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Africa

23 Mar 2015
Egypt Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.
23 Mar 2015
Somali government forces backed by African Union troops have recaptured a strategic island on the country's south coast from Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, officials and witnesses said Monday.
21 Mar 2015
Chadian troops on Saturday returned to the northeast Nigerian border town of Gamboru, locals said, after Boko Haram took advantage of a lack of military presence to kill 11 people.
Ebola-Virus
21 Mar 2015
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koromo ordered the country's entire population Saturday to keep to their homes on March 27-29 in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.
21 Mar 2015
The teenage girls singing in a state-of-the-art music studio near the Panzi hospital outside the city of Bukavu are young enough to be in school, but some are already mothers after being raped in the atrocities sweeping eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
21 Mar 2015
The United States said Friday it was "deeply concerned" by the abduction of a Zimbabwe opposition activist known for his open criticism of long-running President Robert Mugabe.
21 Mar 2015
With a president who won't go and an opposition determined to blow the final whistle, battle lines are being drawn ahead of elections in the central African nation of Burundi.
21 Mar 2015
Liberia Friday confirmed its first new Ebola case in more than a month in a setback to hopes the country would soon be officially declared free of the deadly disease.
21 Mar 2015
Wildlife experts and officials from around 30 governments will gather next week in Botswana to confront the threat that wild elephants could be heading for extinction, due in part to Chinese demand for ivory.
20 Mar 2015
South Sudan's army and rebels have forced hundreds of children to fight in the country's devastating civil war in the past month alone, the UN children's agency said Friday.
20 Mar 2015
Announcing this during the week, Director-General of the body, Al-Ja’afaru Braimoh, stated that besides encouraging Africans on the need to return home, they would also be helping the returnees on how to settle down effectively.
19 Mar 2015
Kenyan prosecutors on Thursday successfully blocked a controversial decision to grant bail to the suspected ringleader of a global ivory smuggling gang, arguing he may again try to flee the country.

Latest

15 mins ago
In a 2022 expository article, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights the challenges of education in Nigeria.
20 mins ago
A combined operation by police and other security agencies in six states, bordering the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has led to the arrest of a suspected kidnapper and rescue of a victim.
26 mins ago
Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) in Kaduna State has decried increased attacks by armed bandits, even as farmers begin harvest. It also said bandits were imposing levies ...
28 mins ago
The Federal government has established a Special Economic Zones Security (SEZSEC) outfit as a deliberate measure to protect the 46 free trade zones against economic sabotage.
29 mins ago
The Canadian government has partnered with the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on food security and humanitarian assistance in Borno State.