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Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini banned for eight years

Sepp Blatter's 17-year helm at the world soccer governing body FIFA appear all but effectively over, after he was banned for eight years from all football-related activities, by FIFA's own  ethics committee. UEFA Chief Michel...

Pupils and athletes die in Morocco collision

At least 31 people were killed and nine seriously injured near the southern Moroccan city of Tan-Tan, when a bus collided with a truck on Friday. Most of the victims were killed by the fire...

#EmergingFashion: Former First Lady rocks her natural hair, the internet cannot hold itself

One can argue that the same pace at which demand for human hair, weaves and hair extensions is growing is almost equal to the rate at which a number of African ladies are choosing...

Kenyan security forces kill 10 Islamists, arrest 36 in coastal operation

Kenyan security forces have killed 10 suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants and arrested 36 others in nine months since launching an anti-terrorism operation in the country’s coastal region, the head of the operation said on...

Thousands of Prisoners in Congo to be released ahead of time

2,000 prisoners will be released in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month in a move to bring calm amidst the political tension with upcoming elections and reduce overcrowding in the jails, said the...

Uganda’s expectant women to benefit from free delivery kits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXD3mFdjqME Uganda is helping to save the lives of millions of expectant mothers during childbirth by providing supplies needed for a cleaner and safer birth. Over 60% of women in rural Uganda give birth to their...

South African Airways launches tobacco-based bio-fuel flights

History has been made in Africa's aviation industry. The first passenger flights using bio-fuel have made the trip between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The plane burns organic fuel extracted from a nicotine-free tobacco plant called...

Woman gives ‘Nyaope’ addicts a second chance

A street drug in South Africa is destroying lives in many townships and is becoming an ever growing problem with the youth. But, one woman in Tembisa township just outside Johannesburg, is determined to...

Saudi Arabia taking precaution as millions of pilgrims stream in

With millions travelling to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj from around the world, there are always fears of epidemics spreading from countries that are already hit. Yasser Hakim looks at how the Saudi government...

Twin Car Bombs In Nigeria City Of Jos

Emergency workers in Nigeria are still searching for more bodies following back-to-back bomb blasts that killed at least 118 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of...