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African jaunt by Vienna pastor combines safari, teaching

Life has been a roller coaster for Pastor C. Craig Burns at Vienna Assembly of God Church. The pastor has battled cancer multiple times, taken up ultra-marathoning, made a run for Vienna Town Council last year and now is preparing to step down from his long-held role at the church. His latest advent

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-11-24 12:30:00

Gor Mahia duo missing in Rwanda's Cecafa squad

The Cowboys' season is (almost) over after its Thanksgiving Day stinker Rwanda will tackle Harambee Stars in the opening match of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, but without Gor Mahia's duo, Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere. The two were omitted by former Stars coach Antoine Hey who named a

MSN.COM - 2017-11-24 14:19:09

Econet Is Said to Seek U.K. Listing With About $8 Billion Value

African telecommunications group Econet is considering selling shares on the London Stock Exchange at a valuation of about $8 billion next year after combining new and existing assets, according to people familiar with the matter. That valuation would be based on an enlarged company, partly forged t

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-24 10:50:07

Mnangagwa, the 'Crocodile,' sworn in as Zimbabwe president

HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old former security chief kno

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-24 11:17:00

Remembering a historic day: The first woman is elected to lead an African country

On this day in 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected president of Liberia and became the first female head of state in Africa. Not only did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have some of the best credentials as president, she also had great contacts thanks to her connections worldwide. Sirleaf had served as

THISISAFRICA.ME - 2017-11-23 07:07:10

The hero rats of Africa sniff out land mines - and TB infections

MOROGORO, Tanzania - The grass is still damp with dew as the sun begins to glint over the Uluguru Mountains. It's only 7 a.m. in Morogoro, Tanzania, but Oprah and Malala and Taylor Swift and the others are already hard at work. They are heroes in the region, literal saviors to thousands of Tanzanian

AOL CORP - 2017-11-23 11:00:00

Slavery in Africa: Rwanda Offers to Take 30,000 Refugees After Human Auctions in Libya Spark Anger

The sale of African migrants at auctions in Libya has sparked outrage across the continent. A CNN report published earlier in November obtained footage of an auction, at which migrants stranded in the North African country were sold for as little as $400. For thousands of migrants from across sub-Sa

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-23 18:49:02

Kisumu affected as Cecafa moves Group matches

Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Group 'A' matches have been moved from Kisumu to Machakos. Football Kenya Federation arrived at the decision after teams raised fears about the security situation in Kisumu ahead of next week's swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta. As such, FKF tentatively settled on K

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-23 15:05:49

Abalora insists he deserves a call up in Appiah's rebuilding process

Azam FC goalkeeper Razak Abalora believes Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah should consider him as an option as he prepares a relatively new team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The 20-year-old has been in splendid form for Azam in the Tanzanian Premier League, keeping eight clean sheets so far in 10 app

GOAL.COM - 2017-11-23 16:43:51

Juma itching for Cecafa glory

Fresh from his top-scoring exploits in the just concluded SportPesa Premier League season, Masoud Juma asserts he is now keen to extend his prolific form at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. The Kariobangi Sharks forward spoke to Nation Sport on Wednesday, moments after he was named in new Harambee S

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-23 18:59:17

Kariobangi Sharks striker sets eye on Golden Boot in Cecafa

Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma has pleaded with Kenyan fans to exercise restraint, and support their favourite teams regardless of how they fare on during games. The 21-year old is still basking in glory after a highly successful 2017 campaign. His 17-goals elevated him as the top marksman in

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:18:20

US Already Quietly Loosened Limits on Lion Trophies

(Newser) – One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport, the AP reports. The US Fish and Wildlife Service bega


Monitoring the efficacy of antimalarial medicines in Tanzania

Tanga, 17-22 November 2017: The advent of Artemisinin Based Combination Therapies (ACTs) since 2001 as first-line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria has had a major impact in the steady reduction of the disease in endemic countries where it has been adopted alongside other int


Cancer survivor and the doctor that saved him climb Mount Kilimanjaro together

Four years ago, Ken Brown, of Chicago, received news that would change his life forever. He was told he had a five percent chance of survival after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, WGN reported. >> Read more trending news But Brown wasn't alone. He had the help of Dr. Malcom Bilimoria, who wa

MYAJC.COM - 2017-11-22 17:21:31

Tanzania is Not 'Doing Well' on Violence in Schools

This week, I came across a message that baffled me: Tanzania's most senior United Nations official stated that, "Tanzania is among the countries doing well in combating violence against women and children." On paper, this may be true. In practice, though, Tanzania is not doing well. The government h

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2017-11-22 17:36:41

Cincinnati Zoo is saving a species one cheetah at a time

OTJIWARONGO, Namibia - With one of the highest densities of cheetahs on the planet, this southwest Africa nation has been called the "Cheetah Capital of the World." And yet, you aren't likely to see a wild cheetah on a visit here. The tawny, black-spotted coats of the fastest land animals on earth h


How drones are being used in Zanzibar's fight against malaria

On a typically hot and humid July day in Stonetown, the capital of Zanzibar, a gaggle of children, teenagers and the odd parents watched our small drone take flight. My colleagues Makame Makame, Khamis Haji and I had finally found the perfect launch spot. With a high-pitched humming, the drone took


Burundi name ex-Sofapaka ace for Cecafa tourney

Burundi has named a strong squad for the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge set to kick off on December 3 in Kenya. The 25-man squad released by Olivier Niyungeko, will have one familiar face to Kenyan footbal audience; former Sofapaka forward, Abdul Razak. Rakaz hit the headline when he joined Batoto Ba


KUTechTour Series: Day 2-Africa's Talking, iHub

Karibu! It's another day on the KUTechTour and today was lit! Mainly because we got to meet the team at Africa's Talking, and visit a hub with lots of businesses churning out value by the minute!Africa's Talking The tour started off with a visit to Africa's Talking on Galana plaza, Galana road, Nair

MEDIUM - 2017-11-22 20:29:40

Protecting elephants

The Trump administration did an about-face last week on elephant hunting. The president temporarily reversed the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's decision to allow the importation of body-part trophies from elephants killed on legal hunts in two African countries. These imports have been banned in the