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Sudan’s El Molih market, a regional hub for dromedary trade

Issued on: 18/06/2021 - 17:20 Hundreds of farmers and buyers come from all over Sudan to the El Molih market, one of the biggest dromedary markets in Africa. Most of the animals are sold for their meat, but the most expensive dromedaries are used for transport or even racing. Bartering can be a tough business, with stiff competition for the best a..

Rwanda: Garden to Plate – How School Feeding Empowers Children in Rwanda

How the World Food Programme buoys schools to boost health and literacy in rural areas Education is everything for Francine, a mother of three from Ruhinga village in southern Rwanda. Despite the area still having a staggering 48 percent rate of stunting (impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition), they have witn..

Kenya: Kenya Power Hands MPs Secret Contracts With Producers

As MPs investigate the high costs of electricity, distributor Kenya Power has yielded to pressure from lawmakers and provided them with copies of the contracts it has with 18 independent power producers. The documents were delivered to Parliament on Wednesday. Copies were also handed over to the office of the Auditor-General for review. The Auditor-General will prepare a report and present its findings to the National Assembly's Public Inv..

Nigeria: Kidnapping of Schoolchildren Threat to Education in Nigeria, Says UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has lamented that the mass abduction of school children, particularly girls in Nigeria, is posing a serious threat to the future of children and development of education in the country. The organisation said efforts must be ramped up by both federal and state governments to protect learning facilities and well-being of children in the country considering the rising wave of kidnapping and other sec..

Kenya: Inmates Win Again As Court Rejects AG’s Petition On Sentencing Guideline

The High Court has dismissed a request by the Attorney-General to suspend a judgment that shortened the jail terms of prisoners who first spent time in remand before being sentenced. The AG wanted the court to set aside or stay the January 18 judgment pending the determination of his petition for a review because the case was not defended by the State. But Justice George Odunga declined the request, saying evidence showed the State was afforded..

Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president who led his country for 27 years and championed Africa's struggles against apartheid and HIV/AIDS, has died at the age of 97. "KK", as he was popularly known, was being treated for pneumonia at the Maina Soko Medical Centre, a military hospital in Lusaka. "On behalf of the entire nation and on..

Ten captives freed by Islamist militants in Northeast Nigeria

Issued on: 15/06/2021 - 23:17Modified: 15/06/2021 - 23:21 In tonight's edition: Ten captives taken by extremists in Nigeria are freed. the group had been held by ISWAP militants who had killed hostages in the past. And we look at the tourism industry in Ethiopia ahead of June 21st's regional elections. The sector has been hit hard by the..

Algeria’s establishment FLN wins parliamentary poll

Issued on: 15/06/2021 - 20:05 Algeria's National Liberation Front (FLN) party won weekend parliamentary elections with a significantly reduced number of seats and with the country's lowest ever turnout at 23 percent, the electoral board said Tuesday. According to initial figures, the FLN, the North African country's single party f..

Sexual violence: The DR Congo rape survivors healing through dance

Issued on: 15/06/2021 - 18:00 A rehabilitation centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo is helping young victims of sexual violence and rape overcome their trauma through dance. According to teachers and participants, dancing can help them learn to express themselves and reconnect with their bodies. Post Your Story on Open Magazine! https://news.artmotion.com/packs/

Nigeria: Inside Story – How Gunmen Attacked Igangan, Killed Many

Igangan in Oyo State was attacked by suspected herdsmen, leaving several people killed and many properties destroyed. Lateef Adeniyi was sleeping in his room late on Saturday night, June 5, when he heard the sound of gunshots. As the head of the Vigilante Group in Igangan community, he hurriedly stood from his bed and fetched his gun. His family members wished him well as he stepped out of the house. It was the last time they saw him. "My hu..

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