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Carter Centre covers sexual violence cases against staff in South Sudan

By Anna Leach and Sandra Laville Like other victims, Sarah Pierce – who was assaulted by a fellow aid worker in South Sudan – says [...]

Tanzania criticises film documenting attacks on albinos for witchcraft

BY ELLEN WULFHORST  The Tanzanian government has criticised a documentary about attacks on albinos that opens in the United States on Frida [...]

The Book of Memory by #PetinaGappah

By Sarah Gilmartin Corrupt Zimbabwe is laid bare in a sensual debut novel set in a prison Two years into a death row sentence in a Zimbabwe [...]

South Africa ranks bottom in Maths

Is SA bottom of the class in maths and science? WEF ranking is meaningless A report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked t [...]

Shoddy Chinese electrical works in #Zimbabwe

  Workers at Sino-Zimbabwe are sure that poor workmanship by the Chinese has led to the current electricity woes currently affecting th [...]

Rhino poaching is a brutal trade

  Juliáo Chiburre, chief secretary of Magude town council, wears a neat stripy shirt, a khaki jacket and a mournful air: the 36-year-o [...]

Chaos Returns to Bangui

By Africa researcher Lewis Mudge,HRW An injured man receives treatment at Bangui General Hospital after renewed violence rocked the capital [...]

Act before #Zimbabwe’s tyrant dies

 The world needs to prepare for a Zimbabwe without Robert Mugabe IN ZIMBABWE they are waiting for rain. The region’s worst drought in a d [...]

49 people are killed daily in South Africa-ISS

Factsheets & Guides FACTSHEET: South Africa’s 2014/15 murder and robbery crime statistics Researched by Institute for Security Studies [...]

Can a Zambian herbal preparation called SF2000 cure AIDS?

For years Zambian lawyer and politician Ludwig Sondashi has been saying that his Sondashi Formula 2000 preparation kills HIV, the virus that [...]

Glencore to shed 4000 employees in #Zambia

By Nye Longman Glencore to shed over 4,000 African workers to help settle £20 billion debt Zambia’s Copperbelt region is facing the pros [...]

70% of murders in South Africa go unsolved

By Mara Ispas Innocent lives being wasted According to the ISS, most murders occur between people who know each other and get into a dispute [...]

“Japanese taxpayers’ cash cannot be wasted on Zimbabwe”

By  Owen Gagare/Fidelity Mhlanga PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who will travel to Japan next month begging bowl in hand seeking a financial resc [...]

Five human rights abusers backed by the U.S. whom you never heard of

      By Sudarsan Raghavan  Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre gesturing as he leaves a Dakar courthouse after a hearing [...]

Pest-resistant maize variety opens way for technological advancement

By CALESTOUS JUMA maize crop in a farm in Kosachei, Uasin Gishu County. Kenya is is about to introduce a new pest-resistant maize variety. F [...]

Germans welcome migrants like “War Heroes”

  By Melanie Hall Germans gathered by the hundred at train stations on Sunday to welcome refugees arriving in their cities as if they [...]

#ItaiDzamara was either brave or reckless?

  By Kevin Sieff A poster advertises a public prayer for Itai Dzamara in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Aug. 12. Dzamara, an activist, has been m [...]

Africa is too Chinese?

By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO The author is editor of the Mail & Guardian Africa ( Twitter@cobbo3   Zimbabwe‘s Presid [...]

Africa’s Richest Man Arrives In Zimbabwe

By Staff Reporter AFRICA’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, arrived in Harare on Monday where he is expected to seal several deals that would r [...]

What Africa can learn from China’s ongoing fast-paced transformation

An oil rig worker at Ngamia 3. Countries such as Kenya, which are set to become oil producers, should expect lower revenues from the resourc [...]

Zimbabwe Govt Abandons Indigenisation

  Zimbabwe has abandoned its populist indigenisation policy in a desperate attempt to lure offshore capital required to revive the cou [...]

As economic crisis bites,Mugabe begs West for assistance

By Staff Reporter For first time in over 15 years, Mugabe openly asks for western role in ailing Zimbabwe economy   China seconded expe [...]

Tsvangirai is the man

Opinion By Douglas Mwonzora, MDC-T Secretary General writing on his Facebook page, says: Some commentators and competitors have sought to pl [...]

“I am white and very African”- says Mozambician novelist Mia Cuto

By Staff Reporter Mia Couto: ‘I am white and African. I like to unite contradictory worlds’ The novelist discusses his hopes for conserv [...]

As polls draw closer, Museveni train militia to deal with opposition #Uganda

By Staff Reporter   Trouble on the horizon as Mutale trains youth to ‘handle’ Uganda’s opposition         &nb [...]

“The Migrant Crisis” The real issue here is inconvenienced British holidaymakers

Opinion by Maya Goodfellow On Tuesday night a man was crushed to death by a truck in Calais. The next morning, David Cameron offered the fol [...]

Climate Change Threatens Major Kenyan Cash Crop

By Staff Reporter   I didn’t travel to Kenya earlier this year looking for climate change, or reasons why it is so critical to ac [...]

Mogadishu resurfaces?

    By Staff Reporter Mogadishu used to be hell. Now it’s coming back to life’ A man loads blocks of ice onto a cart i [...]

In an act of shame,UK admits-“We have Mbuya Nehanda & Sekuru Kaguvi remains in our Museums”

By Staff Reporter Britain confirms Robert Mugabe’s claim a London museum has Zimbabwean heroes’ skulls.Robert Mugabe said in a speech Zi [...]

Marines who lowered US flag in 1961 return to Cuba to raise it again

  By Staff Reporter US reopens its embassy in Havana on Friday, as John Kerry becomes first secretary of state to visit in 60 years Jam [...]

Counterterrorism Law Used to Curb Free Speech in Tunisia

   Journalist, Blogger Facing Charges Tunisian authorities have brought charges against a journalist and a blogger under the country [...]
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