President Julius Maada Bio Launches 2019 Poppy Week at State House in Sierra Leone

State House, Freetown � His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has officially launched the 2019 Poppy Week in honour of the military and in remembrance of their servicemen and women who lost their lives the line of duty. While

Kenya Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus

NAIROBI - Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the

US Deports Sudanese Man Convicted in New York City Bombing Plot

A Sudanese man convicted of a 1993 terror plot against several buildings in the U.S., including the United Nations, was deported this week after serving out a more than 20 year prison sentence.Amir Abdelghani, 59, was removed from the United

South African Sisters Shine in Diamond Business Dominated by Men

BEDFORDVIEW, SOUTH AFRICA � Mosibudi Jo Mathole and Khomotso Ramodipa are rare gems in the male-dominated diamond industry. The South African sisters run one of the few women-owned diamond polishing businesses in the world. And, despite the slumping gl...

Floods Leave Thousands Homeless in Chad and Cameroon

KAIKAI, NORTHERN CAMEROON - Heavy rains and floods this week have left at least 100,000 people homeless on both sides of the border between northern Cameroon and Chad. It's the worst flooding in the area since 2012. the military

9 Dead as Guineans Protest President’s Bid to Extend Power

CONAKRY, GUINEA - At least nine people have been killed in three days of protests in Guinea against the president's bid to extend his time in power, while hospitals are overwhelmed with scores of people wounded, a doctor told The