Friday, August 18th, 2017

AFRICA

Namibia: Dead Animal Skins Brought to Life

August 18, 2017
[Namibian] At the crack of dawn each day, Duineveld settlement residents Elma Titus (39) and Annellise Titus (35) ...

Kenya: World Mourns Elephant Warrior Wayne Lotter

August 18, 2017
[Nation] Wildlife enthusiasts across the globe are in mourning after a man who has been fighting poaching in ...

Namibia: Local Bank Invests in Students Education

August 18, 2017
[Namibia Economist] As part of its commitment to develop the academic potential of young Namibians, Standard Bank is ...

Namibia: Swimmers Ready to Shine in the U.S.

August 18, 2017
[Namibian] Windhoek -Swimmers Heleni Stergiadis and Zune Weber are ready to fly the Namibian flag high at the ...

Namibia: Boy, 10, Accused of Killing Toddler

August 18, 2017
[Namibian] A 10-year-old boy allegedly choked a four-year-old to death by pouring sand into his mouth at the ...

South Africa: Lift Off For Africa's First Airport Brewery

August 18, 2017
[VOA] Johannesburg -There is a new addition to Africa's busiest air transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport near ...

Tanzania: Joy As Karatu School Accident Survivors Touch Down At Kilimanjaro Airport

August 18, 2017
[Citizen] Samaritan Purse Aircraft carrying three survivors of the Karatu School bus accident touched down at Kilimanjaro International ...

Uganda: Seventh Woman Murdered in Entebbe

August 18, 2017
[Monitor] Barely a week after the murder of one Sarah Nakajjo, in Nkumba Bufulu, residents of neighbouring Kasenyi ...

South Africa: Former Ambassador Found Guilty of Hate Speech

August 18, 2017
[News24Wire] Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was found guilty of hate speech, in the South Gauteng High ...

South Africa: Immunity, or Not, What is Happening With Grace Mugabe?

August 18, 2017
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has reportedly denied that Zimbabwean First Lady ...

Nigeria: What I Discussed With Buhari – Saraki

August 18, 2017
[Premium Times] The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said he "confidently looks forward" to President Muhammadu Buhari's "imminent return ...

South Africa: Gordhan vs Guptas – Oakbay Gets a Back-Handed Victory

August 18, 2017
[Daily Maverick] Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan's application for a declaratory court order that a Cabinet member cannot ...

South Africa: Chris Hani Assassin's Fate Back in Hands of Justice Minister

August 18, 2017
[News24Wire] Justice Minister Michael Masutha has 90 days to reconsider whether Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus should be ...

Somalia: U.S. Says Airstrikes Kill 7 Al-Shabaab Fighters

August 18, 2017
[VOA] The U.S. military says seven al-Shabab militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes in southern ...

South Africa: Dlamini-Zuma Says Grace Mugabe Must Face The Law

August 18, 2017
[News24Wire] The African Union Commission's former chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has reportedly said that women are capable leaders, adding ...

Zimbabwe: Opposition Youths Take Electoral Reforms Protests to Villages

August 18, 2017
[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T Youth Assembly says very soon it will take the electoral reforms demonstrations to ward and ...

South Sudan: A War Without End – Neighbours Carry the Burden of Fleeing Millions

August 18, 2017
[IRIN] Kijaria -More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what ...

Rwanda: Politically Closed Elections

August 18, 2017
[HRW] Nairobi -Presidential elections in Rwanda on August 4, 2017, took place in a context of very limited ...

Zimbabwe: Has Minister Mandiwanzira Illegally Altered Cyber Crime Bill?

August 18, 2017
[New Zimbabwe] Technology and Courier Services minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, has clandestinely twisted Computer and Cyber Crime Bill and ...

Africa: Dance With the Devil – Europe Finances Libyan Militias to Curb Migration

August 18, 2017
[African Arguments] By empowering Libyan warlords and constraining rescue missions, migrant numbers to Italy have halved. But at ...

Zimbabwe: Zezuru People 'Monopolising the Presidency'

August 18, 2017
[New Zimbabwe] Zezurus people want to monopolise the post of the presidency in the country which defeats the ...

Liberia: How Presidential Candidates Fared At Debate

August 18, 2017
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Great ideas to make Liberia a better country were in abundant supply at the Liberia's 2017 ...

Tanzania: Cellphones Generate More Tax than Beer – Report

August 18, 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It is official: mobile phones are now leading generators of excise tax, overtaking beer. Source: ...

