Friday 21st July, 2017

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For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

Wakiso - Menstrual hygiene has emerged as a serious, and often emotional, subject in Africa. Some are demanding that governments supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls who often are at risk of dropp ...

Cameroon Torturing Suspects in Boko Haram Fight

DAKAR - More than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon security forces and held incommunicado in the past four years on suspicion of involvement with the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Bo ...

Westley, Malan named in England squad for Oval Test

London [UK], July 20 (ANI): Essex's Tom Westley and Dawid Malan of Middlesex have been named in the 13-man squad for the third Test of the four-match series against South Africa starting at the Kia Ov ...

Burundi's President Goes Abroad For 1st Time Since Coup Plot

An official says Burundi's president is traveling out of the country for the first time since the failed coup attempt of May 2015.Presidential spokesman Jean Claude Karerwa Ndenzako said Thursday tha ...

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: AI

Libreville - Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday, with security forces brutally torturing them in the fight against the jihadi ...

For Disabled Student, Chess Offers Hope and Opportunity for Success

KAMPALA, UGANDA - Sharif Wasswa Mbaziira focuses on the chess board.He frowns when two of his pieces are taken by his opponent.He waits for his turn to play.When his turn comes, he pauses for 10 ...

US criticises Africa for failure on famine threat

United Nations - US Ambassador Nikki Haley sharply criticised African nations on Tuesday for their "collective failure" to respond to the threat of famine facing more than 14 million people - and for ...

US opposes seat for DRC at UN rights council

New York - The United States on Wednesday berated African countries for backing a bid by the Democratic Republic of Congo to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the c ...

EXCLUSIVE: Macron did not slur against Africans, France says

Cape Town - France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa and African women at the G20 summit in Hamburg, German. ...

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Kenyan cattle herders defend necessary land invasions

Crocodile Jaw Bridge - Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why

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The jungle book 2016

Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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