Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds…Read full details

Lending the government money is only a click away as Kenya launches its first mobile sovereign bond. PHOTO:AFP Kenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects. The bond is named M-Akiba, which… Read More Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds…Read full details

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UN releases $22 million to fight famine threat in Somalia…Read full details

A malnourished child is fed a special formula by her mother at a regional hospital in Baidoa town, the capital of Bay region of south-western Somalia where severe cases of malnourishment and cholera are reffered by a UNICEF- funded health programme for children and adults displaced by drought on March 15, 2017. The United Nations… Read More UN releases $22 million to fight famine threat in Somalia…Read full details

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South Africa finalising action plan against racism, says Zuma…Read full details

PHOTO:Marco Longari/AFP Amid a surge in racism, the South African government is finalizing the National Action Plan against Racism and Related Intolerance, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. This plan will give further clarity and guidance to the government and to the broader South African society on the fight against racism and related intolerance, Zuma… Read More South Africa finalising action plan against racism, says Zuma…Read full details

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‘Africa needs good governance, not economic models’…Read full details

Mo Ibrahim of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Business leaders at the ongoing Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, Switzerland believe that good governance, not economic models, would halt economic degeneration and engender growth in Africa. The plenary session, comprising Mo Ibrahim of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Pierre Guislain (Africa Development Bank) and Abebe Aemro Selassie of… Read More ‘Africa needs good governance, not economic models’…Read full details

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Gambian protesters demand ex-spy chief’s execution…Read full details

Adama Barrow (3rd L) takes part in a meeting with the French President on March 15, 2017 at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris. Thibault Camus / POOL / AFP Gambian protesters called Monday for the execution of the former head of the nation’s intelligence agency and eight subordinates, as the men appeared in court… Read More Gambian protesters demand ex-spy chief’s execution…Read full details

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Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20…Read full details

< Previous 1 of 10 Next > Frank Adansi-Bonnah, a 21-year old survivor, lies in bed on March 20, 2017, a day after 20 students lost their life in an accident at the Waterfalls in Kintampo. Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate said the "unusual incident" happened on March 19 afternoon, when a group of… Read More Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20…Read full details

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Pope begs God’s forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide…Read full details

Pope Francis (C) poses with Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Kagame ahead of a meeting at the Vatican March 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / TONY GENTILE Pope Francis on Monday begged for God’s forgiveness for “the sins and failings of the Church and its members” implicated in the 1994… Read More Pope begs God’s forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide…Read full details

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Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine…Read full details

Mariam Ibrahim, her seven children and two neighbouring families were the last to leave their village in southwestern Somalia. They loaded their combined belongings — blankets, cooking pots, sleeping mats, jerry cans, clothes — onto a hired donkey cart and walked beside it for 20 kilometres (12 miles) to Baidoa, the closest city. “There is… Read More Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine…Read full details

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10 killed in latest Kenya drought clash…Read full details

Kenya, like elsewhere in the Horn of Africa, is currently suffering from drought (AFP Photo/Tony Karumba)<br /> At least 10 people have been killed in the latest clashes in drought-hit Kenya between rural communities fighting over pasture to graze their animals, police said Monday. Herders from the Borana and Samburu communities fought a gun battle… Read More 10 killed in latest Kenya drought clash…Read full details

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Row erupts over mystery break-in at South Africa judge offices…Read full details

South African chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng leads a session of the Constitutional Court, on March 17, 2017, in Johannesburg, aiming at delivering a ruling to resolve the social grant payment crisis in South Africa, two weeks before the current deal expires. MARCO LONGARI / AFP South African politicians traded accusations on Sunday over a mysterious… Read More Row erupts over mystery break-in at South Africa judge offices…Read full details

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