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UN investigates Briton on death row in Ethiopia

The detention of a British citizen held on death row in Ethiopia for almost a year is being investigated by the United Nations official responsible for preventing torture. According to the guardian,  Andargachew Tsige was arrested...

Ghana president urges people to tell the continent’s good news

Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama urged people to use social media to tell the good news about the continent. Leading by example, he made this request on his twitter account. https://twitter.com/JDMahama/status/601683000636612608 https://twitter.com/JDMahama/status/601683452036050944 He further stated that youth unemployment...

Saudi Arabia Shia mosque attacked by suicide bomber

A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. Reports say 30 peopled are feared dead and several others injured. One witness told Reuters news agency there was a...

Somali police banned from chewing ‘Khat’

The Somali police force has banned its officers from drugging themselves with a popular local stimulant while on duty, police chief Mohamed Hassan Haamud announced Monday. Haamud said officers may no longer chew khat -...

Italian sister to be beatified in Kenya

This weekend Sister Irene Stefani, an Italian member of the Consolata Missionary Sisters who cared for wounded and sick soldiers in Kenya and Tanzania during World War I will be beatified in Kenya. The journey...

Leader wants men to stop their wives from using ‘WhatsApp’

Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants men to stop their wives from using popular app, WhatsApp. The leader was reacting to after a message that a woman shared on the messaging platform caused fury from may people...

South Sudan government retakes town from rebels

Government forces of South Sudan has recaptured the strategic town of Leer in the oil-rich Unity State, Information Minister Michael Makuei has confirmed."Our forces have seized Leer and Adok areas," Makuei told Xinhua over...

Are high heels good for you?

  News that some women were turned away from a screening of Carol on Sunday night has drawn furry from celebrities and the public alike. Actress Emily Blunt  is quoted as saying, "I think everyone should...

Teachers in Uganda push ahead with strike

Teachers in Uganda are continuing with their strike to compel the government to implement a 10% salary increment that was promised to them in 2011. The teachers who are members of the Uganda Teachers Union...

Zambia lifts ban on hunting of big cats

Zambia has lifted a ban on big cat hunting as part of efforts to boost tourism revenues. This decision removes the last remaining restriction on a total hunting ban, which was introduced after allegations of...