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Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa

Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to...

NIGERIA DECIDES: Citizens hope accord will ensure peace after poll

Ahead of the Nigerian presidential elections scheduled to take place on February 16, the candidates in that vote signed a peace accord on Wednesday,...

NIGERIA DECIDES: 73 candidates seek the presidency -but none is female 

Nigeria is home to more than 190 million people, with women forming a little over 49 percent of that number. Over 84 million people are...

Egyptian lawmakers back efforts that could keep al-Sisi in power until...

The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034...

IAAF denies report that it classifies Caster Semenya as male

The International Association of Athletics Foundations has denied it will tell a court female athletes with high testosterone levels like Caster Semenya should be...

Kenyan court sentences police officer to death for killing detainee

A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest...

Dozens of Zimbabwe miners feared dead in floods

At least 23 illegal gold miners were feared dead in Zimbabwe on Thursday after water flooded two disused shafts in a mining town 145km...

Western media gets it wrong with headlines about ‘black leopard’ sighting

On Tuesday several media outlets reported the sighting of an "extremely rare black leopard" in Africa. National Geographic was among the first to make the...

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding on Thursday

Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding on Thursday between 08:00 and 22:00, the fifth consecutive day of rotational power cuts. Stage 2 load shedding...

New safety guidelines proposed for ‘loud sounds’

The World Health Organisation has issued a new set of guidelines aimed at compelling manufacturers of audio products to take more responsibility, over risks...

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Egypt army: 7 jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded in Sinai attack

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Egypt's army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops...

Sexual Violence Rampant in South Sudan’s Unity Region

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Despite the signing of the peace agreement on September 12,2018 ; The UN says sexual abuse continues in parts of south Sudan targeting victims...

Zambia delays implementation of ban on plastic bags

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Retailers in Zambia have now been granted an extension of two weeks for using non- compliant plastic carrier bags and one month for using...

8 miners rescued from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

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Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are...

Opinion

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Opinion: Competition, then cooperation may be the best way to build up Africa

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A new U.S. strategy for Africa was recently released by Washington, the core of which is to further U.S. priorities in Africa by strengthening...
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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

by Dr. David Monyae The Africa-China relationship can best be described as comprehensive and strategic at this stage. This is primarily due to multiple agreements...
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Opinion: Through CIIE, China projects bold new vision of the future

  by Ken Gichinga A new economic vision for China was unveiled during the launch of the world’s first International Import Expo in Shanghai. In his...
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