Category: Africa

Africa
Ivanka Trump carries mission of female empowerment to Ivory Coast

U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House advisor, Ivanka, is heading to the Ivory Coast to continue her four-day trip aimed at increasing economic opportunities for women in the West African region. Ivanka Trump, who serves as advisor to her father on economic empowerment, began her trip to the region with a visit to […]

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Africa
Libya: Third night of ‘barbaric’ bombings in Tripoli

A volley of rocket attacks on the Libyan capital of Tripoli caused havoc overnight with people scrambling to safety and crowds answering a call to donate blood for the wounded. The prime minister of the internationally-recognised government in the capital called the attacks “barbaric” and the interior minister told Sky News that the assaults were […]

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Africa
Algeria protests: Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators

Algerian police used water cannon on Tuesday to disperse crowds demonstrating against the appointment of a new interim president. Abdelkader Bensalah, the speaker of parliament’s upper house, succeeds long-term President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week. Peaceful demonstrations have been taking place for weeks, but many protesters want more radical change. Mr Bensalah has pledged […]

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Africa
Boeing admits faulty sensor may have caused deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

Boeing admitted Thursday that a faulty sensor in its anti-stall system played a part in last month’s deadly Ethiopian plane crash. Ethiopian investigators released their preliminary report into the disaster that killed 157 people, saying the anti-stall system kept pushing the nose of the plane downward shortly after takeoff as the pilots struggled to take […]

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Africa
Rhino poacher eaten by lions after being trampled by an elephant

A suspected rhino poacher has been eaten by lions after being trampled to death by an elephant in South Africa. After the lions had finished, only his skull and trousers were left, South African National Parks (SANP) said. The man’s family were alerted by his “accomplices”, who said he had been killed by an elephant […]

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Academics
Kyambogo to host the first African leather and leather products conference 2019

Kyambogo University in collaboration with Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute is planning to host the first Academic and Practical Skills Inter-university Show for Africa Leather and leather products. The event will promote sense of creativity, innovation and invention among the participants […]

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Africa
There are ten strategic bottlenecks affecting the transformation of Africa, President Museveni

President Museveni has in speech at the Africa Now Summit 2019 noted the ten strategic bottlenecks that are halting the transformation of Africa as a Continent. Among the bottlenecks that the president noted include, education and health. “By addressing the issues of education and health as well as the issue of the freedom of the […]

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Africa
Lango Clan head to sue China Nationals over neglect of responsibilities

The clan head of Mwa Otiratok, Col. Richard Okello Mwaka has vowed to sue the Chinese for failing to cater for the children they produced with his clan members. He said while working at Sino Hydro power dam, the Chinese origin produced children with girls from his clan, but later abandoned them. ” I will […]

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Africa
Airline clash, Ethiopia mourns the 157 passengers

Ethiopia has declared Monday a day of national mourning after a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed, killing all 157 people onboard. The country has lowered her national flag as a sign of showing their grieve on what they called traumatic moment. It is believed that the Ethipian airline, a Boeing 737-800MAX with flight number ET […]

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