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  • Liberia holds Ebola-postponed poll
    Voters in Liberia are set to go to the polls in an election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.
    49 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 7:16pm
  • Africa in pictures: 12-18 December
    Motorbiking Santas, Maasai medals and Lipala dance
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:55pm
  • Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas
    Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:54pm
  • Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor
    One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:51pm
  • Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote
    A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
    8 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:31pm
  • VIDEO: Egyptian artist's junk revolution
    Egyptian artist Rami el-Fass sculpts exclusively from discarded junk, which he then returns to the street in its recycled form.
    9 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 11:15am
  • Kenya leader signs tough security law
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
    9 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:40am
  • Nigeria in new bid to defend naira
    Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
    12 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:34am
  • Sharing Nigeria's cake
    Why Nigerians clamour for riches when a relative is elected
    12 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:32am
  • VIDEO: Botswana's complex ecotourism trade
    While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals is poachers.
    12 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:27am
  • Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap
    Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
    14 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:46am
  • 'Sierra Leone has become part of me'
    Ex-Sierra Leone manager Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit country.
    15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:25am
  • Uche thrilled by new Villarreal deal
    Nigerian Ikechukwu Uche is delighted to have signed a two-year contract extension at Villarreal, keeping him at the club until 2017.
    15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:53am
  • Africans in India: From slaves to reformers and rulers
    Exhibition showcases role of Africans in India
    21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:46pm
  • VIDEO: Historic portraits with a modern twist
    Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop tells Focus on Africa why he reinvented some historic paintings with a playful touch of his very own.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 4:24pm
  • VIDEO: CAR: Child soldier numbers 'double'
    International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 3:47pm
  • Tests claim Ebosse died from beating
    A new autopsy says Cameroon footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile thrown by fans.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 2:51pm
  • VIDEO: Brawl over Kenya security bill
    Kenyan lawmakers traded blows and the deputy speaker had water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approved changes to a tough new security bill.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 2:49pm
  • US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'
    US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 10:42am
  • New CAR fighting leaves 28 dead
    At least 28 people are killed in clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African Republic.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 10:27am
  • Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed
    Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 10:05am
  • Wilders faces charges of incitement
    Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.
    2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 6:51am
  • VIDEO: Contemporary art on show in DR Congo
    The Democratic Republic of Congo is hosting its first ever contemporary arts biennial where local talent Freddy Tsimba will display his work.
    2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:43am
  • The boats of guns for hire against pirates
    The risks and rewards of storing guns at sea
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:30pm
  • Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers
    A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:59pm
  • VIDEO: Clove price hits Tanzanian farmers
    Following dramatic price falls, clove farmers in Tanzania are calling for more government help to sustain a crop they have been farming for generations.
    3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:23am
  • Made in Ghana, bass-ed in London
    Remixing Ghanaian rhythms for UK dance floors
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:21pm
  • Villagers losing out to sugar growing
    The villagers who are losing out to sugarcane
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:02pm
  • VIDEO: Miss World on her African heritage
    Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:13pm
  • Cameroon country profile
    Provides an overview of Cameroon, including key events and facts about this former French and British colony in Africa
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 11:42am
  • In pictures: Zanzibar's clove harvest
    Harvesting the cloves that spice up Christmas
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:54am
  • Unwrapping Africa's red tape
    Self-made tycoon on how to do business in Africa
    4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:41pm
  • Why Ghanaians love uniforms
    Why do Ghanaians love to dress up in uniforms?
    5 days ago 14 Dec 14, 10:48am
  • VIDEO: Illegal smuggling rife in Timbuktu
    Smuggling rife in northern Mali
    7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 9:38am
  • Mauritius country profile - Overview
    Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
    8 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:58am
  • Zimbabwe profile
    Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zimbabwe.
    10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 11:14am
  • Tips from Zambian insuring the future
    From a top Zambian investor who started out selling CDs
    11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 12:14am
  • Kenya country profile
    Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
    15 days ago 5 Dec 14, 7:17am
  • Cape Town embracing mobile payments
    How mobile payment apps are taking off in South Africa
    15 days ago 4 Dec 14, 7:01pm
  • Letter from Africa: Finger-pointing over Boko Haram
    The blame game in Nigeria over the Boko Haram insurgency
    15 days ago 4 Dec 14, 1:10pm
  • In pictures: Cape Verde volcano
    Images of volcano destroying island life
    17 days ago 2 Dec 14, 10:30am
  • 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.
    18 days ago 2 Dec 14, 4:15am
  • Burundi country profile
    Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa
    24 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:56am
  • Benin country profile
    Provides an overview, facts and figures and history of this West African nation seen as one of the continent's most stable countries
    24 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:13am
  • Cape Verde profile - Overview
    Key facts, figures and dates
    25 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:52am
  • 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.
    28 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:29am
  • Burkina Faso profile
    Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
    32 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:57am
  • Chad profile
    Provides an overview of Chad, including key events and facts about this African country
    35 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
    36 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
    36 days ago 14 Nov 14, 6:07am
  • Mali country profile
    Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
    38 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:40am
  • Egypt profile
    Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    39 days ago 11 Nov 14, 7:25am
  • Ghana country profile
    Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
    44 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.
    44 days ago 5 Nov 14, 9:20am
  • Senegal profile
    Provides an overview of Senegal, including key events and facts about this west African country
    44 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.
    45 days ago 5 Nov 14, 6:34am
  • Gabon country profile
    Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
    45 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
    45 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
    52 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.
    52 days ago 29 Oct 14, 5:19am

