Monthly Archives: July 2014

Guinea concert stampede ‘kills 34’

Debris lay strewn across the beach in the aftermath of the stampede At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president’s office declared a week of national mourning for what it called a “tragic drama” at the […]

What Africa Needs to Boost Trade With the U.S.

GUEST COLUMN Barack Obama (file photo). Ahead of the United States-Africa summit which President Barack Obama is convening next week, southern African trade expert Joshua Setipa outlines what he would say if he was to present Africa’s case in Washington. If I was to go to Washington next week, I would tell the administration that […]

Liberia: Ebola Vengeance – Man Sets Liberia’s Health Ministry Ablaze

Man arrested for setting the health ministry ablaze. Monrovia — What seemed an unprecedented form of protest against the Liberian government’s handling of the deadly Ebola virus erupted on Wednesday when a Liberian man identified as Edward Wellington Dellay set the conference room at the ministry of health and social welfare in Congo Town on […]

Ghana Workers Protest Against Cost of Living

Marching to petition President John Mahama on what they call the worsening economic conditions in the country (file photo). Accra — Thousands of workers have heeded the call by Ghana’s organised labour to protest against the worsening economic conditions in the country. The workers have converged at the Obra Spot, Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra. […]

Algerian Plane Carrying 116 People Missing

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people has vanished while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. A French government official and the plane’s Spanish owner says contact was lost with the aircraft over northern Mali. The plane is believed to have gone down somewhere in Mali Algerian authorities said they have lost contact with […]

As Floods Threaten, Tanzania Aims to Build a Megacity That Works

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania’s largest commercial city – one of the fastest-growing in Africa – has redrawn its master plan to try to become a megacity prepared for climate change, and not a city of worsening urban sprawl and flooding. The plan, which looks ahead to 2036, aims to transform the city of over […]

BREAKING: Jonathan Keeps Promise Made to Malala; Meets 51 Escapee Chibok Girls

President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into its Sambisa forest hideout. Also at the closed-door meeting holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, are parents of the girls, service chiefs, President of […]