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Powerful blast hits Somali capital, Mogadishu casualties reported

A picture taken on April 9, 2016 shows police tape at the site of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. ©AFPAt least five Somalian soldiers have been killed in a powerful bomb explosion that hit near the presidential palace in the Somali capital,...

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 forces pushing to liberate last Sirte district from Daesh

Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government are on the verge of liberating the northern city of Sirte from Daesh, as only one district in the coastal city is said to be under the control of the Takfiri terror group.The forces said that they “comple...

CULTURE AT RISK - ICC at The Hague, Prosecutes Cultural Vandalism

"International Criminal Court brings a cultural vandal to justice" PBS NewsHour 8/22/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Four years ago, 16 holy tombs in Timbuktu, dating back to the 14th century, were demolished in an attack by Islamic militants.  In the...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 29, 2016

Gabon Presidential Election, Opposition Candidate, Jean Ping Claims Victory

Gabonese opposition candidate Jean Ping greets supporters gathered at a rally in the capital city, Libreville, on the last day of the presidential election campaign on August 26, 2016. (AFP photo) Gabonese main opposition candidate Jean Ping claimed...
by Abel Abel on Aug 28, 2016

Lemurs of Mahamavo

Being in the Mahamavo decidious dry forest for 6 weeks was plenty of time to track down as many lemur species possible for the region. Lemurs are primates that can […]...
by Pinch of Adventure on Aug 28, 2016

TipHub offers African Tech Startups means to Pitch to U.S. Investors 

​A partnership between Tiphub, an Africa-focused accelerator, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hopes to help African entrepreneurial dreamers in the diaspora. Chinedu Enekwe is Tiphub’s executive... This is a content summary only. Visit www.cp-...

Tunisia’s new unity government gets parliamentary approval

Tunisia's Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed speaks at the parliament in the capital, Tunis, August 26, 2016. ©ReutersTunisia’s new unity government, led by Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed, has won a vote of confidence in the par...

France expels two Moroccans over security threats

The file photo shows French policemen patrolling close to a beach west of the country as part of a nationwide state of emergency imposed in the country since January 2015. (AFP)With a string of terrorist attacks in France over the past months, Paris...

South Africa: Local Steel Pricing Agreement reached with Manufacturer

​ArcelorMittal’s South African business and the country’s government have agreed a new pricing model aimed at bolstering the domestic steel sector and reviving the economy. The company... This is a content summary only. Visit www.cp-af...

Africa: TipHub offers African Tech Startups means to Pitch to U.S. Investors 

​A partnership between Tiphub, an Africa-focused accelerator, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hopes to help African entrepreneurial dreamers in the diaspora. Chinedu Enekwe is Tiphub’s executive... This is a content summary only. Visit www.cp-...

“God is not done with me yet!” Don Jazzy Reveals on “My Worst Day With Peace Hyde”

This month on the flagship Forbes Africa TV show, “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde”, the hit program profiles Nigerian music producer extraordinaire and CEO of Supreme Mavin Dynasty, Don Jazzy. Rising to the top of the Nigerian entertainment industr...
by Oh Zina on Aug 27, 2016

In Zimbabwean capital Harare, police fire tear gas to disperse opposition protesters

An opposition supporter faces police officers during a protest in Harare, Zimbabwe, on August 26, 2016. (Reuters)Police in the Zimbabwean capital Harare fired tear gas and used water cannon Friday to disperse opposition demonstrators who had gathered...

South Sudan’s Riek Machar discharged from hospital in Khartoum

This file photo shows South Sudan's former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar in Khartoum, Sudan. (AFP)South Sudan’s rebel leader and former first vice president, Riek Machar, has been discharged from hospital in the Sudanese capital Khart...

Here’s Why We Kenyans go to South Africa, Rich Ugandans Prefer Nairobi for Treatment

Retired President Mwai Kibaki was airlifted to South Africa for specialised treatment after suffering a mild stroke this week. South Africa, it appears, has become the preferred medical destination for Kenya’s Who’s Who, upstaging the UK...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Aug 26, 2016

South Africa’s youth employment tax incentive exceeds expectations

The South African youth employment tax incentive has exceeded expectations, but as yet there is no indication that it will continue beyond the end of this year.
by TaxWorldWeb on Aug 25, 2016

Egyptian Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi resigns over corruption allegations

Egypt's Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi attends the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, in South Sinai province, south of Cairo, Egypt, March 14, 2015. © ReutersEgyptian Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned ove...

Oman budget deficit grows to $9.1bn in H1

Official figures show Oman has faced a budget deficit of equal to $9.1 billion in the first half of 2016 as a result of low oil prices.Oman has posted a budget deficit of OR3.50 billion – equal to $9.1 billion – in the first half of 2016. Th...

Victoria Kimani in Sizzling Romance With Business Man Stanley Obiamalu

Kenyan music star Victoria Kimani signed to Chocolate City is dating South African based Nigerian Stanley Obiamalu who runs SOS media productions. The pair, who began dating earlier this year have been inseparable since then. A source told LIB exclus...
by Oh Zina on Aug 25, 2016

Mauritius: Island woos Africans for tourism and business

​Mauritius is working closely with airlines, including South African Airways, to transport more people from the African continent to experience tourism and investment on the island. The move is... This is a content summary only. Visit www.cp-afric...


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