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  • newBREAKING: Senate Confirms Appointment Of Eight Resident Electoral Commissioners
    The Senate has confirmed the appointment of eight Resident Electoral Commissioners. The confirmation is coming after the Senate resolved not to confirm any nominee from Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo until all issues as regards confirmation…
    - 8 mins ago 20 Jul 17, 1:14pm -
  • newOsinbajo Sends 136bn Naira Virement Request To Reps
    The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has written to the House of Representatives to request for a virement of 1365.6 billion Naira to some critical priority projects in the 2017 budget. Osinbajo had on June 12 after signing the 2017 budget said that t…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Jul 17, 12:09pm -
  • newEfforts Ongoing To Provide Potable Water In Ogoni – HYPREP
    The Federal Government has restated its commitment to the cleaning up of Ogoni land in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria. The Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr. Marvin Dekil, stated this during a meeting with j…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Jul 17, 12:05pm -
  • newYobe Govt Pledges To Promote Religious Harmony, Preaching Control
    The Yobe state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam said his administration will continue to promote intra and inter religious harmony in the state. The governor was speaking when he received the president of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Reverend Jeremia…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:45am -
  • newNew Robot Dives Into Crippled Fukushima Reactor
    A new underwater robot called the “Little Sunfish” has been sent into a reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. According to an operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (Tepco), the ‘Little Sunfish’ was s…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:36am -
  • newOndo Government Sets Up Committee On Land Dispute
    The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has approved the appointment of Mr. Rufus Ojebowale Robinson as the full time Chairman, Caretaker Committee on Ondo/Osun Disputed Areas. The governor also approved the appointments of Abike Akin-Olubode…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:36am -
  • newObiano Inspects Ongoing Erosion, Road Projects In Anambra
    The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has called on the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on erosion in Anambra state as the devastation is becoming worrisome. The governor was speaking when he inspected the reclamation work ong…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:24am -
  • newTroops Clear Bushes, Potholes In Continuous Fight Against Terrorism
    Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, 21 Brigade 7 Division, have engaged in filling of pot holes and extensive clearing of vegetation to ensure the safety of persons and goods along the various routes of the Division. The formation’s effort is in line…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:06am -
  • newAkeredolu Approaches Supreme Court To Challenge Ruling On APC Primaries
    The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has proceeded to the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the Appeal Court that held that the service of originating summons to the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), inste…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:57am -
  • newFootball Transfers: 10 Major Signings So Far

    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:16am -

Allafrica

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  • newThree African Innovators Awarded For Their Game-Changing Innovations
    Three African innovators have been awarded prizes for the impressive innovations that they have conceived and brought to life, as part of the Innovation Prize for Africa 2017. Aly El-Shafei of Egypt was selected as the grand prize winner, with Philip…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:27am -
  • Vodacom Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Safaricom Majority Share Acquisition
    SA telecommunications giant Vodacom's minority shareholders voted in favor of plans to acquire a majority share in Kenya's largest company, Safaricom. The shareholders voted at the telecoms company's annual general meeting, with 99.59 percent voting…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 10:14am -
  • Huawei Implementing Massive $23M Fibre Network Project To Connect Malawi
    Malawi is undertaking a massive fibre network project to connect more internet users in the country, thanks to a partnership between Huawei Technologies and the state-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom). The national fibre backbone…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • How A Former Telecoms Attorney Is Promoting Healthy Eating In Nigeria
    Lawyer turned restaurant entrepreneur Madey Adeboye advocates healthy eating in a Nigerian society that is fast becoming increasingly obese. Her Green Grill House cafe in Lagos has a loyal and growing following, and is part of her mission to make Nig…
    - 3 days ago 18 Jul 17, 12:01am -
  • 10 Final Nominees For The 2017 Innovation Prize For Africa
    This week a world-class African innovation will be recognized at an event in the Ghanaian capital, as the winner of the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa is officially revealed. A total of 10 nominees were unveiled by the African Innovation Foundation…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jul 17, 11:19pm -
  • Ghana Completes Radio Telescope Conversion For Square Kilometre Array
    In an important milestone for the Square Kilometre Array project, Ghana has successfully converted a redundant telecommunications antenna into a functioning radio telescope. The 32m converted telecommunications antenna at the Ghana Intelsat Satellite…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jul 17, 9:34am -
  • Silicon Valley-Style Sexual Harassment Undermining Silicon Savannah
    Some of the most prominent Silicon Valley individuals and companies are caught up in sexual harassment scandals, but their story is somewhat echoed in other parts of the world, with individuals within Kenya's tech ecosystem also experiencing sexism a…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jul 17, 6:15am -
  • Kenya’s Tech Sector Hit With Its First Sexual Harassment Scandal
    Ushahidi, the global crisis-mapping platform headquartered in Kenya, has said it is investigating an alleged sexual harassment claim pitting an employee against a senior member of its team. The confirmation from Ushahidi comes days after unverified t…
    - 4 days ago 16 Jul 17, 3:04pm -
  • Nigerian Entrepreneurs Using Technology To Grow SMEs
    Entrepreneurs behind top small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria have revealed some of the technology tools they employ in growing their businesses in the country. That SMEs are a driver of the Nigerian economy is no longer news, and the Nige…
    - 4 days ago 16 Jul 17, 2:42pm -
  • Air Seychelles Introduces State-Of-The-Art Technology To Speed Up Passenger Processing
    Air Seychelles will be introducing SITA's state-of-the-art passenger processing systems at Seychelles International Airport, providing greater flexibility for international airlines operating from the airport by allowing them to share common-use t…
    - 4 days ago 16 Jul 17, 2:28pm -

