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South African War On Corruption Moves Into High Gear
January 3, 2018
The foundation of Helen Suzman, an anti-apartheid activist who died in 2009, was one of the filers of the suit. ... read more »
Liberian Sports Figure Promises Sweeping Changes As Country’s New President
January 3, 2018
He won the soccer world’s greatest individual honor, the Ballon d’Or, and was named by FIFA, soccer’s governing body, as the African Player of the Century. ... read more »
DRC Troops On Catholic Worshippers, Killing 8
January 3, 2018
Internet links were also down as church and opposition groups defied a ban by authorities to push ahead with the demonstrations. ... read more »
Writers’ Groups Protest The Arrest Of New York Professor In Cameroon
December 13, 2017
Nganang has been teaching in the United States since 2000. ... read more »
African National Congress To Choose Successor To Incumbant Jacob Fake News’ And Win Prizes
December 13, 2017
Prizes were distributed at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa ... read more »
African National Congress To Choose Successor To Incumbant Jacob Zuma
December 13, 2017
  Ramaphosa has been linked to a string of affairs with younger women, which he denies. ... read more »
Africa Puts Drones To Work For Tourism, Health Services And E-Commerce
December 6, 2017
More like small airplanes than quadcopters – the mechanical birds fly at 100 kms an hour, about 60 miles per hour, and can reach any clinic or hospital within 75 kilometers. ... read more »
Nairobi Welcomes Delegates To Major U.N. Forum On The Environment
December 6, 2017
Workshops chaired by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) center on health consequences from pollution. ... read more »
U.S. Plans Deadly Strategy Against Terror In West Africa
December 6, 2017
In Africa, there are much longer waits for close air support and the expectations for medical evaluation are vastly different from a one hour wait to a 48 hour delay. ... read more »
Mammoth Diamond Brings Kono Miners A Share In $6.5 Million Auction Sale
December 6, 2017
An early sealed bid offer involving five buyers for the stone produced a bid of $7.7 million which the government said was too low. ... read more »
New Zimbabwe President Pays Tribute To Ousted Leader
November 30, 2017
The first couple will be able to remain in their sprawling mansion known as the Blue Roof, in Harare. The state will pay for their medical care, domestic staff, security and foreign travel. ... read more »
Namibian President Geingob Claimns Victory Over ‘Afropessimism’
November 30, 2017
While Namibia is one of nine countries in Africa categorized by the World Bank as “upper middle income,” the country has a poverty rate of 26.9 percent, an unemployment rate of 29.6 percent and an HIV prevalence rate of 16.9 percent. ... read more »
‘Shockingly Lenient’ Sentence For Convicted ‘Blade Runner’ is Doubled
November 30, 2017
But her ruling was overturned as “shockingly lenient”. Judge Masipa then added additional years to the sentence – still considered low by legal observers. ... read more »
Campaign For World AIDS Day Calls For ‘My Health, My Right’
November 30, 2017
The right to health is enshrined in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. ... read more »
CNN Video Of ‘African Slave Market’ Sparks Outrage And Condemnation
November 23, 2017
Research by the U.S.-based Refugees International (RI)warned that efforts to halt the exodus from Libya would fuel “horrific abuses.” ... read more »
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