Africa

Aug. 25 (GIN) – Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He...

Commander, Gen. Museveni; would have clocked 30 years when he seeks 5 more in 2016

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The challenge to effectively confront and...

Prison in Sierra Leone (Source: The Guardian)

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As long standing weaknesses in Sierra Leone’s healthcare system become exposed...

Burden of misrule? Gen. Yoweri Museveni, after 28 years of dictatorship time for transitional administration columnist says

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Aug. 18 (GIN) – A maximum security prison was the scene of an out-of-the-ordinary graduation ceremony in Kenya.

Lifer Peter Ouko, surrounded by friends and family, received his diploma in...

Aug. 18 (GIN) – A commission hearing testimony on last year’s deadly miners’ strike, heard that white employees at the Lonmin mine got preferential treatment at the expense of their black...

Aug. 18 (GIN) – An Ebola isolation center was overrun by Liberians in the capital city Monrovia over the weekend, as fear and confusion lead some to accuse western countries of inventing a killer...

Aug. 18 (GIN) – A U.S. and U.K.-funded anti-terrorism unit has carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" during its fight against militant Islamists in Kenya, says the NY-...

Museveni -- the Ugandan general was isolated at U.S.-Africa Summit while Tanzania's Jakaya Kikwete and Rwanda's Paul Kagame were invited on a panel

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Aug. 11 (GIN) – Wives of military soldiers say they are fed up with government’s top brass sending under-equipped foot soldiers to fight the better-armed Boko Haram rebels. Skirmishes with the...

Aug. 11 (GIN) – At a gay pride rally on the shores of Lake Victoria, over 100 members of Uganda’s oppressed sexual minority led a party of music, dancing and laughter. The event marked the “...

Aug. 11 (GIN) – If researchers are correct, a two year old in southeastern Guinea, who died last year with Ebola symptoms, was the unsuspecting carrier of the disease soon to wreak havoc in at...

Aug. 11 (GIN) – Charles Onyango-Obbo of The East African, a Kenyan daily, joined a growing number of writers and scholars questioning the aims of the US-Africa Summit. Where, he asked, were the...

 

As I write, there are reports of negotiations ongoing between the Sierra Leone government and nurses at the main government hospital in the capital over an ultimatum issued by the nurses...

President Obama with African leaders at the summit -- author says good governance and industrialization needed for development

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