Africa

  • African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
    African_immigrants_in_germany_help_refugees_to_integrate 2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
  • Death toll from cholera outbreak in Yemen rises to 1,500
    Death_toll_from_cholera_outbreak_in_yemen_rises_to_1_500 2017-07-03 06:06:50 UTC
    The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic. Yemen has been d...
  • Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
    Merkel's_plan_is_a_miracle_for_africa 2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
    Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Developm...
  • Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
    Controversial_study-_the_evolutionary_lineage_arose_in_africa_ 2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
    Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Sc...
  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe Rivals Ally To Challenge President
    Zimbabwe-_robert_mugabe_rivals_ally_to_challenge_president 2017-04-19 17:24:17 UTC
    HARARE — Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's chief rivals said on Wednesday they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office. Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, who was Zimbabwe's prime minister in an uneasy coalition government wit...
  • World’s Top Executioners 2016: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan
    World%e2%80%99s_top_executioner-_china__iran__saudi_arabia__iraq_and_pakistan 2017-04-11 07:57:07 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>Amnesty International</strong> <h2>The Death penalty in 2016: Facts and figures</h2> <h3>Global figures</h3> At least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries in 2016. In 2015 Amnesty International recorded 1,634 exe...
  • Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down
    16867 2017-01-19 20:53:31 UTC
    Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down. By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge | BANJUL/DAKAR Senegalese troops entered neighboring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, ...
  • Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 people aboard
    Hijacked_libyan_plane_lands_in_malta_with_118_people_aboard 2016-12-23 12:22:34 UTC
    (Reuters) - An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board. The hijacker told crew he was "pro-Gaddafi" and that he was ...
  • Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison
    Pistorius 2016-07-06 08:51:30 UTC
    Update - Judge Masipa has sentenced Oscar Pistorius to six years’ imprisonment for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The state had called for him to receive no less than the prescribed minimum 15-year sentence for murder. She said there were “s...
  • Terror in Burkina Faso: 126 people rescued, 20 people have died
    Untitled 2016-01-16 08:51:11 UTC
    Breaking News: Operation at hotel in Burkina Faso capital ends; 126 hostages freed: security minister At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso and al...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict changed to murder
    Pistorius 2015-12-03 09:37:59 UTC
    Oscar Pistorius is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail. Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced, for murder. He killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2...
  • Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike
    Mokhtar_belmokhtar 2015-06-15 08:29:51 UTC
    A veteran Islamist militant blamed for a deadly attack on an Algerian gas field and who ran smuggling routes across North Africa has been killed in a U.S. air strike inside Libya, Libya's government said on Sunday. The recognized government sai...
  • Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole
    Pistorius 2015-06-09 08:09:52 UTC
    (Reuters) - Opinion in South Africa is sharply divided over reports that Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison on parole in August, after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for the culpable homicide...
  • Up to 400 migrants die in boat capsize off Libya
    Migrants 2015-04-15 05:42:26 UTC
    Rome (AFP) - Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from North Africa. The Italian coastguard...
  • Kenya's air force bombed al Shabaab camps in Somalia
    Kenya-air-force 2016-01-19 02:47:12 UTC
    <hr><blockquote><h3><i><a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/16317">Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump — According to polling data, Donal Trump may dominate the GOP race but compared to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton still takes the lead ...
  • Somali militants threaten more bloody attacks against Kenya after they killed nearly 150 people
    Kenya-mourning 2016-01-19 02:53:45 UTC
    <hr><blockquote><h3><i><a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/16317">Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump — According to polling data, Donal Trump may dominate the GOP race but compared to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton still takes the lead ...
  • Opposition ( Muhammadu Buhari ) wins Nigeria election
    Nigeria 2015-03-31 20:15:00 UTC
    Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win presidential elections in Nigeria. Gen Buhari's party said his opponent, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, had admitted defeat and congratulated him. Mr Jonathan ...
  • World's First Successful Penis Transplant
    Penis 2015-03-13 18:52:24 UTC
    "IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL PENIS TRANSPLANT IN THE WORLD." Johannesburg - "We've proved that it can be done — we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had," Frank Graewe, head of the Divi...
  • WHO: The Ebola outbreak is 'spreading too fast'
    Ebolla 2014-08-01 17:53:03 UTC
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said. She told a summit of regional leaders that failure to contain Ebola could be "catastrophic" in terms ...
  • Ebola outbreak: Asky bans flights in West Africa
    Asky-airlines 2014-07-29 17:40:43 UTC
    A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Asky said it took the decision to keep "its passengers and staff safe during this unsettling time". ...
  • Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies
    Ebola_outbreak-_sierra_leone_escaped_patient_dies 2014-07-26 22:32:39 UTC
    A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC. Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday. Since February, ...
  • Air Algerie AH5017: 'No survivors' from crash in Mali
    Air_alg%c3%a9rie_flight_ah5017_wreckage_'found_in_mali'-diaalnews.com 2014-07-25 21:58:21 UTC
    There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near M...
  • 'Many dead' after Boko Haram Islamist attacked Damboa
    Boko_haram- 2014-07-19 08:05:28 UTC
    Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attacked a town in north-east Nigeria. Eyewitnesses told the BBC that half of Damboa had been burnt down, including the town's main market. At least 18 bodies so far have...
  • World celebrates 1st Mandela Day since icon´s death
    %22mandela's_last_years%22_-_was_madiba_on_life_support_for_political_ends_ 2014-07-18 06:17:02 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG: People around the world celebrating "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader´s death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday. For the past five years millions have volunt...
  • Deadly car bomb rocks Somalia parliament building
    Diaal 2014-07-06 00:21:25 UTC
    Several people have been killed as a powerful suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab rebels claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a surge of attacks...