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African governments’ lack of investment in land leading to foreign aqcuisition

The recent surge in foreign companies from Asia, America and the Middle East purchasing large swathes of arable but fallow land in Africa has provoked outrage from land activists who view the phenomen

Cruel bull killing ritual in Zulu groups

Animal rights activists from South Africa will be meeting with Zulu groups in a bid to stop a bull killing ritual practiced annually. The meeting was announced by Cultural commissioner Pat Mkhize. K

Kenyan wins US software competition

A Kenyan software developer won the “Apps4Africa” competition sponsored by the US State Department.   Charles Kithika received Sh400,000 (USD 5,000) and an Apple iPad for devising a voice-based

Congo Brazaville re-elects Denis Sassou Nguesso

In the Republic of the Congo, President Denis Sassou Nguesso has won re-election. In the elections held last Sunday, he received almost 79 percent of the votes, and with them a new seven-year term in

Unknown disease plagues Ethiopia

A mysterious disease has made its way through central Ethiopia, killing 18 and infecting over a hundred people. The disease remains unknown but the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitari

Militants attack military base in Central African Republic

Around 60 gunmen attacked an army base in the Central African Republic’s north eastern town of Birao early morning on Saturday, killing at least two and leaving several wounded.The attackers are

Kenya threats linked to al Qaeda

Fears for Kenya are mounting as fresh threats from sources linked to al Qaeda have described the country as “enemy of Islam”. Norway's embassy in Nairobi and two Kenyan media organisati

Gunmen Seize Darfur Aid Workers

Two aid workers for Aide Medicale Internationale (AMI), a Canadian national and a French national, have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen who are demanding a ransom for their release. AMI was one

Ms Sayo has made a public appeal asking for calm.

The United Nations are set to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea, after Key Security Council nations reached an agreement condemning the Asian country's April 5 rocket launch. The five

Sudanese refugees victims of sexual violence

An Amnesty International report said that Sudanese women who fled the Darfur conflict to eastern Chad are facing high levels of sexual violence. The report reveals that girls and women are attacked wh

Increase in un-planned preganancies in Nigeria

Nigeria has seen an increase in un-planned pregnancies among teenagers and young women, despite reports of an increased level of education.The study, which has been carried out by the New York based G

Get in the net: Chelsea & Right to Play - United Against Malaria

Chelsea Football Club has teamed up with their official international charity partner, Right To Play to support the United Against Malaria initiative. United Against Malaria is a partnership of influe

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