Blog Posts - Africa



Longest reign in history. King Sobhuza II reigned 82 years and had 70 wives

Sobhuza was born in 1899 and when he was only four months, his father King Ngwane V, died suddenly. Sobhuza became the new king of Swaziland State.By 1921, his grandmother, Labotsibeni, with his uncle, Prince Malung, led the people. Although its reig...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 7, 2016

7 Spotlights of South Africa

7 Spotlights of South Africa | A sizeable number of people across the globe identify travel as their hobby and with this in mind, nothing is more satisfying than choosing the best destination. However, there comes the dilemma of what to do when...
by Akademi Fantasia Travel on Oct 16, 2016

Amazons of Dahomey - the most feared Women in History

The story of the Amazons, women who were struggling with daring fearless to the last, is one of the most famous of Greek mythology. In the Iliad they wore Antianeirai nickname ("those who fight like men") and some stories claimed that they would have...
by Potent Scientia Est on Sep 22, 2016

The King of Africa Mansa Musa: the richest ( $ 400 billion ) man who ever lived

Who would believe that the richest man in history (much richer than Bill Gates or Carlos Slim ) lived over 600 years ago ? Moreover , it was a black man and he reigned in Black Africa without ever knew that in his lifetime became the man in the plane...
by Potent Scientia Est on Sep 21, 2016

Introducing Dawn Publications’ New Books for Fall 2016!

It’s always a pleasure to introduce Dawn Publications’ new books each fall and spring. They’re beautifully written and illustrated, teach children about the natural world, and are educational. At the end of each book is an “Explore More” se...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Sep 5, 2016

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir agrees to 4,000 more UN peacekeepers

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) walks with US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power (R) and other visiting members of the UN Security Council in the capital Juba, South Sudan September 4, 2016. (AP)South Sudan’s President Salva Kii...

Nigerian corrupt army officers sell arms to Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group

This June 17, 2016 file photo shows Nigerian soldiers standing at Bosso military camp following attacks by Boko Haram fighters in the region. (AFP photo)A new report suggests that the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group is receiving some of...

Post-election unrest persists in Gabon as police forces face riots

People surround the body of Axel Messa, 30, wrapped in the flag of Gabon, in a street of the Libreville district of Nzeng Ayong on September 2, 2016. (AFP photo)Hundreds of military and police forces have been deployed in Gabon’s capital of Librevi...

Strategic Alliance Creates Leading Legal Services Provider in Central Africa

Centurion Law Group has entered a key strategic alliance with Republic of Congo-based law firm Sutter & Pearce. Together, the firms represent Central Africa’s leading Africa-based legal services... This is a content summary only. Visit www.cp...

Authorities in Gabon arrests up to 1,100 people in post-election chaos

Gabonese police forces patrol as they clear barricades in the streets adjacent to the National Assembly, in Libreville, on September 1, 2016. (AFP Photo)Authorities in Gabon have arrested up to 1,100 people over two days of violence that erupted ...

Web4Africa announces West Africa’s First Mirror Project

Web4Africa, a leading web hosting company, announces the launch of The Nigerian Mirror Project, a first of its type in the West African sub-region. The Nigerian Mirror Project, which is[...] The... This is a content summary only. Visit www.cp-afric...

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa ‘warrants continued national action and international support’: WHO

Increase in Africa’s serious yellow fever outbreak appears to have slowed Read more here: CBC | Health News...
by Celebrity gossip news on Sep 1, 2016

Inexorable rise of human population pressures in Africa

I’ve been a bit mad preparing for an upcoming conference, so I haven’t had a lot of time lately to blog about interesting developments in the conservation world. However, it struck me today that my preparations provide ideal material for...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 31, 2016

Over 2,000 Nigerians protest Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Zakzaky’s illegal detention

Over 2,000 Nigerians have taken part in a protest rally calling for the release of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.The protesters gathered on Wednesday in the capital Abuja and marched from the National Mosque to the Federal Secre...

Two suspected militants killed in Tunisia army raid

Tunisian special forces take position during clashes with militants in the southern town of Ben Guerdane, near the Libyan border, on March 7, 2016. ©AFPPolice have killed at least two suspected Takfiri-linked terrorists in a raid on their hideout in...

Gabon election commission, Cenap approves President Ali Bongo's victory

This photo taken on August 28, 2016, shows Gabon's incumbent President Ali Bongo speaking to members of his campaign at election offices in Libreville. (AFP)Several members of Gabon’s election commission, known as Cenap, say the supervising body ha...

Protest erupt as Gabon's incumbent President Ali Bongo narrowly wins re-election

Police take position next to a water cannon as they block the demonstration of supporters of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping in Libreville, August 31, 2016. (AFP)Clashes have erupted in Gabon following an announcement that incumbent President Al...

South Africa: Troublemaker plays the race card in which to become the victim

(Pretoria) There is a huge outcry going on at the moment at the prestigious Pretoria Girls High, it appears that a number of school girls who couldn't get their way have played the race card in which to become victims. It seems that not happy with th...
by Eye On The World on Aug 30, 2016

Libya ships last chemical weapons stocks to Germany

This file photo shows a team of Libyan experts monitoring a dump tank, under the supervision of the United Nations, in the capital Tripoli. (AFP)Libya has shipped the last of its chemical weapons stocks out of the country under a UN-backed plan to en...

6,500 refugees rescued off Libya coast: Italian coast guard

About 6,500 refugees have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast while on a perilous voyage to Europe, the Italian coastguard says.“The command center coordinated 40 rescue operations” on Monday, saving 6,500 refugees, the coa...


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