Anti-Ebola efforts suspended amid violence

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suspended efforts to contain an Ebola virus outbreak in the town of Beni because of worsening rebel attacks. A militia attacked just “a few metres” from an emergency centre, the country’s health ministry said. Staff of the World Health Organization (WHO) were forced to leave as a shell hit the building […]

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Central African Republic profile

The Central African Republic (CAR) has been unstable since its independence from France in 1960. It is rich in diamonds, gold, oil and uranium but has one of the world’s poorest populations. It was plunged into turmoil in 2013 when Muslim rebels from the Seleka umbrella group seized power in the majority Christian country. A band of mostly Christian militias, […]

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Nigeria Is Trying To Bring Its Former Oil Minister Home From The UK To Face Corruption Charges

Three years after she was first arrested in London on money laundering charges, Nigeria is finally looking to bring home its former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to face corruption charges. Alison-Madueke has been London since 2015 after being released on bail and having her passport seized following the arrest. She served as minister of petroleum—a key role in Nigeria’s oil-dependent […]

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'Africa's Fastest Train' Steams Ahead In Morocco

The $2.4bn project will halve the travel time between Tangier and Casablanca but has also drawn criticism. Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron have inaugurated what has been described as Africa’s fastest train, with a trip from the northwestern city of Tangier to the capital, Rabat. The railway, known as the LGV, will significantly reduce the travel time between the industrial […]

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Cryptocurrency Regulation: Africa Slowly Picking Up The Pace

Why have African governments been slow with the adoption of cryptocurrencies? Maybe they have good intentions and are just trying to protect their young citizens? Alternatively, could it be because Africa has a crop of old leaders who can’t envision a future without paper cash? Which is it? From Nigeria to Kenya and South Africa to Egypt, a lot of […]

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How To Avoid Purchasing Riparian Land

It is estimated that over 4,000 buildings in Nairobi County have been marked for demolition in an exercise to clear structures that have been put up in river banks and road reserves.  The Institute of Surveyors of Kenya approximates the total cost of the buildings to be Kshs 40Billion. Once demolished the owners will suffer losses considering that some were […]

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New Report Shows Major Increase In Use Of Modern Contraception In Uganda

Over 1 Million Unintended Pregnancies and 228,000 Unsafe Abortions Prevented since July 2017 A groundbreaking international report released today shows the use of modern methods of contraception has risen dramatically in Uganda, as the country pursues ambitious family planning goals for 2020. The report also shows modern contraception prevented over 1 million unintended pregnancies and 228,000 unsafe abortions between July […]

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Africa Top10 News

1The Video that Melted Twitter Hearts When Toronto resident Rebecca Davies posted an adorable video of two Eritrean refugees experiencing snow for the first time, she didn’t expect that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would retweet. The 43-second clip has had more than 2.4 million views on Twitter, and 23,000 shares. SOURCES: CNN 2Nigeria’s Former Oil Minister to Face the Music […]

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After protests, Felix Tshisekedi quits DRC opposition unity deal

Move casts doubt over whether opposition can defeat Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, who is backed by President Joseph Kabila. Felix Tshisekedi, head of the largest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has pulled out of an agreement to field a joint candidate in next month’s crucial presidential elections. The move on Monday cast serious doubt over whether the opposition can […]

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Tanzania deploys army over cashew crisis

Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices. President John Magufuli had given traders a Monday deadline to buy the crops at government-approved rates. Farmers had halted sales of their harvests for weeks, saying offers from private traders were too low. Critics have accused the president of trying to use […]

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