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UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

A new report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) calls for development-centered and inclusive approach in responding to violent extremism in Africa. The report entitled, “Journey to Extremism in Africa: drivers, incentives and the tipping point for recruitment,” was launched on Tuesday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, underscoring the need for Africa to deal […]

Photos: The world’s largest church is in Africa and was ‘financed by God’

Photos: The world’s largest church is in Africa and was ‘financed by God’

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Ivory Coast In the outskirts of Ivory Coast’s capital, Yamoussoukro stands this beautiful edifice – the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace which is the largest church in the world. The giant basilica was built with the finest marble from Portugal and Italy in the time period between […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

Indian spiritual guru, 77, gets life in prison for raping 16-year-old girl

A 77-year old Indian spiritual Guru has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a teenage girl in 2013. Asaram Bapu, who claims to have millions of followers worldwide, was sentenced after a court in the western Indian city of Jodhpur on Wednesday ruled that he had raped a 16-year old girl at one of his ashrams, […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

Video of White South African woman verbally attacking Black police officers and hurling racist abuse at them

A South African woman was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended for being racist and the video of the incident that led to her conviction has emerged. Vicki Momberg called Blacks “useless”, used the derogatory “K” word on the Black police officers who came to assist her, then threatened to […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

‘Buhari is a failure, don’t vote him in 2019’ Obasanjo tells Nigerians

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again berated the Buhari-led administration, warning Nigerians ‘not to reinforce failure by re-electing ineffective and incompetent government come 2019.’ The former president who sent an explosive letter to President Buhari in January advising him not to run for a second term in office, blasted the government again when he spoke while receiving the […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

Zambia expels Cuban ambassador for ‘backing’ new opposition party

Zambia has asked Cuba to recall its ambassador for openly supporting the newly launched opposition Socialist Party, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday. Amos Chanda said ambassador Nelson Pages Vilas spoke at the party’s launch on Saturday. He directed that the Cuban ambassador be recalled “for behavior unbecoming of a diplomat,” Chanda told a media […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

DR Congo: President Kabila’s house attacked by militants

At least one soldier was killed after armed rebels attacked a house belonging to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila in the restive east. Conflict has heightened in the region in recent months, forcing mass displacements of residents. Kabila was not in the house during the attack reported to have been conducted by […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

Nelson Mandela’s ‘hands’ sell for $10m Bitcoin

Solid Gold castings of the hands of South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela have been sold for $10m (£7m) in bitcoin. The castings of the late former South African president’s hand, palm and fist are believed to be the only ones left in the world. According to a report by BBC Africa, Canadian crypto-currency exchange firm Arbitrade bought four casts from […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

Kenyan University lecturer wins Facebook research award

Duncan Omanga. Photo: Daily Nation A Kenyan lecturer from Moi University has won a Facebook research award beating other applicants from across the globe, local online website, Daily Nation reports. Duncan Omanga, who is the head of department of publishing and Media Studies School of information sciences at the University, will receive $50,000 which will […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

Doctors across Zimbabwe go on strike over pay, drug shortages

Doctors at public hospitals across Zimbabwe have gone on strike and will not return to work until the government meets their demands for better pay and working conditions, a spokesman for a doctors’ unions said on Tuesday. The action is the first major labour dispute under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Robert Mugabe in November […]

UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa