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AFRICA

Africa:Fall of African Leaders Not a Guarantee to 'People Power'

February 17, 2018
[Nation] South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia will be having new leaders this year in an unexpected turn of ...

South Africa:Hunt for Ajay Gupta Heats Up As More Rewards Offered

February 17, 2018
[News24Wire] The hunt for Ajay Gupta, who has officially been declared a fugitive from justice, is heating up, ...

Nigeria:Be Honourable, Remove Zuma's Statue Now – I Go Dye Begs Okorocha

February 17, 2018
[Vanguard] Hotshot comedian, fast gaining enviable reputation as a social commentator, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go ...

Kenya:Lake Victoria to Be Extinct in 50 Years If Urgent Action Not Taken – Governor

February 17, 2018
[Capital FM] Kenya -Kisumu Governor, Anyang Nyong'o, has urged East African countries to urgently address environmental concerns that ...

Uganda:Boda Boda Riders Block Off Road As They Share Donated Money

February 17, 2018
[Observer] Boda Boda cyclists have this afternoon closed off Tufnell Drive in Kamwokya for almost 30 minutes as ...

Angola:Angola Exempts Tourism Visas to One Asian and Four African Countries

February 17, 2018
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola has exempted tourism visas to stay up to 30 days per entry and 90 days ...

Africa:Oxfam's Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift

February 17, 2018
[IPS] Nairobi -Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity's response to them, delivered a ...

Africa:Airbnb Looks for Tourism Growth Across Africa

February 17, 2018
[Digital Content Africa] Airbnb is an international shared economy start-up that has built its presence in Africa without ...

Nigeria:18 Killed in Borno Suicide Bomb Attacks

February 17, 2018
[Premium Times] At least 18 persons were killed and 22 others injured as three suicide bombers staged attacked ...

Nigeria:25 States Okay 35-Yrs Minimum Age for President

February 17, 2018
[Leadership] Abuja -As part of the ongoing amendments to the 1999 constitution, 25 out of the 36 state ...

Somalia:Somali Migrants in Libya Don't Want to Go Home

February 17, 2018
[VOA] Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after ...

South Africa:Man Burnt to Death in Mob Justice Attack in Limpopo

February 17, 2018
[News24Wire] Police have condemned ongoing mob-justice in the province after a man was burnt to death in his ...

Nigeria:Buhari Reinstates NHIs Boss Who Is Under Probe for Alleged Fraud

February 17, 2018
[Vanguard] This government really does not have any agenda to curb corruption as earlier promised. The decision to ...

Africa:Balancing Cyber Security and Internet Freedom in Africa

February 16, 2018
[SAIIA] With Bitcoin volatility making daily headlines, even those living in the technological 'Dark Ages' are realising that ...

South Africa:Ramaphosa Vows to Tackle Corruption in Maiden State of Nation Address

February 16, 2018
[News24Wire] ANC secretary general and Free State Premier Ace Magashule became the centre of attention - just for ...

South Africa:President Cyril Ramaphosa's Maiden State of the Nation Address

February 16, 2018
[South Africa] 16 FEBRUARY 2018 Source: ALLAFRICA

Ethiopia:Amidst Crippling Region-Wide Strike in Oromia, Ethiopia Freed Seven Prisoners Including Bekele Gerba and Gurmesa Ayano

February 16, 2018
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -A day after the Ethiopia's attorney general said it would discontinue terrorism and criminal ...

Ethiopia:Opdo's Silence On Bekele Gerba, Others Still in Jail, Detrimental to Its Reformist Image

February 16, 2018
[Addis Standard] Ethiopia's much-touted pledge to release political prisoners in order to foster national consensus and widen the ...

Ethiopia:Bekele Gerba Risks Losing Sight in Left Eye, His Distraught Daughter Says

February 16, 2018
[Addis Standard] Bontu Bekele, the daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Bekele Gerba, first secretary general of the opposition ...

Africa:South Africa – the Rise and Fall of the ANC

February 16, 2018
[Deutsche Welle] The ANC was once seen as a beacon of hope in post-apartheid South Africa. But more ...

South Africa:Zuma's Removal Was a Masterstroke – Can It Be Repeated for the Economy?

February 16, 2018
[The Conversation Africa] The removal of South African president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for several reasons. One ...

Africa:World Leaders Join New Drive to Beat Noncommunicable Diseases

February 16, 2018
[WHO] Geneva -WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders ...

Africa:WHO Announces Members of NCDs Body

February 16, 2018
[WHO] Leaders in health, politics and development have accepted to participate in the first-ever WHO Independent Global High-level ...

