africa

Over 80 migrants feared drowned off Tunisia coast

Dozens of African migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia after setting of for Europe from Libya, a government source and the Tunisian Red Crescent have said on Thursday.

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

Why it’s okay to forget the books you read

What makes them my favourites, if I can’t remember the names of the engrossing characters or the details of the intricate plots in some of my “favourite” books?

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

Over 80 migrants feared drowned off Tunisia coast

Dozens of African migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia after setting of for Europe from Libya, a government source and the Tunisian Red Crescent have said on Thursday.

March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019

Cyclone unleashes huge floods leaving 350 dead in southern Africa

Aid workers rush to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.

July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018

My party will rule 'forever' - Says Tanzania president

Tanzania's President John Magufuli who has come under fire for his authoritarian leadership style has vowed that his ruling party will be "in power forever, for eternity".

June 5, 2018
June 5, 2018

International Environment Day

This year, plastic pollution is the main theme of International Environment Day, celebrated on June 5.

January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017

Adebayor returns to international stage with Togo

Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor returns to a major footballing stage for the first time since the striker's spell at Crystal Palace ended last season when he leads his country out at the African Nations Cup on Monday.

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

CSA bans four over match-fixing

Cricket South Africa ban four players for involvement in match fixing practices during 2015.

June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016

Ozil, Pogba fund surgeries of 22 needy children

The Germany international has been involved in numerous philanthropic campaigns over the course of his career, the latest of which has included funding the surgery of 11 African children.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Rwanda's capital wants to clear its streets of hawkers

Already boasting one of the cleanest urban centers in Africa, authorities in Rwanda's capital want thousands of street hawkers to form registered co-operatives or find formal work as they try to raise taxes and make the city even tidier, the mayor said.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

FIFA names first woman secretary general

FIFA name a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a historic move announced at a congress that sought to relegate world football's corruption crisis to the past.