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  • new100 Nigerian Engineers Sacked in Etisalat Crisis
    Crisis plagued telco 9Mobile (previously known as Etisalat Nigeria) is embroiled in yet another controversy as one of its key strategic partners, Huawei Technology, sacked over 100 Nigerian engineers on Tuesday, this according to Blueprint re…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:47am -
  • newCreate a free mobile shopfront with Chat Find
    Chat Find, a new app which offers businesses, large and small, a commercially viable mobile commerce platform, has been made available to South African business owners. Mobile is becoming an increasingly important space for businesses, with st…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:34am -
  • new9 out of 10 Kenyans have seen fake news about the 2017 election
    A new study reveals that 90% of Kenyans have seen or heard false news about the 2017 general election, with 87% reporting instances of deliberately false – or fake – news. The Reality of Fake News in Kenya, launched in Nairobi, is a study a…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:29am -
  • newSafran sponsors HISA2017
    The International high-technology group, Safran has been confirmed as silver sponsor of the 3rd edition of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa  (#HISA2017) set to take place on 29 and 30 August 2017 at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg.…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:28am -
  • newWhere will Fintech take our transactions?
    Mobile point-of-sale devices were disruptive when they first debuted, providing merchants with a laid-back way to accept card payments, and have since become a necessity given that consumers expect to pay with credit or debit cards for anything…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:03am -
  • newInterview: LeadHome, CTO John Murray speaks about tech disruption in real estate
    South African human/tech hybrid estate agency, Leadhome, was launched two years ago and helps homeowners with buying and selling property. The modern estate agency provides solutions using technology in a bid to simplify estate agency processes…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:02am -
  • newIncreased Focus On Managing Cyber Risks In SA
    South African business owners need to understand that cybersecurity is not just a technical consideration, but an enterprise-wide risk that needs to be addressed at board level. This according to Brian Browne, Principal in Mazars’ Cybersecuri…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • newMTN opens nomination entries for Women in ICT awards
    MTN has announced the launch of the second edition of the Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards, and has invited nominations from and for eligible female professionals working in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sec…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:53am -
  • newEskimi programmatic platform set to launch service in Uganda
    Eskimi DSP has announced expansion plans to service the Ugandan market. Eskimi mobile DSP is a technology platform that allows brands and agencies to run performance based or reach focused campaigns. The platform has a unique reach of over 6…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:53am -
  • newWhy you should consider tailoring your software
    For a growing business, there are two kinds of solutions: One-size-fits-all generic solutions with limited capability or find solutions tailored to your specific industry that might be more expensive. If you’re running a business, you have to…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:46am -
  • newSheba Valley- Ethiopia's 'Silicon Valley'
    Today tech sector innovations are popping up not only in California but in emerging markets such as Ethiopia. The US has Silicon Valley, Nigeria has its own Yabacon Valley and Kenya Silicon Savannah. Well, Ethiopia has Sheba Valley as its emer…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:43am -