Kenya:Cabinet Secretaries Sworn in at State House

February 16, 2018
[Nation] The nine new Cabinet secretaries were sworn in on Friday morning at State House in the presence ...

Ethiopia:3-Month State of Emergency 'Starts Today'

February 16, 2018
[Addis Standard] The Council of ministers is set to declare a state of emergency for three months as ...

Zimbabwe:Tsvangirai To Get State Assisted Funeral – Mnangagwa

February 16, 2018
[New Zimbabwe] The Zanu PF-led government has rebuffed appeals by supporters to declare Morgan Tsvangirai a national hero ...

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Says to Meet Opposition Leaders Ahead of Elections

February 16, 2018
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will soon convene an all-party consultative meeting on free and fair ...

Kenya:China Tops List of Lenders to Kenya

February 16, 2018
[Nation] China was the top country that advanced bilateral loans to Kenya in 2017, latest data from the ...

Ethiopia:Amid Revolutionary Stupor, Ethiopia's Ruling Party Dumps Its Leader

February 16, 2018
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -After six years of power struggle within the ruling party since the death of ...

Africa:Police Hunt Gupta Brother, Charge Alleged Collaborators

February 15, 2018
[News24Wire] As police hunt down Ajay Gupta, seven of the eight people arrested by the Hawks during raids ...

Ethiopia:Govt to Declare Emergency After PM Resigns?

February 15, 2018
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he has submitted a letter requesting to resign ...

Africa:Tutu Steps Down From Oxfam Role After Scandal

February 15, 2018
[News24Wire] Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has instructed his office to write to Oxfam International to inform them of ...

Ethiopia:Trapped, Workers in Lebanon See No Freedom

February 15, 2018
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beirut -"I live in fear at any minute I can get arrested and go to ...

Africa:Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn in As President of South Africa

February 15, 2018
[Deutsche Welle] A day after ex-President Jacob Zuma's nine years in office ended, fellow ANC politician Ramaphosa took ...

Ethiopia:Another African Leader Throws In the Towel

February 15, 2018
[Observer] Less than 24 hours after South African President Jacob Zuma was forced to resign by his own ...

LATEST NEWS

2 dead after early morning fire in Grand Rapids, Man.

February 17, 2018
Two people were killed after an early morning fire in Grand Rapids, Man. Source: Globalnews

Man who murdered, raped 7-year-old Pakistani girl sentenced to death

February 17, 2018
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder ...

3 facing drug, weapons charges after Halifax police search

February 17, 2018
Police found a loaded handgun and crack cocaine after executing a search warrant on Brunswick Street. Source: Globalnews

Petition circulating opposing Montreal’s plan to close part of Mount Royal to drivers

February 17, 2018
A petition is circulating opposing Montreal's plan to close a portion of Camillien Houde Way to drivers in ...

Halifax firefighters deliver care packages to those in need

February 17, 2018
Personal care kits and food were donated to local shelters on Saturday. Source: Globalnews

Blackface skit in China’s Lunar New Year gala prompts racism accusations

February 17, 2018
A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up ...

No, Justin Trudeau is not Fidel Castro’s son

February 17, 2018
Justin Trudeau was in fact born on Dec. 25, 1971, to the late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau ...

Former NDP MP Paul Dewar undergoing treatment for brain cancer

February 17, 2018
A former NDP member of Parliament has announced he is receiving treatment for brain cancer. Source: Globalnews

Long weekend brings snowy and cold conditions across southern Alberta

February 17, 2018
In Calgary, four to nine centimeters of snow is possible on Saturday, with higher amounts on the western ...

Thousands of angry Floridians hit streets to demand stricter gun control laws

February 17, 2018
The rally, held in downtown Fort Lauderdale, was attended by scores of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

Trudeau family touches down in India for week-long visit

February 17, 2018
Justin Trudeau's state visit to India is officially underway as he arrived with his family in New Delhi ...

COMMENTARY: We can’t base justice system reform on knee-jerk reactions to the Gerald Stanley verdict

February 17, 2018
It makes no sense to engineer changes to the entire justice system based on one particular case, Rob ...

Privatizing the International Space Station could actually be good for Canada: experts

February 17, 2018
Privatizing the ISS could provide Canada's intergalactic-minded companies with a chance to get in on the action. Source: Globalnews

One man is dead following a fatal crash in North York

February 17, 2018
One man is dead after his vehicle crashes into the side of the Bayview Arena in North York. Source: ...

Montrealer whipping people into shape with L.A.-style workout

February 17, 2018
Do you even Lagree? Source: Globalnews

Hosting the Olympics has become the contest no one wants to win, and the IOC is worried

February 17, 2018
The IOC has found itself with limited choices for cities to host upcoming Olympic Games, which could lead ...

