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Corruption and Poaching: The Tusk At Hand

Poachers' sophisticated network drives trafficking of ivory and horns through East Africa - By Maurice Oniango and Andrew Ochieng. Additional reporting by Wandiswa Ntengento. Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania are waging a war on [...]

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Attack in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Armed attackers launched an assault on three hotels in Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say 16 people, including 14 civilians and 2 security officials, were killed in the attack. While the nationalities of all victims remain unclear, [...]

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African Leaders: Two Inspiring Humanitarians that are also Political Leaders

This is the story of two inspiring African leaders: Graça Simbine Machel the former First Lady of Mozambique and of South Africa, and Zainab Bangura, the first woman to run for the Presidency in Sierra [...]

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Visit to Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today made the following statement about her visit to Rwanda, which is taking place from January 27-28, 2016. “Today I am joined in Kigali by the [...]

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Arrives in Lagos, Nigeria

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Lagos, Nigeria to kick-off a fact-finding mission with senior U.S. business executives who comprise the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). Chaired by Secretary Pritzker, the Council was [...]

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Muslims Shield Christians in Kenya Terrorist Attack

In the latest Kenya terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab militants in the North Eastern region of country, Muslims refused to bow to fear and defended the Christians against imminent death. On 21st December 2015, armed Shabaab [...]

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Message of Female Empowerment Abound at the African Union Expo

The future is looking especially bright for women of the African diaspora. Around 18 ambitious female entrepreneurs shared their businesses that tackle some of the most pressing issues for women and children at the first [...]

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COP 21 – HELP! What Do All The Acronyms Mean?

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change, known as “Conference of the Parties,” or by its acronym, “COP,” the 21st conference of its kind (#COP21) is taking place in Paris, France, from November 30 through [...]

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#PopeBars, Pope Francis Spits Rhymes in His Latest Meme

The People's Pope is indeed a dynamic man. He is known for a lot of things - a chemist, a bouncer, and a Jesuit amongst others. [Read more fun facts about the People's Pope HERE]. [...]

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