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Shanghai, Shenzhen act to limit 2016 gains and losses

The circuit breaker mechanism is tied to the CSI 300 stock index which tracks some of the largest-cap stocks on the Shanghai and Shenzhen...

Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with Iran

From Baghdad to Beirut, protests erupted across the Muslim world, after Saudi Arabia executed Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. He had been convinced on terrorism charges,...

Egypt boast global dominance in a sport yet to pick up...

It was first an attempt to cut the hassle of wasting time picking up balls when practicing tennis. Using his engineering background, This man Mohamed...

Rwanda duo to ride for German based team Bike Aid in...

Reigning Tour of Rwanda champion Jean Bosco Nsengimana and All-Africa Games road race gold medalist Janvier Hadi will compete for German-based cycling team Bike...

Zimbawbe hunters’ raffle angers animal rights groups

A raffle which gives would-be hunters the chance to kill a lion has angered animal rights activists. The prize is being offered under the...

Thousands attend colourful annual carnival in Cape Town, South Africa

Tradition. Celebration. One big extravaganza. That is the annual minstrel event, one of the highlights of South Africa's cultural calendar. On the 2nd of January every year,...

Donald Trump defends call to ban Muslims’ entry into the US

Controversial American presidential candidate Donald Trump has once again defended his call for a ban on Muslims entering the US after it was used...

Ethiopian man builds own plane to make true a dream to...

Since childhood, Ethiopian Asmelash Zeferu has dreamed to become a pilot. Decades later, although not a pilot, the 35-year-old built his own plane. The aircraft with...

Kenyan university where al-Shabaab killed 147 reopens

Kenya’s Garissa University College has reopened, nine months after Islamists militant group al-Shabaab attacked it, killing 147 people and injuring 79 others, in a...

Zambia to hold presidential poll in August

Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on August 11 under a new constitution, a government spokesman has announced. The elections are expected to be...
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