Africa News Stories
Zambian Court Refuses To Drop Treason Charges Against Hichilema
A request to drop the treason charges against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, for allegedly blocking the president’s motorcade earlier this month, was denied Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported. A businessman and leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Hichilema was...
photo: UN / JC McIlwaine
[VIDEO] Chimps Invent New Tools And Pass Them On To Others In Community
Scientists are getting a chance to watch how wild chimpanzees devise new tools and how their use spreads through chimpanzee communities, IFL Science reports. Initially, apes learned from their peers, but now the techniques are being passed by mothers to children. The transmission patterns may...
photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick
Ivanka Trump, World Bank discuss women entrepreneur fund
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump has been involved in discussions with the World Bank about establishing a funding operation that would support female entrepreneurs, bank and administration officials said Wednesday. The officials stressed that nothing has been set up yet and that talks are...
photo: USAF / Marianique Santos
UN: 20 Dead After Ethnic Fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo
The United Nation's DR Congo mission said that clashes last week in the Kasai region killed at least 20 people, according to Al Jazeera. The violence was between members of the Lulua-Luba and Chowe-Pende communtities escalated, leaving 20 members of the Chowe-Pende killed.The Chowe-Pende accuse the...
photo: AP / John Bompengo
US lawmakers urge action in Libya to counter Russia's recent foothold
President Donald Trump at the White House. Despite President Donald Trump saying the US should step back from Libya, Republican Sen. Bob Corker and Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin on Tuesday called for US engagement in the North African country. "The United States must be engaged," Cardin said. "When we...
photo: AP / Evan Vucci
Three Consecutive Suicide Bombings In Nigeria Kills One And Injures Many
Three suicide bombings in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed one civilian militia member and injured several others Wednesday, News 24 reported. The attack came two days after multiple suicide bombings killed four civilian joint taskforce members near Maiduguri, the report said. "There have been...
photo: AP / Medecins Sans Frontieres
Last male northern white rhino joins Tinder to raise money
The last male northern white rhino on earth has joined the dating app Tinder - as part of...
photo: AP / Lenny Ignelzi, File
Malaria vaccine gets pilot testing
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said yesterday. The injectable vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, was developed by British drugmaker...
photo: UN / Ramadan Mohamed Hassan
Matt Damon: ‘Children are drinking water so dirty it looks like chocolate milk’
The Hollywood star reveals how a conversation with an ambitious 14-year-old in Zambia inspired a project to help people in dire need of clean water...
photo: AP / Chris Pizzello/Invision
Somalia drought fuelling piracy - US Africa command head
There has been half a dozen attacks in the last month, according to the head of US Africa Command. ......
photo: US Navy / MCS2 Ja'lon A. Rhinehart

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