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Kenya calls on African countries to join efforts to combat piracy on the continent

Kenya on Tuesday challenged African countries to establish an inter-agency coordination to help in the fight piracy. James Macharia, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development said that piracy is still on...

Buhari to resume presidential duties upon doctors’ advise – presidency

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will return to his country and resume his official duties as soon as his doctors give the green-light, the country’s presidency said on Tuesday. The presidency on Sunday released a photograph...

Better times ahead for Libya as rivals agree to end war, hold elections

The two main rivals in the Libyan conflict have reached an agreement to end the deadly war and allow the country hold its elections as soon as possible. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, the leader of...

Nigeria’s Chibok Girls: U.N. says government must intensify efforts to free remaining girls

The United Nations (U.N.) has called on Nigeria to intensify its efforts to find and free the remaining girls abducted by Boko Haram. A U.N. panel of experts has been assessing discrimination against women in...

UN urges Nigeria government to rescue all remaining Chibok girls

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rescue all the remaining Chibok girls from Islamist militant’s group Boko Haram. Through a human rights committee, the UN also asked the government to ensure the...

Kenyan filmmaker joins ranks of Oscar voters

Kenyan filmmaker has been handpicked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to join the ranks of voting members. Judy Kibinge, founder of Docubox a Nairobi-based film fund that provides grants and support...

Ugandans of Asian origin contribute to 65% of tax revenue

New research shows that Ugandans of Asian origin are helping to drive the economy -- despite being forced out under President Idi Amin's regime. In 1972 Asians living in Uganda were given a ninety day...

South African nine-year-old becomes third HIV infected child to go into remission

A South African nine-year-old is the world’s third child born with HIV to go into remission, scientists have said. The child has had a healthy immune system for eight years nine months after receiving a...

Swaziland makes major strides on fight against AIDS in the country

Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. The country where about one in three adults...

The world’s fattest woman loses 65 kilos after treatment in UAE

The Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi said Monday the world's "fattest" woman (at weight of 500 kilos) from Egypt managed to lose 65 kilos since she was treated in the hospital, the UAE state news...