Central Africa

If you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t sue people to shut up

President Trump’s lawyers filed an arbitration claim in the vain attempt to shut up former White House aide and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman. It is virtually inconceivable that the claim can be enforced to silence her about her time in the White House.<p>Bradley P. Moss writes in …

Donald Trump

Ugandan MP beaten up after president's convoy stoned - opposition

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake, detained after the president’s convoy was stoned, has been “brutalised” by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media.<p>Supporters of an independent candidate running in a …

Africa

An Artist Discovered a Parasitic Worm in His Eye, Which He Said 'Guided' His Work

The eerie painting depicts an image few of us would want to see in the mirror, let alone casting a shadow across our own field of vision: a pale, …

Africa

Opinion today: Mud sticks to Wells Fargo | Financial Times

<i>This article is from today’s FT Opinion email. Sign up to receive a daily digest of the big issues straight to your inbox.</i><p>Once again, Wells Fargo is …

Wells Fargo

On patrol with the wildlife rangers of Chinko – photo essay

Deep in the heart of Africa, a dedicated group of rangers patrol the Chinko nature reserve. In baking equatorial heat, they are weighed down with body armour and camouflage fatigues. Beads of sweat run down their faces; mosquitos whine. The men keep watch over a vast patchwork of savanna and …

Wildlife

Charles de Gaulle's Victory Began in This Central African Nation

It was the moment all of France had waited for. Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, which Germany had historically eyed as its own, was finally free …

History

Cholera kills scores in DR Congo, Niger

KANANGA (DR CONGO) (AFP) -<p>A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday.<p>"A total of 2,100 patients are currently being treated and since February we have registered 125 deaths," said …

Africa

Helios Investing in Congo Towers After Scrapping IPO Plans

Helios Towers Plc is investing tens of millions of dollars in the Democratic Republic of Congo and looking for acquisitions as the African …

Investing

Private Jets and Rolls Royce: Pastor Alph Lukau's luxury life (photos, video)

<b>Men of God seem to be doing particularly well in recent times, when it comes to living large. The example of Biodun Fatoyinbo, T.B Joshua and Matthew</b> …

Rolls-Royce

Africa:African Expertise Key to Stopping Ebola - Then and Now

[allAfrica] An Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is once again straining Africa's medical resources.

Disease

Marked for demolition? Ugandans on pipeline route fear land loss

HOIMA, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ugandan farmer James Mubona, 73, looked pensive as he sat in a blue plastic chair under a mango tree next to three of his four wives, one breastfeeding a five-month-old baby, contemplating the imminent loss of his 22-acre farm to an oil pipeline.<p>The …

Africa

Why African Women Are Loving Ciara’s 'Freak Me' Video - Essence

Ciara released some visuals last weekend to accompany the release of her second single in recent months.<p>After the success of “Level Up” — with the …

South Africa

Ukraine visa services expand in Africa

Johannesburg - Visa processing operation services for Ukraine have been substantially expanded across the African continent, the world’s largest …

Africa

The Country Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Fights Back

<i>This OZY original series takes you to the New Frontiers of Climate Change, where some of the most vulnerable nations are coming up with the most</i> …

Africa

DAILY BRIEFING: Robo-adviser Wealthify launches 'ethical' investment portfolios; Uber losses narrow

Losses shrink<p>Taxi app company Uber has narrowed its second quarter losses to £702million, down from £870million a year earlier. Under boss Dara …

Money (UK)

Africa’s Strongest Airline Grows 21% In One Year

Africa’s largest and most profitable airline transported 21% more passengers this year than last year. And that’s just one measure of the carrier’s …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.<p>Now Ebola, a name almost as …

Africa

Newsletter

VIDEOS<p>The book, edited by Ambassador Lindiwe Mabuza, is a collection of over thirty letters to O.R. by contributors who were born, raised and …

South Africa

Senators cast suspicion on Russia over trio of murdered journalists

A pair of senators want an international probe into the deaths of three journalists murdered in the Central African Republic, raising a call that …

Russia

Make water a top global priority. It's the best, cheapest way to save lives: Frist

The best way to save lives and prevent outbreaks of threats like Ebola is water in health facilities. Congress and the world need to meet this challenge.<p>This summer has seen the unprecedented and simultaneous outbreak of six of eight diseases posing the greatest threats to public health, according …

Health Care

The ill-fated journey of Air CEMAC

On August 3, 2018 in Douala, the CEMAC transport ministers announced the liquidation of Air CEMAC, an airline owned by central African states, which …

Africa

Opinion | Ebola responders must learn language lessons from the 2014 epidemic

August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately …

Disease

Giveaway: What Historical Survival Stories Should We Check Out?

This giveaway asking for historical survival stories is sponsored by <i>The Last Hours</i> by Minette Walter.When the Black Death enters England in 1348, no …

Puerto Rico

Berry, Greer bring back gold and silver from Rwanda

Matthew Greer and Jodie Berry were the best of the South Africans at the ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup in Rwanda recently, <b>writes MARK …

Sport (South Africa)

Congo-Kinshasa:More Congolese Refugees Expected to Flock Zambia

(Photo: F. Scoppa/UNHCR)LusakaZambia is bracing for more refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of a referendum and elections set …

Africa

Sudanese hit by bread shortages as currency crunch escalates

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple that have left people queuing for hours outside bakeries.<p>A vendor carries her child on her back as she sells bread along the streets of Democratic Republic of …

Africa

Rwanda Signs Aviation Safety MOU

Victoria Moores<br>The Rwandan CAA and IATA have agreed to cooperate on safety, as part of a wider African drive to get all airlines on the IATA …

Aviation Safety

World Rugby and Peace and Sport get ready for the 2018 Friendship Games

World Rugby is supporting the 2018 Friendship Games in Bujumbura, Burundi from 17 to 19 August.<p>The event is a key pillar of Peace and Sport’s ongoing …

World Rugby

On-Demand Medical Drone Delivery

By Noël DuanUsing autonomous drones, the company Zipline can deliver blood products and medicines for immediate medical treatment in remote areas.

Drones

LA’s Bizarre Museum of Jurassic Technology Celebrates 30 Years—It’s Time You Visit

Palms is a small but densely populated Los Angeles neighborhood nestled in the crook between two intersecting freeways. Near the border with Culver …

The Arts