United Kingdom – Zimbabwean social worker in the UK found guilty of possessing extreme animal porn videos

United Kingdom – Zimbabwean social worker in the UK found guilty of possessing extreme animal porn videos

Pornographic videos portraying animals including eels, a horse and a large fish involved in sex acts were discovered on the phone of a social worker from Slough, a court has heard. Clayton Chigoya originally from Zimbabwe was found guilty of five counts of possessing extreme pornographic images showing acts of intercourse with animals and two […]

Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

Anzisha Prize (Johannesburg) At an African Leadership Academy event in Johannesburg last year, I asked a young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, what motivated her to co-start Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. “I always say Africans are […]

Canada: Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship

Canada: Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship

By Rachel Cave, CBC News – A high school student in Saint John has been awarded one of the most generous undergraduate scholarships available in Canada. 17-year-old Mansa Agbaku says the $65,000 Currie Scholarship will cover four years of tuition, room and board at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). “It means everything to me,” said the St. Malachy’s High School student. “It’s motivation for sure. It also means that […]

Grieving Husband Gets Revenge Against Crocodile That Ate Pregnant Wife

Grieving Husband Gets Revenge Against Crocodile That Ate Pregnant Wife

After losing his pregnant wife, Demeteriya Nabire, to a crocodile four months ago, husband Mubarak Batambuze was able to get revenge, when he and his community took down the crocodile in Uganda’s Lake Kyoga, according to the BBC. SEE ALSO: Kenyan Schools Attempt To Break Book Reading World Record When wife Nabire was fetching water […]

New U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Sworn In

New U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Sworn In

State Department Photo Washington, DC January 13, 2015 On Friday, January 9, 2015, James Peter Zumwalt was sworn-in as U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman officiated the swearing-in ceremony. Prior to this appointment, James Peter Zumwalt, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

Sec. Kerry Swears-In New U.S. Ambassador To Cote d’Ivoire Terry McCulley

Sec. Kerry Swears-In New U.S. Ambassador To Cote d’Ivoire Terry McCulley

On Friday, October 18, 2013, Secretary Kerry hosted a swearing-in ceremony for the new U.S. Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Terry McCulley. About Terry McCulley Terence McCulley is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister-Counselor. Prior to this appointment, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria from 2010-2013. He was […]

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Don Yamamoto Leads United States Delegation to the AU Summit

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Don Yamamoto  Leads United States Delegation to the AU Summit

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Don Yamamoto led the U.S. delegation to the 20th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 27 and 28, 2013. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Yamamoto was accompanied by Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) […]

Hissene Habre: Senegal MPs pass law to form tribunal

Hissene Habre: Senegal MPs pass law to form tribunal

Senegalese MPs have passed a law that will allow a special African Union tribunal to be created to try Chad’s former leader Hissene Habre.The 70 year old has been under house arrest since 2005 in Senegal, where he fled after being deposed in 1990. He denies killing and torturing tens of thousands of his opponents. […]

Kenyan Candidate Cedes Presidential Bid

Kenyan Candidate Cedes Presidential Bid

Nairobi — Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has revealed that Uhuru Kenyatta signed a pre-poll pact in the presence of lawyers that requires him to step down in his favour for the Jubilee presidential ticket. Mudavadi said the agreement which was deposited with the Registrar of Political parties is still binding, but indicated willingness by […]