Seychelles builds cell tower to blend in with environment

Seychelles builds cell tower to blend in with environment

Airtel Seychelles unveiled the 30 metre structure at Anse Francois in Pointe Laure on the eastern side of Mahe.
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BDP faces tight contest in Botswana elections

BDP faces tight contest in Botswana elections

Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history after former President Ian Khama announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa's most stable countries.
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European drug regulator gives approval of Ebola vaccine

European drug regulator gives approval of Ebola vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) human medicines committee (CHMP) has given its stamp of approval for the Ebola vaccine. The experimental vaccine currently being used to prevent the spread of Ebola is manufactured by US company, Merck.
Burundi cracks down on foreign currencies in black market

Burundi cracks down on foreign currencies in black market

Burundi authorities crackdown on the foreign currency black market with more than 40 arrests made.
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Sudan peace talks postponed

Sudan peace talks postponed

Sudan's peace talks delayed for 15 days or up to a month. Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) Saif Saeed said talks with the transitional government would only continue after some outstanding issues were resolved.
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Moroccan journalist held for alleged abortion pardoned

Moroccan journalist held for alleged abortion pardoned

Moroccan journalist,Hajar Raissouni,who was sentenced to a year in jail for premarital sex and having an abortion has been pardoned by King Mohammed VI.
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Saudi releases Ethiopia prisoners

Saudi releases Ethiopia prisoners

Four hundred Ethiopians detained in the Kingdon of Saudi Arabia have been returned home. The country has agreed to release 1 400 Ethiopian prisoners.
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Kenya to roll-out free cervical cancer vaccine to 10-year-old girls

Kenya to roll-out free cervical cancer vaccine to 10-year-old girls

Kenyan government has set aside $8 million on the project which aims to immunise 800,000 girls against the cancer-causing papilloma virus (HPV).
Zim teens call for access to birth control

Zim teens call for access to birth control

Civil organisations are calling on the Zimbabwean government to remove age restrictions in teenagers accessing family planning.
Robotic surgery 'the future of medicine'

Robotic surgery 'the future of medicine'

The Urology Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa has successfully applied robotic surgery in almost 2 000 major urological procedures. The Urology Hospital is reportedly the way of the future for medicine.
Wits University researcher gets international recognition

Wits University researcher gets international recognition

A Wits University researcher and inventor, Michael Lucas, has scooped the prestigious Prix Hubert Tuor Innovation Award for his Antimicrobial Coating Technology at the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva.
Malawi denies reports of first Ebola case

Malawi denies reports of first Ebola case

Health authorities in Malawi have dismissed as false reports that first Ebola case has been recorded in the country's border district of Karonga.
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Sundan ordered to repay $16 billion it owes to creditors

Sundan ordered to repay $16 billion it owes to creditors

The World Bank says Sudan must repay the $16 billion it owes to creditors before it will consider loaning the country more debt relief.
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Uganda to immunize over 18 million children against measles

Uganda to immunize over 18 million children against measles

Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, in a five-day mass immunization campaign. The campaign, funded by the country's government, AVI - the Vaccine Alliance; the United Nations Children's Fund; and the
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Three African athletes nominated for IAAF Male World Athlete of 2019.

Three African athletes nominated for IAAF Male World Athlete of 2019.

Three Africans are among the nominees announced by the IAAF for Male World Athlete of 2019.
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Zimbabwe to ship 33 baby elephants to China

Zimbabwe to ship 33 baby elephants to China

A Chinese ground crew are in Zimbabwe to prepare 33 baby elephants for imminent shipment to China, according to sources near Hwang National Park.
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Kais Saied wins Tunis elections, says exit polls

Kais Saied wins Tunis elections, says exit polls

Independent law professor Kais Saied has overwhelmingly won Tunisia's presidential run-off, according to a polling agency.
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World Bank concerned about Kenya's rising debt

World Bank concerned about Kenya's rising debt

Kenya's rising debt has become a concern to the World Bank, with the international organisation warning Nairobi not to borrow more money than it can repay.
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Rwanda breaks world women representation in Parliament.

Rwanda breaks world women representation in Parliament.

Rwanda has increased its women representation in Parliament, beating its current world record of 64 percent.
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Uganda considers death penalty for homosexuals

Uganda considers death penalty for homosexuals

Uganda is considering the re-introduction of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill which proposes a life sentence for engaging in "homosexual activity". The bill also proposed the death penality for "aggravated homosexuality".
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel peace prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel peace prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel peace prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation.
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Nigerian star's, Davido, unborn baby scores endorsement deal

Nigerian star's, Davido, unborn baby scores endorsement deal

Nigerian International music superstar, David Adeleke , better known as Davido, has announced securing an endorsement deal from a Nigerian diaper- brand for his unborn child.
Nigeria's technology ecosystem is making millions

Nigeria's technology ecosystem is making millions

Nigeria's technology ecosystem raised a total of $178 million in 166 investment deals in 2018, and the figures are rising in 2019.
Halaal Week envisions Cape Town as the halaal hub of Africa

Halaal Week envisions Cape Town as the halaal hub of Africa

Cape Town, which is determined to become the Halaal hub of Africa, is hosting the second Halaal Week
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Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria bids for 14 billion funding

Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria bids for 14 billion funding

A global organisation funding the fight against three major diseases is hoping for 14 billion dollars in funding at a donor conference opening on Wednesday in the French city of Lyon. The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria says that