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Mauritania’s Modern Day Nomads

Twenty years ago 80 percent of Mauritanians were nomads searching for a living in the hostile desert. However due to several factors many of...

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Adjourned Until May 5th

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been adjourned until May 5th. On Thursday the lead prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued to cross examine the defence...

South Sudan Faces Famine Threat

The United Nations has warned over 50,000 children under 5 years are likely to die of malnutrition in South Sudan.  S. Sudan is facing...

Mauritania musicians Merge Traditional music with contemporary sounds

Mauritanian music is representation of two worlds, the devotional Islamic life of North Africa and the rhythmic energy of sub-Saharan Africa. Mauritania Musicians are...

6 Candidates in The Running For Algerian President

Algeria will be going for a presidential election on Thursday. Nearly 23 million Algerians will be casting their vote, to choose their President for...

Insecurity Threatens Nigeria’s Economy

Nigeria's new found status as Africa's biggest economy and its potential for increased investment is increasingly being threatened by insecurity incidents. On Monday Suspected...

Uganda’s National Bird Becomes a Constant Companion to a Ugandan Man

While the dog is reputed to be man's best friend, Amos Mbarebaki from Uganda has formed an unlikely bond with Uganda’s national bird, a...

South Africa: Fighting Economic Threats

During the recent IMF World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington DC, South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan, gave his views on the ongoing mine...

Egypt Launches Plan to Trim Waste in Subsidized Bread

Egypt plans to introduce a smart card system for subsidized bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling. A pilot...

Mauritania’s Battle Against Modern Day Slavery

Mauritania is ramping up efforts to stamp out slavery. The country abolished the practice more than thirty years ago and slavery has been outlawed...
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