Modernghana.com

  • newSupreme Court: grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban
    Washington (AFP) - The Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump's government a fresh setback Wednesday, saying its controversial travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close relatives of people living in the US -- for now. The court…
    - 17 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 8:46pm -
  • newLiverpool's 75 mn euros Keita bid rejected by Leipzig
    Berlin (AFP) - Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has confirmed RB Leipzig have rejected an offer of 75 million euros (Â 66m, $86.4m) for Liverpool-target Naby Keita and insists the Guinea midfielder is not for sale. On their first season in Germany'…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • 21 Next Generation African Leaders Announced as Winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 19, 2017 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Ten teams of 21 budding African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Baobab Summit in Johannesburg. Winning teams…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 11:23am -
  • Morocco sentences 23 to prison over W. Sahara killings
    Rabat (AFP) - A Moroccan court on Wednesday sentenced 23 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara. The verdict in the case, which has been close…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Barrister Rex Idaminabo Eulogises Nelson Mandela
    Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, and founder of African Achievers Awards, a set of annual awards bestowed on Africa rsquo;s most accomplished achievers has eulogised the legendary Nelson Mandela on the international Mandela Day celebrated globally on 1…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 10:42am -
  • Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land
    Gahara (Rwanda) (AFP) - Inside a metal shed in southeastern Rwanda, Nicholas Hitimana brandished a plastic container holding a green liquid: geranium essential oil, freshly distilled and ready for export at more than $200 (175 euros) a kilo. The pion…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 5:20am -
  • West African countries set date for work on key rail line
    Ouagadougou (AFP) - Work to rehabilitate a 1,260-kilometre (782-mile) railway that is a vital link between the Sahel and Atlantic coast will begin on September 15, the governments of Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast said Tuesday. The two governments, alo…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jul 17, 1:00am -

Nairaland.com

  • newIs This The Worst WAEC Result Of 2017? (Photo)
    Out of the 1,559,162 candidates that sat for for the 2017 waec we have finally gotten a worst waec result so far.923,486 candidates secured at least five credits which include English Language and Mathematics. From our calculations, that's a tremend…
    - 3 mins ago 20 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • new'Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa And Other Tribes Must Live As One" - Emir Of Katsina
    The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir has adviced those calling for secession shelve the idea.The Emir stated that Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other tribes are brothers.Kabir said this when the Pro-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Abdullah Oye…
    - 1 min ago 20 Jul 17, 1:22pm -

