Women living with albinism struggle to find a good job
Albinism is a noncontagious and genetically inherited condition that occurs worldwide, regardless of ethnicity or gender
US general: Troops cuts don’t impact Somalia, Libya missions
Planned troop cuts on the African continent will have no impact on counterterror operations in Libya and Somalia, where American airstrikes target insurgents, the top U.S. commander for Africa told Congress Thursday. General Thomas D. Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, said about 300 troops will be cut by June 2020, ...
Doctors, lawyers rally against Algeria’s Bouteflika
Demonstrators seek the identities of those responsible for the medical certificate clearing the way for the ailing 82-year-old president to seek a fifth term
Chimps varied “culture” matters for conservation, study says
Some chimpanzee groups are stone-throwers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use sticks to fish for algae.As researchers learn more about Homo sapiens' closest living genetic relatives, they are also discovering more about the diversity of behaviors within chimpanzee groups — activities learned, at ...
South Sudan’s new government likely won’t be formed by deadline
The government and rebel groups are supposed to form a transitional government by May 12 under terms of the peace deal signed last year
Malawi albinos set up protest camp, demand to meet president
Demonstrators in capital Lilongwe want a face-to-face meeting with Peter Mutharika to discuss the continued killings of albinos in the southern African country
MSF: Community mistrust hampers Ebola fight in eastern Congo
Coercion must not be used as a tactic to track and treat Ebola patients, to enforce safe burials or decontaminate homes
Cameroon holds mass wedding to boost women’s legal rights
Ninety percent of Cameroonians fail to get wedding licenses, leaving wives without rights when a marriage ends
Mogadishu car bomb blast kills 5
Restaurant is frequented by government soldiers who control one of the security checkpoints for the presidential palace, located about half a kilometer away from the blast scene
The rise of South Africa’s third party
For first time, upstart third party could challenge South Africa political establishment
Algerian police cede to protesting lawyers: ‘No to fraud!’
A message from Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika warns that peaceful protests against his decision to run for a fifth term risk being tainted by "chaos."The Algerian leader, in power since 1999 but all but invisible since a stroke in 2013, has been hospitalized in Switzerland for what the government described ...
Scientists begin exploring Indian Ocean depths in Seychelles
An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles waters.The British-led Nekton Mission arrived off the tiny atoll of Alphonse in the early morning hours, after looming bad weather forced a change of plan.The expedition will ...
Car bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 2 near president’s house
A police officer in Somalia says a car bomb blast near a security checkpoint at the presidential palace in the capital killed at least two people.Capt. Mohamed Hussein said that a car exploded by the rear entrance of the hilltop presidential palace and appeared to have been targeting security forces ...
UN fears fall armyworm outbreak threatens Zimbabwe’s food security
One farmer says his crop output has been reduced by half
Pressure at top and bottom of Super Rugby standings
The three leading teams in Super Rugby face challenging derby matches in the fourth round as interest focuses closely on the top and bottom of the standings.The defending champion Crusaders, who are unbeaten after three rounds, face the winless Chiefs in New Zealand, and the Melbourne Rebels, who have two ...
Cameroon’s former separatists distrust reintegration program
Despite government assurance, former rebels fear disarmament commission may be a trap
Aviation workers strike, stall operations in Kenya’s main airport
Workers union said it is striking because of corruption, salary discrepancies, and objections to a proposed air traffic merger
One year on, Africa free trade deal nears reality
Only three more countries must ratify the continent-wide pact before it can take effect
All-female legal group fights for women, girls in Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, an all-female group of lawyers provides legal protection pro bono for young women and girls at risk
Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike
Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.Police violently dispersed striking workers who attempted to protest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.Kenya's military took over screening and security services at the airport following the strike.Stranded ...