Somali soldier who killed minister Siraji gets death sentence

Image caption Abas Abdullahi Siraji was Somalia’s youngest-ever cabinet minister The Somali soldier who shot dead the country’s youngest-ever cabinet minister last month has been sentenced to death by firing squad. Abas Abdullahi Siraji was in his car near the presidential palace in Mogadishu when he was killed by Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi, who reportedly mistook […]

‘Half’ Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of displaced people rely on food aid in Nigeria Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the government says. It described it as a “diversion of relief materials”, which correspondents say is a euphemism for […]

Mali attack: Gunmen kill five at tourist resort

Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Five people were killed when gunmen stormed a tourist resort in Mali on Sunday, officials say. The EU said a Portuguese soldier and a Malian woman who worked for the bloc’s mission in Mali were among the dead. A Malian soldier and two other civilians, […]

UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrians fleeing conflict account for 12 million of the world’s displaced people A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to […]

South Africa, by any other name, would still need healing – Independent Online

[ad_1] So our Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, perhaps bored by the banality of his ministry and the mundaneness of his official routines, has come out with the brilliant suggestion that we should consider replacing the name of our country South Africa. He proposes an even more brilliant replacement “Azania”! What is Azania? It […]

Local diaper drive aims to help African children – Southeast Missourian

Local diaper drive aims to help African children – Southeast Missourian

[ad_1] Teresa Birk shows some of the diapers and clothing items Saturday that were donated for the Heart for Africa drive. Fred Lynch Hearts for Africa’s diaper drive is accepting donations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, said local volunteer Teresa Birk. Birk is coordinating the donations that are being accepted at Roy’s Tire and Auto […]

France polls: Macron’s party set for parliamentary majority

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emmanuel Macron was seen voting earlier in Le Touquet French President Emmanuel Macron’s party is on track for a parliamentary majority, exit polls suggest, weeks after his presidential victory. Polls have his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, winning at least 355 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. […]

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Falmes are seen rising above the luxury resort Le Campement Kangaba on Sunday Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif […]

Jeremy Johnson Andela CEO: future of tech is Africa – – CNBC

Jeremy Johnson Andela CEO: future of tech is Africa – – CNBC

[ad_1] Derrick Ceyrac | AFP | Getty Images Jankara market, located on Lagos Island and the skyline of Lagos, Nigeria. While ecommerce and mobile money companies are leading Africa’s tech race, solar technology and agriculture are also big sectors there. Ignitia, a startup based in Accra, Ghana has developed a weather model to help small-scale […]

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