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Nepali teen bitten twice by venomous snake while banished to shed because she was menstruating

Nepali teen bitten twice by venomous snake while banished to shed because she was menstruating

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient practice that has been banned for more than a decade, officials said. Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice by a venomous snake and died on Friday morning in western Dailekh […]

Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate.…

Brussels train station evacuated amid unverified reports of explosions and one man shot

Brussels train station evacuated amid unverified reports of explosions and one man shot

AN explosion rocked Brussels’ main train station last night after a suspected suicide bomber triggered his device as he was gunned down by police. One…

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the…

DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided technical support…

Smoking And Sustainable Development – Potentially Reduced Risk Products, A Viable Solution?

Smoking And Sustainable Development – Potentially Reduced Risk Products, A Viable Solution?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that six million people die prematurely every year because of the consumption…

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly…

Remembering the Eritrean Dream On Independence Day

Remembering the Eritrean Dream On Independence Day

Twenty-six years ago today, Eritrea’s 30-year war of independence against Ethiopia ended with Eritrean freedom fighters marching to…

Africa is Not Poor, We Are Stealing Its Wealth

Africa is Not Poor, We Are Stealing Its Wealth

It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that…

Africa’s Final Push for Election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as WHO Leader

Africa’s Final Push for Election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as WHO Leader

Then British Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and then UK Secretary for International for…

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