The wider media has been quick to herald Phiona Mutesi a chess “prodigy.” She certainly faced odds, too: Born into poverty in Uganda, a young girl, learning and then competing in the world’s most competitive and ubiquitous board game. What … Read the rest
As the deadly outbreak of Ebola has subsided, people in several west African countries are flocking to eat bushmeat again after restrictions were lifted on the consumption of wild animals.
Ivory Coast, which neighbours two of the three countries where … Read the rest
British darling, anti-white Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe (pictured left), prancing beside a giant cartoonish statue of himself, could not rely on his blackness to stop his critics from laughing at him.
The 92 year-old, who has been the country’s president … Read the rest
The president of Equatorial Guinea may not be a household name – however those who have survived his brutal regime claim he is pure evil.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema, 74, has ruled over the country since 1979.
Known as “torturer-in-chief”, his … Read the rest
Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labor in their supply chains, according to a new global index launched on Thursday.
By assessing incidents of human trafficking or slavery, national laws, and the quality of … Read the rest
At least one person was reported killed Thursday as rallies across DR Congo against President Joseph Kabila turned violent, with police firing tear gas in the capital Kinshasa and the eastern city of Goma.
Large numbers of riot police were … Read the rest
Angola is in the grip of its worst yellow fever epidemic since 1986 with more than 250 deaths, and the disease is spreading rapidly – Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all reported cases.
Peru has had … Read the rest
A gang from Malawi reportedly burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones intended for use in witchcraft.
The incensed mob in the Nsanje district of Malawi are said to have attacked the suspects then set them on … Read the rest
Barclays, based in London, has decided to sell its Africa operations, which includes the Absa Group, according to the Financial Times.
“Barclays does not own all of the equity, but it owns 100% of the risk if something goes wrong,” … Read the rest
EU leaders will push their wary African counterparts to help tackle the migration crisis at a summit in Malta this week, offering them billions of euros in aid in exchange for cooperation.
Having recently pressed Turkey to stem the flow … Read the rest
African integration has entered a new phase with the launch of the largest multi-country military exercise in South Africa.
The Amani Africa II field training exercise with more than 5,400 troops, are being held at the SA Army Combat Training … Read the rest
The world’s population will increase from today’s 7.3 billion people to 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion at century’s end, John R. Wilmoth, the director of the United Nations (UN) Population Division, told a session focused on demographic forecasting … Read the rest
“The question now is not merely what kind of Europe we, Hungarians would like to live in, but whether that which we call Europe today will at all survive”, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said in a speech to students.
“Our … Read the rest