well-educated women?
    24 days ago 28 Oct 14, 6:21pm
  • Botswana profile
    Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
    30 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:44am
  • Swaziland profile
    Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small southern African kingdom
    30 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:19am
  • Somalia profile
    Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.
    31 days ago 21 Oct 14, 10:48am
  • Mauritius country profile - Overview
    Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
    32 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:06am
  • Zanzibar profile
    Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
    32 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:18am

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CNN Africa

  • WHO: DRC is Ebola-free
    Ebola has officially been eradicated from another African country -- the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the World Health Organization declared Friday, even if the overall fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
    6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:47am
  • 'Any minute we could be shot'
    Joseph Mathenge details how he risked his life to cover the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya last year.
    9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 8:13am
  • The man that walked the Nile
    In December 2013, photojournalist Levison Wood set out to become the first person to walk the length of the Nile River.
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:49am
  • One stop shop sells bespoke art
    Terri Mashanda is the owner of Tindoz d'Afrique which sells one-of-a-kind artifacts created by local artists.
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:47am
  • Surf's up in Dakar!

    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:47am
  • 'Earth Defenders' to the rescue
    Photographer Steve McCurry captures Africa's leading eco-warriors
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:43am
  • 'Earth Defenders' to the rescue
    Photographer Steve McCurry captures Africa's leading eco-warriors
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:43am
  • Tour gives taste of township life
    On your bike! Cycling tour gives taste of township life
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:42am
  • African sushi shakes up Japan
    The flashing neon advertising signs and crowded crosswalks of Tokyo may not resemble the slow suburban settlement of Maseru -- the capital of the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. But the two countries are now being linked by an un…
    11 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 5:58am
  • ISIS comes to Libya
    The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group's insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya.
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:26am
  • Africa's mobile money in Europe
    Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa.
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:22am
  • Bike tour gives taste of township life
    On your bike! Cycling tour gives taste of township life
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 6:48am
  • FIFA launches criminal case
    The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has taken a new twist as football's world governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss judiciary Tuesday.
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 6:10am
  • Ebola doctor dies of virus
    A doctor who spent time treating Ebola patients in West Africa has died from the virus after returning to the United States.
    3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:23am
  • Terror group spreading westward
    Fighters loyal to ISIS are now in control of Derna, a city of about 100,000 on Libya's Mediterranean coast.
    3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:21am
  • Rally for woman stripped naked in Nairobi
    Kenyans took to the streets of Nairobi on Monday to send a message to men: Stop attacking women because of the way they dress.
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 1:11pm
  • World has 35.8 million slaves -- report
    The second annual edition of the Walk Free Foundation's Global Slavery Index says almost 36 million people are subject to modern slavery. Mauritania's population is worst affected with 4% in bondage, it suggests.
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 1:10pm
  • Stringer Bell, Luther, Mandela... the album?
    Golden Globe-wining actor Idris Elba is making music inspired by the various roles he's played.
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:29am
  • Your next holiday: Victoria Falls?
    Spray from Victoria Falls hits the faces of tourists and locals as they look down at Africa's most famous waterfall. The water acts as a wake-up call, but this spectacular sight is no dream.
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:27am
  • Is the BRICS moment over?
