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Huge reserves of helium gas discovered in Tanzania’s Rift Valley

Scientists have found a huge helium gas deposit in Tanzania and with world supplies running out, the discovery could help alleviate worries about a global helium shortage in recent years. Helium is not only used...

Spirit of Mt. Langya 5 Warriors passed on in new era

China is preparing to host impressive celebrations on the third of September to mark 70 years since the victory over Japanese aggression. The first foot formation to pass Tiananmen Square at the military parade...

Africa’s growing middle class spending billions of dollars on their hair every year

They're on almost every street, in shopping malls and beauty stores. Wigs and weaves have become an accessory, a fashion statement or, to some women, a necessity; but for some businessmen, a goldmine. Indeed wearing...

Malnutrition rates in Zimbabwe are at risk of ‘spiralling out of control’

Malnutrition rates in Zimbabwe are at risk of "spiralling out of control" if more is not done to prevent the crisis, the UN has warned. The country has endured two years of failed rains, with...

Traces of explosives found on remains of victims in Egyptair MS804 crash

Egyptian investigators have revealed that traces of explosives have been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route to Cairo from Paris. The flight MS804 plunged into the...

Uganda continues to welcome migrants fleeing regional crisis

Uganda is hosting an ever-growing number of refugees - with figures now over 800,000. Many of the refugees seeking safety are from neighboring South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. But despite the...

Boko Haram increase suicide attacks in Nigeria

  Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram is reported to have killed more than 30 people in Gubio, Borno state in North Eastern Nigeria. Military sources said the attack which happened over the weekend  lasted for 5...

Postal services in Egypt defy email revolution

Let's focus on a common problem in many states across the world - a state-funded postal service in slow decline. Yasser Hakim compares the traditional courier service with the modern alternatives available, and asks how...

US approves sale of 418 million dollars military equipment to Kenya

The US State Department has approved the sale of Air Tractor aircraft with weapons & other military support to Kenya for an estimated 418 million dollars. The President Donald Trump administration has passed a sale...

Kenya’s opposition leader due to announce post-polls strategy

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to make an important announcement later on Wednesday. Initially Odinga had planned to address the public on Tuesday. But he delayed the briefing citing the complexity and importance...