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Uganda’s Tourism Minister Sparks Controversy over Curvy Women Contest

Uganda’s Tourism Minister Sparks Controversy over Curvy Women Contest

KAMPALA Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns billions of dollars off of wildlife tourism but, the idea of …

Uganda’s Tourism Minister Sparks Controversy over Curvy Women Contest

Uganda’s Tourism Minister Sparks Controversy over Curvy Women Contest

KAMPALA Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns billions of dollars off of wildlife tourism but, the idea of …

Belgium and UNODC sign two-million-euro funding agreement to strengthen fight against corruption and wildlife crime in Africa

Belgium and UNODC sign two-million-euro funding agreement to strengthen fight against corruption and wildlife crime in Africa

Brussels, Belgium and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have signed a new funding agreement worth two million euros to combat corruption and wildlife crime in Africa. The funds will boost UNODC's …

Belgium and UNODC sign two-million-euro funding agreement to strengthen fight against corruption and wildlife crime in Africa

Belgium and UNODC sign two-million-euro funding agreement to strengthen fight against corruption and wildlife crime in Africa

Brussels, Belgium and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have signed a new funding agreement worth two million euros to combat corruption and wildlife crime in Africa. The funds will boost UNODC's …

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

PRETORIA, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is quite angry with the state-owned electricity firm Eskom over the rationing of power in the country for the first time since December.

The company said homes …

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

PRETORIA, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is quite angry with the state-owned electricity firm Eskom over the rationing of power in the country for the first time since December.

The company said homes …

US Congresswoman Talks to VOA About African Refugees

US Congresswoman Talks to VOA About African Refugees

In an interview with VOA, the new chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and international Organizations, said, attention needs to be focused on what …

Sierra Leone declares rape ‘national emergency,’ life sentence for culprits

Sierra Leone declares rape ‘national emergency,’ life sentence for culprits

FREETOWN, The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a …

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

BANGKOK, The Thai Raksa Chart party on Saturday withdrew the candidature of Princess Ubolratana for the prime minister's post of the country, hours after her brother, the King of Thailand, called her nomination inappropriate.

The …

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

BANGKOK, The Thai Raksa Chart party on Saturday withdrew the candidature of Princess Ubolratana for the prime minister's post of the country, hours after her brother, the King of Thailand, called her nomination inappropriate.

The …

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

JOHANNESBURG, South Africans will go to the polls for the sixth general elections on May 8.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.

This is …

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

JOHANNESBURG, South Africans will go to the polls for the sixth general elections on May 8.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.

This is …

Classes suspended as 3 South Africa university protests continue

Classes suspended as 3 South Africa university protests continue

JOHANNESBURG, Lectures remain suspended in three South African universities following violent protests that have claimed a student's life.

Classes at University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Mangosuthu University of Technology are suspended …