• Africa
    Shark fins found aboard foreign fishing vessels

    Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel was caught using illegal nets and fishing for species outside of its license. The two vessels with […]

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    Widescale search for girl after hippo attack

    Police have resumed a widescale search and rescue mission for a 5-year-old girl who went missing after she and several others were attacked by a hippopotamus while trying to enter the country illegally. Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said despite previous searches, the young girl has not been found yet. She went missing on […]

  • Africa
    Woman mauled to death by lion at Victoria Falls

    A lion near Victoria Falls mauled to death a 52 year old woman on 9th January before feeding on her. The chief superintendent in Victoria Falls, Jairos Chiwona, confirmed the killing of Sarah Tshuma by a lion, which has since been shot dead. “We confirm having received such a report of a woman who was […]

  • Africa
    US troops sent to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram

    The US military is sending troops to Cameroon to conduct airborne surveillance and intelligence operations in the fight against Boko Haram, the White House said on Wednesday. Approximately 90 soldiers began deploying Monday, and a force of up to 300 will eventually be sent to Cameroon, US President Barack Obama said in a letter to Congress announcing […]

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    Finance Minister Chinamasa accused of trying to topple Mugabe

    Zimbabwe’s War Veterans Minister Chris Mutsvangwa, has reportedly hit out at a fellow cabinet minister, accusing him of working with the West to try and topple President Robert Mugabe. This comes a few days after Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa urged Zimbabweans to stop blaming outsiders for the country’s economic problems. According to News Day, Chinamasa […]

  • Africa
    Race for Mugabe’s succession heats up

    11 September 2015 A new political party was launched on Thursday in Zimbabwe as the race for who will succeed 91 year old President Robert Mugabe accelerated. “Another Zimbabwe is possible,” former finance minister Tendai Biti said on launching the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) while accusing the ruling Zanu-PF of “failing to give the people […]

  • Africa
    China is the biggest external risk to Africa’s growth outlook

    8 September 2015 The slowdown in China and the associated ending of the commodity super cycle is having a major influence on the immediate growth prospects for Africa, with the former African Development Bank chief economist forecasting that growth rates will come under pressure this year and next. Professor Mthuli Ncube, who is now a […]

  • Africa
    More farm expropriations in Zimbabwe

    28 August 2015 The Zimbabwe government took a major step towards eliminating the once-thriving white ­commercial farming sector this week by gazetting 23 of the remaining 300 farms owned by white Zimbabweans for ­expropriation. The planned seizures in the Matabeleland North and South provinces were announced despite an admission by Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party […]

  • Africa
    The slaughter of Africa’s wildlife is relentless

    Dr Walter Palmer has done something worthwhile after all. His special combination of vanity, smugness, greed, arrogance and stupidity has taken something which happens all the time, usually out of sight and out of mind, and has elevated it to international recognition. The slaughter of Africa’s wildlife is a crime against nature and humanity. “In […]

  • Africa
    Dozens of tourists slain on Tunisian beach

    Gunmen have attacked two tourist hotels in the Tunisian town of Sousse. Reports claim that a man entered the hotel armed with a AK47 rifle and opened fire on tourists shortly before lunchtime. Earlier reports state that another another gunman who was disguised as a tourist and hid his weapon in an umbrella, also opened […]

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