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by Maureen Philippon | Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Ebola is the one topic that makes headlines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it is unfortunately only one among several crises affecting the Congolese people. In two very recent reports, DR Congo has come a close second after the widely acknowledged critical humanitarian crises in Syria […]

By Thiam Ndiaga SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilised mosquitoes. Their experiment is the first outside the lab to release genetically altered mosquitoes in the hope […]

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The iconic image of a young woman in a traditional white robe standing on a car roof with her finger in the air came to symbolise the role of women as vanguards of Sudan’s revolution but many say their calls for equality are already being […]

By Nellie Peyton DAKAR, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Congolese activist Evariste Mfaume decided to take action when he found out that thousands of his compatriots who had fled war 20 years ago wanted to come home, but had no place to go. He lobbied the government for land and helped set up farms […]

Johannesburg, 20 September 2019– Known for his love and support for local music, DJ Speedsta returns to the scene with a brand new single titled Oneida. This exotic sounding single is taken from his upcoming EP “Palm Trees and Pretty Girls” set to hit the stores early October 2019.  This streaming sensation dropped “Bottle Brush Street” earlier this year with critics claiming […]

Cape Town, South Africa, September 20, 2019/ — A team of Presidential Special Envoys departed South Africa on Monday to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia to deliver a message of solidarity from President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Special Envoy consists of South Africa’s former Minister of Energy, Jeff […]

“Prof” as Robert Sobukwe has been fondly referred to, is an enigma to many people. Whilst his political views are widely known and recognised, the inner thoughts and what shaped the man are relatively unknown. ‘I became engrossed in the search for any written material on Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe and would engage in long conversations […]

Sylvia remembers the first time a government official came to speak to her community in Lephalale, in the Limpopo province, about the construction of a new coal power plant. Like many other community members, she hoped that the plant would bring much-needed jobs and prosperity to her family.   What she did not anticipate then […]

Guinean President Alpha Condé is visiting the United States this month to attend the United Nations General Assembly, and to reportedly drum up investment from American investors. Condé will be keen to promote Guinea’s improved economic prospects, driven by growth in the mining sector and soon, he hopes, by electricity from a series of hydropower projects. But a […]

By Tuqa Khalid DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – On match days Iran’s young female soccer fans cram Tehran’s shopping centres and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans. Iranian women have been banned from men’s soccer matches […]


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