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  • Outrage won't #BringBackOurGirls
    It is safe to assume that the world reacting to news of Boko Haram's latest abductions will be a somewhat disillusioned one. Such weariness is understandable, considering what has happened in the eight months since the abductions that first brought B…
    10 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 9:55am
  • What are the monsters of Africa?
    Here be monsters: The search for Africa's mythical beasts
    13 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 7:16am
  • FIFA: What's really going on inside the world of football?
    It's the story that keeps on giving -- but what happens next could shape the future of football for years to come.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 11:50am
  • Boko Haram kidnaps 185, kills 32
    Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 11:21am
  • Africa's most prosperous countries
    What is Africa's most prosperous country?
    2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 6:16am
  • East Africa's top 10 bands
    Two years after its launch, Mdundo has grown into a major provider of East African music with a 20,000 track strong library on its mobile web platform.
    3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:57am
  • Rooney Mara: South Sudan's hope survives year-old war
    Visiting the ravaged nation a year after war broke out, Mara says she was impressed by the hope its people have retained.
    4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 9:07am
  • Al-Shabaab blamed for five beheadings
    A Quran teacher in central Somalia was the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, whose members are seen here in a 2012 file photo.
    4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:28am
  • 13 voices shaking things up
    From Hollywood ingenues to social changemakers, a look back at the voices innovating, raising and changing Africa over the last 12 months.
    5 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:50am
  • 13 African Voices shaking things up
    From Hollywood ingenues to social changemakers, a look back at the voices innovating, raising and changing Africa over the last 12 months.
    5 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:50am
  • Experience the AfrikaBurn festival
    South Africa's answer to Burning Man is a surreal mirage of sculptures, music and mayhem under star-filled desert skies.
    5 days ago 15 Dec 14, 1:33am
  • Deadly explosions rock market in central Nigeria
    At least 12 people were killed Thursday in two bomb explosions at a market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, a security guard at the scene said, marking the latest instance of violence to hit the volatile region.
    8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 2:46pm
  • Nurse with Ebola 'exposure' to be admitted into NIH hospital
    The National Institutes of Health "expects to admit a patient with exposure to the Ebola virus" later Thursday into its facility in Bethesda, Maryland, "for observation and to enroll in a clinical protocol," the NIH said.
    8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:45am
  • Why Maasai and Measles don't mix
    On-location story in the Tanzanian Savannah revealing how improved access to vaccines has seen diseases plummet among the Maasai tribes and in the population of Tanzania as a whole. Revelations about how Ebola has increased the numbers of people aski…
    8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:25am
  • Eaten by lions while building railway
    When Indian migrants flocked to Kenya just over a century ago to build railways, lion attacks and diseases such as black fever were just a couple of the dangers workers faced.
    8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:23am
  • At least 50 dead after drinking from contaminated well
    At least 50 people have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu, an official in that East African country said Thursday.
    8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:22am
  • Military: French troops kill jihadist leader in northern Mali
    French troops, in coordination with Malian forces in northern Mali, killed a senior jihadist leader wanted by the United States, the French military announced Thursday.
    8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 8:43am
