Recent News Headlines : Africa - Canada

LEADING ELEPHANT CONSERVATIONIST SHOT DEAD IN TANZANIA


Wayne Lotter, 51, was shot on Wednesday evening in the Masaki district of the city of Dar es Salaam... READ MORE

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SPAIN RESCUES 600 MIGRANTS IN MEDITERRANEAN IN 24 HOURS


The service said it rescued 16 migrants early Thursday in the Strait of Gibraltar, a narrow passage that separates Spain from Morocco... READ MORE

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SOUTH AFRICA BORDERS ON 'RED ALERT' FOR GRACE MUGABE


On Wednesday, South Africa's police ministry said Zimbabwe's government had sought diplomatic immunity for Mrs Mugabe... READ MORE

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BABY DOLPHIN CROWDED BY BEACHGOERS IN SPAIN DIES


South africa issues 'red alert' to stop assault accused grace mugabe leaving... READ MORE

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AFRICA'S RICHEST MAN TO INVEST UP TO $50 BILLION IN U.S., EUROPE


Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest 20 billion to 50 billion in the U.S. and Europe by 2025, in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals... READ MORE

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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR DAY


Eurostat's second reading of euro-area inflation for July confirmed the 1.3 percent flash estimate... READ MORE

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SHE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS


The languages reflect a diversity that South Africa's white rulers long kept a lid on... READ MORE

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GRACE MUGABE ASKS FOR DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY IN S AFRICA CASE


Zimbabwe's government has sought diplomatic immunity for President Robert Mugabe's wife in the assault case against her in South Africa, South Africa's police ministry has said... READ MORE

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THREE WILDLIFE RANGERS KILLED IN ATTACK BY VIOLENT MILITIA IN DRC


Wildlife rangers at Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were killed in an ambush by Mai Mai rebels... READ MORE

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DPRK DENOUNCES SOUTH KOREAN DIPLOMATS FOR RAMPANT SEXUAL OFFENSES ABROAD


It accused South Korean diplomats of committing sex-related crimes everywhere they go, to say nothing of Asia, Africa and America... READ MORE

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CHINESE AND AFRICAN MEDIA HOUSES VOW TO DEEPEN COOPERATION


The Chinese and the African media should counter the Western media stereotype... READ MORE

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NEARLY 400 BODIES RECOVERED FROM SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDE, 600 STILL MISSING


Bodies continued to arrive at Freetown's overwhelmed central morgue on Tuesday... READ MORE

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CHINA'S BELT AND ROAD ACQUISITIONS SURGE DESPITE OUTBOUND CAPITAL CRACKDOWN


By Kane Wu and Sumeet Chatterjee HONG KONG Reuters Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road... READ MORE

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GRACE MUGABE, ZIMBABWE'S FIRST LADY, ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED A 20-YEAR-OLD MODEL WHO PARTIED WITH HER SONS


Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe greets ZANU-PF party supporters at a rally in Chinhoyi, west of the capital city of Harare, in July... READ MORE

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AID GROUPS SAY ITALY IS FORCING THEM TO STOP RESCUING MIGRANTS AT SEA


The suspension, said Loris De Filippi, president of MSF's Italian chapter, was due to very credible threats against rescue boats by the Libyan coast guard... READ MORE

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CHESS LEGEND KASPAROV ROLLS BACK THE YEARS IN COMPETITIVE RETURN


AFP BILL GREENBLATT Chess legend Garry Kasparov came out of retirement on Monday to play in St Louis... READ MORE

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THE WORLD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE WITH GRADUATE DEGREES


Washington State University offers 127 graduate and professional degree programs at five locations across the state Pullman, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Spokane and Everett... READ MORE

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'LAX' DOPING CONTROLS


Triple jumper Tosin Oke outlines his frustrations as an athlete battling the Nigerian and international federations that govern the sport... READ MORE

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MOROCCO'S BID TO HOST THE 2026 WORLD CUP


Morocco has joined the race to host the 2026 World Cup... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 9

HAKAINDE HICHILEMA PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO TREASON CHARGES


Zambia's opposition leader has pleaded not guilty to treason charges, four months after his arrest for failing to make way for President Edgar Lungu's motorcade... READ MORE

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KASPAROV COMES OUT OF CHESS RETIREMENT 'KICKING AND FIGHTING'


