Survivor Found Inside Tanzania Ferry, Days After Deadly Capsize

Survivor Found Inside Tanzania Ferry, Days After Deadly Capsize

NAIROBI, Kenya — A day after Tanzanian authorities said they were unlikely to locate any more survivors from a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, an engineer who worked aboard the vessel was discovered alive in an apparent air pocket...
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Tanzanian Ferry Capsizes, Killing at Least 131

Tanzanian Ferry Capsizes, Killing at Least 131

NAIROBI, Kenya — The death toll from the capsizing of a Tanzanian ferry on Lake Victoria had climbed to at least 131 people and could rise further, officials said on Friday as they vowed to investigate the disaster. Exactly how...
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Africa:Nairobi hosts the first Africa Environment Partnership Platform (AEPP)

Africa:Nairobi hosts the first Africa Environment Partnership Platform (AEPP)

Mrs Estherine Fotabong, NEPAD Agency’s Director of Programmes with Ministers of Environment and heads of delegations and participants. press release The theme for the AEPP meeting was “50 years of Environmental Governance and Sustainability in Africa”, m...
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West Africa:Mainone, Orange Deal Targets Cable Extension Into Francophone West Africa

West Africa:Mainone, Orange Deal Targets Cable Extension Into Francophone West Africa

By Chike Onwuegbuchi Mainone partnership with French Telecoms company, Orange will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will pro...
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Africa:Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund

Africa:Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund

analysisBy Peter Fabricius Despite – or is it perhaps because of – increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent. In 2014, before the sur...
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Africa:Why Empowering Women Lies At the Centre of Population Growth in Africa

Africa:Why Empowering Women Lies At the Centre of Population Growth in Africa

analysisBy Alex Ezeh, Drexel University I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills? Millions more...
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Africa:Chinese Gangs Fuel Illegal South Africa Abalone Trade – Report

Africa:Chinese Gangs Fuel Illegal South Africa Abalone Trade – Report

Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa. Demand for abalone in Asia is increasingly being met...
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Africa:Gender Equality Index Highlights Big Data Gaps

Africa:Gender Equality Index Highlights Big Data Gaps

Photo: ICRC Senegalese women. By Emma Batha London — World leaders who have pledged to end gender inequality by 2030 will miss the ambitious target if they do not accelerate efforts to plug “profound” data gaps, experts said ahead of...
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Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers

Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers

Advertisement Trilobites Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes. ImageAfrican elephants in Botswana. Researchers are turning to examining the ...
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Mary Nooter Roberts, Champion of African Art, Is Dead at 59

Mary Nooter Roberts, Champion of African Art, Is Dead at 59

Mary Nooter Roberts, a scholar of African art who helped change the way non-Western art is presented in Western museums, died on Sept. 11 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 59. The cause was breast cancer, said her...
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