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Militia Violence In Central African Republic Leaves 300 Dead

Militia Violence In Central African Republic Leaves 300 Dead

Militia violence in Central African Republic has killed around 300 people and displaced 100,000 in the last two weeks, the United Nations and the government said on Thursday, in the worst displacement since a 2013 civil war. The violence marks a sharp escalation in the long conflict that began when the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel […]

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid “Mafia State” Fate

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid “Mafia State” Fate

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling ANC into 2019 general elections, said on Sunday that the country must not become a “mafia state” as he admitted his party had become associated with corruption. Ramaphosa’s comments were among the strongest he has made on governance as the […]

Ivory Coast Military Said to Give Ultimatum to Rebel Soldiers

Ivory Coast Military Said to Give Ultimatum to Rebel Soldiers

Ivory Coast’s military gave mutinous soldiers an ultimatum in talks on Sunday to drop their pay demands and end a revolt, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ultimatum came in fresh discussions after talks between army commanders and soldiers in Bouake, the center of the mutiny, failed on Saturday, said the person, […]

Ace Musical Maestro Femi Kuti Breaks World Saxophone Record

Ace Musical Maestro Femi Kuti Breaks World Saxophone Record

Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. He attained the feat on Sunday at the New Africa Shrine as shared by his sister, Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti on her Instagram page @yenikuti; “This evening 7th May at the New Africa Shrine, Femi Kuti […]

Women Must Be A Part Of The Health Sector In Africa

Women Must Be A Part Of The Health Sector In Africa

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and girls. Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) alone causes severe pain, bleeding, and lesions in more than 16 million women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond causing widespread physical suffering, NTDs have a severe long-term socioeconomic impact on millions of women and girls. Women who have been scarred or […]

Forbes Woman Africa Launches Its First Television Show

Forbes Woman Africa Launches Its First Television Show

Forbes Woman Africa, has launched its first TV show, “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde,” through Forbes Africa TV. Forbes announced that “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde” will premiere on CNBC Africa on 28 April. The show will feature women who are trailblazers in their respective fields of business and who inspire younger women […]

Low-cost Drug Could Save Thousands Of Mothers’ Lives Across Developing World

Low-cost Drug Could Save Thousands Of Mothers’ Lives Across Developing World

A low-cost and widely available drug could save the lives of 1 in 3 mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a new study. Severe bleeding, known as postpartum hemorrhage, or PPH, is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide, killing more than 100,000 women every year. Even for mothers who […]

IMF to Return to Zambia in May to Continue Loan Talks

IMF to Return to Zambia in May to Continue Loan Talks

  The International Monetary Fund will send a mission to Zambia in May to continue talks over as much as $1.6 billion in aid the government is seeking after they failed to reach a deal in Washington this month. “Progress was made but program discussions have not yet been concluded,” Alfredo Baldini, the fund’s representative […]

Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

As Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party is increasingly gripped by faction fighting, a once-splintered opposition is pledging to mount a united challenge to the 93-year-old leader in elections next year. At the center of the infighting in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front is its political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, a leading figure in the […]

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

The National Assembly Wednesday joined the worldwide solidarity campaign for gender equality, “He for she” The Angolan parliament’s accession comes as a result of the recommendation of the 39th plenary assembly of the parliamentary forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held last year in the Kingdom of Swaziland to join the “He for […]

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