Reuters AFRICA Top News

  • newGunmen attack elite security unit in Ivory Coast, steal arms
    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gunmen, some of them in military uniforms, attacked the base of an elite security unit in Ivory Coast's main city, and stole stocks of weapons as part of a series of overnight clashes, the defence minister said on Thursday.
    - 24 mins ago 20 Jul 17, 12:58pm -
  • newAngolan president returns from second trip to Spain, condition unclear
    LUANDA (Reuters) - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has returned from Barcelona after a "private visit" that came a month after the 74-year-old leader spent several weeks in the Spanish city receiving medical treatment.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Jul 17, 12:07pm -
  • newNigeria bolsters security in northern state of Kaduna amid violence
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria is to deploy troops and police to reduce violence in the northern state of Kaduna, the acting president's spokesman said on Wednesday, as ethnically charged violence pressures a government already fighting Boko Haram in the…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:48am -
  • newEU court upholds asset freeze on Central African diamond traders
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - An EU court on Thursday upheld the bloc's freeze on the funds of two companies charged with trafficking in conflict diamonds and supporting armed groups in the Central African Republic.
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:28am -
  • newCraft brewer targets Nigerian palates and big brands
    ABUJA (Reuters) - From pale ale with tangs of passion fruit and mango to a heady stout with 10 percent alcohol, a pioneering craft brewer in Nigeria is seeking to expand and grab more of a market dominated by Heineken and Diageo.
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:13am -
  • newScales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise
    LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said on Thursday.
    - 4 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:10am -
  • newCameroon tortures suspects at base used by U.S., French troops-Amnesty
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Cameroonian forces have been torturing suspects in their campaign against Islamist group Boko Haram, with much of the torture happening at a base that has also been used by American and French troops, Amnesty International said on T…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • newSouth Sudan peace hopes fade as war fragments, alliances shift
    JUBA (Reuters) - When rebel leader Riek Machar fled the South Sudanese capital Juba last year, General Saki James Palaoko helped him escape government air strikes, evade the national army and slip into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
    - 22 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 3:13pm -
  • newSome former Sisi allies turn critics as Egypt election nears
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Some of the people who helped propel Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power are calling for his replacement in an election next year, a sign of a shift in the still widespread view that he is a force for stability.
    - 22 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 2:52pm -
  • newKenyan leaders steer clear of hate speech before vote, but monitors wary
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan politicians are steering clear of inflammatory rhetoric at large public rallies before next month's vote, but there are fears that hate speech is still spreading online and at smaller meetings out of sight of authorities, m…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 1:55pm -

BBC Africa

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  • new10111 call centre operational in Richards Bay - Zululand Observer
    Zululand Observer10111 call centre operational in Richards BayZululand ObserverThe South African Police Services has assured residents in KwaZulu-Natal that the call centres in Richards Bay, Durban, Hilton and Port Shepstone have so far not been affe…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:03am -
  • newEgyptian wins $100k Innovation Prize for Africa - Disrupt Africa
    Graphic OnlineEgyptian wins $100k Innovation Prize for AfricaDisrupt AfricaEgyptian Dr Aly El-Shafei has walked away with US$100,000 after winning the annual Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) for his patented innovation, SEMAJIB, a smart bearing that…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:22am -
  • newKenya: Man on Police Terror Watch List Says He is Innocent - AllAfrica.com
    P.M. NewsKenya: Man on Police Terror Watch List Says He is InnocentAllAfrica.comOne of the men listed by police as suspects planning to stage terror attacks in the country has disassociated himself with the crime. Salad Tari Gufu, 25, says he now fea…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:47am -

African football

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Tribal football

  • newSevilla express interest in Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen
    Sevilla have expressed interest in Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.The centre-back has spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach but is hoping to force his way into Antonio Conte's first team this season.Read more on Tribal…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:11pm -
  • newArsenal legend Wright backing Liverpool over Robertson choice
    Arsenal legend Ian Wright has no doubts about Liverpool's swoop for Andrew Robertson.The Hull City fullback is undergoing a Liverpool medical today after a £10m fee was settled for him on Wednesday.Read more on Tribal Football
    - 10 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 11:11pm -
  • newMan Utd boss Mourinho: Man City result unimportant
    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists the result won't be important for their derby with Manchester City in Houston.Around 70,000 fans are expected at the home of the Houston Texans and, while bragging rights are up for grabs, United boss Mour…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:25pm -
  • newMan Utd boss Mourinho apologises to press: Sorry Pep and I don't hate eachother!
    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he isn't surprised by the lack of tension between himself and Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola.Ahead of their clash in Houston, Mourinho says they get along with eachother.Read more on Tribal Football
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:25pm -
  • newMan City boss Guardiola denies Bony in departure talks
    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola denies Wilfried Bony is leaving.Bony, who spent last season at Stoke, looks to be on his way out, but Guardiola insists the only reason he is absent from City's American tour is due to injury.Read more on Tribal Foo…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:24pm -
  • newSwansea boss Clement admits Sigurdsson 'situation must be resolved'
    Swansea City boss Paul Clement concedes Gylfi Sigurdsson's future is up-in-the-air.Amid Everton and Leicester City interest, Clement says they want to keep hold of their talisman and he spoke with Sigurdsson earlier this week.Read more on Tribal Foot…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:22pm -
  • newWenger: Szczesny a true Arsenal man, but...
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to Wojciech Szczesny after he completed his move to Juventus.Wenger believes that Szczesny will take over from Juventus icon Gianluigi Buffon after the goalkeeper's move to the Serie A club from Arsenal was…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:21pm -
  • newArsenal boss Wenger: Why I tried Elneny at centre-back
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased with Mohamed Elneny for their shootout victory over Bayern Munich.Wenger fielded the Egyptian at centre-back for the clash in China.Read more on Tribal Football
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:20pm -
  • newArsenal boss Wenger: Lacazette will be our centre-forward
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Alexandre Lacazette will be their No1 centre-forward this new season.Lacazette again was played through the middle for their shootout win over Bayern Munich in China yesterday.Read more on Tribal Football
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:19pm -
  • newArsenal boss Wenger: Mertesacker a great academy choice
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no doubts Per Mertesacker will be a big success in his future role with the academy.Arsenal announced earlier this month that club captain Mertesacker will retire from professional football at the end of the coming seas…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:18pm -

