Africa

Uber Launches Premium Service in Nairobi

Uber has introduced a premium service called Uber Comfort tailored to cater to customers’ unique preferences in Nairobi When hailing a ride on the app, customers opting for Uber Comfort can set their preferred temperature which drivers would adjust to before picking them up and specify if they want a silent ride or a conversational one. Other than the year of manufacture, the initial phase of Read More.

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Kenya and Zimbabwe invest in preventing violence against women and girls

In Kenya and Zimbabwe, authorities and civil society groups are using a wide array of tactics to prevent gender-based violence. As part of UN Women’s Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence, the Government of Kenya and the civil society organization Yes Trust Zimbabwe have each forged their own paths in reducing violence against women and girls.  In Zimbabwe, Yes Trust has trained more than Read More.

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How women in uniform epitomise Rwanda’s journey of resilience, transformation

As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8, the significance of this day resonates uniquely in Rwanda resilience. For Rwandan women, it symbolises strength, particularly in light of the country’s tumultuous history, where they endured unimaginable suffering during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In the last three decades, Rwandan women have played major roles in the nation’s journey towards liberation, growth, and sustainability. Read More.

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Haiti declares curfew after 4,000 inmates escape jail amid rising violence

Haiti’s government has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew after an explosion of gang-led violence over the weekend saw thousands of prisoners escape after assaults on the country’s two biggest prisons. The 72-hour state of emergency went into immediate effect as the government said it would set out to find the killers, kidnappers and other violent criminals it said it had escaped in Read More.

Africa Culture

Ghana’s parliament approves LGBTQ bill

Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday approved a bill to criminalize LGBTQ activities in the country. The Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill introduced in 2021 seeks to promote what the drafters call “proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values” and criminalize LGBTQ activities and their sponsors. According to the bill, people caught in non-conventional sexual activities face jail terms ranging from six months to three Read More.

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Tanzania’s second President Hassan Mwinyi dies at 98years

Tanzania’s second President Ali Hassan Mwinyi Thursday died at the age of 98. News of Mwinyi’s death was announced by President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Mwinyi served as President of Tanzania between 1985 and 1995. He succeeded the founding president, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. Mwinyi was three months away from his 99th birthday. He had been in and out of hospital with a chest illness since last November. Mwinyi Read More.

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Seven hundred dead from Zambia cholera outbreak as cases surge

Zambia has visible a surge in cholera instances for the reason that January 2024 with fatalities achieving seven hundred, medical charity Doctors Without Borders stated in a announcement. The usa has recorded nearly 20,000 infections because the outbreak started out in October 2023. While at the start of the outbreak cases had been limited to Lusaka and Ndola , the 2 biggest towns in Zambia, the Read More.

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Ghana moves in the direction of passing bill that might crack down on LGBT rights

 Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday moved a step closer to holding a vote on a bill that seeks to further clamp down on the rights of LGBT people, rejecting a proposal that would have seen jail terms for gay sex replaced with non-custodial sentences such as counselling. A coalition of Christian, Muslim, and Ghanaian traditional leaders have sponsored the legislation, which is favored by most lawmakers. It Read More.

Africa Cover Stories

Former Tanzanian leader “Julius Nyerere” honored by African Union statue

Tanzania’s founding father Julius Nyerere has been honoured with a statue outside the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Nyerere led what is now Tanzania from independence in 1961 until 1985. Known as Mwalimu, Swahili for teacher, he was a committed pan-Africanist and hosted independence fighters opposed to white minority rule in southern Africa. He played a key role in the creation of the Read More.

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141 African Migrants Rescued by Moroccan Navy

Morocco’s naval forces have conducted a rescue operation, saving 141 African migrants aboard a vessel encountering difficulties while en route from Mauritania to the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago. The rescue took place on Sunday, approximately 274 kilometres (170 miles) southwest of Dakhla city in the Western Sahara desert. According to reports from the Moroccan navy, the migrants departed from the Mauritanian coast on February 10. Last Read More.