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Kenyan women beat starvation by 'sack farming'

Kenyan women beat starvation by 'sack farming' Watch

Africa

By Caroline Wambui, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Central Kenya's Nturukuma region is not kind to farmers - its erratic rainfall, desert vegetation and drying riverbeds push most people into ...

Two soldiers injured during a terrorist attack in Algeria

Two soldiers injured during a terrorist attack in Algeria Watch

Africa

Algeria continues to pay for its fight against terrorism. After a deadly attack perpetrated in the region of Ain Defla on July 17, against an army ...

Algeria holds international conference on stopping radicalization around the world

Algeria holds international conference on stopping radicalization around the world Watch

Africa

Radicalization is a generic phenomenon that plagues all democratic societies. The radicalization of armed groups, that carry out attacks everywhere ...

Malian authorities dismantle terrorist training camp

Malian authorities dismantle terrorist training camp Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma

The security situation never seemed better in the sub Saharan region, particularly Mali.

 11 Algerian soldiers killed in country's bloodiest terrorist attack

11 Algerian soldiers killed in country's bloodiest terrorist attack Watch

Africa

Terrorists waited for the day after the last day of Ramadan to attack.

Kenya plans massive nude march to reject Obama's support for homosexuality during visit

Kenya plans massive nude march to reject Obama's support for homosexuality during visit Watch

Africa

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Kenya plans to hold a unique demonstration on July 22 and 23 for President Barrack Obama's visit. According to Kenya's Republican Liberty Party, the ...

African countries spike up security as terror threats grow toward end of Ramadan

African countries spike up security as terror threats grow toward end of Ramadan Watch

Africa

In the opinion of many throughout Algeria, the security policy created by the country's leaders worked well. Terrorist attacks appear to have been ...

Obama's half-brother hurt over President's failure to inform relatives of upcoming trip in Kenya

Obama's half-brother hurt over President's failure to inform relatives of upcoming trip in Kenya Watch

Africa

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Barrack Obama is rumored to be visiting the homeland of his father, Kenya, in a few weeks. Unfortunately, his step-brother Malik Abon'go ...

TERROR RISES: Egypt's terrorists threaten Western interests

TERROR RISES: Egypt's terrorists threaten Western interests Watch

Africa

Westerners in Egypt are threatened more than ever where Islamic groups continue to intensely prepare. If the coup against President Morsi is a ...

'We shall tell him to shut up and go home': Kenyan leaders warn Obama to leave his gay agenda at home during visit

'We shall tell him to shut up and go home': Kenyan leaders warn Obama to leave his gay agenda at home during visit Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Obama plans to visit his father's homeland, Kenya, at the end of this month for the sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Although this ...

Deadly terrorists plague Egypt as government attempts to crackdown on extremism

Deadly terrorists plague Egypt as government attempts to crackdown on extremism Watch

Africa

The Egyptian population has slowly decided to finally see a resolution to their religious extremism problem. The local government, committed to ...

Al Qaeda terrorist group kills seven soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda terrorist group kills seven soldiers in Mali Watch

Africa

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) has claimed responsibility for the July 2 terrorist attack that took the lives of seven soldiers from the ...

The Tunisian beach hotel massacre: Was the killer involved with ISIS?

The Tunisian beach hotel massacre: Was the killer involved with ISIS? Watch

Africa

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Last Friday, a very tragic event happened at the Imperial Marhaba Beach Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. A 23-year-old man dressed just like any other ...

Italian priests exorcise Nigerian migrant girls forced into prostitution compelled by voodoo spell

Italian priests exorcise Nigerian migrant girls forced into prostitution compelled by voodoo spell Watch

Africa

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Italian authorities have given the Catholic priests permission to "exorcise," or do counter-magic to Nigerian migrant girls who have been "under a ...

Boko Haram kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls believed to be brainwashed and now fighting for their captors

Boko Haram kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls believed to be brainwashed and now fighting for their captors Watch

Africa

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Two hundred and nineteen girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, from the boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, are believed to have been brainwashed and now ...

Terrorist slaughters 37 on Tunisian beach resort of Sousse

Terrorist slaughters 37 on Tunisian beach resort of Sousse Watch

Africa

Thirty-seven people have been killed - and at least another 36 were injured in a terrorist shooting spree in the beachside town of Sousse in ...

Ugandan witch doctors abducting, killing children for body parts

Ugandan witch doctors abducting, killing children for body parts Watch

Africa

It's a satanic practice once thought consigned to a very, very dark age - but it is increasing in frequency throughout the African nation of ...

Somali men demoralized, turn to drugs after more women become breadwinners

Somali men demoralized, turn to drugs after more women become breadwinners Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Men in war-torn Somalia suffer high rates of drug addiction, divorce and mental illness, researchers said, urging donors to do more to support ...

Tour guide risks life attempting to save American tourist horrifically killed by lion

Tour guide risks life attempting to save American tourist horrifically killed by lion Watch

Africa

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As Katherine Chappell, the American tourist attacked and killed by a lion during an African safari tour, was being attacked, the staff of the park ...

African governments swindled from tax dollars they need for development

African governments swindled from tax dollars they need for development Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Multinational companies deprive African governments of $11 billion in taxes each year, and G7 world leaders should set up a new global body to ...

American tourist attacked and killed by lion during African Safari Park tour

American tourist attacked and killed by lion during African Safari Park tour Watch

Africa

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When one 22 year old tourist from the United States planned her trip to South Africa, being mauled and attacked by a big angry cat was definitely not ...

Six million DEAD - Is the U.S. working with the U.N. guilty of genocide and ethnic cleansing?

Six million DEAD - Is the U.S. working with the U.N. guilty of genocide and ethnic cleansing? Watch

Africa

Genocide continues in the world today - and those who can make a difference - look away. That's the feeling of bishops from the eastern Congo. ...

BRIBERY AND GRAFT: Ugandan families tricked into giving up children for U.S. adoption

BRIBERY AND GRAFT: Ugandan families tricked into giving up children for U.S. adoption Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ugandan families have been bribed, tricked or coerced into giving up their children to U.S. citizens and other foreigners for adoption, a Thomson ...

'Human beings should not be sold' Ugandan grandmother decries system that tore her grandchild from her family

'Human beings should not be sold' Ugandan grandmother decries system that tore her grandchild from her family Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The first time Jaja, a Ugandan woman, saw her one-year-old granddaughter, she was in the arms of an American man who she was told had "bought" ...

Christian pastors face possible death penalty for practicing faith in Sudan

Christian pastors face possible death penalty for practicing faith in Sudan Watch

Africa

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Presbyterian Christian preachers, Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, were reportedly detained by the National Intelligence and Security Service ...

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya Watch

Africa

Crude stone tools, recently discovered in Kenya, raise profound questions about prehistory. The tools date back 3.3 million years, making them ...