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Daily News

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  • Tom & Jerry News

Can “Tom and Jerry” Be Blamed For Violence In Egypt?

Officials say the cartoon portrays "violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him … and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes set in [the viewer’s] [...]

  • Chad desert News

African Leaders Meet To Stop Climate Change

The African Union is holding the first ever international conference on the Great Green Wall in Dakar this week. The goal is to map out a strategy to stop desertification in the Sahel-Sahara region, which [...]

  • Mobile Money News

Connectivity Issues In Africa Hold The Continent Back

The level of connectivity on the continent is low and highly unequal, and while potential access through mobile-phone subscriptions are higher, as of November 2015, 71.4 percent of Africa’s population did not have access to [...]

  • Zimbabwe Dollar News

Is The Zimbabwe Dollar Coming Back?

Officials say they will soon introduce bond notes valued at $200 million among several other measures designed to ease an acute shortage of cash.

  • Homo Naledi Team News

The Team Who Discovered A New Species In Africa

In 2013, American paleoanthropologist Lee Berger posted a job description on Facebook calling out for skinny cavers to join his team. He called them his "Underground Astronauts".

Could This Be The Saving Grace For Somali Women?

A Somalian NGO is hoping technology will help women be safer in their homes, where domestic violence is often accepted as the norm.

Malaria Is More Dangerous Than Zika During Pregnancy

According to UNICEF, malaria during pregnancy is responsible for 20 percent of all stillbirths in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Reason Ethiopia Is Boosting Its Blood Drive Campaign

“With a growing concern of traffic accidents which is causing injuries and death in Addis Ababa and other parts of the country, we need to be able to respond to patients with a proper blood [...]

South African Woman Sentenced For Trying To Sell Child Online

The woman pleaded guilty to selling the child and receiving payment for the sale, thus commodifying the child.

Can Ethiopia’s Food Aid Cycle Be Stopped?

Ethiopia's recent investment in the food processing, textile and flower industries is a step towards diversifying the economy away from its heavy dependence on farming.