Business & Finance

African Leaders Push for Strong Action on Climate Change

A pandemic has blanketed the planet. Economies have cratered. Across the world, people are scared, anxious and unsteady about the future. And you want to talk about climate change? Yes, say African leaders. Now. African heads of state met virtually this week to make a push for the global community to do more to fight […]

Sudan’s Cabinet Votes to Remove Anti-Israel Law

The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Ethiopian Relief Efforts

Human Rights

Kenyan Court Upholds Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

Kenya’s constitutional court has dismissed a petition to strike down the Female Genital Mutilation Act, which outlaws the traditional practice of female circumcision.Women’s rights groups welcomed the ruling and said the judges’ pronouncement would pro…

Facebook Shuts Down Ugandan Government-Linked Accounts Ahead of General Election 

UN Rights Office Alarmed at Uptick in Violence Ahead of Central African Republic Elections


Nigeria’s Police Chief Fired Two Days After the Country’s Largest Prison Break

Nigeria’s police chief has been fired two days after more than 1,800 inmates escaped from a prison in the southeastern part of the county. Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu was relieved of his duty Tuesday while visiting the scene in the town of Owerri, where he called for the Biafran separatist group to be […]

France to Open Archive for Period Covering Rwandan Genocide

Record Number of People in DR Congo Face Acute Hunger

Medical/Health Care

Dr Lesitaokana Contributes Chapter, Co-edits New Media Studies Book

Head of the University of Botswana Media Studies Department, Dr William Lesitaokana, is part of 22 university scholars from Africa and the Caribbean who contributed chapters to a recently published book on media, culture and technology. Dr Lesitaokana not only contributed but co-edited the book with Hopeton Dunn of Jamaica but based in Botswana, Dumisani […]

Speakers Highlight Critical Role of World’s 1.8 Billion Young People in Achieving Sustainable Development, as Economic and Social Council Youth Forum Opens

Cameroon Dialysis Patients Protest Poor Treatment, Equipment Shortage

World Sports

21 Extraordinary Women Honored with Courage Award

The U.S. State Department recognized 21 women who have demonstrated leadership in advocating for human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, honoring them at an “International Women of Courage Award” ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Monday.T…

21 Extraordinary Women Honored with Courage Award

Botswana: Provisional Squad Report for Camp


Authorities Investigate Kidnapping of Three Teachers in Northern Nigeria

Authorities in northern Nigeria are investigating the armed kidnapping of three teachers from a primary school, four days after dozens of students were taken from another school in Kaduna state. The students ran away as gunmen arrived at their school i…

Gunmen Kidnap Three Teachers in Nigeria’s Restive Northwest

Botswana: Storytelling Meets Animation!

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