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SIX AID WORKERS KILLED IN AN AMBUSH IN SOUTH SUDAN


Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in famine-hit South Sudan, the United Nations said on Sunday, without specifying what organisation they worked for... READ MORE

27th March, 2017 1639

PUTIN'S RED LINE IN SYRIA IS NOT AN INVITATION FOR ISRAEL TO PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH ASSAD


Russia has not officially said it will back Assad if he were to start firing at Israeli jets, but the Syrian president clearly thinks it will... READ MORE

26th March, 2017 4201

BURKINA FASO-NIGERIA FRIENDLY CANCELLED OVER UK VISAS


Seven Burkina Faso players failed to secure UK entry visas, forcing Monday's football match in London to be cancelled... READ MORE

26th March, 2017 64

SAMSUNG IS AFRICA'S MOST LOVED BRAND


This is reflected in Brand Africa's 2016 17 list of Most Admired Brands in Africa... READ MORE

26th March, 2017 34

EARTH HOUR IS BAD FOR THE POOR


Foreign aid is increasingly tied to renewable energy projects such as building solar and wind power capacity, or tiny off-grid energy generators... READ MORE

26th March, 2017 1807

BUSINESS GROUP LAUNCHES IN KENYA


I feel very happy that the big family of the Chinese community in Kenya and East Africa has got a new member... READ MORE

26th March, 2017 0

THREE AFRICANS LISTED AMONG FORTUNE MAGAZINE'S TOP 50 WORLD LEADERS


Chairman, Econet Wireless Group Strive Masiyiwa led the trio from Africa by ranking 33 for his energetic and well-rounded philanthropy making an impact in Africa, the magazine noted... READ MORE

25th March, 2017 307

TUAREG FACTIONS TO BOYCOTT MALI PEACE CONFERENCE


Despite continued French troop deployments, a UN peacekeeping mission and years of peace talks, Mali remains beset by unrest and ethnic strife... READ MORE

25th March, 2017 483

NIGERIA'S VICE-PRESIDENT AND A FRAGILE PEACE IN THE DELTA


Out of all his stops during Buhari's 49-day absence, Osinbajo's trips to the Niger delta... READ MORE

25th March, 2017 0

KAMPALA HOSTS 2017 IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS


And there is no greater heartland for that talent and the passion for cross country than Africa, Coe said at a press conference in Kampala... READ MORE

25th March, 2017 8

ANGOLA FLOODS KILL 11, CAUSE WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION


In common with many other parts of Southern Africa, Angola has been in the grip of a drought which has persisted for several years... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 36

PIGS' TEETH AND HIPPO POO: BEHIND THE SCENES AT LONDON ZOO


London zoo was established in 1828 and is the world's oldest scientific zoo... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 273

ICC SET FOR FIRST MONETARY AWARDS TO WAR CRIME VICTIMS


It was the first case to see some kind of ICC compensation awarded, but a final decision on collective reparations for Lubanga's victims is still awaited... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 714

200 MIGRANTS FEARED DROWNED OFF LIBYAN COAST


Since the start of the year, Proactiva Open Arms said that it alone had rescued about 2,000 migrants lost at sea... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 80

I'LL KEEP UP 'NAZI' TAUNTS IF I'M CALLED 'DICTATOR', SAYS TURKISH PRESIDENT


Erdogan again denounced the cancellation of his ministers' trips to European countries with a large Turkish diaspora ahead of the referendum... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 3

WHAT TRUMP GOT RIGHT ABOUT THE UN


I covered that epidemic as a journalist based in Liberia, home to what was once one of the largest UN peacekeeping missions in the world... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 109

NGO FEARS DEATH OF AT LEAST 240 MIGRANTS IN MEDITERRANEAN


A Spanish aid organization fears that at least 240 migrants could have died after two boats capsized in the Mediterranean... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 0

UGANDA AT 'BREAKING POINT' FROM S SUDAN REFUGEE CRISIS


The UN says it urgently needs more than 250m to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 183

UGANDA AT 'BREAKING POINT' AS SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES POUR IN


Almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into Uganda every day in what the U.N. has called the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 137

BELGIAN POLICE STOP ATTEMPTED CAR-RAMMING ATTACK IN ANTWERP


Belgian police stop attempted car-ramming attack in Antwerp -- RT News... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 507

KENYAN ACCUSED OF 'HACKING TAX AGENCY, STEALING $40M'


IT expert Alex Mutuku charged with hacking into the country's tax authority, Kenyan media reports say... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 788

DANCING AMID SEA OF FLOWERS IN E CHINA


For hundreds of years, French food has always been one of the most sparkling pearls in global cuisine history... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 0

BABY BORN WITH 4 LEGS IS RECOVERING AFTER RARE SURGERY IN CHICAGO


The hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d'Ivoire, in West Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 20

CREW OF BOAT HIJACKED BY PIRATES RELEASED WITHOUT RANSOM


Combating piracy Piracy off Somalia's coast used to cost the world's shipping industry billions of dollars and was seen as a major threat... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 130

MORE THAN 6,000 MIGRANTS RESCUED IN MEDITERRANEAN AMID SURGE ON DANGEROUS SEA ROUTE


Europe also said it would help fund refugee camps in Libya and assist migrants who want to return to their home nations... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 318

BIH-CHINA ECONOMIC RELATIONS STRENGTHENED THANKS TO 16+1 MECHANISM


The BiH minister also noted the two countries should enhance tourism cooperation... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 0

100% OF DELEGATES INVITED TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S AFRICAN GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN DENIED VISAS.


100 percent of delegates invited to attend the University of Southern California's African Global Economic and Development Summit 2017 in the United States have been denied visas... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 602

REALITY OF THE WORST DROUGHT SINCE 1945 PEAKING IN PARTS OF AFRICA


The Horn of Africa countries are facing its third consecutive year of drought... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 146

AIRBNB TARGETS HOSTING DOUBLE AFRICAN CUSTOMERS THIS YEAR


Online room rental service Airbnb, according to news agencies is planning to maintain its rapid growth in Africa and double its customer digits to 1.5 million... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 6

"CASUALTY NUMBERS MAY RISE. THERE WERE PEDESTRIANS ALONG THE STREET AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION," A POLICE OFFICER SAID.


The group's insurgency aims to drive out the peacekeepers, topple Somalia's western-backed government and impose its strict version of Islam on the Horn of Africa state... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 101

Trending News Headlines : Africa

WHITE BOY ASKS FOR SAME HAIRCUT AS BLACK FRIEND 'TO CONFUSE HIS PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER'


Jax and Reddy celebrate their matching heads post-haircut Reddy and his older brother Enock were born in Africa... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 143197

BIOLOGISTS SAY HALF OF ALL SPECIES COULD BE EXTINCT BY END OF CENTURY


We want to build highways across the Serengeti to get more rare earth minerals for our cellphones... READ MORE

25th February, 2017 48177

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

110 DEAD FROM HUNGER IN PAST 48 HOURS OF DROUGHT


Somalia 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours of drought... READ MORE

5th March, 2017 34790

CANADA'S 'MERIT-BASED' IMMIGRATION SYSTEM WINS TRUMP'S PRAISE


Trump pointed to Canada's legal immigration system as a model for the U.S. to emulate... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 28291

US TO BAN ELECTRONICS ON FLIGHTS FROM A DOZEN COUNTRIES, US MEDIA SAYS


The new rule will affect Royal Jordanian flights to New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 12863

WHY TRUMP'S PLAN TO SLASH U.N. FUNDING COULD LEAD TO GLOBAL CALAMITY


Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations appointed by Trump, said in a statement on Thursday that in many areas, the U.N... READ MORE

19th March, 2017 9640

IN A GLOBAL RANKING OF 'BEST COUNTRIES,' THE UNITED STATES DROPS TO NO. 7


The United States dropped in rankings for business, citizenship, adventure tourism, education, transparency and headquartering a corporation... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 7298