Though the winner's purse in St Louis is a not-too-shabby 150,000, the grandmaster said he would donate any winnings to promote chess in Africa... READ MORE

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GUNMEN ON MOTORCYCLES ATTACK TURKISH RESTAURANT IN BURKINA FASO, KILLING 18


He said at least 20 other people were injured in the attack on the Aziz Istanbul restaurant, a spot popular with foreigners in the capital, Ouagadougou... READ MORE

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HAKAINDE HICHILEMA DUE IN COURT ON TREASON CHARGES


In July, Lungu invoked emergency powers, increasing police powers of arrest and detention after he blamed opposition parties for a string of arson attacks... READ MORE

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THE HISTORY OF THE STATUE BEHIND THE WHITE SUPREMACIST RALLY


Photo Construction crews prepare a monument of Robert E. Lee for removal in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2015... READ MORE

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LIBYA'S BANNING OF SHIPS FROM MIGRANT 'SEARCH AND RESCUE' ZONE HAILED BY ITALY, SEEN BY NGOS AS 'DEADY GAP' IN SEA


Some 600,000 mostly African migrants have arrived in Italy from Libya since the start of 2014... READ MORE

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AL-SHABAB'S MUKHTAR ROBOW SURRENDERS TO GOVERNMENT


Mukhtar Robow, a founding father of group, reportedly taken to Mogadishu after surrendering to government forces... READ MORE

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TANZANIA'S GHOST SAFARI: HOW WESTERN AID CONTRIBUTED TO THE DECLINE OF A WILDLIFE HAVEN


In 1998, elephant numbers in the valley were over 5,000, according to data collected by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute... READ MORE

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DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS SUSPENDS MIGRANT RESCUE PATROLS


The Italian government agreed last month to send a naval mission to assist the Libyan Coast Guard with patrols aimed at stopping human smuggling... READ MORE

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'THE DAY HAS GONE BY WHEN THIS WAS ENTERTAINMENT'


Fewer captive elephants have been released in Africa, but there are successes there too... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 1939

A FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PHILOSOPHY FOR AN ERA OF LIMITED RESOURCES


Green, who has worked in development aid for three decades, has a reputation for both... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : Africa

8 PEOPLE HAVE SAME WEALTH AS WORLD'S POOREST HALF


Income inequality is so now lopsided that eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 45049

WHERE TRUMP IS SEEN AS SAVIOUR


Jamestown, Tennessee, is one of the poorest towns with a majority-white population in the US... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 18743

NEARLY 200 REFUGEES 'THROWN' INTO YEMEN SEA, 50 MISSING


Since January this year, the IOM said that about 55,000 people had left Horn of Africa nations for Yemen... READ MORE

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LOSS OF FERTILE LAND FUELS LOOMING CRISIS ACROSS AFRICA


Kenyans have complained about the size of the white-owned farms, saying many were stolen or unfairly acquired from Africans during colonial times... READ MORE

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DJIBOUTI MILITARY BASE HIGHLIGHTS CHINA'S AFRICAN AMBITIONS


It's in line with China's views on international peacekeeping... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 8215

UK NAMED AS WORLD'S LARGEST LEGAL IVORY EXPORTER


A new trade analysis reveals the scale of Britain's role in the international ivory trade... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 7987

SUNDAY TIMES OF LONDON FIRES WRITER OVER ARTICLE CALLED ANTI-SEMITIC


A spokesperson said We can confirm that Kevin Myers will not write again for The Sunday Times Ireland... READ MORE

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'VERY WORRISOME': SPERM COUNTS HAVE DECLINED BY MORE THAN HALF FOR WESTERN MEN


The study did not delve into what's causing declining sperm counts in Western countries, and more specific research is needed, Levine said... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 4647

12 SHOCKING THINGS I LEARNED BY WORKING AS A BUTLER AT THE PLAZA HOTEL


Despite the overwhelming regularity of guest behaviors, travelers can mystify even the most experienced of butlers... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 4429

'SWEET DREAMS, BABY': CHARLIE GARD'S PARENTS END MONTHS-LONG LEGAL FIGHT TO KEEP HIM ALIVE


LONDON -- For much of their son's short life, Charlie Gard's parents toggled between two worlds... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 4402