Nigeria: Govt Asks Court to Return Nnamdi Kanu to Prison

August 18, 2017
[Vanguard] The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted ...

Zimbabwe: Employers to Hold Congress

August 18, 2017
[Zimbabwe Independent] THe Employers' Confederation of Zimbabwe (Emcoz) will hold its annual congress next month in Victoria Falls ...

South Africa: Commuter Carriage Derails at Bellville Station

August 18, 2017
[Metrorail Western Cape] Metrorail confirms that one of train 3206 carriages derailed on it approach to platform 11 ...

South Africa: Cape Town Reveals Sites of Proposed New Water Desalination Plants

August 18, 2017
[News24Wire] Cape Town's Granger Bay, Hout Bay and Dido Bay may soon be home to three proposed new ...

Africa: Migrants in Yemen Beaten, Starved, Sexually Violated, Chained

August 18, 2017
[IPS] Rome -African migrants who arrive on Yemen's shores -that's if they are not forced into the sea ...

Sierra Leone: 'Bodies Were Just Washed Away' – Aid Worker Recalls Horror of Mudslide

August 18, 2017
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"The chance of finding more survivors is slim to none" Source: All africa

Tanzania: Opposition MP Urges President Magufuli to Emulate Kenyatta

August 18, 2017
[Citizen] Arusha -Arusha Urban MP (Chadema) Godbless Lema has called on President John Magufuli to borrow a leaf ...

Rwanda: Kagame to Be Sworn in Today

August 18, 2017
[New Times] President Paul Kagame will take oath of office, Friday, officially marking the start of a new ...

Sierra Leone: How Can Sierra Leone Learn From Fatal Mudslides?

August 18, 2017
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"Freetown and other precarious cities need safer urban planning and land use initiatives" Source: All ...

Tanzania: Grand Reception For 3 School Bus Accident Survivors

August 18, 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A grand reception awaits the three pupils of Arusha-based Lucky Vincent School, who survived ...

South Africa: South Africa Must Move Beyond Its Organised Crime Clichés

August 18, 2017
[ISS] Organised crime is a serious and growing menace in South Africa. And with its debilitating social and ...

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone 'Still in Shock' After Deadly Floods

August 18, 2017
[Deutsche Welle] Sierra Leone has begun Thursday mass burials of the hundreds of victims of the deadly flooding ...

LATEST NEWS

Montreal weekend road closures: Aug. 18-20

August 18, 2017
From parades, to concerts, to triathlons and the ongoing work on the Turcot, getting around Montreal this weekend ...

Barcelona attack: At least 1 Canadian among dead or injured in twin attacks

August 18, 2017
According to Catalan Department of Interior, at least one Canadian is among the dead or injured after twin ...

2 women face fraud, stolen goods charges: Saint John Police

August 18, 2017
According to police, the pair were arrested on Thursday night while they were investigating a wallet stolen earlier ...

Neo-Nazi flyers found stuffed into East Vancouver mailboxes

August 18, 2017
Residents of East Vancouver were surprised to discover Neo-Nazi flyers stuffed into their mailboxes recently. Source: Globalnews

Higher gas prices push Canada’s inflation rate to 1.2% in July

August 18, 2017
Statistics Canada's latest inflation number was up from one per cent in June - which had represented the ...

COMMENTARY: Don’t blame the road, blame the drivers

August 18, 2017
We drive too fast and we ignore the basic rules of the road that we all learned when ...

Still no firm numbers on trained staff weeks before N.S. pre-primary launch

August 18, 2017
The Education Department says the province's eight school boards are reporting "early interest" in job postings and that ...

Barcelona attack: Here’s what we know so far

August 18, 2017
The death toll continues to climb after Spain was hit with back-to-back terrorist attacks since Wednesday evening. The ...

Hamilton police sergeant has pay docked, ordered to undergo training

August 18, 2017
A Hamilton police sergeant found guilty of professional misconduct has been docked 74 hours' pay and ordered to ...

Unfinished homes in northwest London collapse after fire

August 18, 2017
A firm damage estimate has not been released, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Source: Globalnews

Donald Trump this week: U.S. president Trump faces first major leadership test

August 18, 2017
"The president needs to be crystal-clear that hatred has no place in our society, but he is currently ...

