Tag Archives: Geography of Africa

15Aug/17

More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

REGENT VILLAGE, OUTSIDE FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (AUGUST 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday (August 14), sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. Continue reading

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

13Aug/17

Zambia to Drop Treason Charges Against Opposition Leader – Sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country’s main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters. Continue reading

12Aug/17

Britain’s Tullow launches oil, gas exploration in Zambia

LUSAKA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – British company Tullow Oil on Friday started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa’s No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal.
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12Aug/17

Kenyan opposition stronghold Kisumu smoulders after Kenyatta victory

KISUMU, KENYA (AUGUST 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – When Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office on Friday (August 11) he set off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in the strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga in the capital and the west of the country. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Kenya election a dangerous game for female candidates

Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Google hopes to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills – CEO

LAGOS, NIGERIA (JULY 27, 2017) (GOOGLE) – Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday (July 27).
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17Jul/17

Ghanaian teen builds video search engine to rival YouTube

Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare has built an online video search engine known as Mudclo, which has caught the attention of some of the industry’s big tech companies, with some dubbing it the ‘African YouTube’.

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16Jul/17

Young Gambian shines light on risks of perilous migrant routes

Like many young Gambians in search of a better future, 25-year old Mustapha set off on the perilous journey from Africa to Europe. He now shares his harrowing experience with other young people to deter them from following in his footsteps.

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