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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...

South Africa: Parliamentary Committee Formed to Probe Zuma on Nkandla Report

The Speaker of South Africa Parliament, Max Sisulu has decided to form a 12 member Parliamentary committee, from different political parties to consider President...

Zimbabwe’s Version of Hit Song “Happy” Goes Viral

A video showcasing ordinary Zimbabweans singing and dancing to Pharell William's hit single 'Happy' has gone viral. For a country often associated with economic...

Shanghai Zendai Buys Land to Build New City

The economic-hub of South Africa is about to be transformed. An ambitious plan to build an $8.5bn new-city on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg,...

Rwanda Accused of Attempted Forceful Arrest of Refugee in Uganda

A diplomatic row is brewing between Uganda and Rwanda. This is after Uganda's commission for refugees accused Rwanda of trying to forcefully arrest Portais...

WUF: Delegates Discuss Ways of Dealing with Inequality

Twenty-five thousand delegates from five continents are currently in Medellin, Colombia participating in the 7th World Urban Forum. The forum is a non-legislative technical...

Kenyan Gov’t cracks down on illegal foreigners

A crackdown on illegal foreign nationals is underway in Kenya as part of a government operation to secure the country. Recent terrorist attacks have...

Reeva Steenkamp’s Mother Speaks on Her Loss

As the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius continues, Reeva Steenkamp mother has spoken about the loss of her child saying there must be justice...

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) accuses UN of Negligence in S. Sudan

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has accused the United Nations in South Sudan of neglecting thousands of displaced people sheltering at its compounds....

Uganda’s Shisha Bill

Concern is rising in Uganda over the increasing number of youth smoking shisha pipes. Shisha is a type of smoking where flavoured tobacco is...
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