Africa News Stories
Italy Threatens EU With Closing Ports To Boats With Migrants
Italy's European Union representative, Maurizio Massari, sent a letter on Wednesday that warned Italy was considering closing their ports to vessels from foreign countries that are bringing migrants, according to BBC News. Massari called the situation "unsustainable" with Italian Prime Minister...
photo: AP / Bram Janssen
U.S. Announces New, Enhanced Aviation Security For Flights Entering U.S.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting U.S. Homeland Security officials will order stricter passenger screening and other new security measures for all flights entering the United States, but will not bar laptop computers in carry-on luggage as was originally feared by airlines and passenger groups. The...
photo: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Barry Bahler
US President Donald Trump attacks CNN again after 'fake news' resignations
US President Donald Trump has used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian...
photo: AP / Evan Vucci
'Unifying figure' Kiir won't step down
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that he won't step down by force, while one of his advisors has stated that if this did happen, the world's newest country would disintegrate. Tor Deng Mawien, the presidential adviser on decentralisation and intergovernmental linkages, made the remarks...
photo: UN / Isaac Billy
Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California to Call Glyphosate Carcinogenic
An herbicide that's the active ingredient for the popular Roundup weed killer made by Monsanto Co will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer beginning on July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday, according to Reuters....
photo: AP / Richard Drew
Is this a timely advice or a pitch for US Companies?
Speaking at the US Africa business summit that held in Washington DC from June 13 to 16, Wilbur Ross, US Secretary for Commerce made some interesting remarks about the Trump administration’s expectation and trade relationship with Africa. But perhaps the most interesting remarks from Ross at the...
photo: AP / Andrew Harnik
Fourth great white shark found dead in South Africa
A FOURTH great white shark is found dead after its liver was removed 'with surgical precision' in latest sign that killer whales are targeting the fish for the nutrient-rich organ A fourth great white shark has washed up dead on a beach believed to be the latest victim of killer whales off the coast...
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South Africa: DRC's Kabila 'Still Has a Friend in SA', Says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma has made it clear that his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, still has a friend in South Africa. Despite international concern about violence in parts of the DRC and pressure from some of the DRC's closest allies for the country to hold its...
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South African rhino breeder plans online auction of horn
A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalising on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban imposed to curb widespread poaching. The online sale of rhino horn belonging to breeder John Hume will take place from August...
photo: Creative Commons / AnantShastri
Iran drug addicts more than double in six years
TEHRAN // The number of drug addicts in Iran has more than doubled in six years, with opium the country's most popular narcotic, according to local media. "There are about 2.8 million people regularly consuming drugs" in the country of 80 million people, Drug Control Organisation spokesman Parviz...
photo: WN / Imran Nissar

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