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The shocking images of a lioness whose leg was almost ripped off after being gored by a buffalo – and amazingly SURVIVED

Masai Mara Lion

By Staff Reporter 11-year-old lioness Siena suffered appalling injury in fight with buffalo Emergency vets flown out to Kenya’s Masai Mara to treat the wound She has now rejoined her cubs and appears to be making a full recovery A lioness whose leg was almost ripped off when a male buffalo gored her has made […]

Central African Republic; where the state has disappeared and violence reigns


By Koert Lindijer Koert Lindijer is an award-winning journalist with the Dutch daily NRC-Handelsblad. His articles are not usually widely read in English, but we thought the Anglophone world should also benefit from Koert’s many years of experience reporting from Africa. This week, Koert returns to the village of Zèré, where in November he saw […]

Tanzania President Says Capital Controls to Be Eased by 2015


By Staff Reporter Photographer: Paul Richardson/Bloomberg Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete speaks to Bloomberg News in an interview at State Tanzania will ease controls on foreign ownership of its stocks and bonds by next year as the country seeks to attract investment to finance infrastructure projects that will cost billions of dollars, President Jakaya Kikwete said. Restrictions […]

Britain to help Somalia organize presidential polls by 2016

By Staff Reporter UK’s minister for Africa Mark Simmons said Tuesday that his government was committed to helping Somalia organize public presidential polls by 2016. Talking to reporters at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu after meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheik Mahmoud, the British Minister for Africa Mr. Mark Simmons said that his government was […]

Greenpeace wants SA election to focus on renewal energy


By Staff Reporter Greenpeace unveiled its ‘Energy Manifesto’ at a press briefing in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.(Lebo Tshangela Greenpeace Africa says it wants to see 50% of South Africa’s power grid renewable. The NGO unveiled its ‘Energy Manifesto’  in Richmond, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Greenpeace campaigner, Shanaaz Nel has challenged the South African government and political parties […]

Boko Haram abduct more than 100 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria


By Staff Reporter Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp Photo: Getty Islamic gunmen, suspected to be members of Boko Haram, have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria. The girls were taken in a night raid on a government […]

Mugabe prefers ex-Reserve Bank Governor Gono to Zanu PF stalwarts as successor?

Mugabe &Grace

By Staff Reporter At 90 years old, the day for someone to take over is approaching fast. Mugabe turned 90 years in February and he has to either select a successor or leave it for Zanu PF Emmerson Mnangagwa has been for years tipped to succeed Mugabe Defence Minister Mnangagwa’s name has been tainted in […]

4,000 African and Middle East migrants rescued by Italy in last 48 hours


By Staff Reporter Boats from Africa and Middle East are arriving at the fastest rate since a naval operation to handle influx began last year Italy is swamped and needs help This year alone it is estimated that 15,000 migrants have been rescued crossing the Mediterranean Italy claims that 600,000 people from Africa and the Middle East are […]

‘They Just Stood Watching’ in Darfur.A failed UN mission.


By Staff Reporter SPECIAL REPORT After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission — to protect the region’s civilians. A Foreign Policy investigation details why they failed, and what the U.N. knew about it.  ”THEY JUST STOOD WATCHING.” At 6:20 p.m. on March 24, 2013, a convoy of […]

Interahamwe Hutu militia that killed 800,000 in Rwanda genocide still active in Great Lakes region


By Staff Reporter Picture: THINKSTOCK TWENTY years after the genocide in Rwanda, a rebel group founded by ethnic extremists who took part in that slaughter still prowls the lush hills of neighbouring eastern Congo, defying a renewed threat by the army and United Nations (UN) peacekeepers to dislodge it. The Democratic Forces for the Liberation […]

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