  • Athletics denies mass doping cover up
    Days after the world of athletics was hit by serious doping allegations, the sport has been accused of covering up how it dealt with scores of suspicious blood samples.
    9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 2:12pm
  • Time's 'Person of the Year' is...
    The people tackling the Ebola epidemic on the front lines are "the ones who answered the call," Time magazine says in its tribute.
    9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 9:43am
  • S. Africans making a fortune in UAE
    Demand for South African food is booming in an unlikely place: the United Arab Emirates.
    10 days ago 10 Dec 14, 7:36am
  • Prosecutors appeal Pistorius sentence
    A judge in Pretoria ruled Wednesday that South African prosecutors can appeal Oscar Pistorius' conviction, but denied the state's bid to appeal his sentence.
    10 days ago 10 Dec 14, 3:09am
  • World's most bizarre-looking coffins
    You can rest when you're dead, as the saying goes. And in Ghana, your eternal slumber is done in style.
    10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 11:19am
  • Going green with organic cosmetics
    Using his deep-rooted knowlege of herbs, savvy entrepreneur Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng had an idea to help his fellow Ghanaians.
    11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 7:42am
  • Going green with organic cosmetics
    Using his deep-rooted knowlege of herbs, savvy entrepreneur Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng had an idea to help his fellow Ghanaians.
    11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 7:42am
  • Struggles of being gay in Egypt
    Two men exchange rings and hug in celebration aboard a Nile boat, as ululations fill the air and a traditional engagement song plays in the background.
    11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 6:30am
  • Would you be buried in this?!
    You can rest when you're dead, as the saying goes. And in Ghana, your eternal slumber is done in style.
    12 days ago 8 Dec 14, 7:29am
  • Maasai Olympics: Hunt for medals
    At the Maasai Olympics, the hunt is for medals, not lions
    14 days ago 5 Dec 14, 10:38am
  • Nigeria's star architect on success
    Olajumoke Adenowo's life is one of numbers.
    15 days ago 5 Dec 14, 7:56am
  • $100M for 10,000 people. Apply?
    Nigerian billionaire investor and former United Bank for Africa CEO Tony Elumelu has pledged $100 million to find and support 10,000 entrepreneurs throughout Africa.
    15 days ago 5 Dec 14, 6:14am
  • The stories that need to be told
    Pius Adesanmi: Activist diaspora insists on her story of Africa -- and social media has enhanced its voice.
    15 days ago 5 Dec 14, 6:12am
  • Meet Nigeria's star architect
    Nigerian architect Olajumoke Adenowo reveals how she challenges the norm to design structures both functional and beautiful across the continent.
    15 days ago 4 Dec 14, 12:00pm
  • Lessons from famous chimps
    In the dense forests of Gombe, in the Tanzanian jungle, researchers are continuing the work of pioneer Jane Goodall to learn the ways of a famous group of chimpanzees.
    15 days ago 4 Dec 14, 11:45am
  • Kenya's victims mourned
    Families of 36 non-Muslim quarry workers killed by the Islamic militant group Al-Shabab in Kenya mourn their loss.
    15 days ago 4 Dec 14, 8:15am
  • This is no ordinary backpack
    It was trash. They turned it into a backpack. It also doubles as a light. Oh, and it's saving lives.
    16 days ago 4 Dec 14, 6:44am
  • Rwandan fashion tailored for world
    When Christine Mbabazi started designing clothes in her bedroom in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, she had big ambitions. Now the owner of her own store -- Christine Creative Collections -- she has even bigger plans: turning her fashion boutique into…
    22 days ago 28 Nov 14, 7:53am
  • 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.
    29 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:49am
  • Tour gives taste of township life
    On your bike! Cycling tour gives taste of township life
    29 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:42am
  • 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.
    36 days ago 13 Nov 14, 8:40am
  • 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…
    44 days ago 6 Nov 14, 5:23am
  • 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

