Buzz as World’s Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take off in Tanzania

Buzz as World’s Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take off in Tanzania

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of women giving birth and More »

Al-Shabab Defectors Being Rehabilitated to Re-enter Somali Society

Al-Shabab Defectors Being Rehabilitated to Re-enter Somali Society

Last June, al-Shabab militants attacked an Ethiopian base in the Somali town of Halgan, one of several raids on African Union military camps. The Ethiopian troops repelled the attack, causing massive casualties. More »

Cameroon Arrests Cable TV Distributors Over ‘Separatist’ Broadcasts

Cameroon Arrests Cable TV Distributors Over ‘Separatist’ Broadcasts

Cameroon’s government continues to draw a hard line on separatist groups advocating independence for the country’s two English-speaking zones. Authorities this week arrested several local cable TV distributors, often sole proprietorship enterprises More »

‘I was among the dead and injured’: Horror in C. Africa

‘I was among the dead and injured’: Horror in C. Africa

Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked. “I was among the dead More »

Uganda Now Declared Free From Bird Flu

Uganda Now Declared Free From Bird Flu

Mr Kibazanga however noted that the government and technical teams in the ministry of agriculture together with their counterparts in Kenya have been conducting surveillance and risk assessment in view of lifting More »

7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 139 as Buildings Crumble in Mexico

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Dozens of buildings tumbled

How Mindfulness Practices are Changing an Inner-city School

Seven-year-old Payton Taylor went to the Mindful Moment Room to calm down after getting in a fight at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore. Photo - Linda Davidson, The Washington Post

At many schools, the third-grader would have landed in the principal’s office. But in a hardscrabble neighborhood in West Baltimore, the boy who tussled with a classmate one recent morning instead found his way to a quiet room that smelled

Floods Kill over 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years. All three countries suffer frequent flooding during the

Ugandan Government Introduces Pornography Control Committee

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The Ugandan government has formed a committee to monitor and prosecute consumers of pornography. But not all Ugandans support the move. Uganda’s government has set up a committee designed to detect and curtail the circulation of pornographic material. Minister for

Buzz as World’s Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take off in Tanzania

Drones deliver drugs in Tanzania

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of women giving birth and children struck by malaria, in a country larger

Al-Shabab Defectors Being Rehabilitated to Re-enter Somali Society

Armed men are paraded at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, after defecting from the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group to join government forces back in 2009. Photo - VOA

Last June, al-Shabab militants attacked an Ethiopian base in the Somali town of Halgan, one of several raids on African Union military camps. The Ethiopian troops repelled the attack, causing massive casualties. One of the al-Shabab fighters, Mohamed Daud Mohamed,

Cameroon Arrests Cable TV Distributors Over ‘Separatist’ Broadcasts

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Cameroon’s government continues to draw a hard line on separatist groups advocating independence for the country’s two English-speaking zones. Authorities this week arrested several local cable TV distributors, often sole proprietorship enterprises in Cameroon, after they broadcast programming from a

The Hilarious Way a German Town Turned Neo-Nazis against Nazism

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Bananas help neo-Nazis have energy to raise funds against Nazism? There isn’t a clear playbook for people who suddenly find their hometown filled with neo-Nazis. They can ignore them and hope they go away quickly. They can protest peacefully, and

Dallas Preps ‘Mega-shelter’ as Texas Braces for More Rain

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Harvey is no longer a hurricane, but life-threatening flooding continued in and around Houston on Sunday night as citizens with boats assisted authorities in search and rescue efforts. Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey is overburdening resources in the country’s fourth-largest

Floyd Mayweather Beats Conor McGregor in 10th Round

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., the face of boxing for more than a decade, punctuated a stellar yet controversial career with a technical knockout over first-time professional boxer Conor McGregor on Saturday night. In the 10th round of a surprisingly well-matched fight,

What Happens to Your Eyes If You Look Directly at the Sun During a Solar Eclipse?

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For the first time in U.S. history, a solar eclipse will travel exclusively across America, enabling millions of people to view the moon block out the sun on Aug. 21. But those who watch this rare celestial event need to

Indian Court Grants Woman Divorce over Lack of Home Toilet

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An Indian woman has been granted permission to divorce her husband because he would not build a toilet in their home. The woman in her 20s had been married for five years, but had been forced to relieve herself in