Protests against the rule of Zimbabwe’s ageing president, Robert Mugabe, have become commonplace in recent months. In one of the latest incidents on August 24, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a “Mugabe Must Go” protest...
Deliverus on Tuesday evening emerged from a field of 5 finalists and 60 entrants as the winner of the first +254 Rising entrepreneurship competition. The competition hosted by Kenya’s iHub was organised by US-based Affinis Labs and sponsored by financial services company...
SPLA North in war-ravaged South Kordofan is trying to return 86 prisoners of war to Khartoum Deal facilitated by Red Cross SPLA North claims the deal was blocked by Khartoum at the last minute • Sudanese government dismisses claims as...
The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram stormed back into the world’s headlines with a renewed offer to swap abducted schoolgirls for detained insurgents. It isn’t a particularly original offer – but it has won the group some fresh publicity...
South Africa has entered a new era of competitive politics and coalition government. The August 3 municipal election represented a sea change in the country’s democratic journey. The party of liberation – the African National Congress (ANC) – has...
WorldRemit Calls for Urgent Restoration of Money Transfers to Nigeria Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue LONDON, United Kingdom, August 2, 2016/ -- WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com), a leading online remittance provider, is...
By Clemence Pinaud Heavy fighting in the South Sudanese capital of Juba over the past few days has led to hundreds of deaths and the suggestion that the country is “back to war”. The question on everyone’s lips has been:...
Twenty years ago when someone acquired HIV, they would, on average, not live more than 12 years. Today, a young person who becomes infected in the developed world can expect to have a near-normal lifespan with access to lifelong,...
  Al Jazeera interviews president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar just before escalation of fighting in Juba Both commit to work together, but tensions apparent Kiir says peace agreement “not made to be implemented” Kiir implies...
Convicted murderer and paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s first interview since the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 was broadcast in late June 2016. Called “Oscar Pistorius: The Interview”, it is generally referred to in the mainstream media commentary...

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