    After experiencing explosive growth in the first decade of the new century, growth rates in emerging markets have slowed noticeably and perhaps indefinitely. Despite this slowdown, collectively the BRICS (a term used to describe the growing economies…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:00am
  • African responses beating Ebola
    "When the Ebola outbreak started, it was very terrifying for everybody," recalls Michael Chu'no Ike from Nsukka in Nigeria's Enugu State. "People were afraid it could be transmitted by air and started believing all sorts of rumors about how to boost…
    4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:55am
  • Geldof: We're going to stop Ebola
    One Direction, Ed Sheeran and a host of other stars are raising money to fight Ebola with a 30th anniversary version of the Band Aid charity single first recorded in aid of famine relief in Ethiopia.
    4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:55am
  • Nigerian town retaken from Boko Haram
    Nigerian troops backed by civilian vigilantes reclaimed the northeastern town of Chibok late Saturday, a military spokesman and a community leader said Sunday. The town had been seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.
    5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 10:11pm
  • Clinical Ebola drug trials to start next month
    Clinical trials of experimental Ebola treatment will start next month in West Africa as the regional death toll from the deadly virus surpasses 5,000.
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 7:55pm
  • Africa Cup of Nations: Equatorial Guinea to host
    At last -- the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has a home.
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 9:15am
  • Lander: Bye Rosetta, hi comet
    They've spent 10 years together, swinging by the Earth and Mars on a cosmic roadtrip that has taken them to a mysterious celestial body but on Wednesday they are due to separate -- the parting marked with farewell photographs.
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 7:03am
  • Surf's up! Catching waves in Dakar
    In Dakar, a growing community of surf lovers are taking advantage of the warm weather, year-round waves and cheap flights.
    7 days ago 14 Nov 14, 5:54am
  • Africa: The ultimate spa-cation?
    Looking for a spa break? In the past, the world's chill-seekers might have ventured to Thailand or India to get their massage fix. In the future, they're more apt to be Africa-bound.
    8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 8:40am
  • 30-cent device could save your life
    It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. This kit could put an end to that.
    8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 8:33am
  • Animal-spotting on a posh train
    Rovos Rail's epic trips pamper passengers with fine dining, vintage comfort and even a hot tub.
    8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 7:45am
  • Space probe lands on comet
    The Rosetta mission to land a probe on Comet 67P is past the point of no return, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Wednesday.
    9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:29pm
  • Kidjo: 'Do I LOOK like I have Ebola?'
    The Grammy Award-winning singer sounds off on the epidemic, sexism and homosexuality.
    9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:43am
  • West Africa's musclemen
    In West Africa, the bodybuilder is a popular subject for photographers. Since the 1950s, the musclemen have peered out from stark images, symbols of "strength, power, pride and status," in the words of gallery owner Jack Bell.
    10 days ago 11 Nov 14, 9:20pm
  • He walked the Nile and almost died
    In December 2013, photojournalist Levison Wood set out to become the first person to walk the length of the Nile River.
    10 days ago 11 Nov 14, 8:09am
  • Island paradise seeks beach-goers
    Seychelles has long been a must-visit destination for jet-setters from all over the world. Tourists come from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to unwind in the sun. But not all the hosts can afford to be so relaxed.
    11 days ago 10 Nov 14, 6:18am
  • How to avoid Ebola quarantines
    In dealing with the Ebola crisis, Aileen Marty says we can come up with cheaper and safer solutions than quarantines.
    14 days ago 7 Nov 14, 5:32am
  • The last kings of Africa
    For the past five years, Austria-based art historian and photographer Alfred Weidinger has traveled across Africa in search of royalty. His photography project, The Last Kings of Africa, is his attempt to capture the beauty and mystique of the region…
    15 days ago 6 Nov 14, 5:23am
  • Smuggler to self-made millionaire
    In 1973, Amos Wekesa was born into a family of smugglers fighting to make a living in Uganda. Four decades later and the Ugandan entrepreneur has fought tooth and nail to become a self-made safari millionaire.
    18 days ago 3 Nov 14, 12:34pm
  • 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.
    28 days ago 24 Oct 14, 7:48am
  • 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

Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.
5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 11:08am
Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.
5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 11:08am
Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.
5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 11:08am
Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.
5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 11:08am
Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.
5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 11:08am
Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.Training TANAPA rangers on using remote control helicoptors that sound like bee's to herd elephants out of farmland.
5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 11:08am

Seattle Post Intelligencer

  • Burkina Faso ex-leader's remains to be examined
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's interim president says he will allow investigations to be conducted on the remains of Thomas Sankara, a former president whose death nearly 30 years ago during a coup has never been fully explained.
    27 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 4:30pm
  • Thousands press for term limits in Togo protests
    LOME, Togo (AP) — Security forces in Togo used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators calling for term limits that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from running for a third term next year.The violence escalated whe…
    2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:12pm
  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.Authorities publicly…
    4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:57pm
  • Zimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe.The televangelist's religious services, known as the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries, draw huge crowd…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:49am
  • South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way
    Kruger National Park has conducted about 45 such captures since last month, part of a plan to create a stronghold within the country's flagship reserve where rhinos will get extra protection from poachers, many of whom cross from neighboring Mozambiq…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:42am
  • Kenya mosque raids may radicalize coast: official
    Kheled Khalifa, the chairman of the group Muslim For Human Rights, said the closure of four mosques on Kenya's coast after raids in which the police said they recovered grenades and a gun has angered the Muslim population.The government had previou…
    9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 8:09am
  • Gambia leader approves law jailing gays for life
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community.A copy of the legislation, which was ob…
    11 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:02am
  • Ousted Burkina Faso president arrives in Morocco
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan state media says former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has arrived in Casablanca from Ivory Coast, where he initially sought refuge after demonstrations brought down his government last month.On Wednesday, L…
    14 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:07am
  • Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becoming the second health worker fatality linked to a single patient initially thought to have kidney disease.…
    24 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:21pm
  • Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village.Shettima Lawan, a local politician, mourned the attack, telling the AP: "I am still searc…
    24 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:14pm
  • Vigilante fighters: Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in a Nigerian village.
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Vigilante fighters: Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in a Nigerian village. .
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 4:44pm
  • US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism
    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The U.S. is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremism in the region, senior American officials said Thursday at a conference in Morocco.Biden called for…
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 12:59pm
  • Ugandan lawmakers draft new anti-gay bill
    The new bill is in "advanced stages" and will focus on punishing the promotion of homosexuality, said Ugandan lawmaker Latif Ssebaggala, a strong supporter of anti-gay legislation.Rights groups had condemned that law as draconian before it was null…
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:02am
  • Zambian president's widow joins succession race
    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The contest to replace Zambia's recently deceased president is becoming a family affair as the late president's widow said Wednesday she will seek to become the ruling party's presidential candidate.Christine Kaseba-Sata is…
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 9:58am
  • Police fire tear gas at legislators in Nigeria
    Senate President David Mark announced the lockout after police fired tear gas to prevent the House of Representatives from convening.Thursday's parliament session had been convened to discuss Jonathan's request to extend the state of emergency in t…
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 9:32am
  • Somali-American who helped Mogadishu govt killed
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in the U.S. to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu, an official and relative said Wednesday.Many Somalis who fled the cou…
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:02pm
  • Military leader becomes Burkina Faso prime minster
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The military colonel who briefly seized control of Burkina Faso after the longtime president stepped down was chosen Wednesday to serve as prime minister, casting doubt that the army will stay out of politics as dem…
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:20pm
  • Joseph Kony's rebels sell ivory, minerals: report
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army rebel group is increasingly trafficking in ivory and minerals to obtain weapons and other supplies to be used in the jungles of central Africa, watchdog groups said in a report rel…
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 1:02pm
  • Malawi: Children protest over teachers' strike
    BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — About 500 schoolchildren broke classroom windows and damaged cars to protest a strike by their teachers in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, on Wednesday.Dressed in their school uniforms, the students marched toward P…
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:03pm
  • Zambia to elect new president on Jan. 20
    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia will hold elections on Jan. 20 to choose a successor to President Michael Sata who died last month, the interim president has announced.The election is according to the southern African nation's constitution, which ca…
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:05am
  • Military colonel who seized power in Burkina Faso named transitional prime minister
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Military colonel who seized power in Burkina Faso named transitional prime minister.
    2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:45am
  • Burkina Faso: Transitional president inaugurated
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A former U.N. ambassador was sworn in as Burkina Faso's transitional president Tuesday, tasked with organizing elections after the military briefly took power when the country's leader of nearly three decades was fo…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:57pm
  • Shell Nigeria denies it lied to Dutch court
    The multinational company, half owned by Nigeria's government and with significant Dutch shareholding, says sabotage, not negligence, caused spills in 2004 along the Trans-Niger pipeline that destroyed several hectares of mangrove forests and the liv…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 3:18pm
  • Ivory Coast tells soldiers to return to barracks
    The Defense Ministry said it would make concessions the soldiers, whose complaints earlier Tuesday had raised the specter of widespread unrest.The demands of the soldiers — dominated by former rebels who brought the current president to power —…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:38pm
  • Pistorius lawyers ask judge to reject state appeal
    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have filed court papers asking a judge to reject prosecutors' attempts to take the athlete's case to South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.In their response, which was filed Monday accor…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 1:25pm
  • South Africa: Call to drop newlywed killing charge
    Shrien Dewani's lawyer, Francois van Zyl, said he plans to file an application to a Cape Town court on the basis that state prosecutors failed to prove that his client had planned his wife's murder.In the statement, the businessman acknowledged bei…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 11:59am
  • Liberian couples marry, a sign of less Ebola fear
    A month later, even as Ebola continues to ravage parts of West Africa, the situation has improved in Monrovia and a scenic park in the eastern suburbs is once again busy on weekends with photographers shooting bridal parties."When Ebola was spreadi…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 10:57am
  • Doctor hesitates, then returns to Ebola front line
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Returning last month to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola victims after a break, volunteer doctor Juli Switala was shocked to see the obituaries and photographs of colleagues who had died of the disease in her absence, pinned to a boa…
    3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 10:54am
  • Report: 51 killed in Congo police sweep on gangs
    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo's capital conducted dozens of extrajudicial killings in a crackdown against organized crime gangs, alleged Human Rights Watch.In a report released Tuesday, the rights group said the police committed abuses i…
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  • Kenya: Mob strips another woman despite protest
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A mob of Kenyan men attacked and stripped a woman claiming she was inappropriately dressed just hours after nearly 1,000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest the rising wave of such assaults.Nairobi police crim…
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Inter Press Service