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SuperSports

  • newManley takes Open lead, Poulter goes strong
    Welshman Stuart Manley produced a flying finish to his round to take the clubhouse lead early on the opening day of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.
    - 55 mins ago 20 Jul 17, 12:27pm -
  • newBosch is only Sharks change
    The Cell C Sharks have given some indication of what their attitude to last week’s match might have been by naming a starting team that features just one change for Saturday’s quarterfinal in Johannesburg.
    - 59 mins ago 20 Jul 17, 12:23pm -
  • newTime to erode Kiwi dominance
    The play-off stages of Vodacom Super Rugby will offer South African teams the opportunity to further erode the Kiwi aura of invincibility ahead of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship that starts next month.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Jul 17, 12:20pm -
  • newFive names to watch at world champs
    The swimming world championships starts on Sunday in Budapest with China, who topped the medal table at the 2015 world championships, determined to maintain their dominance.
    - 2 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:56am -
  • newLast chance for Bardet on brutal Izoard
    Great French hope Romain Bardet faces a Tour de France moment of truth in the Alps on Thursday in his bid to become the first home winner since 1985.
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 10:16am -
  • newWWE, SuperSport in multi-year partnership
    WWE (NYSE: WWE) and SuperSport, Africa’s premier sports broadcaster, today announced a new, multi-year agreement to broadcast WWE programming live for the first time in more than 50 countries.
    - 4 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:33am -
  • newPL 'Game 39' idea dead - Scudamore
    England's top clubs remain keen to play competitive matches abroad but the idea of a putting on a dedicated additional round of fixtures outside the country is dead, Richard Scudamore conceded.
    - 4 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 9:31am -
  • newCurrie Cup ready to re-ignite passion
    JD Schickerling and Roelof Smit catching eggs, SP Marais and JT Jackson making trick-shots are just some of the lighter moments rugby supporters will enjoy in a new series of Currie Cup videos.
    - 5 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 8:04am -
  • new'Bafana won't disappoint the fans'
    Bafana Bafana midfielder Sipho Mbule says they will not disappoint their fans when they face Botswana in the second leg of the 2018 Chan qualifiers.
    - 6 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 7:22am -
  • newF1 opts for cockpit protection from 2018
    Formula One cars will have the Halo cockpit safety device installed in the 2018 world championship, the sport's strategy group said on Wednesday, despite reservations over its effectiveness.
    - 17 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 8:39pm -