Highway 401 Eastbound lanes in Mississauga closed due to crash

February 17, 2018
An investigation is now underway by the OPP following a crash in the Eastbound lanes of Highway 401 ...

Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 8 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 17, 2018
Here’s what you missed on Day 8 of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang while you were sleeping. Source: ...

We tried a digital voice-mimicking site. It works, but not convincingly – so far

February 17, 2018
We tried out a digital voice-mimicking site. The results: baby steps, but likely to get more realistic over ...

Quebec’s Samuel Girard claims gold in men’s 1,000 metre short track speedskating

February 17, 2018
The Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., native finished in one minute and 24.650 seconds in his Olympic debut. Source: Globalnews

Canada falls to Czech Republic 3-2 in Winter Olympics shootout

February 17, 2018
Goalie Pavel Francouz was the shootout star as the Czech Republic beat Canada 3-2 on Saturday at the ...

Rockets defeat Blazers following honours for ‘Winningest Coach’

February 17, 2018
Following the celebration, and despite the Blazers best efforts to make their coach proud, Kelowna was first on ...

Alberta girl chasing dreams while fighting terminal cancer diagnosis

February 17, 2018
An eight-year-old girl from Beaumont is in the fight of her life, after doctors found an inoperable tumour ...

Fans thank Patrick Chan as Canadian figure skater ends Olympic career

February 17, 2018
Fans thanked Canadian figure skating legend Patrick Chan following his final performance at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games ...

IN PHOTOS: Colten Boushie’s life honoured in rally held at Alberta legislature

February 17, 2018
One week after a jury acquitted a Saskatchewan farmer in the shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, a ...

Vatican sex crimes investigator meeting with Chilean abuse victim in New York

February 17, 2018
A Vatican sex-crimes investigator is meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean ...

Fresh snow means higher avalanche risks warns North Shore Rescue

February 17, 2018
If you decide you want to hit the mountains this weekend, stay out of the backcountry. Source: Globalnews

‘Skate the Lake’ in Portland to welcome 80 speedskaters from the Netherlands

February 17, 2018
The 15th annual 'Skate the Lake' takes to the ice in Portland, Ont., this Family Day weekend. Source: Globalnews

Canada’s Dara Howell has no regrets after failing to reach ski slopestyle final

February 17, 2018
American Caroline Claire was another high-profile athlete to drop out during qualifying. Source: Globalnews

Teen racer looks to soar at 54th Lindsay Snowcross event on Family Day weekend

February 17, 2018
The 54th annual Lindsay Snowcross race event will run Saturday and Sunday. Source: Globalnews

Knights begin long weekend with big win

February 17, 2018
Five goals in the third period carried the London Knights to a 6-2 win over Kitchener on home ...

In Mosul, Iraqi volunteers train to rehabilitate kids ‘brainwashed’ by Islamic State

February 17, 2018
In a classroom of the University of Mosul, around 50 volunteers have undergone a week's training on how ...

Report linking drug money and B.C. real estate ‘deeply troubling’: David Eby

February 17, 2018
"This story confirms our government's commitment to taking action to crack down on money laundering and criminal activity ...

Some cups misprinted in Roll up the Rim contest: Tim Hortons

February 17, 2018
Tim Hortons has confirmed a "small batch'' of misprinted extra large-size cups were distributed in Atlantic Canada and ...

Massachusetts man accused of crashing stolen truck into Planned Parenthood clinic, injuring 3

February 17, 2018
The three injured people were two patients and a staff member, who were treated at a hospital for ...

Wisconsin man allegedly leads police on chase, using squad car as escape vehicle

February 17, 2018
Video shows authorities in a Wisconsin county pursuing a man who they say stole one of their police ...

‘Black Panther’ roars towards record-breaking box office weekend

February 17, 2018
"Black Panther" is well on its way to a record-making weekend at the North American box office. Source: Globalnews

U.S. sportscaster slams lack of change after school shootings ‘because it’s almost always a white kid’

February 17, 2018
The Florida high school shooting in Parkland has devastated and angered students, lawmakers, musicians, and even sports commentators. Source: ...

Swiss skiers cleared to practice after recovering from norovirus at 2018 Winter Olympics

February 17, 2018
Fabian Boesch and Elias Ambuehl were the first athletes at the Games confirmed to have been hit by ...

It was a $200K staircase to nowhere, now New Westminster is turning it into public art

February 17, 2018
"We are going to be looking for artists to interact with the staircase to make it fun, to ...