  • U.N. Concerned Over Ebola Backlash
    The United Nations, which is working on an emergency footing to battle the outbreak of Ebola, is worried about the potential for further isolation of the hardest-hit nations in West Africa. “It’s a psychological fear,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-…
    4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 1:36pm
  • Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas in Sierra Leone
    The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country’s move towards meeting key development goals.  Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, has been the worst hit as many farmers have suc…
    5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 4:06am
  • War-ravaged South Sudan Struggles to Contain AIDS
    Dressed in a flowered African print kitenge and a blue head scarf, Sabur Samson, 27, sits pensively at the HIV centre at Maridi Civil Hospital in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state.  Today she paid 20 South Sudanese pounds (about six dollars) f…
    8 days ago 14 Nov 14, 2:01am
  • U.S. Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries
    The United States proposed Tuesday that the international community write off 100 million dollars in debt owed by West African countries hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. The money would be re-invested in health and other public programming.…
    8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 5:16pm
  • Ebola and ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between U.N. and Faith-based Organisations
    Dr. Azza Karam is a Senior Advisor, Culture, at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
    8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 9:31am
  • Braving Dust storms, Women Plant Seeds of Hope
    In the world’s largest refugee complex – the sprawling Dadaab settlement in Kenya’s North Eastern Province – women listen attentively during a business management workshop held at a hospital in one of its newest camps, Ifo 2. Leila Abdulilahi…
    9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 9:33am
  • How SADC is Fighting Wildlife Crime
    “We are underpaid, have no guns and in most instances are outnumbered by the poachers,” says Stain Phiri, a ranger at Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve — a 986 km reserve said to have the most abundant and a variety of wildlife in Malawi —  which…
    9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:10am
  • Kenya on the Right Economic Path But Challenges Abound
    Each year on Dec. 10, Lucy Mwende and her two children hop aboard a night bus and travel to the white sandy beaches and warm waters of Kenya’s Indian Ocean, some 441 km from the capital, Nairobi. But this year they will miss that bus because Mwende…
    10 days ago 11 Nov 14, 9:26am
  • OPINION: Bringing More International Pressure to Bear on Wildlife Crime
    Dr. Bradnee Chambers is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Environment Programme Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The Parties to the CMS are currently at their 11th meeting of the Conference of the…
    13 days ago 8 Nov 14, 5:10am
  • The Young, Female Face of HIV in East and Southern Africa
    Experts are raising alarm that years of HIV interventions throughout Africa have failed to stop infection among young women 15 to 24 years old. “Prevention is failing for young women,” says Lillian Mworeko, HIV expert with International Community…
    15 days ago 7 Nov 14, 2:24am