A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.
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A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.
14 days ago 6 Dec 14, 6:04am
A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.
14 days ago 6 Dec 14, 6:04am
A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.
14 days ago 6 Dec 14, 6:04am
A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.
14 days ago 6 Dec 14, 6:04am
A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.A fantastic beginning of the inaugural Pan-African Stove Camp.
14 days ago 6 Dec 14, 6:04am

Seattle Post Intelligencer

  • UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than…
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:56pm
  • Kenya president signs controversial security law
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curbing civil liberties."A monumental battle…
    9 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 11:17am
  • Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion
    Cooperation had expanded from traditional sectors such as infrastructure development and agriculture to include manufacturing and tourism, he said.Natural gas discoveries and increased mining for minerals such as coal, have boosted the historically…
    12 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:00am
  • 5 die in Mozambique floods
    People living in flood-prone areas of the coastal city would be moved to safe zones, according to the city's health and social welfare councilor, Nurbai Calu."For those families who have lost their houses, in the first place we want to guarantee th…
    13 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 7:17am
  • Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in Nigeria
    In Sunday night's attack on the village of Gumburi, most of the kidnapped were young women, children and members of a civilian defense group fighting Boko Haram, according to residents, a security official and a local government officer."No doubt t…
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 3:21pm
  • Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by…
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 12:40pm
  • Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Fleeing villagers say Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped earlier this year."No doubt they were Boko Haram members because…
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 11:12am
  • 3 wounded as UN vehicle hits roadside bomb in northern Mali
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The U.N. force in Mali says three peacekeepers were wounded when a vehicle carrying Chadian troops hit a roadside bomb in the country's north.Chadian troops followed footprints from the bomb site to a house, where they found t…
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 10:37am
  • Lawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to death
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have bee…
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 9:06am
  • Official: 28 die in clashes in Central African Republic
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Clashes in Central African Republic between Muslim and Christian fighters have killed 28 people, left dozens wounded and sent civilians fleeing for safety, a Red Cross official said Thursday.U.N. peacekeepe…
    1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 9:02am
  • Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.The court-martial charges all were connected to the soldiers' refusal to deploy to recapture three t…
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:21pm
  • Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists.
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:42pm
  • Congo, UN troops launch operation against rebels
    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country's east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months.The U.N. peacekeeping force is authorized to battle the rebels groups…
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:49pm
  • Unicef needs more cash for Central African kids
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. Children's Fund says shortfalls in funding and violence have prevented it from delivering critical services to thousands of children in Central African Republic.Unicef said Wednesday that it was unable to vaccinate…
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:07pm
  • Kenya urged to respect human rights
    In a joint statement Wednesday, nine ambassador's from countries including the United States, Germany and U.K. welcomed efforts by the government to revise and update the country's security legislation in light of a string of terrorist attacks the co…
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:04pm
  • Somali president appoints new prime minister
    President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, who resigned as prime minister in 2010 after tensions with former president Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed.
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:54pm
  • Nigerian budget slashed by slumping oil prices
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's finance minister presented a 2015 budget of $23 billion to parliament on Wednesday, slashed by nearly $3 billion to accommodate slumping oil prices.[...] economist Bismarck Rewane of Financial Derivatives Consultan…
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:23pm
  • Kenya building collapses; 1 dead, others trapped
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One person died and others are feared trapped or dead after a five-story residential building collapsed in downtown Nairobi, a police official said Wednesday.Jonathan Mueke, the Deputy Governor of Nairobi County, said author…
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:38am
  • Kenya cop shoots 5 before killing himself
    The Western Kenya Regional Commissioner James ole Serian said the police officer used his official rifle in the Tuesday night attack.Most affected by suicides are newly married officers who have to share houses with unmarried officers due to a lack…
    2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 10:12am
  • African leaders: West should intervene in Libya
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — African leaders are calling on Western countries to intervene in Libya to stem a flow of arms to militant groups in the Sahel region.Libya is mired in the worst fighting since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown in 2011,…
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 5:54pm
  • Sierra Leone to search for Ebola cases in capital
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is planning a house-to-house search for hidden Ebola cases in the capital and surrounding areas in an effort to stem the disease's rampant spread, the government said Tuesday.In a statement Tuesday, Pres…
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:52am
  • Congolese M23 rebels flee Uganda camp
    Ugandan military officials planned to airlift hundreds of the former rebels but many resisted the deportation, saying Congo's government had not honored the terms of a peace deal signed last year, said Bertrand Bisimwa, the civilian head of M23.Man…
    3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:27am
  • Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict: UN
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on South Sudan's leaders to agree to an inclusive power-sharing arrangement that would address the root causes of the conflict and ensure accountability for any crimes committed on the battlefield.Governmen…
    4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:00pm
  • Burkina Faso's former ruling party suspended
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Transitional authorities in Burkina Faso have suspended the political party of the president who was forced from power earlier this year.Sadou Sidibe, secretary general of the country's ministry of territorial adm…
    4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 1:45pm
  • Congo president calls for UN to begin withdrawal
    The U.N. peacekeepers first arrived in 1999 to observe a cease-fire and the withdrawal of foreign troops.U.N. force's strengthened mandate to fight rebels is credited with helping the Congolese army to oust a rebel group known as M23 from the count…
    4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 11:35am
  • UN commission asks for Ebola debt forgiveness
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A U.N. commission is asking for more debt cancellations for the three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola virus.
    4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:52am
  • Ugandan nanny given 4 years for assaulting toddler
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan nanny convicted of assaulting a toddler has been sentenced to four years in jail.The case sparked outrage in this East African country after video footage circulated that appeared to show the nanny beating a child…
    5 days ago 15 Dec 14, 6:33am
  • Official: 129 drown after boat sinks on Congo lake
    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities say at least 129 people are dead in Congo after a boat sank on a lake in a remote corner of the enormous country.Laurent Kahozi Sumba, the transport minister for Katanga province, said Sunday that the true toll…
    5 days ago 14 Dec 14, 11:38am
  • AP PHOTOS: Kenya's Maasai compete in athletics
    SIDAI OLENG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, Kenya (AP) — At the foot of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya's famed Maasai warriors competed for honor and prestige, not by hunting lions but by running, jumping and throwing.Famed Maasai runner David Rudisha,…
    5 days ago 14 Dec 14, 11:02am
  • Renegade Ugandan general quietly returns home
    The army had previously said Sejusa faces charges of treason, and some of his aides were arrested and charged with plotting to overthrow Museveni's government after he fled the country in April 2013.[...] he had written a letter to the domestic spy…
    5 days ago 14 Dec 14, 10:13am