POLITICS

UK Minister of immigration boris johnson speaking about Trump’s ban of muslims (LIVE VIDEO)

January 30, 2017
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson addresses parliament on President Trump's immigration policy. President Trump's executive order bans U.S. ...

Trump, in Meeting, Urges Automakers to Work in Joined States.

January 24, 2017
President Trump met on Tuesday with the CEOs of the three Detroit automakers and asked them to construct ...

Vigil held for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed

January 19, 2017
ohannesburg - As the sun set on Wednesday evening, the sound of sirens and car hooters filled the ...

Somali Young Female Aged Between 12 And 15 Have Been Filmed While Raping Her.

January 19, 2017
4 men raped this young lady in galdogob region in mudug probince near garowe and galka,ayo . The men ...

SOCCER

Auburn Loses Anfernee McLemore With Horrific Ankle Injury

February 17, 2018
Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore suffered a grotesque injury late in the first half of the Tigers’ SEC ...

How NBC Flubbed Its Coverage, Reported The Wrong Gold Medalist, Then Botched The Correction Of One Of The Most Stunning Upsets In Olympic History

February 17, 2018
When Ester Ledecká crossed the finish line of this morning’s run of the women’s Super-G a hundredth of ...

Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Ray Allen Headline 2018 Basketball Hall Of Fame Finalists

February 17, 2018
The NBA announced Saturday the finalists for the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, and it’s ...

Dang, Bogdan Bogdanovic Can Really Let It Fly

February 17, 2018
Last night’s NBA Rising Stars Challenge was a laugher, and not even just for the usual reasons (no ...

Ha Ha, Look At These Two Chumps Who Got Picked Last For The NBA All Star Teams

February 17, 2018
Part of the discussion around the NBA’s new All Star format, where the teams are selected via a ...

Erin Hamlin Is Done, But She Changed Luge In The U.S. Forever

February 17, 2018
Chris Mazdzer’s silver-medal performance was the signature achievement for USA Luge in Pyeongchang, but no event better exemplified ...

U.S. Men's Hockey Team Thoroughly Dominated By Russia, 4-0

February 17, 2018
The U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team, haver of plenty of NHL-caliber talent, was shredded by the awesome Russian ...

Failing In The Short Program Gave Nathan Chen The Best Long Program Of His Career

February 17, 2018
GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Recent Grand Prix champion and Olympic favorite Nathan Chen shocked the skating world earlier this week ...

Saturday's Best Deals: Foam Mattress, Echo Show, Switch Pro Controller, and More

February 17, 2018
The four knives you need from Victorinox, a certified-refurbished Echo Show, the best price on the Switch Pro ...

James Wisniewski Thinks Team USA Has NHL-Caliber Talent

February 17, 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Without any NHL players participating in the Olympics this year for the first time since 1994, ...

Amazon's Running the Best Switch Pro Controller Deal We've Ever Seen

February 17, 2018
The Switch Pro controller isn’t just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might ...

Yuzuru Hanyu Is The First Repeat Olympic Men's Figure Skating Gold Medalist In 66 Years

February 17, 2018
For the first time since Dick Button in 1952, the reigning Olympic gold medalist in men’s figure skating ...

Czech Snowboarder Borrows Mikaela Shiffrin's Skis, Somehow Wins Super-G Gold

February 17, 2018
Weather postponements led American ski star Mikaela Shiffrin to skip today’s Super-G competition, leaving the event reigning champion ...

Nathan Chen Throws Down Massive Six Quads, Is Still Probably Doomed

February 17, 2018
Nathan Chen entered tonight’s free skate in 17th place thanks to a disastrous short program, but showed up ...

"Shut Up And Dribble."

February 17, 2018
Laura Ingraham says basketballers should stick to their sport and keep their opinions to themselves. Here, then, are ...

Jamie Foxx Is Not Here To Answer Your Questions

February 17, 2018
“Did we lose him?”Read more... Source: deadspin.com

The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating Is A New Yorker Who Lived During The 19th Century

February 17, 2018
Skating on ice dates all the way back to 3,000 BC. Or, anyway, the oldest pair of skates ...

We Made Olympic Fencer Daryl Homer Rank Things

February 17, 2018
Bronx-born fencer Daryl Homer won silver in the individual saber at the 2016 Olympics, but he’s watching the ...

Jezebel Olympics Day 3: Best 'Actually, I Get Along Better With Guys' Monologue

February 17, 2018
“I really like to fuck,” said Team Wings’s Julianne Escobedo Shepherd.Read more... Source: deadspin.com

Michigan State Trustee Once Asked To Reveal Names Of Child Sex Abuse Victims In Court

February 17, 2018
Michigan State trustee and defense attorney Dan Kelly, the man who apologized to victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual ...