Africa

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German …

Nigeria

He Treated The Very First Ebola Cases 40 Years Ago. Then He Watched The World Forget.

Now he's warning wealthy countries to stop ignoring diseases in Africa -- because no one is safe.<p><i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Project Zero</i> <i>campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them.</i><p>KINSHASA, Congo ― In early 2014, few people worried that the Ebola …

Ebola

East Africa's Oil Ambitions Tested by Pipeline Machinations - Bloomberg

A decade after its first big oil find, East Africa’s emergence as a crude exporter has been hindered by security and cost concerns that left the …

Kenya

Liberia’s Ebola survivors still facing horrors

More than 11,000 people died during the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa. Still, over 17,000 people contracted the virus and survived. Three years on, Ebola continues to haunt them.<p>More than 11,000 people died during the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa.<p>Still, over 17,000 people …

Ebola

Alluring and Ultra-realistic Drawing by Arinze Stanley

Painting

Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It's Happening

Food Drop in South Sudan<p>A plane flies over a field in South Sudan. Out of the sky drops a cascade of pallets, sacks or boxes filled with emergency food supplies that, once they reach the ground, can make the difference between sustenance and starvation.<p>It can make for quite a show: Unlike ordinary …

South Sudan

South Sudan famine: Russia and US disagree on where blame lies

War-torn South Sudan is first country to declare famine since 2011.<p>The US has accused South Sudan of carrying out "deliberate starvation tactics" and …

Sudan

Nigeria launches 48-hr online visa system

Nigeria has launched an online system aimed at enabling business executives to apply for a visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later.<p>The …

Nigeria

Jihad in 19th Century Sudan, Part III - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

<i>Egypt, Sudan, and Jihad are much in the news today. What follows is a brief overview of some of the history behind the news. We began with “Part I:</i> …

Sudan

What African Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Overcoming Challenges

These startups don't need paternalistic "saving" but, rather, supportive ecosystems and institutions.<p>The Democratic Republic of the Congo -- home to one of the globe's most fatal conflicts-- is on the brink of another crisis. According to the country’s constitution, President Joseph Kabila’s final …

Entrepreneurship

East African drought

Nomadic communities store their savings in animals rather than banks and each carcass is a major loss By Reuters | Wed, 22 Mar 2017<p>As droughts take …

Al-Shabaab

Chelsea kid to ditch England for Nigeria? Super Eagles confirm Ola Aina talks

The Blues full-back is wanted by the country of his parents' birth and watched the 1-1 draw with Senegal at Barnet<p>Chelsea youngster Ola Aina is wanted by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr as he considers his international future with England.<p>The 20-year-old was born in London and has made dozens of …

Confederation of African Football

Laced Beauty of the Week: SERIKUDI OLAYINKA AZEEZAT

<b>Name:</b> Serikudi Olayinka Azeezat <b><br>Instagram:</b> @_serikudi <b><br>Location:</b> Yaba, Lagos State <b><br>Occupation:</b> Student<p><b>One thing I love about myself is…</b><p>I don’t give</b> …

Lagos State

Shell Oil Spill Led To Lingering Pollution In Nigeria---Energy Journal

Here’s your morning jolt of news, insight and analysis on the global energy business.<p>Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: EnergyJournal@wsj.com<p>Sign up for this newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/EnergyJournalSignup<p>SHELL OIL SPILL LED TO HIGH POLLUTION IN NIGERIA<p>Royal Dutch Shell PLC oil spills that …

Oil

Death toll in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast rises to two - LOCAL

LOCAL >Death toll in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast rises to two<p>HAKKARİ<p>AA photo<p>The death toll from an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) …

North Africa

The Falling Price of Cocoa Is Hurting an Entire Country - Bloomberg

After overseeing sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest-growing economy and six years of relative peace, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is in the …

Ivory Coast

French defense chief: Battle for Syria’s Raqqa within days

PARIS - France’s defense minister says the battle by international forces to take back the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will start in the coming days.<p>Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Raqqa is a “major objective” for the U.S.-led coalition trying to quash IS …

North Africa

Shell to start cleaning up 2008 Nigeria oil spills in April, says official

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of a group helping organize Shell's clean-up efforts in an oil Delta community in Nigeria said on Friday he was hopeful clean-up work after two spills in 2008 could start in April.<p>Royal Dutch Shell agreed in 2015 on a 55 million pound ($68.62 million) settlement with the …

Nigeria

Uganda declares armyworm outbreak as pest spreads in the region

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation fears for food security as species moves across African countries.<p>Uganda has confirmed an outbreak of …

Food Security

World Tuberculosis Day: Health workers raise awareness in Sierra Leone

Tuberculosis is among the top ten causes of death worldwide. The World Health Organization says Sierra Leone has one of the highest levels of TB. Health workers in the country are trying to change that by raising awareness.<p>Tuberculosis is among the top ten causes of death worldwide.<p>The World Health …

Public Health

Unicef warns of famine in South Sudan affecting one million people -720738

According to a report by Unicef one million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan. More than 270,000 children already suffer from severe malnutrition. Drought and continued insecurity create serious dangers for the population.

South Sudan

Reporting by Women Declining at Networks

TV Has Widest Gender Gap Among News Media<p>“The WMC’s ‘Divided 2017' study finds that at ABC, CBS, and NBC combined, men report three times as much of …

Journalism

ICC awards Congo war crimes victims a symbolic $250 each

The International Criminal Court has awarded symbolic reparations of $250 each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003.<p>Friday's award followed the conviction in 2014 of Germaine Katanga for …

Congo

French citizen kidnapped in Chad taken into Sudan

N'DJAMENA A French citizen kidnapped in Chad on Thursday near the border with Sudan's Darfur region has been taken into Sudan, a senior Chadian security source said on Friday.<p>The Frenchman, who has not been identified, was kidnapped south of Abeche, a mining area about 800 km (500 miles) east of …

Chad

Tanzania Leader Warns Media After Minister Fired Over TV Dispute - Bloomberg

Tanzanian President John Magufuli warned media organizations against “inflammatory” reporting, a day after he fired a cabinet minister who defended …

Dar Es Salaam

Coalition airstrike allegedly kills 100-plus civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD — The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says it is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western Mosul neighborhood that …

North Africa

awesome tapes from africa give us their top 10 tracks from the archives

Awesome Tapes From Africa began in 2006 when a young New York DJ named Brian Shimkovitz, then on a Fulbright scholarship to Ghana, was turned onto the area's street hustled cassettes. Ten years on and countless reissues later, Awesome Tapes from Africa has grown from mp3 blog to internationally …

Music

Nigeria 1-1 Senegal: Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho earns draw with late penalty

Kelechi Iheanacho scored an 83rd-minute penalty as Nigeria salvaged a 1-1 draw in their friendly against Senegal in London.<p>Watched by just over 2,000 …

Senegal

Exclusive: IMF says Nigeria needs urgent reform-document

| ABUJA<p>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to warn Nigeria its economy needs urgent reform, according to a report seen by Reuters that could delay talks over $1.4 billion in international loans.<p>The Washington-based fund will urge Nigeria, a major oil producer, to introduce immediate …

Nigeria

M-Pesa cash ceiling to go up in bid to boost M-Akiba bond

In Summary<p>The move is aimed at allowing those with a higher ability to buy the mobile-based government security instrument as the daily limitation …

Kenya