January 21, 2016

2.5 million people are facing hunger in the Central African Region (CAR), according to an Emergency Food Assessment conducted by the UN's World Food Program (WFP) and its partners.

 

 

This figure has doubled in the last year as conflict and insecurity have led to a lack...

January 21, 2016

 

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has outlawed child marriage, after two former child brides took the case to court in a revolutionary case that has challenged the a practice that is rife in the Southern African nation.

 

Two former child brides Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvim...

January 21, 2016

Ethiopia is facing an ecological nightmare as the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades has sparked a rapid decline in food security. With repeated crop failure and livestock herds being wiped out, 10.2 million Ethiopians are facing an uncertain future with the fear...

January 20, 2016

 

The only two competitors representing Africa in the singles events Australian Open Tennis have been knocked out at the first round. South Africa's Kevin Anderson was defeated three sets to one by the USA's Rajeev Ram, while Tunisia's Malik Jaziri lost five sets to Spa...

January 20, 2016

 

Students in the poorest countries are suffering from a lack of basic resources such as textbooks according to a new study conducted by a United Nations agency.

 

The report “Every child should have a textbook” from UNESCO found that there are simply not enough textbooks...

January 19, 2016

 

 

Dozens of people have died following a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, with fears that the death toll may continue to rise rapidly.

 

At least 44 people have been confirmed dead across 10 Nigerian states after being infected with the hemorrhagic disease. The 10 states...

January 18, 2016

 

Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Penny Busetto and Rehana Rossouw have been announced as the shortlist winners for Africa's coveted Etisalat Prize for Literature. Now in its third year, this prestige prize is the first pan-African prize of its nature and is open solely to debut...

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