Saturday, August 17, 2019

Africa

Home Africa

Malaria: Sniffer dogs to help in fight to eradicate disease

Scientists in the UK and The Gambia say they have the first evidence that dogs can sniff out malaria. They have trained dogs to recognise...

Rhino horn: Alarm as China eases 25-year ban on rhino and tiger parts

Animal conservationists are alarmed over China's decision to partially reverse a ban on the trade of tiger bones and rhino horn. Rhinos and tigers are...

Garden Route wildfire: Seven killed in George, South Africa

At least seven people have been killed in a raging fire along South Africa's popular Garden Route in the Western Cape province, officials say. A...

Mali should start talks with Islamist groups – peace conference

Mali's government should start talks with the leaders of two Islamist groups that have staged deadly attacks on Malian and French soldiers and U.N....

Young and pregnant in Sierra Leone

Pregnant girls in Sierra Leone are prevented from attending school, as they are thought to be a bad influence on their peers. In April 2015...

Malawi urged to ban cheap super-strong liquor destroying young lives

Four years ago, Malawian teenager Anthony had ambitions to become a doctor, but in his last year at school he was diagnosed with liver...

Boko faction ‘tones down’

A Boko Haram faction led by the son of the group's founder is trying to win over civilians by shunning the indiscriminate violence of...

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

Ethiopia's parliament voted unanimously on Thursday to extend the country's state of emergency for another four months after Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa told it...

Letter from Africa: Should degrees be necessary for leaders?

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold a university...

South Africa’s President Zuma sacks finance minister

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country's markets and currency. Mr Gordhan will...

EDITOR PICKS