Day: May 25, 2017

Africa’s week in pictures: 19 – 25 May 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week....

Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace winger extends deal by five years

Zaha (right) signed for Manchester United in 2013 but twice returned Palace on loanCrystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha...

Trump got Egypt to free an American prisoner. Here’s her story.

Aya Hijazi learned three years ago that being an American citizen can get you thrown in jail on...

Budget Gorilla Trekking Safaris Africa

Explore Uganda Rwanda and Congo tour on a magical gorilla trekking safari in all three countries gaining chances...

Last Japanese peacekeepers exit South Sudan

JUBA – The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan. The team was...

South Sudan – Crisis Fact Sheet #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 – South Sudan

On May 24, the U.S. Government (USG) announced more than $142 million in new humanitarian assistance for famine-...

Nigeria will exit recession stronger, bigger – Vanguard

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, assured investors that the country would come out of economic recession...

Selam Ethiopian Kitchen brings it raw – Chicago Reader

The raw beef dish tire siga , the honey wine t'ej , the grilled short ribs known as...

Zim among the world’s most fragile states

ZIMBABWE has been ranked number 13th among the world’s most fragile States, putting to shame President Robert Mugabe’s...

EPOUPA’S WONDER GOAL . . . Cameroon import eases pressure on Mutasa

INDOMITABLE LION . . . Dynamos’ Cameroonian striker Christian Epoupa Ntouba (right) streaks clear of his marker during...

Africa rejects global goat-skinner status

Isdore Guvamombe ReflectionsBack in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, real men sit...

Populism on the rise as South Africa and Namibia gear up to elect new presidents

Both South Africa and Namibia’s governing parties are set to hold elective congresses before the end of this...

MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi hospitalised with ‘mild trauma’ – MotoGP

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi is recovering in hospital after suffering "mild" chest and abdominal trauma in a...

Sir Alex Ferguson: Europa League win has lifted Manchester

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United's triumph in the Europa League may have given the city a slight...

Ethiopia to launch geothermal project

Iceland's Nesjavellir geothermal power station. Geothermal plants account for more than 25 percent of the electricity produced in...

SABC News – Deep concern over on-going conflict in South Sudan on Africa Day:Thursday 25 May 2017

African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called South Sudan leaders from both sides to stop the killings. (AFP...

The Latest: Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US

MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 10:55 p.m....

Former soldier jailed for smoking on flight from UK to Egypt has sentence doubled to almost TEN YEARS

A former soldier who was jailed for smoking on a plane after he started a fire which 'could...

Africa Day Call to Action on South Sudan

WASHINGTON —  On Africa Day Thursday, about 3,000 young African leaders appealed to African heads of state to...

Kayunga mourns socialite Semwanga, body expected to arrive on Sunday – Daily Monitor

Mr Muwanga said the body is expected to arrive in Kampala on Sunday and taken to his Muyenga...

Is Egypt’s blocking of 21 websites defendable? – Egypt Today

Since Wednesday evening, Egyptians have not been able to access pro-Islamists news websites and other venues such as...

National Guard Contributes to U.S.-Egypt Strategic Partnership – U.S. Department of Defense

Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, center, stands with National Guard troops supporting the Multinational Force and Observers...

SIM card chaos in Uganda

M assive queues formed in Uganda’s towns and cities as people rushed to register their SIM cards as...

Former All Blacks captain and coach John Mitchell appointed Bulls executive of rugby

Former All Blacks captain and coach John Mitchell appointed Bulls executive of rugby Mahlatse Mphahlele | 2017-05-25 21:36:48.0...

Ugandan President hosts SPLM factions meeting

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) – Between 25 and 26 May 2017, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of Uganda,...

EU invests into Tanzania’s small hydropower, renewables sectors

A US$200 million investment from the European Union's Energy for Growth and Sustainable Development program will help Tanzania...

New South Africa coach Baxter resists shake-up

SOWETO - A predicted shake-up by new South Africa coach Stuart Baxter did not materialise Thursday when the...

Zuma too implicated to choose judge for state capture inquiry‚ says Sexwale

Zuma too implicated to choose judge for state capture inquiry‚ says Sexwale Jan Bornman | 2017-05-25 21:15:22.0 Jacob...

National Guard Contributes to U.S.-Egypt Strategic Partnership > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Article

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill National Guard Bureau SINAI PENINSULA, Egypt, May 25, 2017 — A...

Egypt’s judiciary takes bold step in showdown with Sisi

A view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Jan. 21, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)...

Ramadan to start Saturday in Saudi, UAE and Uganda

  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan is due to begin Saturday...

OPEC: production cut extends, Nigeria exempted

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) has agreed to further extend the agreement to cut...

OPEC extends output cut, but big oil price increase unlikely – Daily Times

An alliance of many of the world's biggest oil-producing nations extended their agreement to cut output for an...

Scandal! actor nabbed in brothel raid: reports

Scandal! actor nabbed in brothel raid: reports TshisaLIVE | 2017-05-25 20:47:42.0 A Scandal! actor has reportedly been arrested....

Season rolls off | The Star, Kenya

The weather has shaped up for a thrilling 2017 polo season, commencing today at the Manyatta Polo Club...

Mmusi Maimane’s alleged deportation highlights Zambia’s downward spiral | Opinion | Analysis

On Thursday afternoon, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane flew to Lusaka. It was an unexpectedly short trip. On...

Kenyan trio boost | The Star, Kenya

Kenya Sevens stars’ Dennis Ombachi, Oscar Ouma and Cyprian Kuto have been included in the Samurai team to...

‘Everything in Africa belongs to us, we must reclaim it’ – Malema

Johannesburg - Africans need to come together if they want to reclaim the economy, the land and the...

Egypt eyes power self-sufficiency with megaproject – Fri, May 26 2017

PREMIUM Powerhouse: Material is moved by a crane at the construction site of a gas-powered combined cycle power...

Steffi stepped in after Agassi said ‘no’ to Djokovic

Paris - Andre Agassi revealed on Thursday that his wife and fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf encouraged him...