Category Archives: General

S. Sudanese Surgeon to Use Nansen Award to Aid War Victims

Winner of this year’s UNHCR Nansen Award, South Sudanese surgeon, Evan Atar Adaha, says he will use the Award’s $150,000 cash prize to upgrade his ill-equipped hospital, so he can save more lives. Atar will be honored for two-decades of …

Tanzania Starts Burials for Those Killed in Ferry Disaster

Tanzania was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a ferry accident that left at least 224 people dead.

The overcrowded ferry was traveling to a popular open-air market on Thursday when it capsized about 50 …

Meet Captain South Africa; She’d Rather not Punch Criminals

The usual suspects � Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader � roamed at Comic Con Africa. A few African characters were also on display: Kwezi, Captain South Africa and Shaka Zulu.

The success of Marvel’s Black Panther film spiked interest …

INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE REMAINS A PRIORITY FOR SOUTH AFRICA – DTI

PRETORIA– Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said.

The priority for this government in the medium-term is to promote intra-African trade and broaden …

Countries reaffirm political will to globally eradicate Peste des petits ruminants

Brussels – Over 45 countries today renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of sheep and goats each year. At the same …

CATHOLIC PRIEST IN MOZAMBIQUE SUSPENDED FOR ABUSING TEENAGE GIRL

MAPUTO– The Vicar-General of the Catholic diocese of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique, Rafael Simbine, has confirmed the suspension of a priest in that city for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.

He told the Maputo newspaper, Noticias, that the Bishop of …