Category Archives: Africa

South African tourism holding steady

Surprisingly, South African Tourism, the country’s national tourism marketing body, believes that the current water crisis the City of Cape Town is going through may actually help position the country as a global leader in sustainable tourism practices, including the judicious use of water. Continue reading

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Ethiopian Arrested in Scottish Airport with Suitcases Full of Khat Worth Over $12,000 Says its for a Family Party

An Ethiopian man has been jailed after being caught with two suitcases full of drugs, which he claimed were to be shared at a family… Continue reading

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Donkey Job: South African Authorities Bust Illegal Trade of Thousands of Donkey Hides to China for Medicine

The discovery of more than 5,000 donkey hides in a shack and a metal container in Benoni could blow the lid off the illegal slaughter… Continue reading

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Ethiopian Migrant Heading to Britain Dies After Getting run Down Near France’s Calais Jungle

An Ethiopian man has died after being hit by a lorry near Calais as hundreds of migrants desperate to reach Britain return to the French… Continue reading

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Somalia Upper Parliament Appoints Speaker, Presidential Election set for Jan. 24

Somalia’s Upper House of parliament has elected its speaker on Sunday, the last major step toward holding the presidential election that has been delayed several… Continue reading

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Europe’s Big Football Teams Fighting to Sign Eritrean-Swedish Prodigy Alexander Isak

Borussia Dortmund is set to complete the signing of AIK’s highly rated teenager Alexander Isak for €10m (£8.65m). The 17-year-old, who became Sweden’s youngest ever… Continue reading

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Yahya Jammeh Fails to Secure Immunity in ECOWAS Talks, Could Return to Gambia

West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia’s longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal’s foreign minister… Continue reading

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South Sudan Says its not Afraid of Ethiopia, has Nothing to Explain After Recent Meetings with Egypt

South Sudanese officials have stepped up their rhetoric against Ethiopia in what analysts see as a crucial moment in the relations between the two countries.… Continue reading

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Kenenisa Bekele Gets Injured but Ethiopian Athletes Dominate Dubai Marathon in Both Men and Women’s Division

Tamirat Tola from Ethiopia won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon with a timing of 2:04:11sec in the men’s race while Worknesh Degefa Debele, also from… Continue reading

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Somali Arrest 6 Teenage Boys for Gang-Raping 16-Year-Old and Posting the Video on Facebook

The gang rape of a 16-year-old Somali girl has sparked outrage after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.
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