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Niger Delta militants resolve to support Buhari’s peace plan

Nigerian ex-militant leaders of phases two and three have resolved conflict to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s peace initiatives for the region. The decision followed a meeting between the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP),...

Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, U.N. says

Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home, the United Nations says in a new report. The humanitarian report says more than 30,000 Congolese...

Former Uganda Tourism Minister Mutagamba has died

Uganda’s former Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Minister, Maria Lubega Mutagamba has died, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine announced on Saturday evening via Twitter. “I am saddened by the passing...

Basketball for Unity: South Sudan, Somalia meet in rare encounter away from home

South Sudan and Somalia recently met in a one-of-a-kind basketball match in Nairobi. Players from Somalia flew in from the United States for a regional tournament that involved the two teams from conflict zones. It...

Uganda’s Multi-sport Champion: Ali Yasser Omar conquering Motocross as well as Basketball

A teenager in Uganda is making a name for himself on both the racing tracks and the basketball court. Ali Yasser Omar can ride, drive and also play basketball - and he is working...

Tunisia Eid Celebration: Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan

Muslims across the world are marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. In Tunisia, Sunday is the first day of the Eid ul-Fitr holiday. Worshippers walked to one of the oldest mosques...

Fighting Crime in South Africa: Cape Town launches ‘Making Noise Against Crime’ campaign

Authorities in Cape Town have launched a campaign against crime, to celebrate the youth-designated month of June. The initiative is aimed at combating the city's high crime and drug abuse levels, with the hope...

TALK AFRICA: Lifting Africa’s Poor

China and Africa need to join hands to fight poverty, that is the central theme at this year's China-Africa high level think tank forum, held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa. As experts...

Two hundred migrants rescued off Spanish coast

More than 200 migrants found drifting in six dinghies off Spain’s southern coast were rescued on Saturday, the maritime rescue service said. Three boats were rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar and the rest off...

Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic

More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said. The campaign, involving...