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Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghanaian police on Thursday opened an investigation after an undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football was shot dead.

Total lunar eclipse on Jan 20-21 will be last until 2022

Total lunar eclipse on Jan 20-21 will be last until 2022

People in North and South America, a large part of Europe and Africa may get a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse overnight from January 20 to 21, the last such event until 2022.

Chamber mulls promoting Qatari products in Africa

Chamber mulls promoting Qatari products in Africa

Following the successful staging of ‘Made in Qatar’ in Oman last year, Qatar Chamber is studying plans to hold the exhibition in Africa and emerging countries, as well as other markets abroad to promote locally-manufactured products, a chamber official has said.

UN launches $2.7 bn appeal for Africa's biggest refugee crisis

UN launches $2.7 bn appeal for Africa's biggest refugee crisis

The United Nations appealed for $2.7 billion to help South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday, saying a funding shortfall for Africa's biggest refugee crisis had left many short of food, water and medicine.

Africans cheer call for France to return treasures

Africans cheer call for France to return treasures

African museum directors on Wednesday welcomed an expert report calling on France to allow the return of thousands of African treasures and artworks...

Morocco inaugurates Africa's fastest train

Morocco inaugurates Africa's fastest train

Morocco inaugurated on Thursday Africa's fastest train which will halve travelling time between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and Tangier.

Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital.

World hunger 'on the rise,' UN says - 821 million people affected

World hunger 'on the rise,' UN says - 821 million people affected

Some 821 million people - one in nine of the world's population - did not have enough food to eat in 2017, UN agencies said on Tuesday, in a report decrying increasing global hunger rates.

Tributes pour in for former UN chief Kofi Annan

Tributes pour in for former UN chief Kofi Annan

The Ghanaian national was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and was widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics.

Thailand deports Mozambican fugitive in sweep on foreign villains

Thailand deports Mozambican fugitive in sweep on foreign villains

Thailand has extradited a Mozambican fugitive wanted for a string of kidnaps for ransom and murders, police said Wednesday, as a crackdown deepens on foreign gangsters using the Southeast Asian country as a bolt-hole.

Qatar presents efforts to develop expat labour sector

Qatar presents efforts to develop expat labour sector

The State of Qatar on Thursday reviewed the latest in its continuous efforts of developing the expatriate labour sector, including that of Africa.

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's peace gesture

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's peace gesture

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and "chart out a plan".