CAPTAIN AND CREW OF FAR-RIGHT 'DEFEND EUROPE' MEDITERRANEAN MIGRANT PATROL MISSION ARRESTED


We will follow the rules, wait for the outcome of the investigations and will take all the necessary time to start the mission properly, they said... READ MORE

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PAUL KAGAME RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT WITH 99% OF VOTE IN RWANDA ELECTION


Paul Kagame re-elected president with 99 percent of vote in Rwanda election... READ MORE

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SAVING THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE IS NOT JUST 'A WHITE PERSON THING'


But this is not to say that Africans do not value wildlife... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 3721

MYSTERY DEEPENS AFTER AFRICAN TEENS VANISH FROM U.S. ROBOTICS FAIR


The Burundi team disappeared after the three-dayA FIRST Global Challenge that kicked off in Washington on July 16... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 3186

CHARLIE GARD'S PARENTS CURSE, SOB AND STORM OUT OF COURTROOM OVER BRAIN SCAN


For Charlie Gard's parents, the lawyer's words were both a necessary court report and an emotion-laden update on the status of their critically ill son... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 3111

ETHIOPIA LIFTS STATE OF EMERGENCY IMPOSED IN OCTOBER


Demands included an end arbitrary arrests and respect for regional autonomy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 2745

SWEEPING TRUMP PLAN TO UPEND AND SLASH LEGAL IMMIGRATION DRAWS REBUKES


This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and that puts America first, Trump said... READ MORE

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STEPHEN MCGOWN OPENS UP ABOUT SIX YEARS AS AL-QAEDA HOSTAGE AND HOW HE CONVERTED TO ISLAM


Stephen McGown opens up about six years as al-Qaeda hostage and how he converted to Islam... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 2097

KIM JONG UN IS CRUEL AND DANGEROUS BUT NOT CRAZY, NORTH KOREAN EXPERTS SAY


SEOUL -- Kim Jong Un's pursuit of nuclear weapons, incendiary rhetoric and odd appearance often cast the North Korean leader as an erratic, even deranged dictator... READ MORE

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3 WOMEN BLAMED FOR LAKE CHAD SUICIDE BOMBINGS THAT KILLED DOZENS


A Chad police spokesman said three female suicide bombers carried out Saturday's attack... READ MORE

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DIESEL HAS TO DIE - THERE IS NO REVERSE GEAR ON THIS


Mercedes recalls 3m diesel cars over emissions concerns... READ MORE

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PAUL KAGAME WINS PRESIDENTIAL POLL BY A LANDSLIDE


He has overseen strong economic growth, at an average of 8 percent between 2001 and 2015, while also turning Rwanda into a technological hub and uprooting corruption... READ MORE

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DENTIST WHO ILLEGALLY KILLED CECIL THE LION BLAMES LOCAL GUIDES FOR THE SCANDAL


Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie Minnesota has been named by Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force as the shooter of Cecil a 13-year-old prized lion... READ MORE

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TWO AMERICAN SISTERS DIED AT A LUXURY INDIAN OCEAN RESORT NOW THEIR FAMILY IS SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS


We are aware of the deaths of two U.S. citizens in the Seychelles last week, the email said... READ MORE

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JACOB ZUMA NARROWLY SURVIVES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE IN SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT


An upbeat President Zuma arrived at the parliamentary precinct about an hour after the result was announced... READ MORE

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WHY KENYA'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON AUGUST 8 MATTERS


South Sudan is at the mercy of the elections in Kenya... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 1242

EXTENDED VACATIONS IN EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AMERICA, INDIA, U.K.


Accessible for two months each year when the pack ice recedes, Antarctica's Ross Sea region is one of the planet's most remote places... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 1128

'WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MALE RAPE'


But for male rape survivors like Stephen, life there can be tough... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 958

EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN MINISTERS DISCUSS PLAN TO TACKLE FLOW OF REFUGEES


Italy is gripped by deep political and civil divisions on the issue, with more than 90,000 migrants reaching Italy from Libya this year... READ MORE

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UAE'S DRIVE FOR REGIONAL INFLUENCE TESTS ITS MILITARY ALLIANCE WITH THE UNITED STATES


DUBAI -- As a vicious civil war erupted in Yemen two years ago and triggered international alarm, the United States warned the combatants to step back... READ MORE

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