Zambia to clamp down on timber smugglers

Zambia to clamp down on timber smugglers

The Zambian government says it will revise existing forestry laws to make it harder for smugglers to illegally export valuable indigenous trees.Deputy Minister of Lands, Environment ...

S/Africa: Students to sing AU anthem on Africa Day

S/Africa: Students to sing AU anthem on Africa Day

Following weeks of practicing their musical notes, thousands of South African students will on Monday mark Africa Day by singing the African Union (AU) anthem during school ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

Nigeria’s debt stock at $63 billion

Nigeria’s debt stock at $63 billion

Nigeria's foreign and domestic debt stock has reached a whopping $63 billion, according to a senior official of the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan.Quoted by This ...

Somalia: 17 killed as troops clash with militants

Somalia: 17 killed as troops clash with militants

At least 17 people have been confirmed killed when Somali government forces clashed with Shabab militants on Saturday.It is however not clear how many civilians were among those ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

Zambia to clamp down on timber smugglers

The Zambian government says it will revise existing forestry laws to make it harder for smugglers to illegally export valuable indigenous trees.Deputy Minister of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources Mwimba Malama told journalists on Sunday that illegal selling of timber was getting out of hand and will  more...

May 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm UTC

106-year-old votes in Ethiopian poll

A 106-year-old man and his six children as well as 17 grandchildren on Sunday led the queue that formed at the start of voting in Secha Sub-city of Arbaminch town in Ethiopia's parliamentary elections. The elderly voter, Baisase Bachole, reached the Mulu Wengel Polling Station as early as 5am and claimed it  more...

May 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm UTC

B2Gold’s Otjikoto Gold Mine opens in June

President Hage Geingob will officially open Namibia's second gold mine, B2Gold's Otjikoto Gold Mine early next month, Managing Director Mark Dawe told a recent mining conference in Windhoek.Dawe noted that the mine has achieved its commercial production earlier February, while it poured its gold late last  more...

May 24, 2015 at 8:05 pm UTC

Ebola survivors decry stigmatisation

As West Africa moves towards winning the battle against Ebola, the region faces a new and perhaps more daunting challenge in the form of stigmatisation of survivors – with possible long-term effects on social cohesion and economic development.With Liberia recently declared Ebola-free by the World Health  more...

May 22, 2015 at 6:47 am UTC

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