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Robert and Grace Mugabe currently in Singapore, Zimbabwe official says

Spokesperson downplays trip as routine, but couple's future unclear after being pushed out of Zanu-PF By The Associated Press, CBC News, 12/13/2017 Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, have travelled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned...

Where Concorde once flew: the story of President Mobutu’s ‘African Versailles’

For posturing dictators, only putting a new city on the map will do. Fifty years on from Mobutu Sese Seko’s ascent to the presidency of Congo, David Smith explores what’s left of his personal Xanadu, Gbadolite By David Smith, The Guardian, 11/14/2017 “One...

Moghalu – Nigerians Don’t Pay Taxes Because They Lack Faith in Govt

By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku and Obinna Chima, This Day, 11/07/2017 A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu believes that the federal and state governments are not doing enough in terms of their approach to revenue generation. Moghalu, in...

Babies burned alive and women raped 150 times: Why Nikki Haley is prioritizing the...

By Hollie McKay, Fox News, 11/01/2017 It’s a level of violence hard to fathom. More people were displaced from their homes over the past year than in Iraq and Syria. Yet the recent rash of conflicts engulfing the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...
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Kenya’s disputed poll turns neighbours against each other

By AFP, New Vision, 10/28/2017 Both sides were armed with machetes, knives, clubs and rocks. Police said officers shot one man dead but residents claim others also died or were maimed in the clashes. "That was the bedroom," said Steven Chege pointing...

A life of atrocities

By JACK ZIMBA, Zambia Daily Mail, 10/22/2017 IT HAS been 21 years since Dorcas escaped the war in Burundi, dodging bullets and machete-wielding men, but she still sheds tears when she recounts the atrocities she witnessed. Dorcas has witnessed two genocides in Burundi....

Why African families are larger than those of other continents

By Finbarr O'Reilly, The Conversation, 10/18/2017 In Africa women have 4.5 children on average, while in Asia the figure is 2.1 children, in Latin America 2.0, in North America 1.9 and in Europe 1.6. On average across the world women had 2.5 children in 2017. The...
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The ‘orphan’ I adopted from Uganda already had a family

By Jessica Davis, CNN News, 10/13/2017 The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata’s face, punctuating her...

Kenyan president ‘unprofessional, divisive’ – analyst

By Luthando Vikilahle, News 24, 10/13/2017 Cape Town – Political analyst Benji Ndolo in an interview with News24 has accused outgoing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta of being a "divisive leader" amid Kenya's political uncertainty following a contested election. The east African country is...

“Slaves in a body”

By Stépha Rouichi, CARE DRC, 10/09/2017 “You women and girls are inferior human beings. This is God’s will and nothing can be done to change that”, an old man in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently said to me. I...

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Johannesburg suffocates in shadow of mine dumps

By AFP, News 24, 01/03/2018 JOHANNESBURG - "Look at my spinach. That is the sand from the mine. The yellow one in the soil -- it's...

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