07:19 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
NAIROBI, April 29 (ANA) – Kenya is set to destroy a massive stockpile of ivory and rhino horn on Saturday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to preside over the destruction of what is billed as the largest stockpile of ivory and rhino horn at the Nairobi National Park.
Altogether 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horn will be set alight at the ceremony to be attended by world leaders, philanthropists, and... read more
10:11 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
Two South African tourists were threatened, shot at and robbed of valuables worth more than N$110,000 (R110,000) in two separate incidents in the small Namibian town of Mariental at the weekend, police in that country said.
A 72-year-old male South African tourist was attacked by two armed robbers at the Mariental River Chalet. The attackers used a crow-bar to break down the door of the tourist’s caravan.
The brave... read more
08:18 (GMT+2), Mon, 25 April 2016
Sales of Prince’s music have skyrocketed since the artist’s death last week.
According to Nielsen Music, in the three days following his death there were 2.3 million Prince song sales, including nearly 1 million on Thursday.
Sales were led by “Purple Rain,” followed by “When Doves Cry,” ”Little Red Corvette” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”
Albums sales were led b... read more
05:55 (GMT+2), Fri, 22 April 2016
Tributes have been pouring in for music star Prince who has died at the age of 57.
His publicist said the body of the singer was found in his recording studio at his home in Minnesota on Thursday.
Musicians, actors and others meanwhile offered their condolences on the death of the music star.
Mick Jagger said he was deeply shocked at the news. "Prince was a revolutionary artist, a great musician, composer, ... read more
11:46 (GMT+2), Sun, 17 April 2016
ADDIS ABABA, April 17 (ANA) – The Ethiopian government says it will do whatever is necessary to counter the co-ordinated attacks by combined military and armed Mulre civilians from South Sudan’s Buma State (Jongle State) raiding Ethiopia’s Gambella region.
This came after news broke of a deadly attack on Friday April 15 when thousands of armed men, most of them reportedly in South Sudan military uniform, c... read more
09:23 (GMT+2), Thu, 31 March 2016
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers have roundly been condemned for killing a lion on Wednesday.
Kenyans took to social media to express their anger at the killing of the lion that was roaming near Isinya town on the outskirts of Nairobi.
KWS Director of Communications Paul Udoto released a statement confirming the shooting to death of the lion known as Mohawk.
“A lion was this morning put down by Kenya Wildlif... read more
10:31 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 March 2016
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An EgyptAir plane was hijacked on Tuesday while flying from the Egyptian Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo, and later landed in Cyprus where all passengers except four foreigners were allowed to get off the aircraft, according to Egyptian and Cypriot officials.
The hijacker, who was later identified as an Egyptian man, apparently had a suicide belt with which he thre... read more
16:11 (GMT+2), Thu, 24 March 2016
The Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) has warned of severe food insecurity across the Southern Africa region in 2016-2017 after two years of consecutive drought which have limited crop production.
In a new special report entitled “Illustrating the extent and severity of the 2015-2016 drought,” FEWSNET said although temporary relief was expected from the harvests expected in April/May, the GEOGLAM Ear... read more
11:45 (GMT+2), Tue, 22 March 2016
Tuesday’s explosions at the Brussels airport were likely the result of a suicide attack, local VRT broadcaster reported citing official sources.
At least 13 people were killed and dozens sustained injuries in the attack, according to local media.
Here is CCTV footage from the Airport, moments before the blast. (not for sensitive viewers)
... read more
11:22 (GMT+2), Tue, 22 March 2016
A Pakistani police officer says at least 17 Hindus have died after consuming illegally-made alcohol during religious celebrations in southern Pakistan.
Niaz Shah said Tuesday that 37 people from the Hindu community in Tando Muhammad Khan district were rushed to hospital on Monday.
He says they consumed the hooch during preparations for Holi celebrations, which will begin Wednesday.
Shah says 11 people have since been ... read more
11:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 22 March 2016
Explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring many others just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city, police said.
At least one person was killed in two explosions in the departure hall at the Brussels airport, police said. All flights were canceled, arriving planes were being diverted and Belgium’s terror ale... read more
14:30 (GMT+2), Wed, 16 March 2016
Fifa has dropped another bombshell alleging in court documents that a 10-million dollars bribe had been paid to secure the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa.
Fifa issued a detailed statement on Wednesday in which it said it was lodging a claim to recover tens of millions of dollars it says were paid by allegedly corrupt Fifa to secure various World Cup's including the soccer showpiece in South Africa.
According... read more
09:15 (GMT+2), Wed, 16 March 2016
North Korea’s highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor on Wednesday for subversion.
Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea’s Supreme Court.
He was charged with subversion under Article 60 of North Korea’s criminal code. The court held that he had committed a crime “pursuant to th... read more
13:48 (GMT+2), Fri, 11 March 2016
Geneva (dpa) – Women and girls in South Sudan have been systematically raped, mainly by government soldiers and allied militias, the UN human rights office said Friday, warning that these massive violations have gone largely unnoticed by the world.
The sexual crimes and attacks against civilians that were carried out last year amid the internal conflict in South Sudan may well amount to crimes... read more
11:38 (GMT+2), Wed, 09 March 2016
Google’s computer program AlphaGo defeated its human opponent, South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol, on Wednesday in the first face-off of a historic five-game match.
AlphaGo’s victory in the ancient Chinese board game is a breakthrough for artificial intelligence, showing the program developed by Google DeepMind has mastered one of the most creative and complex games ever devised.
Commentators said the match w... read more