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UN:”Nearly 500 migrants have died this week”

Italian doctors struggled to help injured and seriously burned migrants arriving at Lampedusa. The migrants barely survived a cylinder explosion, which killed several people, while...

Ivory Coast’s cassava production drops

Farmers in Côte D’Ivoire had abandoned Cassava production in favor of more lucrative practices, such as rubber. This follows the high cost of production among...

Safaricom to shut down M-Pesa on Saturday and Sunday

Safari com customers will not be able to access any M-Pesa services over the weekend as the telecom giant moves to shut down its...

Good luck Jonathan rejects U.N troops

Nigerian president, Good luck Jonathan on Thursday told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the...

Anti immigration riots spread in Johannesburg

Police in the commercial capital Johannesburg are preparing for more trouble tonight. There've been fresh clashes today in the centre of the city. CCTV's...

Favela residents get opportunity to meet Jamaican track star Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprint gold medalist Usain Bolt visited the Olympic centre at Rio's most traditional favela, Mangueira, on Thursday, ahead of the "Mano a Mano"...

Ethiopia begins preparations for the 2015 World Athletics Championships

Countless Ethiopian long distance runners and marathon stars have started their journey to conquer the world at Ethiopia's national stadium. They can be found...

Thousands in Durban rally against Xenophobia

Several thousand South Africans took to the streets of Durban to march against xenophobia and for peace. They condemned the recent violence against foreign...

Jacob Zuma condemns violence against foreigners

South African President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the recent xenophobic violence in parts of the country. Zuma and members of parliament called for...

South Africa’s Olympic stars Chad & Cameron qualify for 2015 Swimming...

Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos admits he is concerned and disappointed with his form ahead of the World Championships set for Russia later...
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