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Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa.The Spanish government said it was ready to permanently extend an agreement under which the force has been based at Moron de la Frontera, near Seville in southern Spain. The government approved negotiations […]

Genoveva Anonma forced to strip naked to prove that she was a woman

Genoveva Anonma forced to strip naked to prove that she was a woman

Genoveva Anonma was used to the insults. For years, she had shrugged off the suspicions, ignored the accusations.But what she was not prepared for was the degrading ordeal that followed her starring performance for Equatorial Guinea in the 2008 African Women’s Championship.Scorer of the winning goal on home soil as her country became the first […]

Doodle honours an 84 year old man who enrolled to the same primary school as his grandchildren

Doodle honours an 84 year old man who enrolled to the same primary school as his grandchildren

Google has created a doodle to honour a Kenyan believed to be the oldest person to have enrolled in primary school.The doodle on the internet giant’s Kenya home page marks the 11th anniversary since Kimani Maruge went to school for the first time, aged 84.Mr Maruge, who died in 2009, said when he started lessons […]

There is an African answer to terror

There is an African answer to terror

Last week Ugandan authorities discovered an al-Shabab terrorist cell operating in our biggest city, Kampala. Explosives were discovered in the raid, and there is little doubt that this group of terrorists had no other intention but to cause carnage on the streets of the city.It is not the first time we have had to face […]

Negative perceptions about Africa:Not everyone in Africa has Ebola! says Angelique Kidjo

Singer Angelique Kidjo is a symbol of Africa’s creativity, energy and beauty. Her music is a unique blend of her own very West African heritage combined with funk, jazz and Latin music, and much more.From the small country of Benin, she has won awards and recognition around the world. But Kidjo is also a champion […]

Zim exports elephants to China

Zim exports elephants to China

Harare – Zimbabwe has defended its decision to ship at least 62 baby elephants to China, the United Arab Emirates and France, saying the southern African country is overpopulated with African jumbos.The country’s tourism minister, who is also the acting minister of environment, Walter Mzembi, said Zimbabwe urgently needed to reduce its elephant population. Wildlife […]

CIA paid South Africa a ‘lump sum’ for torture centres

CIA paid South Africa a ‘lump sum’ for torture centres

South Africa has previously been named as one of the countries complicit in America’s war on terror. But has the CIA’s torture report shed further light on our involvement? Africa Metro finds out.The eagerly awaited US Senate’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme under former US president George W Bush has put US […]

Ebola fighters are Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Ebola fighters are Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Foday Gallah saw the sick child was distressed and felt he had to do something. So he picked the kid up to comfort him. And with that act of kindness, the 37-year-old ambulance supervisor in Monrovia, Liberia, contracted Ebola himself.“Of course, he got vomit all over him and that’s how he got Ebola,” said photographer […]

Mali Confirms Al-Qaeda Prisoners Exchanged for French Hostage Lazarevic

Mali Confirms Al-Qaeda Prisoners Exchanged for French Hostage Lazarevic

Mali admitted on Friday that Al-Qaeda prisoners were freed in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic, confirming reports on RFI earlier in the week. The French defence minister has refused to comment on links between the two. Mali’s Justice Minister Mohamed Ali Bathily said on Friday that four prisoners were freed in exchange for the […]

Not only the young generation is addicted to cell phones

Not only the young generation is addicted to cell phones

Young people are now so addicted to their mobile phones it feels like they have lost a limb when they are without them. ATT01453 Please follow and like us:

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