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Girls in Zimbabwe oppose early marriage

Data published last year indicates one third of girls in Zimbabwe marry before their 18th birthday and five percent before they turn 15. However, the...

Nigeria has closed its sea and land borders

Nigeria has shut its land and sea borders in preparation for its general election set to begin on Saturday. The decision was announced by the...

Lionel Messi’s foot injury isn’t serious

Barcelona and Argentina attacker Lionel Messi trained with the national team in Washington D.C ahead of their international friendly against El Salvador this coming...

Court rejects ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor’s application to be transferred to...

Judges at an international court in The Hague on Wednesday denied former Liberian President Charles Taylor's request to serve out the remainder of his...

Chad jails Hissene Habre’s policemen to life in prison

“It took 24 years, but I finally got to face down the man who threw me in prison,” said Souleymane Guengueng with a big...

students caught cheating in exams using Twitter

  Two high school students in the USA have been accused of cheating in their school exams using Twitter. The students were however not identified neither...

Giant rats sniff out tuberculosis in Mozambique

Giant rats may strike fear and disgust into the hearts of homeowners worldwide, but researchers in impoverished Mozambique are improbably turning some of them...

Women want more leadership positions

Women all around the world want more leadership positions. This is what most women expressed in a meeting of women parliamentarians from Africa in the...

Reports: TB Still a Leading cause of Death in South Africa

A report by Doctors without Borders has found that TB including drug resistant TB was the leading cause of death in South Africa in...

Federal Judge ‘Dismisses’ Disqualification Case Against Buhari

A lawsuit filed by Chukwudiake Okafor and Donald Daunamigba seeking the disqualification of Muhammadu Buhari the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC)...

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Human rights abuses widespread in South Sudan – UN report

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Despite a fragile peace agreement signed more than five months ago, a United Nations report concludes many violations, including rape and sexual violence continue...

Egypt executes nine men over killing of public prosecutor

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Egyptian authorities have executed nine men convicted of the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, a prison source and a lawyer...

Kenya on a mission to track down student loan defaulters

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The Kenya Ministry of Education has put education loan defaulters on the spot. Through the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), authorities seek to recover...

China supports Tanzania’s trial of ivory smuggler

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China on Wednesday voiced support for Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese businesswoman to 15 years in prison for smuggling elephant tusks. According to media reports,...

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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