A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck. But as police in Tanzania crack down on the grisly trade, activists in neighbouring Malawi … Read the rest
The spectacular failure of a large clinical trial of H.I.V.-prevention methods in Africa — and the elaborate deceptions employed by the women in it — have opened an ethical debate about how to run such studies in poor countries and … Read the rest
Most of Zimbabwe’s white farmers were stripped of their land in often violent evictions that started in 2000. Now the remaining white farmers are on edge because of threats of new evictions linked to the country’s long-running political turmoil.
Mandi … Read the rest
AfriLeaks, an anonymous whistleblowing platform for Africa, has been launched today, the Guardian reports.
The platform is designed to securely connect whistleblowers with media organizations across Africa and to teach journalists how to effectively verify and investigate the quality of … Read the rest
Traffickers made some $3m from 359 illegal migrants found abandoned on a cargo ship in the Mediterranean, the Italian police said.
The Ezadeen was towed into the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro after being found by coast guards on Friday.… Read the rest
The Sierra Leonean doctor that died from Ebola, is the 10th to succumb to the disease, in what the country’s chief medical officer on Sunday called a shocking trend.
Dr. Aiah Solomon Konoyeima died on Saturday, according to Chief Medical … Read the rest
Detractors called him a Mandela pimp. International Prosperity Gospel preacher, Dr. Myles Munroe of Bahamas Faith Ministries International and his wife Mrs. Ruth Ann Munroe, died in a plane crash earlier today in the Bahamas.
Munroe attended the second inauguration … Read the rest
Africa, Like Trayvon Martin, is extremely important to Barack Obama. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” the president said famously about the slain teenager.
His fellow-feelings about the continent the president expressed during the Aug. 4-6 U.S.-Africa … Read the rest
They were treated like terrorists, writes Malaika wa Azania.
There has been speculation about what transpired in Morocco a few days ago when a black youth ambassador for the AU landed in Morocco.
The full-time student in Grahamstown is a … Read the rest
“Africa is rising — let the South African corporate world become part of the story of the rising of the African continent,” said Thabo Mbeki, the former ANC leader and South African president.
“That means looking beyond something called the … Read the rest
Journalists have been having a field day ridiculing the recent “coup” in Lesotho.
For African journalists, it turns out to be a joke on themselves — especially the notion that Lesotho should be SA’s 10th province.
Unlike SA, which was … Read the rest
Chad looks set to become the 37th country in Africa to outlaw homosexuality after government ministers voted to make same-sex relations a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
The decision, yet to be ratified by the country’s … Read the rest
As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, dubbed “World War E,” rages out of control, the United Nations is admitting the approximately 6,000 peacekeepers still in Liberia are not trained in health-care operations.
The acknowledgement comes after a top … Read the rest