London’s Pawlooza returns to the Plunkett Estate

August 18, 2017
North America's largest dog festival is back for another year in London. Source: Globalnews

What you need to know about the 139th edition of the CNE

August 18, 2017
The 139th edition of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) opens to the public on Friday. Source: Globalnews

Animal rights groups seek intervenor status in Vancouver Aquarium’s attempt to overturn cetacean ban

August 18, 2017
Two animal rights groups have filed for intervenor status in the Vancouver Aquarium's bid to overturn the Vancouver ...

COMMENTARY: Ticats and Redblacks meet in Toilet Bowl

August 18, 2017
When the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Redblacks meet Friday night at Tim Hortons Field one statistic will stand ...

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 per cent more cases

August 18, 2017
Hanoi and the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City are the hardest hit. Source: Globalnews

Why is it so hard to nail down size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal?

August 18, 2017
The secrecy of North Korea's nuclear program has made it historically difficult to assess its capabilities. Source: Globalnews

Sierra Leone mudslides death toll climbs above 400

August 18, 2017
The U.N. humanitarian agency put the death toll at 409 after the flooding and mudslides in the West ...

COMMENTARY: Why not name Vaughan hospital after Neville-Lake family?

August 18, 2017
The family of Marco Muzzo, the drunk driver who in 2015 killed four members of the Neville-Lake family, ...

Bob Layton editorial: re-writing history?

August 18, 2017
Bob shares your thoughts on the issues of the week. Source: Globalnews

Something’s gotta give when Ticats host Redblacks

August 18, 2017
The Ticats will try to slam the brakes on a 10-game losing streak dating back to last season, ...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers upend first place Edmonton Eskimos

August 18, 2017
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers handed the CFL-leading Edmonton Eskimos their first loss of the season on Thursday by ...

Cardston goes green with installation of 500 solar panels at civic centre and arena

August 18, 2017
The town, along with ENMAX Energy Corp., has installed 546 solar modules, which cover nearly 13,000 square feet, onto ...

Quebec floods: Pierrefonds hair salon back in business three months later

August 18, 2017
After being out of commission for over three months following the floods, T&M Coiffeurs is finally back in ...

2 dead after motorcycle crashes south of Black Diamond

August 18, 2017
Two people are dead after their motorcycle crashed south of Black Diamond on Thursday night, according to Alberta ...

Canadian woman killed in Burkina Faso terror attack remembered for big heart and sense of adventure

August 18, 2017
"Very few people in their lifetime go out of their comfort zone to take action and change lives ...

Eskimos lose first game of 2017 regular season as Bombers beat Edmonton 33-26

August 18, 2017
Matt Nichols ran in one touchdown and threw for another as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their fourth ...

Edmonton Prospects lose 4-0 to Swift Current in WMBL championship game

August 18, 2017
For the second straight season, the Edmonton Prospects finished runner-up in their bid to become Western Major Baseball ...

Statistics Canada releases revised numbers on Quebec anglophones

August 18, 2017
Statistics Canada published revised Census numbers after a computer glitch caused roughly 61,000 Canadians who listed their mother ...

SNL Weekend Update: Tina Fey goes on cake-fueled rant, founding fathers address Trump comments

August 18, 2017
Tina Fey laid into white supremacists while chowing down on cake, while Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers appeared ...

Saskatchewan Rush making off-season moves with eye to NLL expansion

August 18, 2017
Saskatchewan Rush head coach and GM Derek Keenan has made several significant moves over the summer while factoring ...

Second suspicious wildfire in less than 24 hours at West Kelowna canyon

August 18, 2017
"This is very concerning to have another fire just a day later in the same vicinity but not ...

UCP internal audit reveals other members made expense claim errors

August 18, 2017
The United Conservative Party says a review of expenses claimed by its caucus members found errors that add ...

Barcelona attack: CN Tower goes dark, Toronto sign shines red, yellow in honour of victims

August 18, 2017
The CN Tower went dark and the Toronto sign shone red and yellow Wednesday night, as the city ...

Whiskey and history add up to perfect Kingston pairing at Bellevue House

August 18, 2017
Bellevue House has been attracting new audiences — and bringing back old ones — through innovative events like ...

Occupant and pets uninjured following Old South kitchen fire

August 18, 2017
Fire officials say nobody was hurt following a cooking fire at a home in Old South, although the ...

Saskatchewan beef and dairy producers decry Canada Food Guide update

August 18, 2017
The upcoming changes to the Food Guide, the first in over a decade, is being met with concern ...

