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South Africa announces measures to relax visa rules for Kenyan travellers

The South African government has announced measures to relax visa rules for Kenyan travellers as a fresh move to strengthen bilateral ties. The measures announced on Tuesday will include visa… Read more »

Papa Wemba dead: Congolese musician dies aged 66 after collapsing on stage

A video from the concert shows the iconic African musician slumped on the floor Congolese singer Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. He… Read more »

Foreign investors look towards Tanzania [VIDEO]

The World Bank has praised the African country Tanzania’s fiscal growth, calling it one of the continent’s bright spots. CCTV’s Dan Ashby has this report from Tanzania. The country’s President,… Read more »

Meet the Inspiring Acid Attack Survivors Who Are Pushing to Change Uganda’s Laws

‘I’ll make these scars stars’: Brave women who have survived acid attacks in Uganda reveal their injuries in a bid to prevent further assaults More than half her body is… Read more »

Xenophobic attacks erupt in Zambia

Xenophobic attacks erupt in Zambia, foreigners’ shops looted, one burnt and two stoned to death FOREIGN nationals, among them Zimbabweans, were forced to seek refuge at police stations in parts… Read more »

Uganda sends 400 cancer patients to Kenya after breakdown of only radiotherapy machine

Uganda is sending 400 cancer patients to Kenya for radiation treatment after its only radiation machine broke down beyond repair. Kenya has only three public radiation machines available at Kenyatta… Read more »

Uganda’s Uber-like app for dirty laundry [VIDEO]

Don’t feel like doing your laundry In Kampala, there’s an app for that Piles of dirty laundry don’t clean themselves — but in Kampala, an app is trying to make… Read more »

Incredible recovery of the Nigerian ‘witch child’ who was left for dead by his parents

Incredible recovery of the Nigerian ‘witch child’ who was left for dead by his parents: Care worker reveals how the two-year-old is much healthier since heart-breaking image shocked the world… Read more »

Meet the Female Somali Military Captain Fighting Al-Shabab

Despite only being 21, Iman Elman is a military commander in the Somali Armed Forces. Writes Michelle Shephard in the Toronto Star, “When she joined the military two years ago,… Read more »

Manhattan teen, 15, tragically drowns on cultural immersion trip trip to Tanzania

A Manhattan high school student on a cultural immersion trip to Tanzania tragically drowned in a hotel pool Friday on the last day of her service assignment, her devastated mom… Read more »

Shock as Chinese student emerges second best in Tanzanian Form 4 Exams

The Top Three students in the country—all from city-based schools—yesterday expressed a mix of disbelief and joy upon receiving their Form 4 National Examination results. This comes after the resuts… Read more »

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni wins fifth term

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a fifth term as president, extending his 30 years in office. The 71-year-old won 60.75% of the vote while his nearest rival Kizza Besigye… Read more »

Nigerian judge hits out at man’s 90-lawyer defence team

A Nigerian judge has criticised a lawyer facing criminal charges after he turned up to court in Lagos with a defence team of more than 90 people. Justice Aishat Opesanwo… Read more »

Baltimore County police name estranged Nigerian couple in Middle River murder-suicide [VIDEO]

Baltimore County police on Wednesday named a man and woman who died in a murder-suicide in Middle River Tuesday. Muhammadu S. Igomigoh, 49, a security guard, shot his estranged girlfriend,… Read more »

Nigerian couple in Texas ‘enslaved’ nanny by making her work 20 hours per day without pay while repeatedly abusing her [VIDEO]

A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made… Read more »