Tanzanian Official Launched Witch-Hunt Against Gay People

A Tanzanian official started a horrendous witch-hunt against gay people. In a recent Youtube video, Paul Makonda, the regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam, requested Tanzanian citizens to report anyone whom they believed is gay. Till now, he has received over 5,700 messages containing the names of more than 100 suspects. “I have received reportsRead More

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Clashes in Congo’s Kasai Spark Fears of Genocide

A recent upsurge in violence throughout Kasai, a southwestern province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, shows early signs of genocide, the U.N. torture investigators warn. The warring Congolese insurgents and government troops have been engaging in acts of mutilation, rape, and mass killings at an unprecedented scale – causing international observers to drawRead More

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Russia Rebuilding its Relations with Africa

This weekend, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov plans to visit Rwanda for a discussion with foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo and President Paul Kagame on counter-terrorism and economic development. Earlier in March, Lavrov visited Africa on a five-nation tour with the purposes of building trade as well as economic, scientific, and humanitarian ties. These efforts indicateRead More

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African Mountain Gorilla Population Growing Due to Conservation Efforts

Good news for environmental conservationists: a new survey shows that the number of critically endangered African mountain gorillas has now risen to over 1,000. They have been designated a critically endangered species since 1996. Now, they are the world’s only great apes to be growing in number. The mountain gorillas are found only in theRead More

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Rest in Power Winnie Mandela, Mother of the Nation

Winne Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, dies at 81 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died on April 2ndat the age of 81. She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones. She has been fighting the illness for over a year, coming in and out ofRead More

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Defense Investigation Findings Point to Lack of Communication in the Failed October Mission in Niger

The Defense Department of Investigation has been looking into the operation of a team of American soldiers in Niger, which failed miserably. According to the newest preliminary findings, the leader of this team has been warned before his mission that his troops were ill-prepared and under-qualified for this raid against the local militant. The reportRead More

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Al-Shabab Holds True to Word as Blood is Shed

It was a peaceful Wednesday night in Mogadishu, the Capital of Somalia before all hell broke loose. Al-Shabab, the notorious terror group linked to Al Qaeda, took credit for the attack. The carnage began when a car bomb went out in front of the popular pizza place “Pizza House.” The initial blast destroyed the frontRead More

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New Ebola Cases Result in Measures Taken to Improve Alerts

Recent Ebola outbreaks have shown that such measures must be taken into disaster risk plans to ensure utmost safety. These recent cases have proven that quick reaction and appropriate measures are to be put in place in order to contain disasters. Reported from Cancun, Mexico, “This is very different from what we experienced in Liberia,Read More

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President Trump’s Views on Climate Change Have Reportedly “Evolved”

President Trump’s view on climate change has reportedly evolved at the Group of Seven summit in Taormina, Italy, on Friday.  It is said that his views altered “after European allies personally pressured him to reverse his vow to abandon an international agreement to limit greenhouse-gas emissions”. Considering remaining in the 2015 Paris environmental accord, PresidentRead More

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