Africa:The Tragedy of International Law and Justice

Africa:The Tragedy of International Law and Justice

The bashing by the US of the International Criminal Court shows a double standard tolerated at international level but it also lets human rights abusers off the hook in Africa in particular, writes DW’s Isaac Mugabi. With the 73rd session...
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Africa:Ever Wonder What Africa’s First Ladies Do?

Africa:Ever Wonder What Africa’s First Ladies Do?

Photo: Joseph Nyadzayo/The Herald First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa mingles with other first ladies at the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS meeting at African Union Building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. US First Lady Melania Trump made the first ...
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Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows in Africa With Another White Hat

Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows in Africa With Another White Hat

She is contributing to the Trump administration’s mixed signaling, participating in a ceremonial donation of over one million textbooks in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, on Thursday, even as President Trump has suggested deep cuts to foreign...
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Denis Mukwege: A Sense of Calm Amid the Grinding Work of Saving Lives

Denis Mukwege: A Sense of Calm Amid the Grinding Work of Saving Lives

Jeffrey Gettleman was the East Africa bureau chief of The New York Times from 2006 to 2017. Dr. Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, is a large man with a squarish face. The first time...
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Africa:Petty Offences Create Backlogs in Courts – Report

Africa:Petty Offences Create Backlogs in Courts – Report

By Mohamed Ahmed Petty offences have widely contributed to backlogs of cases in African courts, statistics have shown. The statistics from the International Centre for Prisons on Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire show that the minor of...
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Africa:Extreme Weather Threatens Society and Economy

Africa:Extreme Weather Threatens Society and Economy

Photo: Daily Nation Residents of Bandi village, Tana River County in Kenya leave their homes after they were evicted by floods on May 18, 2018. Droughts, floods and storms are hitting Africa with increasing frequency. With so many people dependent...
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C. Payne Lucas, Leader in Aid to Africa, Is Dead at 85

C. Payne Lucas, Leader in Aid to Africa, Is Dead at 85

“Health, education and agriculture — those were the three things we were involved in at the beginning,” Mr. Lucas recalled in a 2014 video interview for Africare. “Then we got involved in community development, in which you did things to...
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Africa:CAF Backs Cameroon to Host Afcon 2019 Tournament

Africa:CAF Backs Cameroon to Host Afcon 2019 Tournament

Photo: Ndi Eugene Ndi/Nation Media Group Cameroonian President Paul Biya (centre) receives a gift from CAF President Ahmad Ahmad at the State House in Yaoundé on October 2, 2018. Looking on is Cameroonian soccer legend Samuel Eto’o. By Ndi Eugene...
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Melania Trump, in Africa (and Far From Washington), Seems at Ease

Melania Trump, in Africa (and Far From Washington), Seems at Ease

CAPE COAST, Ghana — With the unrelenting Ghanaian sun serving as her spotlight, Melania Trump has stepped out of her husband’s shadow, apparently showing the world what some 5,200 miles of breathing room away from her home city can do....
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Trilobites: Why Elephants Don’t Shed Their Skin

Trilobites: Why Elephants Don’t Shed Their Skin

The African elephant is known for its thick, wrinkly skin. But look closer and you’ll see an intricate network of tiny crevices that makes the mighty mammal’s hide resemble cracked mud or damaged asphalt. The purpose of those cracks is...
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