In Africa, sickle cell patients endure pain, discrimination
Africans who have blood disorder sickle cell anemia meet in northern Cameroon town of Garoua to step up awareness campaign aimed at ending discrimination and abuse that sickle cell patients endure
Experts: millions invested but gold mining ‘under-exploited’ in W. Africa
Delegates at Ecomof mining and petroleum forum in Abidjan told that more must be done to attract international investors to develop mining potential
France gives weapons to central Africa, favors end to embargo
Paris is worried about growing Russian influence and military presence in CAR, which has struggled with fighting since a 2013 civil war, often between Christian and Muslim militias
Roving cinema plays public service role in central Africa
Ambulant Digital Cinema (CNA) brought its show to the southwestern village of Bayanga along bumpy rutted tracks, aiming to reach people living in remote parts of a deeply poor country scarred by violence
As climate talks stutter, Africa suffers the impact of a warming world
US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait fail to back IPCC report
Russian bank: We assigned $12 billion ‘loan’ to poor African state by mistake
When asked about the data listed in a report by Reuters, the bank said the loan to the former French colony did not, in reality, exist
Experts: African fishing communities face ‘extinction’ as blue economy grows
Fishing communities along Africa's coastline are at a greater risk of extinction as countries eye oceans for tourism, industrial fishing and exploration revenue to jumpstart their "blue economies," U.
Ocean shock: fishmeal factories plunder Africa
With relentless demand from China pushing fishmeal prices to record highs, companies have set their sights on West Africa as new source of supply
Opposition: Uganda police use teargas, live rounds to disperse meeting
Social media posts show plumes of smoke from exploding teargas canisters, fires in the middle of the roads, and anti-riot police vehicles on the streets
Fake drugs kill tens of thousands Africa each year
Almost half of counterfeit drugs, a $200-billion global trade, end up in Africa
Red bull drawn in Indonesian cave dated to 40,000 years ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave. The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in France and Spain. Until ...
Africa not creating enough jobs for booming youth population
A new report says African nations are failing to create enough jobs for a booming young population even as some countries have seen strong economic growth. The latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance sounds a warning for a continent where the sub-Saharan population is projected to double by 2050. The report released ...
US First Lady continues Africa goodwill tour, with ‘Be Best’ campaign
U.S. first lady Melania Trump continues the first leg of her week-long tour of the African continent Wednesday -- her first major solo international trip since moving into the White House in 2017. M
Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between two nations that have face decades of war and unease.
Meet Captain South Africa; she’d rather not punch criminals
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The usual suspects — Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader — roamed at Comic Con Africa. A few African characters were also on display: Kwezi, Captain South Africa and Shaka Zulu.
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