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Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Speaking at Cairo University last month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Egypt as a pillar of ‘multilateralism in today’s world.’ Guterres praised Egypt’s contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, noting the courage of its soldiers and police who often find themselves ‘in a peacekeeping operation where there is no peace to keep, and where their […]

New Research Suggests Ancient Humans Helped Make the World’s Largest Desert

New Research Suggests Ancient Humans Helped Make the World’s Largest Desert

It seems impossible to imagine, but where the Sahara is dominated today by a landscape of sand dunes, just a few thousand years ago, it was a vast grassland dotted with lakes. An archaeologist has now suggested that we humans played a pivotal role in bringing on the rapid changes in ecology that caused a […]

Texas bill would fine men $100 each time they masturbate

Texas bill would fine men $100 each time they masturbate

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would fine a man $100 each time he masturbates. The bill also imposes a 24-hour waiting period if a guy wants a colonoscopy or a vasectomy, or if he’s in the market for some Viagra. Rep. Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, knows her bill isn’t going to get […]

Talk to Your Child About ‘Reverse Cowgirl’ & Other Sex Positions

Talk to Your Child About ‘Reverse Cowgirl’ & Other Sex Positions

The most substantial sex advice most of us have ever had from our parents is ‘ do not get pregnant’ or ‘do not get Aids’. The conversation about safe and good sexual practices is never had. This can lead to bad sex or, worse, dangerous sex. A culture of chatting about coming needs to be […]

Can Aid Come in Time to Avert Famine in Somalia?

Can Aid Come in Time to Avert Famine in Somalia?

The drought in Somalia is so severe it threatens not only to trigger famine, but also the viability of the age-old pastoralist way of life. Somalis are tough and resourceful, but this is the third consecutive year of failed rains. Whatever resilience remains is being tested to the limit. On the road out of Garowe, […]

Shock as Poachers Hack Environmentalists’ GPS Signals to Hunt Endangered Animals

Shock as Poachers Hack Environmentalists’ GPS Signals to Hunt Endangered Animals

Poachers and hunters are hacking signals from conservationists’ tags to locate and hunt down endangered animals. Animal researchers claim the incidents of poachers intercepting signals to track down the animals are under-reported out of fear of being accused of putting animals at risk or lose funding, according to The Times. Poachers are set to make an […]

Furore After Bullying Horror Emerges at Top Kenyan School

Furore After Bullying Horror Emerges at Top Kenyan School

A Form One student at Alliance High School displays blood stained clothes. He said the garments were soaked in his blood when he was beaten by prefects at the school. Chilling details of bullying and torture meted out on Form One students by their seniors at Alliance High School, arguably Kenya’s best, can be revealed […]

Ex-Leaders Blamed for Rebels’ Coup in Central African Republic

Ex-Leaders Blamed for Rebels’ Coup in Central African Republic

FORMER elected and self-imposed presidents have been blamed for the crisis in Central African Republic where 14 separate armed groups have taken control of the country. This has rendered the government of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra futile. At least 287 civilians have been killed in the last few weeks. Both François Bozizé, president between 2003 and […]

By the Time We Declare a Famine, It’s Already Too Late

By the Time We Declare a Famine, It’s Already Too Late

The declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan this week, the first announcement of its kind since 2011, is but the beginning of a cascade of similar pronouncements to come. Yemen, northern Nigeria and Somalia are also on the brink of famine, warns the Famine Early Warning Systems network. According to the International Federation […]

US ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane is sent to Britain after wave of deadly radioactive particles spreads across Europe as Russia tests nuclear weapons

US ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane is sent to Britain after wave of deadly radioactive particles spreads across Europe as Russia tests nuclear weapons

A US Air Force plane used to detect nuclear explosions has been sent to Britain amid concerns over a spike in the levels of radioactivity found in Europe. The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, which is known as a nuclear ‘sniffer’ plane, was deployed to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk last week on an undisclosed mission. News of […]

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