West End residents brace for sharp increase in parking permit costs

August 18, 2017
West End residents who were expecting to pay only $78 are in for some sticker shock. Source: Globalnews

Kingston’s Portuguese community raising funds for Portugal wildfire victims

August 18, 2017
Many members of the Portuguese Cultural Centre have friends and family in Portugal who were affected by the ...

B.C. Wines on the table as new NAFTA talks get underway

August 18, 2017
The rhetoric over NAFTA began not long after Donald Trump became president of the United States. Source: Globalnews

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

Chris Long Has Malcolm Jenkins's Back In Anthem Protest

August 18, 2017
On Wednesday, Michael Bennett—who sits in protest of the national anthem, and was promptly challenged by a local ...

Choose From Nearly 100 Discounted Board Games In Amazon's One-Day Sale

August 18, 2017
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day ...

Adrián Beltré Once Again Makes Dull Baseball Activity Fun, Uses Botched Pickoff Attempt For Nifty Spin Move

August 18, 2017
Adrián Beltré, baseball’s premier purveyor of jokes and joy, put his skills on display again Thursday night. With ...

Jaguars Coach Doug Marrone On Blake Bortles: "It's Not Like He's Not The Quarterback"

August 18, 2017
Blake Bortles is, believe it or not, still Blake Bortles. He made this fact abundantly clear tonight, in ...

St. Louis Cat Nonprofit To Cards: Bullying Us Over Rally Cat Is "Inconsistent With The Cardinals Way"

August 18, 2017
Yesterday, we brought you an update on the Cardinals’ arrogant claim to the cat that ran across their ...

Oregon State Basketball Safe In Barcelona, Coach Wayne Tinkle Describes "Horrific Sights" Of Terror Attack

August 18, 2017
From the lobby of their Barcelona hotel, the Oregon State men’s basketball team witnessed what athletic director Scott ...

Miami-Dade County To Derek Jeter: You Cannot Move Home Run Sculpture, It Is Art

August 18, 2017
Previous rumors of new Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter’s desire to remove the stadium’s dinger sculpture will ...

Why Is The Wall Street Journal Letting Jason Whitlock Use Its Pages To Say Colin Kaepernick Isn't Black?

August 18, 2017
It’s hard to find anything truly shocking nowadays in a world that seemingly no longer has any rules, ...

Kevin Durant Says He Will Not Visit White House: "I Don't Respect Who's In Office Right Now"

August 18, 2017
Kevin Durant said today that he will not visit the White House if invited, noting that he does ...

Gizmodo Before Getting Banned From OkCupid, White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Wrote Tips for Dating O

August 18, 2017
Gizmodo Before Getting Banned From OkCupid, White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Wrote Tips for Dating Online | Compete Madden 18's New ...

Rockies Game Overrun By Charming Dogs

August 18, 2017
What’s better than baseball or dogs? Baseball and dogs. The Rockies held a Bark at the Park event ...

Jets Linebacker Calls Out Breitbart Chud For Twisting His Words

August 17, 2017
Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins didn’t hide his feelings about what went down over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., ...

Marshawn Lynch Hasn't Lost A Step In His Press Conferences

August 17, 2017
Marshawn Lynch, Oakland hero, returned to the NFL this year and signed with his hometown Raiders after a ...

Victoria Azarenka Says She May Miss U.S. Open Due To Child Custody Battle

August 17, 2017
Victoria Azarenka, the former world No. 1 who returned to the tour earlier this year after giving birth ...

When Women Played Baseball

August 17, 2017
I went to Rockford, Ill. to watch girls play baseball 63 years after the real Rockford Peaches of ...

How Not To React When Your Team Gives Up A Goal

August 17, 2017
Everton hosted Croatian side Hajduk Split for a Europa League qualifier this afternoon, which meant that hundreds of ...

Tampa Sports Teams Offer To Provide Funds For Removal Of Confederate Statue

August 17, 2017
The Tampa Bay Lighting, Rays, and Buccaneers have just released a joint statement in which they offer to ...

NFLPA Head: Future Work Stoppage "Almost A Virtual Certainty"

August 17, 2017
Four years ahead of the expiration of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement with its players, NFLPA executive director ...

The Desperate Future Of Cal Athletics Is Here

August 17, 2017
The athletics program at the University of California, Berkeley, in, say, 2037 will barely resemble what you see ...

How Long Would The NFL Suspend You For A Nazi Salute?

August 17, 2017
Roger Goodell is back in full Ginger Hammer mode this preseason, suspending Ezekiel Elliott for six games and ...