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Safari in Malawi for a warm, friendly adventure (Videos)

Normally when speaking of safaris, people immediately think Kruger National Park, or the wilds of Kenya, but there are other unique and beautiful locations on the African continent, perfectly suited for the vacation of a lifetime.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Giant African snails seized by U.S. Customs agents at LAX

Los Angeles - Officials at Los Angeles International Airport recently confiscated a shipment containing 67 live giant African snails. The snails were being shipped from Nigeria to an address in Southern California likely for human consumption.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 9 comments

New Ebola cases in two African nations

The U.N. health agency has reported about 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The disease, among the deadliest in the world, continues to spread across West Africa.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dalai Lama concerned about all global issues Special

Pretoria - The Office of Tibet in South Africa has celebrated the birthday of the country’s spiritual leader, Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as introducing the new Representative, Nangsa Chodon.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

They need CAR’s diamond so they use the national army

The CAR diamond situation is reaching an international level as the armed forces are going against militias in a power struggle surrounding the control of diamonds.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

African rulers unite on giving themselves immunity to war crimes

African leaders have banded together to vote in favor of immunity to war crimes for their administrations. If this goes through they would have a free license to commit atrocities in many areas.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Food rations slashed for 800,000 African refugees: UN

Geneva - Nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed due to a lack of global aid funding, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation, the UN warned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

UN warns Britain over child voodoo victims, sex tourists

Geneva - Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a UN watchdog said, urging London to do more to combat the scourge.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Delta Airlines apologizes to Ghana for giraffe tweet

Delta Airlines sent out a tweet last night with a picture that was supposed to represent Ghana. Unfortunately that picture was of a giraffe. Giraffes do not live anywhere in Ghana.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Safari tourism rises in popularity across Africa

A new report highlights an increase in safari tourism to Africa. The increase is not only coming from traditional regions, like the U.S. and Europe, but also from "emerging markets." This increase is important for the pan-African economy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

WHO: Alcohol kills millions per year

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants global governments to crack down after study shows that alcohol kills millions per year.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 2 comments

Nigeria's president optimistic about finding missing kids

Abuja - Nigeria should be able to recover more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school by Islamic militants last month, President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday as a new offer of help arrived from Israel.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

China unveils $12 billion aid package for Africa

Lagos - China has announced a massive aid package for Africa and extended the offer to share the technology necessary to build a high-speed railway on the continent.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

China's premier Li Keqiang set for first Africa trip

Beijing - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to visit four countries in Africa on his first tour of the continent since assuming his position a little over a year ago, seeking to nurture a booming economic relationship.
In the Media by AFP

France, Germany unveil new partnership at EU-Africa summit

Brussels - African and European leaders held crisis talks Wednesday on the "terrifying" violence in the Central African Republic, where peacekeepers have been unable to stop a deadly spiral of Christian-Muslim strife.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP) - 1 comment

World Bank gives $73 million to fight ‘Energy Apartheid’

‘Energy Apartheid’: That’s the term World Bank President Jim Yong Kim used Tuesday to describe the lack of adequate access to energy in Africa as compared to the rest of the world.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Crisis talks on CAfrica as mammoth EU-Africa summit opens

Brussels - African and European leaders hold crisis talks on the escalating violence in the Central African Republic on Wednesday as some 80 nations gather in Brussels for a key summit.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

It's worth it: Beauty firms chase Africa cosmetics boom

Lagos - Nigeria's Kuddy Cosmetics began as a one-woman business run out of a suitcase, with Kudirat Fashola bringing beauty products back from the United States in her luggage.
In the Media by Ben Simon (AFP)

UK drugs firm GSK announces Africa investment

London - British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on Monday announced a five-year investment programme for sub-Saharan Africa to fuel the company's growth and to serve an area with "pressing health needs".
In the Media by AFP

Booming demand for shea, African 'women's gold', reduces poverty

Abidjan - The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
In the Media by Christophe Koffi (AFP)

Improve leadership to fulfil potential, Nigeria told

Lagos - Nigeria needs to improve the way it does business if it is to fulfil its potential to become one of the world's top economies, a leading economist said on Tuesday.
In the Media by Phil Hazlewood (AFP)

Ability to digest milk is linked to a history of cattle rearing

A new study into lactose tolerance investigated the genetic origins of this ability. The findings reveal that the ability to digest milk was a powerful selective force in a variety of populations which raised cattle and consumed the animals' fresh milk.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Somali suicide bomber attacks newly captured town

Mogadishu - A suicide bomber in Somalia rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, days after it was recaptured from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, security officials said Tuesday."There was a suicide attack involving terrorists at a hote...
In the Media by AFP

Twitter study shows Africa is football mad

Johannesburg - Posts about football topped Africans' tweets last year, trumping even world events like the death of Nelson Mandela, results from a study released on Wednesday showed.Most tweets were about football and in English, communications firm Portland's analys...
In the Media by AFP

42 African migrants drown off Yemen coast

Aden - Forty-two illegal African migrants drowned when their boat overturned off Yemen's southern coast late on Sunday, the defence ministry reported.The boat smuggling dozens of African migrants "overturned off the coast of Beer Ali," in the southern Shabwa ...
In the Media by AFP

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Paris - Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal.Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ivory Coas...
In the Media by AFP

Ericsson bets on 3G in fast-growing Africa telecoms

The world's top mobile infrastructure supplier Ericsson is betting that the fast-growing African mobile broadband market will remain dominated by 3G services over the next years as the newe...
In the Media by Helen Nyambura-Mwaura (Reuters)

China pillages Africa like old colonialists says Jane Goodall

Johannesburg - China is exploiting Africa's resources just like European colonisers did, with disastrous effects for the environment, acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall has told AFP.On the eve of her 80th birthday, the fiery British wildlife crusader is whizzing ac...
In the Media by Christophe Beaudufe (AFP)

Crisis-hit S.African mines seen drawing bargain hunters

Cape Town - While African mining firms continue to enjoy the fruits of the commodities super-cycle, weaknesses in South Africa's crisis-hit sector are attracting the attention of bargain hunting investors.After a century of extraction, Africa is still the place to...
In the Media by AFP

Apple watches for conflict metal in supply chain

San Francisco - Apple on Thursday said it has verified that an essential metal used in its mobile devices is not coming from sources that help finance violent groups in Africa.The California-based maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macintosh computers said it confirm...
In the Media by AFP
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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
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Images from Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Tanzania's landscape
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Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast (business center)
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Julian Monroe Fisher and Antonio Lemos, Country Office Manager for MAG Angola.
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Children at an orphanage in Man, Côte d'Ivoire.
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Ethiopia's next top model
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Explorer Julian Monroe Fisher
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Boreholes, such as this one near Burkina Faso, provide essential water needs for many of Africa's urban dwellers.
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Explorer Julian Monroe Fisher
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A boy in Kroo Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Guns pictured in the Democratic Republic of Congo forest.
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Images from Disney's Animal Kingdom
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The DRC is Africa's largest country.
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Parents of victims last month's mass kidnapping from a school in northeastern Nigeria express sorrow and outrage
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A sunset in Zanzibar
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Women in Namibia sitting by a hut
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Images from Disney's Animal Kingdom
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The danger of landmines is serious in Angola.
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