SABC Africa

VOA Africa

  • newBurundi's President Goes Abroad For 1st Time Since Coup Plot
    An official says Burundi's president is traveling out of the country for the first time since the failed coup attempt of May 2015.Presidential spokesman Jean Claude Karerwa Ndenzako said Thursday that President Pierre Nkurunziza is visiting neighb…
    - 54 mins ago 20 Jul 17, 12:28pm -
  • newJoyce Banda: 'Any African Girl Can Grow Up to be a Leader'
    Malawi's former president Joyce Banda says any girl in Africa can grow up to be a leader -- and she would know what she is talking about. Banda spoke in Washington this week as she launched a toolkit designed to ensure that all women with leadershi…
    - 7 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 5:59am -
  • newGunfire Erupts Near Police Bases in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
    Gunfire erupted near several police installations across Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan late on Wednesday, witnesses and a police source said, in what appeared to be a renewed bout of insecurity following months of military mutinies.Shooting brok…
    - 11 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 2:15am -
  • newAbidjan Waterside Boom Spurs New Demand: Crocodile Removal
    “It's not my first time,” fireman Patrick Obite said with an air of confidence as, kneeling, he straddled a meter-long crocodile in the parking lot of a building site in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan.“There was a first session yesterday at…
    - 11 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 2:10am -
  • newNigeria Bolsters Security in Northern State of Kaduna Amid Violence
    Nigeria is to deploy troops and police to reduce violence in the northern state of Kaduna, the acting president's spokesman said on Wednesday, as ethnically charged violence pressures a government already fighting Boko Haram in the northeast.Clash…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Jul 17, 1:45am -
  • newUN Chief Urges More International Cooperation on Africa
    The U.N. secretary-general urged the international community Wednesday to, in his words, “change the narrative” about Africa.  Antonio Guterres said countries should cooperate more with the continent to recognize its vast potential and prevent…
    - 15 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 10:45pm -
  • newSouth Sudan's SPLM-IO Defends VP's Record
    This week marks one year since South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai was sworn in to replace Riek Machar after fighting broke out between the presidential guards and the SPLM-IO rebels loyal to Machar.The spokesman for the Taban Deng f…
    - 15 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 10:15pm -
  • newStraight Talk Africa
    We are streaming live. Join us and let us know from what part of the world you are watching us.
    - 18 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 7:30pm -
  • newEx-minister, 2 Others Arrested in Malawi Food Import Scandal
    Malawi's Anti-corruption Bureau, or ACB, has arrested a former agriculture minister and two others linked to a corruption scandal involving maize imports.  Malawi was importing the grain to avert food shortages after flooding and drought wrecked las…
    - 20 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 5:45pm -
  • newAfrica 54
    We are live. Join us and let us know from what part of the world you are watching us.
    - 20 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 5:30pm -
  • newYoung Refugees Cleared to Travel to Waiting US Foster Families
    Young refugees from Somalia and Eritrea who are eagerly awaited by American foster families have been cleared to travel to the United States, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) tells VOA.As VOA reported Friday, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (UMR)…
    - 21 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 3:52pm -
  • newTrump Administration Letting Africa's Crises Drift: Experts
    When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol. But it also drew attention to the growing concern that whe…
    - 24 hours ago 19 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • Experts See Rise in 'Fake News' Ahead of Kenya Election
    With less than 20 days to the August polls Kenya is grappling with an increase in fake news.The study by researchers from the communications consulting firms Portland Africa and GeoPoll reveals that 90 percent of Kenyans have seen or heard false n…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 12:08pm -
  • China, Tunisia Call for New Efforts to Stabilize Libya
    The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia called Wednesday for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from dissolving into a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria. China's Wang Yi sa…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 11:53am -
  • Warnings as Deadly Central African Republic Violence Returns
    Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2,000 Muslim…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 9:04am -
  • Celebrating Mandela Day
    Every July 18th, people spend 67 minutes doing a service activity to honor the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent fighting for justice.
    - 1 day ago 19 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • Congo Park Authorities: Rangers Were Not Killed in Rescue
    Six Congolese killed in a wildlife reserve in eastern Congo last week were not on a mission to rescue a U.S. journalist, a spokeswoman for the reserve authorities said Tuesday, contradicting Congolese officials' earlier accounts.Four park rangers…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jul 17, 11:14pm -
  • Veteran Journalist Becomes South Sudan MP
    A veteran South Sudanese journalist says he has joined the SPLM-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Taban Deng faction to speak out on behalf of the people of Yei River state.Alfred Taban Lo Gune, who was appointed a member of parliament in South Sudan's Tran…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jul 17, 11:05pm -
  • Nobel Winner Malala, in Nigeria, Speaks Out Against Boko Haram
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