Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique allegedly sexually exploited

BY IAVAN PIJOOS Cyclone Idai, the most powerful storm to hit Mozambique in decades, has left women hungry and vulnerable to abuse. Human Rights Watch...

Ugandan mom of multiple quadruplets struggles to provide for 38 kids

BY ELIAS BIRYABAREMA Mariam Nabatanzi gave birth to twins a year after she was married off at the age of 12. Five more sets of twins followed - along...

Novel design means new Cape Town library can write more storeys

BY SUMIN WOO A Cape Town community's children and readers no longer have to travel 7km to visit a library. Mayor Dan Plato cut the...

South Africa floods toll ‘around 70’

By AFP Around 70 people have been killed in devastating floods in South Africa, an official said on Thursday, while 1,000 people have been forced from their homes.

Zimbabwe acquits seven unionists arrested ahead of protests

By Agence France-Presse A Zimbabwean court acquitted seven leaders of the country’s main trade union coalition arrested ahead of an anti-government protest last year, lawyers said on Thursday.

AFCON: Super Eagles’ group foes Guinea, Burundi face Egypt, Tunisia in friendlies

By Calista Jacob-Akpan Super Eagles’ AFCON 2019 Group B opponents Guinea and Burundi will take on Egypt and Tunisia, respectively, in friendly games ahead of the tournament this summer.

Paradigm Initiative makes case for digital rights inclusion in Africa

By Brendan Umoren Panellists, participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2019 Wednesday decried at the growing marginalisation of Africans in information accessibility in the digital space.

Africa’s No.1 Aruna Quadri accepts ITTF world championship defeat in good faith

By Calista Jacob-Akpan Nigeria and Africa’s top-ranked Table Tennis player Aruna Quadri has stated that he has nothing to contest about his elimination at the ongoing ITTF world...

Nigeria female beach volleyball team secures World Cup ticket

By Calista Jacob-Akpan Host Nigeria defeated Team Niger Republic 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) in the female category have secured a ticket for the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in...

Huge rallies in Sudan as protesters vow to ‘protect revolution’

By Agencies Huge crowds of protesters have rallied in the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, stepping up pressure on the country’s ruling military council to cede power...

Sudanese protesters delay naming of civilian government

By Agencies The organisers of the protests that drove Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir from power are delaying their announcement of a transitional civilian government as they hold new...

First death as Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

By Agence France-Presse A powerful cyclone smashed into northern Mozambique, leaving one person dead on Friday, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country’s centre, devastating...

Coptic monks in Egypt sentenced to death for killing bishop

By Agencies Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed.

World Malaria Day: Expert warns against self medication

By News Agency of Nigeria A medical personnel, Dr Jaiye Aderinoye, has warned against self medication in treating malaria prior to diagnosis. Aderinoye told the News...