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Uganda Tennis

Uganda is limited to hosting local championships,  and very few locals have won here. But that could all be about to change. The local...

Lupita Nyong’o wins best supporting actress in ’12 Years a Slave’...

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o won the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday. She was awarded for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey...

Hollande in Central African Republic

French President Francois Hollande is expected in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui today. This is his second visit since he sent troops to...

Nigeria’s Centenary Celebrations

Despite violent attacks by suspected militant group Boko Haram in the northeast, thousands of Nigerians thronged the national stadium in the country's capital, Abuja...

South Africans react to Pistorius trial

Days to Oscar Pistorius's murder trial, South Africans express mixed feelings about the country's justice system. The Olympian goes on trial on Monday for...

Fighting Ivory Trade in New York

The poaching of elephants, for their ivory, is at a record high. Anti-poaching groups say not enough is being done to fight it. A...

Nigeria’s Battle with Boko Haram

Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan expressed his grief over the recent attack in northeast Nigeria. Speaking at a security conference held as part of activities...

Ethiopia’s Agriculture and Employment

Across Africa, the agricultural sector has the potential to employ and feed millions, at home and abroad. By some estimates, 60% of the world's...

South Africa Budget: condemnations and applauses

South Africa's Finance Minister cut the country's 2014 growth down to 2.7%. Ahead of elections later this year, Pravin Gordhan had to walk a...

Deadly car bomb hits Mogadishu killing at least 10

At least 10 people were killed in an explosion when a suicide bomber drove his car into a tea shop near the national security...