Africa

Malian children face education crisis

While the world remains focused on ending Mali’s conflict following rebel incursions into the northern part of the country early last year, there are about 400,000 Malian children facing severe disruptions in their education, warns the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF

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Livestock tracking in Africa goes high tech

In an era of lightning speed, ever-present wireless connectivity, high tech is now also being used to benefit livestock farmers in rural areas of Africa. Widely known for being used to track wild animals, GPS, or “Global Positioning System” tracking devices are being adapted by some small- and large-scale farmers to manage their livestock, notably in Kenya, Botswana, and South Africa

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Evidence Released of Alleged Kenyan Election Irregularities

Civil society group the Africa Center for Open Governance (Africog), has launched a website that presents the evidence it filed at the Kenyan Supreme Court last month, detailing alleged irregularities in the just-concluded national election. The group recently lost a court challenge to the election of Kenya's new president, Uhuru Kenyatta

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South Africa Rolls Out New HIV Treatment

The South African government has rolled out a new single pill to treat HIV/AIDS this week, claiming it will be the cheapest such treatment in the world. The country has the world's largest number of people living with the virus and it hopes this new pill will allow it to treat more patients

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Former Zambia President Banda: Charges against me are politically motivated

Zambia’s main opposition, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), has condemned the prosecution of former president Rupiah Banda for corruption. Mr. Banda was briefly arrested and released after the government’s Joint Investigations Team charged him with abuse of office in connection with a Nigeria oil procurement deal. Banda has rejected the charges as politically motivated

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