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‘Huge’ fall in FGM rates for African girls

Rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) have fallen dramatically among girls in Africa in the last two decades, according to new research. The study, published in BMJ Global Health, cited a “huge and significant decline” among under-14s. The practice involves removing all or part of a girl or woman’s external genitalia, including the clitoris. Some […]

Go To Roxbury And The South End To Eat West African Food

When I spoke with Sahr Josiah last October about his restaurant Bintimani, which serves food inspired by his native Sierra Leone, he said one day he might want to expand to a bigger space so he and his wife Baindu could do bigger things. But as he said it, he paused — they’re happy where they […]

Car Bombs Kill at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Four car bombs exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, the police said. The Islamic extremist group the Shabab claimed responsibility. After three devices exploded in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics tried to rescue the […]

Gasper Nali Releases Second Album Titled: Zoona Malawi

Gasper Nali’s second album, Zoona Malawi (roughly translates to ‘It’s true, Malawi’), is a return to simplicity. While his debut album had a band arrangement of instruments, this time it’s only Gasper. Recorded on a beach in his hometown of Nkhata Bay, only meters from Lake Malawi, Gasper plays six songs from beginning to end […]

Aid worker stabbed to death for his phone

A charity worker was stabbed to death in a robbery at his South African apartment where only his phone was taken. Retired school principal John Curran was discovered with multiple stab wounds at around 10.30am on Wednesday in the Cape Town property where he had been staying for the past two months. Mr Curran (60) […]

Coding Workshops for Hearing-impaired Children in Mozambique

Is coding a universal language that can bridge not only the gender and income gaps but enable also inclusive access to 21st century education? For the passionate team of Africa Code Week ambassadors in Mozambique, the answer is a resounding yes. “Coding is a language that everyone can – and should – speak in order to be active participants in the global digital economy,” says […]

Nshima : Zambia's Staple Food

Nshima is a staple food in Zambia – a very thick and smooth porridge made from ground maize. It is quite similar to the Kenyan ugali and the Zimbabwean sadza. Nshima is always consumed with soups, sauces, or stews, known as ndiwo in Zambia. The most common ndiwo dishes in the country are chibwabwa and ifisashi. Smaller pieces of nshima are typically torn […]

Africa Top10 News

110 Reasons to Invest in South Africa The investment potential lies in its diversity of sectors and industries. South Africa is also a major trading nation, exporting and importing billions worth of goods every year. It is a gateway into African markets. SOURCES: 2The Role of African Troops in World War  I 3 French President […]

DR Congo's opposition will meet in Geneva to name joint candidate

Leaders of DR Congo’s opposition have agreed to meet in Geneva on Thursday to choose a joint candidate. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) opposition leaders have agreed to meet in Geneva to choose a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. The elections, to take place on December 23, are critical for the […]

Cameroon kidnap: Army searches for pupils

An army search operation is under way in Cameroon to rescue dozens of people kidnapped from a boarding school. At least 79 students and three others were seized on Monday in Bamenda, the capital of the North-West region, a government official has told the BBC. The government and English-speaking separatists have accused each other of […]