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Kenya election to make history with first ever women governors headed for victory

Kenyan voters are making history with the election of first ever female county governors in the latest released provincial results. Joyce Laboso, Anne Waiguru and Charity Ngilu are on the lead in their respective counties,...

South African Olympic 800-metre champion Caster Semenya married her long-term partner

South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya married her long-term partner Violet Raseboya in Pretoria on Saturday. Semenya celebrated her 26th birthday by tying the knot with Violet Raseboya after exchanging vows during a lavish ceremony...

Uganda drafting a new plan on elephant conservation

A new plan is being drafted which aims to protect Uganda's rising elephant numbers from poaching.Elephant poaching remains a major threat in Uganda and conservationists want the government to do more to protect the...

Uganda musicians mobilize support to protect endangered mountain gorillas

In Uganda, as conservationists mobilize support to protect the endangered mountain gorillas, a musician has gone into the recording studios to try to help. Singer Richard Kaweesa has penned a song aimed at engaging more...

Chinese and S. African Musicians Partner Against Rhino Poaching

South Africa has joined forces with China to battle rhino poaching - but not in the way you think. They have chosen music as a weapon to raise awareness around poaching. Some of China...

UN: Violence against women a global pandemic

Violence against women and girls remains a global pandemic, affecting one in three women worldwide. This is according to a United Nations report presented by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that was released at the the...

Africa, the land of beauty

Kenya is a country of tremendous topographical diversity including glaciated snow –capped Mt. Kenya. The mountain is the country’s highest point of elevation standing tall at 5,199m and the second highest peak in Africa. A...

Artistic Exhibition In Preparation Of International Mandela Day

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy and prepares to mark International Mandela Day on the 18th of July writers and artists around the world continue to pay tribute to the country and...

Gov’t Deploys Heavy Security at Mpeketoni

Kenya's police chief is urging the people of Mpeketoni to get on with their lives.Inspector General David Kimaiyo says security has been beefed up and that schools and businesses should reopen.But Kimaiyo is also...

South Sudan Peace Talks Boycott

In South Sudan two warring sides have boycotted the new round of peace talks in protest after allegedly being accused of seeking a military solution to the conflict mediators say. CCTV's Girum Chala reports...