VOA - Africa

  • Former Virginia Governor’s Personal Activities Under Federal Investigation
    Former Governor Robert McDonnell, of the mid-Atlantic state of Virginia, has been hit with a 14 count federal criminal indictment.  The charges include obstructing a federal investigation, conspiracy, and fraud.  McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, was al…
    39 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 4:18pm
  • Excessive Police Force Cases Spark Racial Violence
    Tensions are on edge in the Saint Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson as the community awaits a court decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed African American teenager last August. As VOA's Chris Si…
    44 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 4:13pm
  • Director Miller Discusses Carell's Turn Toward Drama in 'Foxcatcher'
    Bennett Miller directs the new crime drama "Foxcatcher," the stranger-than-fiction, real-life tale of the relationship between socially awkward multimillionaire John E. du Pont and Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. Based on Schultz’s autobiography, th…
    1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 3:31pm
  • Parliament Scuffle Worries Supporters of Nigerian President
    Less than three months before the February presidential polls, tensions are ramping up in Nigeria, as the showdown outside parliament Thursday between lawmakers and police made clear.Television footage showed lawmakers climbing the gates of the Nat…
    2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:10pm
  • The Correspondents
    The Correspondents is VOA’s weekly discussion of the world’s top stories, as seen through the eyes of our dedicated reporters in the US and around the globe. Hosted by Mil Arcega, our panel of journalists goes beyond the headlines to give listene…
    2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:00pm
  • Obama's Immigration Decision Roils US Politics
    President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation through executive order carries the prospect of both great political risk and reward. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on…
    3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:48pm
  • Lawmakers Sue Obama Administration
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a lawsuit against the administration of President Barack Obama over his signature health care reform legislation, fostering another showdown between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill.The fil…
    3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:36pm
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    A look at the best news photos from around the world.
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  • Reports: Nigerian Militants Kill 45 in Borno State Village
    Sources in northern Nigeria say at least 45 people are dead after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Borno State.The reports say Boko Haram militants stormed Azaya Kura village in the Mafa area at about noon local time Wednesday a…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:20pm
  • Amnesty International Offers Free Software to Remove Computer Spyware
    One of the world’s leading nongovernmental organizations dedicated to the protection of human rights has released a powerful software tool for deleting spy programs from computers.Amnesty International's free software, called Detekt, allows owner…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:05pm
  • Sierra Leone Mayor Urges Public to Follow Anti-Ebola Measures
    It’s been seven months since the first case of Ebola was discovered in Sierra Leone. The mayor of the capital Freetown, Franklin Bode Gibson, said he has buried a large number of people. “I can tell you," he said, "that the Freetown City Counc…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:47am
  • Sectarian Violence Spreads to Southeastern C.A.R.
    Violence has broken out between Christians and Muslims in the southeast of the Central African Republic, a part of the country that had not previously experienced sectarian conflict. Aid workers report that the Ugandan army, stationed in the area to…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:33am
  • Obama's Immigration Decision Roils US Politics
    President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation through executive order carries the prospect of both great political risk and reward.In his White House address to the nation Thursday…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:27am
  • Koreas on Edge Amid Live-fire Drills
    It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as North Korea threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the United States and South Korean forces held joint military exercises.The drills – conducted from Kunsan Air Base on South Kore…
    6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:18am
  • Tensions Build on Korean Peninsula Amid Military Drills
    It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the U.S. and South Korean forces held joint military exercises in a show of force. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from the Kunsan Air Bas…
    6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:14am
  • Obama Immigration Action Stirs Fierce Debate
    President Obama unveiled his expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally, from deportation. Many people, including Republicans and Democrats, have expressed the opinion that Obama w…
    6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:14am
  • Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Nov. 22
    We’re trotting out the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, for the week ending November 22, 2014.If you liked last week’s lineup, you’ll like this week’s, because nothing changes. Well, that’s not entirely…
    6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:58am
  • China Cuts Interest Rates to Spur Growth, Ease Debt Strain
    China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world's second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century, saddled under a mountain of debt.But the central bank, ke…
    6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:51am
  • Protest Group: Putin's High Approval Ratings Not Real
    President Vladimir Putin may not be as popular as opinion polls suggest in Russia because the public has only limited access to information and the media is tightly controlled, members of the feminist punk protest band Pussy Riot said.Putin's appro…
    7 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:26am
  • Zimbabwe's First Lady Makes Political Inroads
    Political fireworks are expected when Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party holds its congress in early December. The event is meant for the longtime ruling party to appoint leaders.  But this year some fear it could turn into a political bloodbath, as…
    7 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:22am

