40-year-old Ugandan woman with 44 children named most fertile

Africa 10/15/19, 05:05

Mariam Nabatanzi, a 40-year-old woman from the Mukono District of Uganda, was named the most fertile woman in the African country after it was confirmed that she had given birth to 44 children. Nabatanzi is known as Nalongo Muzaala Bana (the twin mother that produces quadruplets) in her home village of Kabimbiri, ...

After 24 years of work, airplane cleaner becomes a pilot

Africa 10/11/19, 05:19

The story of a man from Nigeria is proof that dreams come true, especially when you work hard and never lose faith. His dream of becoming a pilot if finally realized after 24 years of persistent work. Around 24 years ago, Muhammed Abubakar started to work as an aircraft cleaner. It ...

US Punishes Lebanese Bank for Links to Hezbollah

Africa 08/30/19, 14:58

The United States sanctioned a Lebanese bank on Thursday for facilitating the financial activities of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Treasury Department accused the Jammal Trust Bank, and its subsidiaries, of "brazenly enabling" the financial activities of the organization that operates in Lebanon and has links with Iran. Through an official statement, ...

Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo-A doctor’s story

News 05/30/19, 17:55

Over 1,200 people have died in the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). According to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Border, this is the worst ever reported case and the second-largest Ebola outbreak. To exacerbate the crisis, mistrust from the local people coupled ...

Sudan protesters threaten military with civil disobedience

Africa 05/30/19, 04:24

Sudan's protesters are threatening a civil disobedience campaign if the ruling military refuses to hand over power to civilians.The threat comes after a two-day strike meant to pressure the military showed no tangible effects.The coalition representing the protesters and opposition groups — known as Forces for the Declaration of Freedom ...

Mozambique seeks $3.2 billion to recover from cyclones

Africa 05/30/19, 03:55

Mozambique says it needs $3.2 billion to recover from a pair of powerful tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation earlier this year and left hundreds dead, raising alarm about the effects of climate change on coastal nations.That's according to a government assessment supported by the World Bank, ...

Fates in the balance as Super Rugby heads toward playoffs

Africa 05/29/19, 20:42

The fate of several teams vying for places in the Super Rugby playoffs is likely to be sealed in this weekend's 16th round.If the Chiefs can't beat the Crusaders in Fiji, if the Waratahs can't beat the Rebels in Australia, and if the Stormers can't beat the Lions in South ...

Kenyan farmers swap high-risk crops for silkworms

Africa 05/29/19, 13:35

Farmers in Kenya are swapping high-risk crops for silkworms. In a bid to find a profitable crop to sustain their livelihoods, many farmers are turning to silk production and ditching traditional cash crops such as coffee, maize, sugar cane, and cotton. Kenya is now emerging as a new silk-producing country. Also ...

Libyan commander hands over prominent militant to Egypt

Africa 05/29/19, 07:14

A prominent Egyptian militant wanted for scores of terror attacks in his country was handed over by Libyan forces loyal to a commander pushing to take the capital of Tripoli and flown back to Egypt on Wednesday.Egyptian TV networks aired footage of a blindfolded Hisham el-Ashmawi, a former army officer ...

Nigerian president Buhari sworn in for 2nd term

Africa 05/29/19, 07:08

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health.The 76-year-old former military dictator read the oath of office from a card as he stood beside ...

Malawi’s Mutharika sworn in, declares ‘I am not dead!’

Africa 05/28/19, 09:56

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday called for unity as he was sworn in for a second five-year term after an election in which top opposition parties alleged irregularities.The 78-year-old Mutharika began his acceptance speech by declaring "I am not dead!" to address persistent rumors ahead of the vote. He ...

Sudan protesters begin 2-day strike to press ruling military

Africa 05/28/19, 03:39

Sudan's protest leaders have launched a two-day general strike to press the ruling military to hand over power to a civilian-led authority.Wajdi Saleh, a negotiator for the protesters, says they resorted to holding the strike after negotiations with the military council became deadlocked over the makeup and leadership of a ...