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Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila Deal Hangs By Thread After Marathon Meeting

Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila Deal Hangs By Thread After Marathon Meeting

Hopes of a deal to end DR Congo’s dangerous political crisis before Christmas were fast dissipating on Saturday after fruitless all-night talks over President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to quit power. Kabila’s second and final five-year term ended on December 20, but he has shown no intention of leaving office soon, sparking violent protests that have […]

Women Entrepreneurs Push For Favourable EAC Gender Legislation

Women Entrepreneurs Push For Favourable EAC Gender Legislation

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) needs to expedite enactment of laws that foster gender equality, protection and development in the East African Community. This was one of the key recommendations from the first ever national conference on the role of women in socio-economic development in EAC. The event was held Wednesday in Kigali to […]

Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when the pre-meal party, the actual dinner and dessert, then evening leftovers are all taken into account. That is enough to gain a pound or two alone, which can be remedied, but how many more days like this will there be? Actually, there is […]

Cervical Cancer Cases On The Rise

Cervical Cancer Cases On The Rise

 Cases of cervical cancer are increasing at an alarming rate in the region, the latest statistics show. The statistics released by a non-governmental organisation, Tanzania Youth Alliance (Tayoa), yesterday, indicate that there is a steady increase in reported cases of the disease. In February 2014, over 10,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in Mwanza […]

Nigeria, Senegal, Other ECOWAS Members Set To Remove President Yahya Jammeh By Force

Nigeria, Senegal, Other ECOWAS Members Set To Remove President Yahya Jammeh By Force

West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS, has put standby military forces on alert in case Gambian President Yahya Jammeh does not step down when his mandate ends on January 19. The ECOWAS Commission president, Marcel de Souza, said this on Malian TV Thursday night. Mr. Jammeh has vowed to stay in power despite losing a December […]

Zimbabwe: Seven Women Robbed, Raped

Zimbabwe: Seven Women Robbed, Raped

Seven women were kidnapped, robbed and raped in separate incidents by suspected armed robbers, police have confirmed. One of the incidents occurred along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road on Monday, while the other one took place in Mwenezi. Sources close to the investigations said four women were stranded along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road after their vehicle developed a […]

Somalia :Top Sheikhs Under Fire Following Fatwa Banning Women’s Basketball Tourney

Somalia :Top Sheikhs Under Fire Following Fatwa Banning Women’s Basketball Tourney

An Islamic Fatwa banning a women’s national basketball tournament that kicked off in Garowe on Thursday has raised protests on social media. Somalis on Twitter criticised the Council of Islamic Clerics for issuing a fatwa with no base in Islamic Shariah. Most argued that the tournament will improve integration between the five participating regions names […]

Latest Mediterranean Tragedy Pushes Number of People Perishing In 2016 Beyond 5,000

Latest Mediterranean Tragedy Pushes Number of People Perishing In 2016 Beyond 5,000

Highlighting that the number of causalities in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathways for admission of refugees. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), […]

Hijackers Seize Libyan Plane With 118 People On Board

Hijackers Seize Libyan Plane With 118 People On Board

A passenger aircraft belonging to Libya with 118 people on board has been hijacked and diverted to Malta by two men claiming to have hand grenades. One of the hijackers told the flight crew he was “pro-Gaddafi” and he was willing to let all 111 passengers leave the Airbus A320, but not its seven crew, […]

Family Of Seven Killed In Ghastly Motor Accident In Benue

Family Of Seven Killed In Ghastly Motor Accident In Benue

Just few days to the Yuletide, a family of seven have been reportedly killed in a ghastly motor accident at Taraku in Gwer local government area of Benue state. Saturday Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness that the victims were being driven in their Toyota car by their father, identified as Mr. Vangeryina Agbose when the […]