Africa:Deepening Military Ties Solidify China’s Ambitions in Africa

Africa:Deepening Military Ties Solidify China’s Ambitions in Africa

opinion By Salem Solomon In late June, top military officials from Mali, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and dozens of other African countries gathered to discuss defense strategies and security threats. The meeting didn’t take place in a major African city,...
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Africa:Two New Bat Species Discovered in Kenya

Africa:Two New Bat Species Discovered in Kenya

By Victor Kiprop Scientists have discovered two new yellow-bellied bat species in Kenya, a finding that could pave the way for the discovery of more species of the flying mammal across Africa. The two are part of the Scotophilus species,...
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Obama Visits Kenya, Land of His Father, to Promote Local Charity

Obama Visits Kenya, Land of His Father, to Promote Local Charity

Former President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya, his father’s home country, in what was expected to be a lower-profile visit than the ones he made to the country as senator and president. Mr. Obama traveled to Kenya on Sunday...
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8 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya

8 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya

Eight black rhinoceroses died after being transported from a national park in Kenya to a sanctuary meant to help preserve their critically endangered species, the government said on Friday. Wildlife workers say they believe the rhinos died from drinking water....
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Africa:Obama ‘Proud’ to Visit Africa Again

Africa:Obama ‘Proud’ to Visit Africa Again

As former US president Barack Obama prepares to return to South Africa – and the continent – for the first time since he left office, ahead of next week’s annual Nelson Mandela lecture, he has paid homage to some of...
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Eritrea’s Leader Visits Ethiopia for First Time in Over 20 Years

Eritrea’s Leader Visits Ethiopia for First Time in Over 20 Years

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Eritrea’s longtime president arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday for his first visit in 22 years amid a surprise diplomatic thaw between the once bitter rivals. Thousands turned out in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, under tight secu...
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Africa:’African History Must be Written from an African Perspective’

Africa:’African History Must be Written from an African Perspective’

As the first PhD holder from his village, Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba feels that he has a duty to study his community’s history. African history, he thinks, should be rewritten from an African perspective. Herbert Ndomba can now put “Doctor&...
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Africa:Africa Needs Stronger Leadership – Obasanjo

Africa:Africa Needs Stronger Leadership – Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, says stronger leadership is critical to the economic development of the African continent. Mr Obasanjo said this on Friday at the ongoing 2018 Afreximbank Annual Meetings in Abuja. He said Africa had the...
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Africa:Are Migrants Handing the World Cup to France?

Africa:Are Migrants Handing the World Cup to France?

Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов Kylian Mbappe celebrating scoring a goal for France in a pre-World Cup match in March 2018. His mother is from Algeria and his father from Cameroon. analysis By Michael Tantoh Les Bleus have progressed to the final...
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Africa:Urban Agriculture Could Transform Food Security

Africa:Urban Agriculture Could Transform Food Security

By Gilbert Nakweya Accra — Using science, technology and innovation (STI) could help promote the use of urban agriculture to sustain food and nutrition security in African cities, experts say. The experts who specialise in agriculture, geography and urban pl...
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