The fight is on for Africa's sole Olympics ticket (Africa Review)

Some 12 African teams are in Cameroon to compete for the lone women’s basketball ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games. The contest that began Thursday is featuring the hosts, Gabon, Mali, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal The countries are in two groups with Group A having Cameroon, Gabon, Mali, Mozambique,…


IGAD and Partners are Keeping an Eye on La Nina Effects on the Region

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) this morning kick started the 44th Greater Horn of African Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) during an opening ceremony presided over by the Minister of Environment of Uganda, Hon. Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, in Kampala.   The opening ceremony was also attended by the […]

Car bomb kills 5 soldiers outside Somali president’s palace: police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president’s palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.     Reuters witnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen above the president’s palace, […]