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Absolute monarch renames Swaziland 'eSwatini'

Added: 20.04.2018 18:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th anniversary of independence -- and to avoid confusion with Switzerland.

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US warns of growing African terror threat

Added: 19.04.2018 18:29 | 1 views | 0 comments

ISIS and al Qaeda represent major threats and are growing in strength in West Africa according to the commander of US special operations in Africa, Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks.

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New tech fights ancient diseases

Added: 17.04.2018 10:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bioengineering lab at the University of California-Berkeley.

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How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers of Kenya

Added: 17.04.2018 4:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

With nets in hand and the boat's motor chugging along on still waters, dozens of fishermen set out to Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, at the crack of dawn.

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Malaria parasites present in 25% of donor blood in some African countries

Added: 16.04.2018 17:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a new study suggests.

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Flesh-eating disease spreads in Australia and no one knows why

Added: 16.04.2018 17:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa.

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11 lions killed in suspected poison attack

Added: 16.04.2018 17:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

Lions are in peril. They're losing their natural habitats. They're being poached to death. And, in Africa, their population has declined 90% in the last 75 years.

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South Africa's Winnie Mandela to be laid to rest in state funeral

Added: 14.04.2018 7:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

South Africans will say goodbye to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday at a state funeral for the woman hailed as the mother of the nation because of her fight against apartheid.

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Why Winnie Mandela must be celebrated as a feminist

Added: 12.04.2018 14:50 | 1 views | 0 comments

The struggle for racial equality in South Africa was not necessarily fought on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and other prominent political activists spent the better part of 27 years.

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John Boyega: Hollywood ready to tell African stories

Added: 12.04.2018 10:31 | 1 views | 0 comments

British-Nigerian actor John Boyega has said the success of the "Black Panther" movie means Hollywood wants to produce more African stories.

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