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Disaster Strikes Freetown – over 400 Dead and 600 Still Missing

In the early hours of Monday morning, August 14, torrential rains hit Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Several areas of the city were flooded, as houses were either partially submerged under water or destroyed. In Regent, a mountainous community on the outskirts of Freetown, extreme flooding triggered a mudslide on Mount Sugar Loaf, burying several […]

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:34:23 +0000


Internet Shutdowns in Africa Stifling Press Freedom

Jonathan Rozen is a Researcher with the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Africa Program*

The post Internet Shutdowns in Africa Stifling Press Freedom appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:56:10 +0000


Union Conflict Rages on in South Africa

South African labour unions are at war with each other. Union members are harassed, beaten, and murdered. Five years after the Marikana massacre, when police shot and killed 34 demonstrators, the conflict is ongoing and the wounds do not heal.

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:53:45 +0000


Resettling Congolese Refugees in Angola, a New Shot at a Normal Life

The UN’s refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua. From April this year, Angola witnessed an influx of refugees—who were fleeing violence in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo—to its Lunda Norte province. The government rushed to manage the situation […]

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:58:52 +0000


When Policies Speak the Same Language, Africa’s Trade and Investment Will Listen

The rising Maputo-Catembe Bridge is a hard-to-miss addition to Mozambique’s shoreline. The 725-million-dollar bridge – billed to be the largest suspension bridge in Africa on its completion in 2018 – represents Mozambique’s new investment portfolio and a show of its policy commitment to boosting international trade. But the country can improve on its trade and […]

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:21:24 +0000


Promise or Peril? Africa’s 830 Million Young People by 2050

Honourable Mr John Dramani Mahama, is the former President of the Republic of Ghana, follow him on twitter. Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, follow him on twitter.

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:10:50 +0000


Mauritanians Go to Polls for Controversial Referendum Vote

While voters in Venezuela overwhelmingly rejected President Nicolás Maduro’s plan to amend the constitution recently, similar tensions and a clash between protesters and state authorities appears to be brewing across the Atlantic in the West African nation of Mauritania. The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has sounded alarm about the apparent suppression of dissent, […]

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:12:20 +0000
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Cameroon School Set on Fire as Anglophone Strike Deepens
At least half a dozen schools in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions have been burned in the past week. It is the latest sign of deepening tensions as the  ongoing strike in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions enters its tenth month. The strike began in November 2016 with anglophone teachers and lawyers in the northwest and the southeast. They said English-speaking citizens are marginalized in the bilingual country and demanded reforms. But secessionist groups soon joined...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:58:07 -0400


Praise Keeps Pouring in for Muslim Model in Miss Universe
Praise keeps pouring in for a Muslim model, who earlier this month became the first contestant in the Miss Universe Great Britain pageant's history not to wear a bikini in the swimsuit round. The model, Muna Jama, spoke about her decision with VOA's Jon Spier.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:06:00 -0400


In Photos: Angola Presidential Election
Voters in Angola are choosing a new president Wednesday to replace longtime leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is stepping down after 38 years in power. Dos Santos’ People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, is expected to get enough votes to remain in power, led by his chosen successor Defense Minister Joao Lourenco. VOA Portuguese to Africa stringer Coque Mukuta is there and snapped these photos.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:44:00 -0400


Angola Votes in Historic Poll
Angolans cast ballots Wednesday in the first election in decades that doesn't include long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The ruling party is widely projected to maintain power, but some voters have made clear they are casting ballots for change. On Wednesday, Angola’s retiring president did something he hasn’t done in decades: He voted for someone else. Just after 9 a.m. local time, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos shuffled slowly into a side entrance of Luanda’s polling...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:47:41 -0400


UN Official Sees Genocide Threat in Central African Republic
U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said Tuesday he saw "the early warnings of genocide" during a recent visit to Central African Republic, which has faced sectarian fighting since 2013. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that "there's a terrible development of militias now using ethnic or religious" reasons for attacks. He spoke with AP after briefing the U.N. Security Council on his trip behind closed doors at the request of...

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:42:24 -0400


Flexibility, Planning Cut Somali Famine Threat, Report Says
People suffering in Somalia's latest drought have fared better when donors deftly shift funding to emergency projects that help residents save money and stockpile food, a charity said Tuesday. Severe drought in the Horn of Africa nation is expected to deepen until the October rainy season, and humanitarians are racing to avoid a repeat of the 2011 famine when more than 250,000 people died of starvation. Funding from major donors, including the United States, Britain and the...

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:47:13 -0400


Kenyan Voters Starting to Shun Handouts Culture, Youngest MP Says
A 23-year-old university student, who broke the mould of Kenya's corrupt political system by getting elected to parliament after a campaign conducted on foot, says Kenyans are gradually learning not to choose leaders who simply buy their vote. John Paul Mwirigi, was elected this month to the rural constituency of Igembe South, at the foot of Mount Kenya, beating four well-funded candidates, who roared around the tea and banana farming area in convoys of sleek four-by-four...

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:42:55 -0400


Tanzania Charges Mob with Killing, Burning Five 'Witches'
A Tanzanian court has charged 32 people with murder after five women suspected of witchcraft were beaten to death, and their corpses burned, in a move which could help to deter such killings. It is the first time a mob has been charged with witch killings, said Athanasia Soka, chairwoman of the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association, although hundreds of suspected witches are murdered in the east African country each year. The suspects, among them the leader of a local militia, are accused...

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:15:37 -0400


Mudslide at Guinea Rubbish Dump Kills at Least 8
At least eight people died and others were injured in Guinea  when a portion of a rubbish landfill site collapsed on houses on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry, in torrential rain, police and government officials said on Tuesday. The disaster followed landslides in Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo in which hundreds of people have been killed since early last week. Authorities have said that heavy rain in the region could cause more deaths. Monday's incident...

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:32:42 -0400


Angola Prepares for Historic Election
Excitement and suspicion are swirling around Angola's capital as the nation readies itself for a historic vote Wednesday, in the first election many citizens will have seen without the longtime president on the ballot. Jose Eduardo dos Santos is stepping down after 38 years in power. Five parties are challenging his powerful People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, which has ruled since independence in 1975 and is widely expected to win again. Already, the two...

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:00:47 -0400


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Boris Johnson: Libya is terror fight front line
The UK foreign secretary pledges £9m to tackle people trafficking and terrorism during a visit.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:45:18 GMT


Where 'spirits' come to life
Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:34:46 GMT


Africa to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships
Africa will bid to stage the World Athletics Championships, which it has never hosted, in 2025, says the continent's head of athletics.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:50:05 GMT


The man who wants to sell rhino horns
Rhino breeder John Hume says open trade is the only way to raise funds for the species and stop poaching.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:46:35 GMT


Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos
Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the world's second-longest serving president, is stepping down.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:01:15 GMT


Angola election: Voters queue at polling stations
President José Eduardo Dos Santos is stepping down after 38 years in power.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:00:08 GMT


Egypt criticises US decision to withhold military aid
Egypt's foreign ministry says the move - not yet announced by Washington - reflects "poor judgement".

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:22:47 GMT


Huddersfield sign Moroccan Sabiri
Huddersfield Town sign Nuremberg forward Abdelhamid Sabiri for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:12:48 GMT


Ola Aina: England youth international earns Nigeria call-up
Former England youth international Ola Aina is named in Nigeria's squad for September's back-to-back 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:56:18 GMT


Population boom
Alastair Leithead assesses the consequences for a country where women have an average 7.6 children each.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:50:54 GMT