The emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates was recently elected the UNESCOWorld Book Capital for 2019. It’s known for its cultural events and initiatives, including the Sharjah International Book Fair which has hosted more than 1,500 publishers annually from across the world for nearly 40 years. The emirate of Sharjah in the UAE Sharjah is […]

Malawi’s electoral commission (MEC) chief, Dr. Jane Ansah has called upon stakeholders including political parties to refrain from announcing premature results, days after a High Court ordered that further announcement of results be halted. Citizens went to the polls on Tuesday, May 21, casting their votes to elect a president, members of parliament and local […]

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the changes will ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different […]

A 16-year-old engineering apprentice, Awa Bless Chi, who fled the violent English-speaking Cameroon, finds home in Douala and explores his talent of building miniature bulldozers from recycled materials. His creativity is captivating, generating amusement in his fans and passerby who enjoy watching him ‘‘cruze’‘ in his bulldozer or a miniature tank made from recycled materials. […]

The 2019 edition of the United Nation’s World Press Freedom Day will take place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. A move that is allied to reform efforts by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration. The main celebration of the UNESCO-led day will take place in Ethiopia between 1st to 3rd of May. Many media rights watchers […]

US president, Donald Trump has tasked Ugandan authorities to find ‘the kidnappers of the American Tourist and guide’. ‘‘Bring them to justice openly and quickly!’‘ the president tweeted on Monday, adding that it is the only way ‘people will feel safe going there’. Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni had earlier reassured tourists that ‘Uganda is safe’, […]

The state health commissioner in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, on Friday released official updates on the casualties from the four-storey building that collapsed on Wednesday. “Twenty corpses were brought to Lagos state mortuaries from the site, 45 survivors were received and were managed by government health facilities,” commissioner Jide Idris said in a statement. Summary […]

Scientists in the U.S. have unveiled results of a small clinical trial that could mean an effective “cure” for sickle cell anemia, the painful and debilitating disease that inflicts many millions of people across the globe, mostly of African heritage and including some 100,000 African Americans in the U.S. Researchers at the National Institutes of […]

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to its closure last year over security fears, the park’s director said on Saturday. Virunga sits on the forest-cloaked volcanoes of central Africa and is home to over half the global population of mountain gorillas. It was […]

The health ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday it had recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of close to a million with strong trade links to neighbouring Uganda. The current Ebola outbreak is believed to have killed 85 people since July and […]

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