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Weekly News

  • Blaise Compaore News

Compaore’s Off The Hook, For Now

Burkina Faso has cancelled an arrest warrant for former President Blaise Compaore who had been charged with the murder of his predecessor, Thomas Sankara. The order was lifted because of an irregularity tied to how [...]

  • South Sudan Leaders News

South Sudan Leaders Learn To Share

Allies of Vice President Riek Machar, a former rebel leader, secured the petroleum and interior cabinet posts, while members of Kiir’s party will get the defence and finance portfolios.

  • obiang News

Africa’s Presidents For Life

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has comfortably won another election, adding another seven years to a 36-year-rule.

  • freedom-day News

Is South Africa Really Free?

Every year on April 27, South Africa remembers its journey from colonialism and white minority domination to political and social liberation by commemorating Freedom Day.

  • Mundari Tribe News

Livestock: Africa’s Pride And Joy

It would be hard to find a more dedicated group of herdsmen than the tribe who live on the banks of the Nile, north of the capital Juba. Their entire lifestyle is geared around caring [...]

Counting The Effects Of Terrorism In Africa

Action on Armed Violence says the number of fatalities and injuries rose 190 percent in 2015 from the previous year, while the use of human bombs rose 167 percent in the same period.

African Lions Make Their Way Back Home

More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.

Remembering Papa Wemba

Hundreds of mourners have welcomed the body of Papa Wemba, one Africa's best known singers, back to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is due to be buried on Tuesday after lying in state in [...]

Elephant Summit Convenes In Kenya

The presidents of Kenya, Botswana, Gabon and Uganda, as well as conservationists, business people, tourism operators and global philanthropists, met to discuss a problem devastating countries across Africa: the killing of tens of thousands of [...]

Malaria Is Not The Problem, Corruption Is

The battle against malaria in the world has gone on for decades. While many countries including Argentina, Costa Rica and Morocco have recorded complete victory over the disease, it appears that for countries like Nigeria [...]