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Africa:Africa's Free Trade Agreement Hinges On Commitment and Implementation
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 22:21

[Africa Renewal] Forty-four African countries recently signed a framework protocol for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), inching the c...

Africa:Augmented Reality App Simulates Experience of War Through Child's Eyes
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 16:21

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Around 65 million people are fleeing conflict in countries like Syria and Yemen today - 75 percent of whom live ...

Zimbabwe:Govt Ups Civil Service Pay By 15%, But Unions Want More
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 14:24

[New Zimbabwe] THE government has increased its civil service pay hike offer to 15 percent in a bid to avert a strike by restive teachers. AllAfrica ...

Sam Nzima: The man behind the iconic photo of the fight against apartheid
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 12:43

Sam Nzima dashed to the scene of a shooting in 1976 just in time to see a child falling to the ground. BBC News - Africa

Africa:Countries Must Compete for Migrant Workers to Boost Their Economies
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 08:35

[The Conversation Africa] Politicians and the media expend inordinate amounts of energy debating migration, often using nativist, populist and xenopho...

DR Congo: Why tourists go to Virunga National Park
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 06:22

Africa's oldest park has been forced to suspend tourism following following the killing of a ranger and the abduction of tourists. BBC News - Africa

Uganda:Local Firms Could Lose Out On Railway Opportunities
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 02:26

[Monitor] Kampala -Local manufacturers risk exclusion from supplying raw materials for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project if their products fail...

Tanzania:Gold Mining Firms Up in Arms Over Tanzania's Legal Changes
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 00:21

[East African] Gold miners Acacia Mining Plc and AngloGold Ashanti want fresh talks with the Tanzania government on the amended mining laws and regula...

Nigeria:How Top Oil Industry Officials Ruined Nigeria's Refineries
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 22:31

[This Day] Oil industry sources over the weekend made startling disclosures of how top industry officials ruined Nigeria's four refineries by divertin...

Ghanaian royalty, living in east London
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 18:22

A trip back to Ghana led to the discovery of some documents revealing a family history, with links to royalty. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria's star shot-putter on her rise to Paralympic gold
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 16:20

Nigeria's star shot-putter Lauritta Onye on her rise to Paralympic gold and stardom. BBC News - Africa

DR Congo: Kidnapped Brits 'very grateful' after release
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 14:21

Two Britons, freed after being kidnapped in a national park in DR Congo, say they are "very grateful". BBC News - Africa

DR Congo: Kidnapped Britons released
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 10:27

The Britons were released unharmed, two days after they were abducted in a national park. BBC News - Africa

South Africa direct rule for North West province
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 06:20

Violent protests at alleged corruption by local officials have gripped the region. BBC News - Africa

Egypt:Govt Beefs Up Security Outside Metro Stations After Fare Rise Protests
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 04:25

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Cairo/Egypt -Egypt deployed security forces outside metro stations on Sunday, witnesses said, a day after dozens of commuters s...

Nigeria:Shell, Eni Oil Executives On Trial for Graft in Nigeria
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 02:21

[Deutsche Welle] A corruption trial against oil giants Shell and Eni and Nigeria's ex-oil minister Dan Etete is getting started in Milan. The case dea...

South Africa:Surviving Sibanye-Stillwater Miner Discharged
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 00:33

[News24Wire] Stillwater employees who survived a deadly seismic incident at the Masakhane mine, Driefontein operations, has been discharged from hospi...

Africa:When Big Data Meets Overfishing
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 18:27

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -New technologies offer opportunities to combat overfishing, particularly for countries with limited means to patrol...

Nigeria:Nigerian Mother Sues United Airlines for Kicking Her, Children From Plane
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 14:54

[Premium Times] A Nigerian mother-of-two, Queen Obioma, has sued United Airlines, claiming she and her two children were booted from its plane because...

Deadly US military decisions before Niger ambush
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 12:38

The Pentagon has detailed months of decisions that led to a deadly ambush in Niger in 2017. BBC News - Africa

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