Inter Press Service

  • OPINION: How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo
    Arturo Lopez-Levy is a visiting lecturer at Mills College, California and a PhD Candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
    25 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:07am
  • AIDS Is No. 1 Killer of African Teenagers
    Two years ago, Shola* was kicked out of the family house in Abeokuta, in southwestern Nigeria, after testing HIV-positive at age 13. He was living with his father, his stepmother and their seven children. “The stepmother insisted that Shola must g…
    29 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:02am
  • 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-…
    32 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…
    33 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…
    36 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.…
    36 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).
    36 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…
    37 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…
    38 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…
    38 days ago 11 Nov 14, 9:26am

VOA - Africa

  • Israel Launches Airstrikes in Gaza
    Israel has carried out airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip for the first time since an August truce.Confirming the early Saturday strikes, the Israeli military said they were launched in retaliation for a rocket shot from Gaza into souther…
    1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 7:01pm
  • Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian 'Occupation'
    President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula, with an executive order that bars exports of  key U.S. goods and services and blocks Crimean imports.A White House statement Friday said the order…
    1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 6:51pm
  • US Report: Immigration Officials' Apprehensions Rose in 2014
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Friday that immigration officials had apprehended more people in fiscal 2014 than in the year before, but that the number of Mexican nationals was down.The officials said U.S. Immigration and Customs En…
    1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 6:38pm
  • Ailing Bouteflika Will Continue to Lead Algeria, Party Leader Says
    President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's cognitive faculties are intact and he will continue to govern Algeria, the ruling FLN party's chairman said Friday, in comments aimed at quashing rumors about the aging leader's health.Bouteflika, 78, suffered a str…
    2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:39pm
  • Strife, Mutual Interests Mark Cuba-US Ties
    Separated by 90 miles, the United States and Cuba have had a long history of discord and shared interests.Cuba's proximity to the United States made it a one-time vacation destination for Americans before Cuban rebel Fidel Castro came to power in 1…
    3 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:19pm
  • 2014 Sees Dramatic Uptick in Boko Haram Abductions
    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 100 people Sunday from the village of Gumsuri, Nigeria, after raiding the town and killing 35 other residents, according to survivors of the attack. They said those taken are primarily women and chil…
    3 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:50pm
  • US Decision on Cuba Underscores Divisions Among Miami Cubans

