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More than 100,000 girls in Tanzania work in slave-like conditions

In Tanzania, more than 100,000 young girls have been tricked into a life of fear and, in effect, slavery. According to BBC, some of the girls are sold to households where they are forced to work from sunrise to sunset. Others end up being forced into prostitution. Their parents are usually told that the girls […]

Tunisia: record tourist numbers in 2018, revenues jump by 45%

Tunisia’s tourism revenues have soared in 2018 to $1.36 billion as the country saw the arrival of a record 8.3 million visitors, official figures released on Monday showed. Tourism revenues rose in 2018 by about 45 percent compared to 2017, the central bank figures showed. The number of tourists jumped to 8.3 million from 7 […]

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Aubameyang, Mane and Salah nominated for CAF best player award

Reigning Confederation of African Football Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah, Senegalese player, Sadio Mane and Gabonese player, Pierre-EmerickAubameyang, are the best players of the continent in 2018, CAF said on Tuesday. According to the African football governing body, the three players were the top three finalists for last year’s awards. The awards gala night […]

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Morocco: Vivo Energy & Zakoura Foundation partner with Education Ministry to educate on environment

Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of National Education to bolster environmental education in Morocco. The aim of this innovative partnership is to unite efforts for the Mama Tabiaa environmental education program. The Mama Tabiaa program (Mother Nature) will be generalized in the primary cycle in order […]

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Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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Uganda’s Quiin Abenakyo crowned Miss World Africa

Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo has been crowned as Miss World Africa at the 2018 Miss World finale in China. Quinn is the first Miss Uganda to make it to the top five finalists. Abenakyo won the continental crown by beating Mauritius’s Murielle Ravina. The 68th Miss World title went to Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon […]

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African Governance Report calls for sustainable management of natural resources

The fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR-V) recently launched in Kigali Rwanda has examined efforts made to improve the governance of Africa’s abundant natural resources Entitled “Natural Resource Governance and Domestic Revenue Mobilization for Structural Transformation”, the report, which is produced by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), builds on the themes and […]

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Tourism: Prince Harry to help restock elephants in Zambia

Britain’s Prince Harry paid last weekend a two-day trip to Zambia, where he visited the capital city of Lusaka and its Burma Barracks. On Monday, the Duke of Sussex offered to support the Zambian government’s efforts to boost tourism by facilitating a deal with Botswana to move some elephants to the Zambia. The commitment was […]

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Blues legend Didier Drogba hangs up his boots

Veteran Ivorian forward Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement as a player ending “an amazing 20 years”. The 40-year-old, who scored 164 goals in 381 appearances over two spells with Chelsea, had been expected to hang up his boots following the United Soccer League Cup final defeat to Louisville City earlier this month. In a […]

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Tanzania launches anti-gay witch-hunt

Tanzania’s government has established a committee to investigate and deal with people who are involved in homosexual activities. According to local media, the 17-member committee was announced on Wednesday by the Dar es Salaam regional commissioner, Paul Makonda. The committee includes police officers, psychologists, and members of the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority. Addressing a press […]

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