Tag Archives: Geography of Africa

02Mar/15

Fuel shortages hit oil-rich Nigeria

Nigeria’s largest cities have been hit by acute fuel shortages which are crippling transport and businesses ahead of the country’s 2015 general elections.

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01Mar/15

African migrants stuck in Libyan centre in poor conditions

Hundreds of migrants from across Africa wait in a centre in the Libyan city of Misrata without aid and health care and say they will not give up until they reach Europe.

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28Feb/15

Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe holds a party at Victoria Falls to celebrate his 91st birthday.

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23Feb/15

Controversial security law amended in Kenya

A Kenyan court throws out parts of an anti-terrorism law seen as stifling the media but leaves a provision allowing police to hold terror suspects for nearly a year without charge.
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23Feb/15

Congo seeks to draw tourists to troubled, resource-rich east

Rich in minerals but troubled by unrest for two decades, Congo’s east is an unlikely holiday destination, but agents in the region are promoting it’s unique rainforests and endangered species of wildlife as a must see for tourists.
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23Feb/15

Struggling Zimbabweans place their bets on chance

With the Zimbabwe economy in a continued spiral and the unemployment rate at above 80 percent a new craze of making money has emerged with betting and punting taking centre stage. Hundreds if not thousands of mostly males of various age groups are now taking to betting on sports especially football and horse racing in the fight to make a living.
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17Feb/15

African musicians sing for peace at Amani festival in eastern Congo

Thousands of people from across the African Great Lakes Region attended the Amani festival in Goma over the weekend. Amani, which means peace in Swahili has been organised for a second year to try and change the story of a country mired by conflict and to give residents hope for peace.
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16Feb/15

Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya

A video released by Islamic State purportedly shows Egyptian Christians being marched along a beach, before being forced to their knees and beheaded.

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14Feb/15

Small businesses in Equatorial Guinea count their profits after AFCON

Juan Obama won the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea this month, not as a player for the champions Ivory Coast, but as a Taxi driver. Juan had his busiest and most profitable month ever.
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11Feb/15

More than 300 migrants die this week trying to reach Italy – UN agency

A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says some 300 people are feared dead in the biggest migrant tragedy since the EU took over from Italy’s search and rescue mission.

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