    4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:34pm
  • Pakistan Kills Scores of Militants After School Massacre
    Pakistan has intensified counterterrorism security operations near the border with Afghanistan, killing scores of Islamist militants since Tuesday’s school massacre that left 149 people dead, most of them children.A top Pakistani official said ev…
    4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:19pm
  • Miami Cubans Divided on New US Policy
    For decades, older, more conservative Cuban Americans have been gathering at Café Versailles in Miami on the corner of Calle Ocho to eat Cuban food and talk politics.After hearing of President Barack Obama’s decision to renew diplomatic relation…
    4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:45pm
  • Kepler Telescope Discovers Another Exoplanet
    After a failure that almost spelled its death, NASA’s space telescope Kepler is back in business and has already discovered another exoplanet.Kepler was launched with great fanfare in 2009 on a mission to explore our region of the Milky Way galax…
    4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:45pm
  • Cuba Deal is Major Victory for Pope’s Diplomatic Initiatives
    Pope Francis played a key role in brokering the US-Cuba deal that was made public earlier this week. It is the most stunning success so far in a series of peacemaking efforts by the pontiff. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky has more.
    5 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:28pm
  • Cuba Deal Is Major Victory for Pope
    A flash mob on St. Peter’s Square danced the tango earlier this week to honor Argentine Pope Francis on his 78th birthday. The biggest present, however, may be the one he gave — the secret mediation of renewed diplomatic ties between the United S…
    5 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:14pm
  • UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War
    The U.N. Children’s Fund reports that the conflict in Ukraine is having a terrible impact on more than 1.7 million children.  The United Nations estimated that more than 1 million people have fled their homes since March because of fighting betw…
    5 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:00pm
  • 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…
    5 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:00pm
  • Scientists: Superintelligent Robots May Be Dominant Form of Life
    According to a group of prominent U.S. scientists, the dominant form of life in the universe is likely not biological creatures... but superintelligent robots.As improved astronomical instruments keep discovering potentially habitable planets in ou…
    5 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 2:57pm
  • Obama Hails Strength of US Economy
    U.S. President Barack Obama defended his policies during the past year during an annual year-end news conference, saying the U.S. economy is improving and America is leading around the world.Obama began the news conference by saying there is no dou…
    6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 2:29pm
  • Researchers: Regular Exercise Changes Our DNA and Health
    Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have proven that physical exercise changes not only our health, but also our DNA.It has been known that certain diets or exposure to chemicals can change the way genes send and receive biochemical…
    6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 2:04pm
  • Study: Balancing Ability May Reflect Stroke Risk
    Trouble balancing on one leg for 20 seconds may indicate blood vessel damage in your brain and predict your risk of stroke, according to a new study.  The findings hold true, even if there are no symptoms of brain disease.Japanese researchers at t…
    6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 2:03pm
  • Chinese Court Rules Against Gay Conversion Therapy
    A Chinese court has ruled a psychological clinic must pay damages to a gay man after treating him with electroshock therapy in an attempt to make him heterosexual.The Beijing court on Friday ruled that the clinic must pay Yang Teng 3,500 yuan, or $…
    6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:39pm
  • Large US Study Links Air Pollution to Autism
    Women exposed to the highest levels of fine-particulate air pollution late in their pregnancies are two times more likely to give birth to a child with autism.  That’s according to the largest study to date looking at the link between autism and p…
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:28pm

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  • Nigerian oil workers suspend nationwide strike
    Nigerian oil workers have suspended their nationwide strike on Friday after a meeting with officials of the Ministries of Labour and Petroleum Resources in Abuja.The oil workers, who are members of the of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff A…
    6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:56pm
  • S/Leone Ebola: Global Shapers launches anti-stigma campaign
    The Sierra Leone chapter of the international association of young and aspiring entrepreneurs, Global Shapers Freetown Hub, has launched a campaign to discourage growing stigmatization directed at Ebola survivors.Sierra Leone has recorded 1262 survi…
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:18pm
  • Angola to host first ever ‘African Mayor Awards

