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Africa:Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:47

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline....

Africa:U.S., African Foreign Ministers Talk Trade, Good Governance, Security
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:24

[VOA] Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the Trump administration wanted to refocus the U.S. relationship with Africa squarely on trade...

Somalia:Pirate Suspects Seized After Rocket-Propelled Grenade Attacks
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:24

[EU Navfor] EU NAVFOR Somalia's Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. AllA...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:26

Zimbabwe's president has defied calls to resign despite his own party's threat to impeach him. BBC News - Africa

Robert Mugabe fails to resign during live televised speech
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00

The embattled president vows to stay on, despite widespread speculation that he would announce his resignation. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria:Benue - Tor Tiv Seeks South Africa's Support to Boost Agriculture
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:24

[Guardian] Makurdi -Tiv paramount ruler, Professor James Ayatse, yesterday, said engaging youths in modern agricultural practices is important for gre...

Nigeria:Why El-Rufai Wants Over 21,000 Teachers Sacked - NULGE
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:35

[Guardian] Abeokuta -The president of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleed, yesterday, faulted the sincer...

Debunking Zimbabwe's fake news
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:19

Reality Check looks at the fake news shared online after the military takeover in Zimbabwe. BBC News - Africa

Morocco food stampede 'kills 15 and wounds five'
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:21

The stampede occurred as aid was being handed out in the village of Sidi Boualem, local media say. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria:Stakeholders Battle Smugglers to Save Local Poultry
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:37

[Daily Trust] Stakeholders in the poultry industry, mostly poultry farmers, are making frantic effort to save the business from falling into the hands...

Nigeria:How Chinese Products Are Killing 'Made in Aba' Shoes
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:38

[Daily Trust] Umuahia -If nothing is done urgently to salvage the situation, very soon, local manufacturers of shoes, belts and bags may be sent out o...

Nigeria:Police to Deploy Gunboats, Personnel to Combat Piracy on Bayelsa Waterways
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:21

[Leadership] Yenagoa -A total number of 16 gun boats and 6,000 armed police personnel are expected to be deployed along the waterways and creeks of Ba...

Respect your elders: Why cultural norms benefit Mugabe
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:34

Why political veterans like Robert Mugabe still command the respect and goodwill of their opponents. BBC News - Africa

Kenya:Kenya Airways Costs Cut Help Narrow Half-Year Loss to U.S.$37 Million
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:46

[East African] Kenya Airways has narrowed its half-year net loss to Ksh3.8 billion ($ 36.7 million) compared to Ksh4.8 billion ($ 46.2 million) for ...

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:44

The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies. BBC News - Africa

Africa:The World Is Losing the Battle Against Child Labour
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:39

[IPS] Buenos Aires -The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, which drew nearly 2000 delegates from 190 countries to the ...

Azzedine Alaïa: Popular Tunisian couturier dies aged 77
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:00

The fashion world mourns a designer whose clients included Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Michelle Obama. BBC News - Africa

Africa:'We're Looking At Africa in 2050', Says Top Official
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:23

[Deutsche Welle] We need to create jobs, help facilitate trade and address the challenges of the Africa of the future, says Donald Yamamoto, who is in...

Libya migrant 'slave market' footage sparks outrage
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:29

The African Union voices anger after a CNN report appears to show African men being sold at auction. BBC News - Africa

Zimbabwe latest: Thousands celebrate end of Mugabe era
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:21

Pressure grows on the president to stand aside as thousands march to welcome the army takeover. BBC News - Africa

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