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Whereabouts of Ailing President of Gabon in Debate
September 6, 2019
Gabonese President Ali Bongo is receiving medical treatment in London after his health deteriorated during a visit to the city, according to people familiar with the matter. ... read more »
Senegalese in Wall Street Protest Fear Offshore Oil/Gas Resources Lost to Fraud
June 28, 2019
A foreign investor with mineral assets throughout Africa is alleged to have made a secret payment of $250,000 to a company run by the brother of the president of Senegal, in a bid to obtain the country’s assets, according to recently published reports in the BBC and Global Witness. ... read more »
WATCH: Nate King Cole Rare Performance, Today the Legend Turns 100-March 17
March 17, 2019
Complete wold famous BBC TV special from 1963 September by Nat King Cole in HD resolution. ... read more »
Nobel Prize for Healing Rape Survivors in Midst of War
October 12, 2018
Known as the rape surgeon, Dr. Mukwege has helped care for more than 50,000 survivors of sexual violence even as he himself is at risk and attacks against women are on the upswing. ... read more »
Grisly Video Casts Grim Shadow Over Cameroon President’s Re-Election Bid
October 5, 2018
As the clock ticks down to Sunday’s presidential elections in Cameroon, President Paul Biya remains tightlipped about a grisly video gone viral of two mothers and their infant children executed in cold blood by government soldiers. ... read more »
Check with Voter Registrar — Are You Still on the Rolls?
September 20, 2018
U.S. citizens across the country soon will vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. ... read more »
African Critics See Dark Side to China’s ‘Charitable’ Loans
September 14, 2018
At the confab, with representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, sky-high numbers were bandied about. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in funds for eight initiatives over the next three years, in areas ranging from industrial promotion, infrastructure construction and scholarships for young Africans. ... read more »
Ugandan Inventor Wins Major Prize for Malaria Detector
June 21, 2018
Ugandan inventor Brian Gitta, 24, has scooped a major prize for his device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria – the leading cause of death in his country. ... read more »
Spain Gives ‘Safe Harbor’ to 629 Africans Stranded at Sea
June 13, 2018
The migrants had been picked up from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya over the weekend, in six different rescue operations, according to the NGO SOS Méditerranée. ... read more »
Human Rights Trampled in Burundi, Rights Groups Charge
May 15, 2018
Approximately a quarter of a million Burundians have fled the country and live in refugee camps in neighboring Tanzania, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. ... read more »
South African Women Take Prize For Anti-Nuclear Effort
April 24, 2018
This week, international judges of the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize tapped Lekalakala and McDaid as one of their winners from six continents. ... read more »
New Liberian President Clamps Down on Free Press
April 19, 2018
The one-time soccer star is accused of allowing the press to be muzzled. One Liberian newspaper accused of defamation is facing a $1.8 million penalty and a BBC journalist has fled the country. ... 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 »
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 »
Idris Elba returns for another murder case as ‘Luther’
December 16, 2015
"It's unfinished business, it's fertile ground," he explains. "The character continues to challenge me." Detective Chief Inspector John Luther also challenges his fans, who are sure to greet him warmly for this, his fourth run, in the two-hour special airing at 9 p.m. EST Thursday on BBC America. As usual, "Luther" finds its hero possessed by a grisly murder case: a serial killer with a cannibalistic bent. ... read more »
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