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  • Mauritania Capital

Mauritania’s Capital Is Drowning

Nouakchott has no mains drains. Much of the city is at or below sea leveland in the past decade, local and international studies have warned that the city is in danger of being swallowed by [...]

  • Koffi Olomide

Olomide’s Tours Canned Over Violent Episode

Organisers in Zambia have cancelled a planned concert by one of Africa's biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, in a row over an alleged assault in Kenya.

  • Juba Deng

Machar’s Supporters Back Someone Else

Senior opposition fighters are shifting their allegiance to another government official, Mining Minister Taban Deng Gai. Deng will act as first vice president until Riek Machar returns from hiding.

  • Prince Harry

Prince Harry Bemoans HIV/Aids Complacency

Just like his mother Princess Diana, Harry is championing the rights of those adversely affected by the disease. Through his foundation in Lesotho, they have managed to improve and support the lives of children affected [...]

  • Hijab

Muslim Girls Allowed To Wear Headscarves To School

The hijab controversy has been most heated in Nigeria's mainly Christian, southwestern Osun State. The High Court there ruled that any harassment of girls wearing the hijab constituted an infringement of their rights.

Residents And Police Clash Over Putrid Chicken

Thousands of residents in the Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, went to the dump after learning about a vast haul of chicken. Officials say they worried that some of the rotten chicken if consumed might cause [...]

The Dangers Of Not Investing In Africa’s Science Projects

A Cameroonian scientist says, '' lack of support for science projects could hamstring progress in solving some of Africa’s biggest problems.''

Randgold Digs Deeper In West Africa

The mining company plans to invest $70 million for feasibility studies and drilling at its Massawa gold mining project in Senegal.

Tanzania’s Cash Scheme Gets The Thumbs Up

More than 6,000 families in Muheza - at the foot of northern Tanzania's Usambara Mountains - have received financial support to improve their livelihoods under the conditional cash transfer initiative run by Tanzania Social Action [...]

Looking Out For Malawi’s WildLife

In partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust rescues lions, hyenas and even pythons injured and left to die. It lobbies the government to tackle the ivory trade eating away [...]