Sub-Saharan Africa

First humans emerged in the eastern Mediterranean and not East Africa

Controversial study claims to have found the origin of humans as early as 7.2 million years ago.<p>Humans may have split off from the rest of the great …

East Africa

Pay Television company StarTimes to broadcast live all U-20 matches

The pay television broadcaster is also the exclusive broadcaster of International Champions Cup tournament for Sub-Saharan Africa<p>The 2017 Fifa U-20 World Cup is on! The best young teams from 24 countries are competing in the Republic of Korea to win one of the most prestigious Fifa tournament.<p>The …

FIFA

5,000 Refugees Pulled From The Mediterranean In Just 2 Days

Nearly 47,000 have left Libya for Italy so far this year.<p>Over the course of about 48 hours, rescuers pulled 5,000 refugees from boats and the waters of the Mediterranean, officials reported.<p>Italian and Libyan Coast Guard crews saved the refugees, who were sailing from Libya to Italy, between May …

Refugees

Flash - China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016: report - France 24

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016, with China and the Democratic Republic of Congo among the worst affected, a new report by a monitoring center said Monday.<p>The Democratic Republic of …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa's growth seen benefiting from rebound in commodity prices: report

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Africa will see a lift-off in economic growth this year and next on the back of a rebound in global commodity prices, an annual report predicted on Monday.<p>The African Economic Outlook, co-authored by the African Development Bank, the OECD and the United Nations Development …

Africa

Climate Change Could Slash Staple Crops

<i>By Brian Bienkowski, The Daily Climate</i><p>Climate change, and its impacts on extreme weather and temperature swings, is projected to reduce global …

Climate Change

Desperate migrant weeps in agony after being pulled from sea after clinging onto boat

Harrowing footage shows Italian coastguard members pulling migrants out of the Mediterranean Sea - including one who was found clinging to a …

Refugees

Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017 final: How to watch live on TV, mobile and online in the UK and abroad

Pune will be looking to win their first ever IPL crown while Mumbai hope to be the first to win it three times.<p>Mumbai Indians will take on Rising …

Sport (UK)

World digest: May 20, 2017

BRAZIL<p>President says audio taping was ‘doctored’<p>President Michel Temer told the nation Saturday that an incriminating audio recording of him had been doctored. “That clandestine recording was manipulated and doctored with (bad) intentions,” Temer said at a news conference in the capital of Brasilia.<p>…

Michel Temer

Africa must reboot its health systems to cope with non-communicable diseases

When it comes to killer diseases in Africa many people think of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, or even Ebola. But the reality is …

Health Care

NexTV News Africa

<b>Pay TV</b> | May 19th, 2017 GOtv to air football final at no extra cost<p>GOtv, the digital pay TV of DStv in Sub-Saharan Africa announced the airing of …

Pay-TV

A decade after debt forgiveness, Africa still hooked on dollars

| LONDON<p>When rich countries wrote off billions of dollars of African debt in 2005, they hoped governments would think twice about borrowing again in costly foreign currencies.<p>Over a decade later, most sub-Saharan African countries still rely on U.S. dollar-denominated debt to finance their …

Africa

Uganda: Gay Activists Take Govt to Court for Blocking Registration

Gay marriage (file photo).<p><i>A group of gay rights activists in Uganda have taken a government agency to court for refusing to register their</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

African spending power rises

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Social Justice

India ranks 154 in global healthcare rankings for 2015, Switzerland tops list

India ranked a lowly 154th on Healthcare Access and Quality Index, making it among the biggest underachievers in Asia, in a list that was topped by …

Health Care

Trump's global gag order: 5 questions answered

<i>Editor’s note: President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that media reports say could obstruct nearly US$8.8 billion the U.S. spends</i> …

Public Health

FT Health: Research pledge must go further

Trial transparency, Babatunde Osotimehin, cyber fears<p>Leading funders and researchers this week agreed that all their clinical trials for vaccines and …

Medicine

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #88

The Wild Bird Trust presents the 88th edition of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week”.<p>Thank you to all contributing photographers and all WildBird! revolutionaries!<p>To submit your photo for selection in the Top 25, please post your image on the Wild Bird Trust Facebook page with details on …

Birds

Scientists make surprise discovery of massive new forests around the world

Recent global analysis of the Earth’s drylands has discovered 467 million hectares of unreported forested areas — or roughly seven times the size of Texas — located in drylands across the world. The discovery has lent more credence to the theory that increasing levels of man-made CO2 emissions are …

Climate Change

‘An embarrassment’: U.S. health care far from the top in global study

Americans grumble all the time about the quality of our health-care system, but when we're dealing with serious issues, such as injuries from an auto accident or cancer, we often count our blessings that we live in a wealthy country that has well-trained doctors with access to the latest medical …

Health Care

What witch-hunters can teach us about today's world

It is hardly a new observation that political leaders seeking populist appeal will exacerbate popular fears: about immigrants, terrorists and the …

Archaeology

Mapping Africa’s energy infrastructure: open data lights the way

Despite localized success stories, electricity access is still increasing slowly in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Global Tracking Framework, …

Open Data

The number of migrant and refugee children traveling alone has gone up five times since 2010

Since the European Union signed an agreement with Turkey to limit the flow of refugees coming into Greece in March of 2016, the number of arrivals has decreased dramatically. In 2015, over a million people crossed into Europe. In 2016, that number was down to about 350,000, almost half of whom …

Refugees

Azure lands in Africa

Scott Guthrie, executive VP of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group.<p>At a time when international organisations may be rethinking investments in …

South Africa

Andile Ngcaba’s Convergence Partners, Google, IFC, Mitsui Invest $100 million in Kenya’s CSquared

South African Convergence Partners, which is owned by ICT industry veteran Andile Ngcaba, has teamed up with global tech giant with Google, …

FinTech

TechCrunch to host a startup competition with Facebook in Nairobi

TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to Africa for a long time, and now thanks to our sponsor Facebook, we will bring the Startup Battlefield competition, to Nairobi on October 11 this year.<p>We’re looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s …

Startups

Volvo Expands Truck Building Into Fast-Growing East Africa - Bloomberg

Volvo AB’s trucks division is seeking to boost market share in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to as much as 18 percent from about 2 percent, as the East …

Africa

More Children on the Move, More Children Vulnerable to Trafficking

Learn how to you can take action to protect #ChildrenUprooted across the world.

Refugees

General Motors is leaving SA

General Motors (GM) informed employees and unions on Thursday morning that it is quitting SA.<p>Besides its light commercial vehicle manufacturing …

Transportation

Funds Flock to Senegal's Eurobond, Placing $9 Billion of Orders - Bloomberg

Senegal’s $1.1 billion Eurobond was more than eight times oversubscribed, as investors bet on political stability in one of Africa’s fastest-growing …

JPMorgan Chase & Co