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4 Aug 2015
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday identified human capital development, political stability and economic integration as central to the rapid development of Africa and the emancipation of its people from poverty. Osinbajo said this in Ndola, Zambia, at the inauguration of the $420 million cement plant and 30 KV coal-powered station built by Nigeria’s foremost…
1 Aug 2015
Zimbabwe's wildlife authorities on Saturday announced restrictions on hunting around the country's biggest game reserve following the killing of a much-loved lion by a US dentist. "Hunting of lions, leopards and elephant in areas outside of Hwange National Park has been suspended with immediate effect," Edson Chidziya, head of Zimbabwe's parks and wildlife authority Zimparks,…
31 Jul 2015
As a sports minister, one of you duties will be to oversee the body in charge of combat sports in your country. Right? But does that extend to 'verbal combat' in rap arena music, especially when the combatants are way out of your jurisdiction? South African sports and recreation minister, Mbalula Fikile, has joined the…
28 Jul 2015
Kenya's police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the incident-free trip to Nairobi had proved a major confidence booster for the country. "My nightmare was that someone might sneak in and do something nasty," police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said, referring…
28 Jul 2015
A Zimbabwean professional hunter and a local landowner will appear in court on poaching charges for allegedly killing a much-loved lion called Cecil, officials said Tuesday, after the feline's death caused widespread outrage. A statement issued by the Zimbabwean Parks Authority made no reference to reports that it was a wealthy Spanish or American man…
28 Jul 2015
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Kadhafi's last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death. Seif al-Islam was not in court because he is held in…
26 Jul 2015
US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa's second most populous nation. Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa's international airport after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, and the president was greeted on the tarmac by…
26 Jul 2015
At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Cameroonian town of Maroua on Saturday, a local military commander said, just three days after twin bombings there suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram. Residents said the female bomber struck at a bar in the Pont Vert neighbourhood, close…
25 Jul 2015
A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night…
25 Jul 2015
Even before the bulldozers arrived life was tough for John Muyiisa, scratching a living from a rented farm on Lake Victoria's Kalangala island. Now he has almost nothing and is seeking compensation in Ugandan courts from the palm oil plantations he blames for seizing the land and destroying his livelihood. As land grabs by local…
25 Jul 2015
King Salman of Saudi Arabia is expected to arrive in France yesterday for a Riviera beach holiday, bringing with him no fewer than 1,000 people from his entourage.
18 Jul 2015
Three Egyptian soldiers were killed in a rocket attack on a checkpoint by Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, the military said in a statement.

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