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Photos: 115 African migrants including 11 women, a baby and 31 unaccompanied minors rescued from rubber boat off Libyan coast

SOS Mediterranean, European Organization for the rescue of lives in the Mediterranean, on Saturday morning rescued 115 African migrants from an overcrowded fragile rubber boat in distress off Libyan coast. Among those rescued were 11 women, a baby and 31 unaccompanied minors. They are safely aboard safe in board the ship, Aquarius.

Senegal opens new $600m airport built over 10 years

Senegal has a new airport as the west African country seeks to underline its status as an airline hub in the subregion. The Blaise Diagne International Airport was officially opened on Thursday (December 7) by President Macky Sall. He called it a “source of satisfaction and legitimate pride” for the country. Whiles expected to increase […]

Grace Mugabe: The president’s typist who nearly became Zimbabwe president

The spectacular rise and fall of Zimbabwe’s uncompromising First Lady, Grace Mugabe, had an unusual beginning: an office affair. It was the early 1990s when President Robert Mugabe’s eye fell upon one of his shy young typists. She would become his wife, a ferociously ambitious politician and, more than two decades later, a contributor to […]

The hidden Google features you never knew existed

When it comes to the internet, Google is king.  According to Internet Live Stats there are over 3.5 billion searches made a day on the search engine, and around 1.2 trillion searches a year. But Google isn’t just for searches – there are plenty of hidden features and abilities you may never have even heard of. From Easter […]

Mauritius the best governed country in Africa – Mo Ibrahim

Mauritius for the fifth year in a row, finished top of the Ibrahim index of African Governance. The Index, recently compiled by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, supports good governance and leadership in Africa. The four categories of governance as assessed by the Index are: Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic […]

Ivorian President wants Libyan slave traders sent to the ICC

Cote d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara has called on the International Criminal Court to indict criminals who are selling black African migrants as slaves in secret Libyan markets. Ouattara’s comments came following a worldwide outcry that erupted following an emergence of footage showing slaves being auctioned off. The BBC news agency had published an investigative piece […]

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December

Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing countries, according to the , funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance. Corruption […]

Mr. Ugly contest: 43-year-old wins his fourth title for being the ugliest man in Zimbabwe (See Photos)

William Masvinu, a 43-year-old unemployed man has won his fourth title for being the ugliest man in Zimbabwe. Masvinu from Epworth, who had missed out on last year’s title earned 98 points to reclaim the title on Sunday night in Harare, beating Fanuel Musekiwa, 61, into second place. Musekiwa had scored four points than Mazvinu. […]

Tanzania’s president to launch nationalism campaign

President John Magufuli is set to launch a nationalism campaign aimed at promoting patriotism among Tanzanians. The ministry of Information, Culture, sports and Arts, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe said that the campaign was need since in recent days unity and solidarity had been diminishing among the people. Mwakyembe added that the ‘Nchi Yangu Kwanza’ (My Country […]

Zimbabwe govt freezes bank accounts of two Mugabe allies

Zimbabwe’s central bank has ordered the closure of bank accounts belonging to two top allies of ousted President Robert Mugabe, state owned Herald newspaper reported on Friday. The directive that was sent to the country’s financial institutions ordered them to “identity and freeze” all accounts run by of former local government minister Saviour Kasakuwere and […]