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  • Three killed in Egypt car crash
    Three people were killed in a road crash in the south of Egypt on Friday, the latest in near deadly traffic accidents plaguing the country.The crash, involving three vehicles, occurred in the Minya Governorate and was caused by over speeding, witnes…
    1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 3:51pm
  • Senegal: Ebola treatment requires speed, vaccines – Researchers
    Confronted with the Ebola epidemic, West African countries need to act fast and utilize ethical values required to put in place effective treatment regimes and vaccines, African medical researchers said in Dakar on Friday.“The Ebola virus is a…
    2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:17pm
  • S/Leone dismisses “WFP rotten rice” fears
    The National Ebola Response Center (NERC) in Sierra Leone has cleared the World Food Program over allegations that it is distributing rotten food to communities quarantined as a result of the Ebola outbreak.Media reports on Friday cited the Chief Ex…
    3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:49pm
  • S/Leone amputee team out of World Cup
    The national amputee football team of Sierra Leone would not be able to travel to Mexico for the world amputee tournament due to complexities emanating from the Ebola epidemic, APA can confirm Friday.The tournament is scheduled for November 30 – D…
    3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:33pm
  • South Sudan peace talks rescheduled
    Peace talks between the protagonists in South Sudan scheduled for 24 November in Addis Ababa have been postponed for one week, the government and rebels confirmed on Friday. The postponement is to allow the rebels to hold discussions in Pagak about…
    4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:21pm
  • S/Leone: Infected Cuban doctor evacuated
    The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been flown to Geneva, sources have said Friday. News of Dr Felix Baez’s infection was revealed on Wednesday. However, there have been questions about how he got infected. The medic is among…
    4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:56pm
  • Egypt: Militant group claims responsibility for univ explosion
    The militant jihadist group “Ajnad Misr” or Soldiers of Egypt Friday claimed responsibility for Thursday’s bomb attack near Helwan University.A statement released on one of the group’s affiliated Twitter accounts claimed its militias had car…
    4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:45pm
  • S/Leone President turns sod for new Chinese lab
    Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has symbolically turned the sod for a Level 3 Bio Safety Laboratory being built by the Chinese government.The lab will be the second permanent structure of its kind after the American sponsored Lassa Feve…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:16pm
  • Dutch ship with anti-Ebola materials docks at Conakry port
    The Karel Dooman, a Dutch ship laden with European Union aid Friday docked at the Port of Conakry (PAC) to offload materials and equipment to reinforce the fight against Ebola. According to the ship’s crew the boat belonging to the Dutch royal mar…
    5 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:57am
  • Nigeria’s Fiscal commission goes for oil benchmark of $60
    Following the continuous drop in oil prices, Nigeria’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has kicked against the proposal to set the 2015 budget benchmark for crude oil at $73 per barrel.The Acting Chairman of FRC, Chief Victor Murako, said in…
    7 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:57am
  • S/Africa’s Zuma condemns racism in sport
    South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday called on the world to give racism in sport a big red card because it can destroy nations and peoples if it is not eradicated.Speaking at the Global Watch Summit on Racism currently underway at the Empero…
    7 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:42am
  • Zambia’s President Scott suspended as ruling party leader
    Interim President Guy Scott who has also assumed interim leadership of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has been suspended as the party’s leader on grounds of alleged misconduct.Speaking on behalf of the party’s highest organ the Central Committe…
    7 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:39am
  • Botswana opposition mulls fresh cooperation talks
    The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is willing to work with other opposition parties to unseat the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in 2019, a top party official said on Friday.In a statement, party’s spokesperson Taolo Lucas said following their Lea…
    8 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:26am
  • MSF staff member evacuated from Mali for exposure to Ebola
    The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has confirmed that one of its international staff members, a Spanish national, has been evacuated from Mali to Spain as a precautionary me…
    9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 8:06am
  • Botswana records high new HIV infections among children
    Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, NACA, on Friday expressed concern about an upsurge of new HIV infections among children aged less than 16.The Director of NACA, Grace Muzila said this when addressing a media conference in Gaborone on…
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 7:04am
  • Egypt condemns terrorist attack in north-east Nigeria
    Egypt has condemned a terrorist attack in a village in north eastern Nigeria in which 45 people were killed. A spokesman of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Badr Abdel Atti said on Friday in Cairo that Egypt condemns all acts of…
    10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 7:01am
  • Gambian minister receives award for his role in improvement of health services
    An organisation based in the United States has awarded the Gambian Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr. Omar Sey the 2014 International Leadership Award (ILA) on health. The conferring the award to the Minister, according to the state broadcast…
    11 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:04am
  • Afreximbank donates $1 million for anti-Ebola effort in Africa
    The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a contribution of $1million to the effort to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Africa.A statement issued by Afreximbank on Friday in Cairo, Egypt noted that Afreximbank Presi…
    14 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:22am
  • Press screams pandemonium at National Assembly, police blockade
    The Nigerian press on Friday is agog with the pandemonium caused by the police which erected a blockade to stop Speaker Aminu Tambuwal from entering the chambers of the House of Representatives to preside over the plenary convened to consider the re…
    14 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:03am
  • Malian doctor dies of Ebola
    A Malian doctor who contracted the Ebola virus through a Guinean patient he was curing in Clinic Pasteur died Thursday, hospital sources in the Malian capital revealed.Dr. Hassan Diomandé had tested positive for the virus after the death of his nur…
    1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 3:59pm

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