TRUMP'S PLAN TO SLASH FOREIGN AID COMES AS FAMINE THREAT IS SURGING


Last year, the United States contributed 6.4 billion in humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations, more than a quarter of global funding... READ MORE

1st March, 2017 5640

UN CHIEF: WORLD MUST ACT TO AVERT FAMINE IN SOMALIA


The World Health Organization WHO has warned there are just two months left to avert what would be Somalia's third famine in 25 years... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 4753

AT 93RD BIRTHDAY BASH, ROBERT MUGABE SAYS HE WON'T QUIT


Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has marked his 93rd birthday with lavish celebrations, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of quitting politics... READ MORE

26th February, 2017 4390

HIGH PRICE OF RHINO HORN LEAVES BLOODY TRAIL ACROSS THE GLOBE


Rademeyer said there have been hundreds of rhino horn thefts across Europe in recent years... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 3674

TRUMP ORDER ON CONFLICT MINERALS WOULD SEND WARLORDS CARTE BLANCHE SIGNAL, SAY CRITICS


Dozens of human rights, social and religious groups in the Congo and neighbouring countries are pleading with the Trump administration to keep the regulation in place... READ MORE

18th March, 2017 3606

DOZENS OF PEOPLE FEARED DEAD IN SHIPWRECK OFF LIBYA


Last month, the bodies of 74 people were found washed up on a beach in Zawiya, western Libya, after the engine of their vessel was stolen... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 3427

FILIPINO TERRORISTS BEHEAD GERMAN HOSTAGE RELEASE VIDEO


He added that the Philippines is seeking foreign assistance to locate the remaining hostages... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 3380

ANTONIO GUTERRES RAISES ALARM AS HUNGER CRISIS WORSENS


UN chief raises alarm during visit to drought-hit Somalia where half the population is battling hunger and disease... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 3368

AS ATTITUDES CHANGE, CHINESE LAWMAKERS SEEK BETTER PROTECTION FOR RHINOS AND OTHER ENDANGERED ANIMALS


Arthus Boutin Thoiry Zoo via European Pressphoto Agency BEIJING -- Slowly but surely, Chinese attitudes toward wildlife conservation are changing... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 3263

MERKEL MEETS TRUMP THE DEFENDER VERSUS THE DISRUPTER


Right now, I would say that the negotiators for Germany have done a far better job than the negotiators for the United States, Mr. Trump said... READ MORE

18th March, 2017 3256

WOMEN STRIKE FOR EQUALITY ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY


A quick look at how International Women's Day is being marked around the world... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 3044

PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND PUNISHMENT: GAY RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD


In Europe, the legal status of same-sex marriage is mixed... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 2695

MUHAMMADU BUHARI RETURNS HOME FROM LONDON MEDICAL LEAVE


Buhari walked unaided from his plane after it landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 2408

SOUTH SUDAN BLOCKS DESPERATELY NEEDED AID


South Sudan's government is blocking food aid and restricting United Nations peacekeepers, according to the UN... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 2221

TRUMP FAVORS SPECIAL OPS AND LOCAL TROOPS AS OBAMA DID


But Mr. Trump seems to have taken that appreciation and reliance to another level... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 2036

CAN ELEPHANTS AND HUMANS LIVE TOGETHER?


Supported by About this content While I was working on this article, two people were killed by wild elephants near my home in south India... READ MORE

6th March, 2017 1944

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

5th December, 2015 1925

GARBAGE DUMP LANDSLIDE LEAVES AT LEAST 46 DEAD IN ETHIOPIA


In the long run, we will conduct a resettling program to relocate people who live in and around the landfill, the Addis Ababa mayor said... READ MORE

13th March, 2017 1743

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

29th July, 2015 1662

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

30th September, 2016 1510

SOMALI PIRATES JUST HIJACKED A COMMERCIAL SHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS


In 2010 and 2011, groups of armed Somali men were hijacking merchant vessels off Somalia's coast at an almost daily pace... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 1429

MEET 'THE BRUTES': TRUMP BROTHERS TO VISIT VANCOUVER


Donald Jr., was 12 when his father and mother, Ivana, divorced... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 1383


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