- US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia
A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years.
Amy Forliti. Fox News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:05:00 GMT.
- Hair-raising moment man reaches through a woman's car window and snatches her wig
Nombeko Madiba was waiting in traffic in Durban, South Africa, when an unknown man reached into her red Renault and tore off her long black wig.
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:18:07 GMT.
- Kenya to rule on decriminalizing same-sex relationships
Kenya's high court is set to rule Friday on whether to strike down colonial-era laws which punish consensual same-sex relationships.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:19:13 EST.
- Getting to the bottom of fairy circles
Fairy circles are round gaps in arid grassland that are distributed very uniformly over the landscape and only occur along the Namib Desert in southern Africa and in parts of Australia. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:29:54 EST.
- Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with Egyptsat-A satellite blasts off from Baikonur spaceport
The Egyptian satellite was expected to be launched on November 22, 2018, however, was rescheduled repeatedly
Tass. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:15:33 +0300.
- Excitement, anger as Kenya awaits ruling on decriminalizing gay sex
Phelix Kasanda - affectionately called Mama G by his friends - spends most days in hiding, frightened his work as a prominent gay activist means he could be attacked again.
Reuters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:58:58 -0500.
- Police in DR Congo accused of extrajudicial killings
Human Rights Watch says police killed at least 27 people, some of whom were mutilated, during 2018 crackdown on gangs.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:53:41 GMT.
- Biggest ever fatberg in northwest found lurking in Liverpool sewer
Huge 84-metre mass is longer than a passenger plane and weighs the same as 13 African elephants
Chiara Giordano. The Independent. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:59:51 +0000.
- Meet Alex Amosu: Serial Entrepreneur Catering To Africa's Ultra Wealthy
The amazing rags to riches story of serial entrepreneur Alex Amosu.
By Tommy Williams, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:56:00 -0500.
- The Fishy Mystery of Lake Malawi
In the second-largest lake in Africa, fish evolution is taking place at an explosive rate. Why? Scientists are diving into the question
Smithsonian. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000.
- Exclusive: Nigeria hits oil majors with billions in back taxes
Nigeria has ordered foreign oil and gas companies to pay nearly $20 billion in taxes it says are owed to local states, industry and government sources said, in a move that could deter investment in Africa's largest economy. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:22:53 -0500.
- IDEX 2019: Calidus aims B-250 at Middle East, North African market
Calidus of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a teaming agreement on 20 February with Saudi firm GDC Middle East to market the Calidus B-250 light attack aircraft to markets in the Middle East and North Africa. ...
Charles Forrester, Abu Dhabi. Janes 360. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT.
- Straight Talk Africa
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Voice of America. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:30:00 -0500.
- 2 African Americans leading Chicago Fire Department for first time in history
Two African Americans are leading the Chicago Fire Department, the nation's second largest fire department, for the first time in history.
ABC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:28:56 UTC.
- Kenyan father tried to smuggle baby from hospital due to unpaid bills
Boniface Murage's baby daughter was being held in a Kenyan hospital over unpaid medical bills.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:09:24 GMT.
- Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor
The men were convicted of involvement in a car bombing that killed public prosecutor Hisham Barakat.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:16:42 GMT.
- Egypt Executes 9 Convicted of Assassinating Top Prosecutor
Hisham Barakat died in a bombing, the first senior official killed in the country in a quarter-century. Rights groups said confessions were obtained after torture.
The Associated Press. New York Times. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:32:43 GMT.
- 'A needle in a haystack': archeologists find 11 graves at Frankford site
Officials believe a historic African American cemetery has been discovered in Sussex County.
NPR. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:03:24 +0000.
- Report: Egypt Denies New York Times Journalist Entry
Egyptian authorities have denied entry to a veteran New York Times journalist, the US-based newspaper reported on Tuesday. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:26:12 -0500.
- Al Gore to visit Virginia in environmental justice tour
UNION HILL, Va. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore plans to meet with residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia about a plan to build a natural gas pipeline station in their community. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:41:14 -0500.