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Rewanda Receives $70m To Fight Poverty From World Bank

Rwanda received $70 million in aid from the World Bank to help reduce poverty by improving the African state’s social protection benefits meant for the ... Full story

LRA Commander 'Ongwen' Due To Appear In Hague Court

Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges. A leader ... Full story

'Boko Haram' Crisis 'UN' Not Needed Against Nigerian Militants

Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser has told the ... Full story

Ebola Experimental Vaccine Shipped To Liberia

The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia. The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach ... Full story

DR Congo Clashes Over Cut Internet In Goma

Clashes have erupted in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo because the internet has been cut off since Tuesday, witnesses have told. Hundreds of angry ... Full story

Boko Haram 'Leader Abubakar Shekau' Claims Baga Raid

A man purporting to be the leader of the Boko Haram Islamist group has said in a video that his fighters carried out a deadly ... Full story

12 More Nigerians Are On Death Row

Following the execution of two Nigerians in Indonesia, it has been revealed that 12 more citizens of the West African nation are on death row ... Full story

Boko Haram Attacks Bauchi,Yobe States Abducts 80 In Cameroon

Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday struck again in Yobe and Bauchi states, killing   11 people, including five soldiers. The Bauchi attack was carried out by ... Full story

UN Camp In Mali Attacked Peacekeeper Killed

Gunmen have launched an attack on a UN camp in Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper, residents and eyewitnesses say. The attack took place at about 06:00 ... Full story

President Visits Borno 276 Days After Chibok Girls Abduction

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, one of the three North-Eastern states worst hit by Boko Haram insurgency. Jonathan ... Full story

Insecticide Resistant Mosquitoes Discovered Scientists

Scientists have found a new species of mosquitoes resistant to bed nets treated with malaria insecticide in Mali. The discovery by scientists from the University of ... Full story

Free Mohamed Cheikh! African Youth Sign Petition For Journalist Sentenced To Death

We African youth and defenders of freedom and human dignity, with the support of human rightsliberty and freedom defenders, have learned with great sorrow that ... Full story

NGO In Nigeria Collaborates With Canada To End Child Marriage

Canada and Nigeria are collaborating to end child, early and forced marriages in the country, the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria said on Thursday. A statement ... Full story

Global Aids Response - How Are We Doing?

Johannesburg — New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have continued to fall, while record numbers of people in the developing world are on antiretroviral treatment, according ... Full story

Africa Widening - Obesity Rising Fast

Africa may or may not be "rising" but it's certainly widening. Obesity is on the rise, and is rising fast. Over the past 20 years, as ... Full story

Technology Roadmap Resets Targets On Malaria Vaccines

More efficacious malaria vaccines and those that could eliminate the disease in different settings should be available by 2030, according to the 2013 Malaria Vaccine ... Full story

Africa: Software Helps Automate, Speed-Up Disaster Aid

A piece of software developed by a Canadian non-profit organisation is helping humanitarian aid agencies to improve the logistics of aid distribution in disaster-affected countries. World ... Full story

29 killed in South Africa bus accident

A bus collision in South Africalate Monday killed 29 people and severely injured 11 others, on a road notorious for deadly accidents, a government spokesman ... Full story

Nigeria Adopting South Africa’s Protested Road Tolls

In the news, Nigeria is being schooled by South Africa as it plans to adopt South Africa’s highly controversial, 3-year stalled road use toll-tax. But ... Full story

Sale of pampers on the rise in Kenya as male prostitutes unable to hold stool

The Police in Kenya said Tuesday said they were battling to contain a new trend of commercial sex tourism that targets young boys in the ... Full story

Zambia's Ex-President Rupiah Banda Arrested Over Nigerian Oil Deal

Zambia officially charged former President Rupiah Banda for abuse of authority over a Nigerian oil deal, a government spokeswoman said on Monday.Banda, who has been ... Full story

South Africa's Ambassador To China Recalled Home After Wandering The Street Of China Naked

South Africa's consul-general in China has been recalled after he was allegedly found wandering the streets unclad.Lassy Chiwayo, a veteran politician who spent time in ... Full story

Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya's presidential election

Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father and a man accused by an international court of helping orchestrate the vicious violence that marred ... Full story

Oscar Pistorius Bail Decision To Be Ruled By Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair

South African prosecutors pushed Friday to keep Oscar Pistorius behind bars, painting the double-amputee track star as a killer offering an improbable defense in the ... Full story

Economist dismisses talk of Africa's rise as a "myth"

The 'Africa rising' narrative may be questionable and misguided, but so too is the suggestion Africa should blindly follow the authoritarian developmental states of East ... Full story

Teenager shoots himself in protest over mother's boyfriend

Police in Gweru are investigating a case in which a 19-year-old boy allegedly shot and killed himself using a revolver and left behind a suicide ... Full story

UK Border Agency staff 'unfairly rejecting' African visas

UK Border Agency staff processing visa applications from Africa are "acting unfairly" and wrongly refusing entry to the UK, an independent report claims.Chief inspector to ... Full story

Church woman comes home naked

In an incident that left Munyengeri villagers in Chivi shell-shocked, a woman who had gone for a church service returned home naked after she was ... Full story

24 year old man caught s*xually abusing a neighbour's goat

A 24-year-old Murehwa man caught having sex with a goat has told a magistrate that the goats in the area were his many wives.He said ... Full story

Man in his 70's kills daughter-in-law over sugar

IN an incident that left residents of Bulawayo’s Sauerstown suburb shocked, a man believed to be in his 70s killed his daughter-in-law during a fight ... Full story

Father beats daughter to death for going out with ex-husband

POLICE in Hurungwe have arrested a 64-year-old man for allegedly murdering his daughter following a heated argument over her continued interaction with her ex-husband.Cephas Masendeke ... Full story

Wife beats husband at his work place after finding used condoms in his pocket

There was chaos at a leather company in Belmont, the industrial area of Bulawayo, when a woman exchanged blows with her cheating husband.The wife flew ... Full story

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh Suspends Execution Of Two Nigerian citizens

Gambia on Saturday suspended its plan to execute two Nigerians, Micheal Ifunaya and Stanley Agbaeze, and nationals of some other African countries.This is just as ... Full story

Employees Use Ambulance To Transport Prostitutes

THE Eastern Cape department of health has vowed to take harsh action against employees found abusing ambulances. In some cases the critical medical vehicles have ... Full story

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf suspends son for failing to declare their assets

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended 46 government officials, including her son, for failing to declare their assets, the presidency said Tuesday [Aug 21]."President ... Full story

Plane Crash In Sudan Kills 30 Including Government Religion Minister

The Sudanese government's religion minister has been killed in a plane crash, state television says.The civilian aircraft, carrying some 30 people, came down in the ... Full story

Ghanaians mourn and bid late President John Atta Mills farewell

TODAY is a special day for Ghanaians. It is a day that they would bury Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the first Ghanaian president to ... Full story

Adzo Kpossi, Youngest Olympics Competitor Is From Africa

Togo’s 13-year-old swimmer Adzo Kpossi, the youngest competitor at the London 2012 Olympics, trains in a hotel pool and wears costumes bought on sale at ... Full story

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