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One Direction Return From Trip To Ghana, Africa

One Direction Return From Trip To Ghana, Africa

The world’s biggest boyband, One Direction have returned from a trip to Ghana in Africa. One Direction flew to Ghana on a fact-finding mission and to film for this year’s Comic Relief (Red Nose Day) during Zayn’s birthday. Their trip saw them visit some of the people and areas helped by the funds raised by Comic Relief and film segments to accompany their song and to appear durin... »

10 Million Need Aid In Horn of Africa

10 Million Need Aid In Horn of Africa

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) have said thаt uр tо 10 million people іn thе drought-ravaged Horn оf Africa nееd food aid. Thіѕ area іn East Africa includes Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti аnd eastern Uganda. Onlу 60 percent оf thе funding WFP nееdѕ tо feed thе starving hаѕ bееn received. WFP relies оn voluntary donations fоr іtѕ hunger fighting missions. However, thе agency іѕ facing lоw fu... »

Nigeria Free Phone Distribution Plan Condemned

Nigeria Free Phone Distribution Plan Condemned

A government scheme to give 10 million free mobile phones to farmers has been condemned by an opposition party spokesman. According to the General Secretary, Tijani Tumsa, of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), the plan was a “mischievous vote-catching exercise” for the 2015 elections. However, the agriculture minister, Akinwumi Adesina, said the free mobile phones which will be fina... »

Africa Enacts Kampala Convention Protecting Displaced Persons

Africa Enacts Kampala Convention Protecting Displaced Persons

By enacting thе Kampala Convention, thе African Union bесаmе а leader іn protecting аnd aiding people whо аrе displaced due tо natural аnd man-made disasters уеt remain wіthіn thеіr оwn respective political borders. Officially called thе African Union Convention fоr thе Protection аnd Assistance оf Internally Displaced Persons іn Africa, thіѕ agreement whісh hаѕ bееn signed bу 37 member nations оf... »

Lagos Gets First African Monopoly City Status

Lagos Gets First African Monopoly City Status

The first African city edition of the famous board game, Monopoly,  has been launched in Lagos, Nigeria. The board layout which was unveiled recently has the Nigerian metropolis as one of the fast-growing cities in the world, with Banana Island revealed as the upmarket version of Mayfair in the London edition. Furthermore, Makoko, the slum on stilts over the city’s lagoon, is the cheapest pr... »

10,000-Year-Old Reservoir Found In Africa

10,000-Year-Old Reservoir Found In Africa

A massive ten thousand year old reservoir with enough water to last for four centuries have been found in Namibia and Angola. As a result, one of the driest areas in sub-Saharan Africa stands to benefit from a water source that is capable of supplying the region for around 400 years. According to scientists the aquifer discovery can not only bolster development in Namibia and Angola, it will also ... »

African Union Appoints First Female Leader

African Union Appoints First Female Leader

The African Union (AU) has appointed South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its first female leader. Ms Dlamini-Zuma beat incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon following a closely fought contest for the chairmanship of the organisation which was deferred for 6 months as neither got the required two-thirds majority. Ms Dlamini-Zuma, the former wife of South African President Jacob Zuma, won the leadership ... »

African News Round Up: Mohammed Mursi & More

African News Round Up: Mohammed Mursi & More

A summary of some of the most popular African news stories of the week including sports and politics are presented below. Highlights: Mohammed Mursi, Gordon Igesund and Pharaohs of Egypt. Mohammed Mursi Sworn In As President of Eqypt Mohammed Mursi has been sworn in as Egypt’s first civilian, democratically elected president. Following the historic swearing in ceremony at the supreme constit... »