    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:12pm
  • Sahel G5 summit opens in Mauritania
    An extraordinary summit of Sahel G5 leaders opened in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Friday.Present at the opening were presidents Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger, Idriss Deby…
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:04pm
  • UK condemns Nigeria killings, abductions
    The United Kingdom has condemned the killing and mass abduction of civilians in Northern Nigeria. In an official statement on Friday London said it is appalled by the attack on the village of Gumsuri in Borno State which resulted in the death of ove…
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:44pm
  • Gambia: HIV, road safety contracts attract over $495,500
    The National Roads Authority (NRA) and The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) have signed a sensitization contract amounting to about $ 495,570.The project, to run for a period of three years, will center on awareness creation and prevention…
    7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:40pm
  • G/Bissau: Woman jailed for FGM
    A court in Bissau has sentenced a woman to three years in jail coupled with a fine of CFA 500,000 for letting her three daughters undergo female genital mutilation in September, reports said Friday.The same penalty was given to the cutter while the…
    8 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:34pm
  • Cameroon: AFD allocates CFA 9.8 billion towards sectoral training
    The government of Cameroon and the French Development Agency (AFD) on Friday signed an agreement for a debt relief and a development contract (C2D) grant amounting to CFA 9.8 billion for the creation of sectoral vocational training centers (CFPS), A…
    8 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:20pm
  • Botswana on alert after S/Africa measles outbreak
    The Botswana Ministry of Health said the country is being put on high alert following an outbreak of measles in neighbouring South Africa.In a statement seen by the African Press Agency on Friday, the ministry said all its public health facilities a…
    8 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 11:58am
  • Five Zimbabwe families relocated after flooding
    At least five families have been relocated from Zimbabwe’s Mutare following flooding that occurred on Wednesday night, state radio reported Friday.The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said some houses were swept away. The families were relocated…
    9 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 11:04am
  • Cameroon names new Supreme Court president
    President of the Supreme Court of Cameroon, Alexis Dipanda Mouelle, age 79 and in office for a quarter century, has been replaced by Sone Mekobe, under a decree published on Thursday.The move came just hours after magistracy Supreme Council meeting…
    10 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:35am
  • Gambia: GRTS Celebrates 19 years of broadcasting
    Gambia’s Radio and Television Services (GRTS), which was established on 19 December, 1995, is celebrating its 19th anniversary.Speaking on the occasion, the Senior Manager of TV Programme Kebba Dibba, describe the day as momentous, noting that GRT…
    10 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:02am
  • Gambian dissident urges Jammeh to free prisoner
    An exiled Gambian Politician in the United States Mr Falai Baldeh, has urged the Gambian leader Yaya Jammeh to release Amadou Sanneh a critic of his regime and open a new chapter to dialogue with Gambian oppositions.According to a statement from the…
    12 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 7:59am
  • Egypt: Dozens of Islamists get 15 years prison sentence for arson
    Egyptian Court has sentenced dozens of Islamists to over 15 years in prison for having set fire to churches and police stations after the dismissal of former president, Mohamed Morsi, legal source in Cairo disclosed on Friday. At least 61 other defe…
    13 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 7:29am
  • Nigeria approves sale of state-run telecom companies
    Nigeria’s National Council on Privatisation on Thursday formally ratified the sale of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited and its subsidiary Mobile Telecommunications Limited to NATCOM Consortium.The ratification was given at the council’s f…
    14 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 6:26am
  • Nigerian gov’t seals deal with Nollywood actors on film production
    The Nigerian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the winners of the second batch of the Film Production Fund component of the Project ACT Nollywood Intervention Fund.The Film Production Fund is one of the three components…
    15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:19am
  • UN envoy condemns renewed waves of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria
    - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA) and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has condemned the renewed waves of attacks in Borno State, north…
    15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:15am
  • Arrest of robber, death of a mother and child highlight Ghanaian press

    15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:11am
  • Press agog with killings, abduction of women by insurgents, currency control
    The killing of 32 persons and abduction of women and children, President Goodluck Jonathan’s confession on contradictory national policy advice and review of foreign exchange trading are leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Friday.The Guardia…
    15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:54am
  • US citizen arrested in Uganda over counterfeit currency
    A United States federal court has placed charges of counterfeiting and conspiracy against Ryan Gustafson, also known as “Willy Clock,” a US citizen who was arrested in Uganda with fake US dollars. According to the charges instituted Thursday, Gu…
    15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:46am

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