Africa - News Headlines

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever
August 15th, 2018  10:47 AM

Danes will erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to stop wild boars from crossing, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever that can jeopardize the country's big pork industry.

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African refugee grows homeland's bitter eggplants in Vermont
August 9th, 2018  12:50 PM

A woman who survived refugee camps in Africa now has a thriving business growing African eggplants in Vermont and selling them across the United States

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Romania reports 500 outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs
August 6th, 2018  7:53 AM

Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border

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Russia says reporters killed in Africa were not tortured
August 2nd, 2018  2:26 PM

Russia's Foreign Ministry says no signs of torture on the bodies of three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic this week

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No torture sign on bodies of Russian reporters killed in CAR
August 2nd, 2018  9:33 AM

Russia's Foreign Ministry says no signs of torture on the bodies of three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic this week

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India's Modi arrives in Rwanda, seeking to promote trade
July 23rd, 2018  2:24 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Rwanda, his first stop in a tour of Africa

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NAACP lifts travel advisory against American Airlines
July 17th, 2018  12:06 PM

The NAACP lifts its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is address concerns that led to the warnings against African Americans flying on its airplanes

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Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in UK bankruptcy
June 15th, 2018  10:21 AM

Retired tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in UK bankruptcy
White House drops plan to cut Ebola funding
June 5th, 2018  4:35 PM

The White House has dropped a proposal to cut $252 million in leftover funding to fight Ebola in Africa as it tries to revive a $15 billion package of spending cuts that has stalled on Capitol Hill

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Tech, social media companies lagging in hiring blacks
May 4th, 2018  12:11 AM

The National Urban League is using its State of Black America report to highlight the gap in employment for African Americans in the technology and social media industry

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Miners in South Africa settle with firms over lung diseases
May 3rd, 2018  9:57 AM

Lawyers for gold miners in South Africa who got lung diseases while working underground over many decades reach a compensation agreement in their class action lawsuit against mining companies

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French billionaire Bollore charged in Africa corruption case
April 25th, 2018  3:38 PM

French businessman Vincent Bollore has been given preliminary charges in an investigation into alleged corruption surrounding lucrative port deals in Africa

French billionaire Bollore charged in Africa corruption case
Chinese automaker plans electric car production in SAfrica
April 25th, 2018  6:25 AM

Chinese automaker BAIC announces plans to produce electric cars in South Africa as Beijing auto show highlights China's growing role in the emerging technology

Chinese automaker plans electric car production in SAfrica
French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe
April 24th, 2018  8:32 AM

French billionaire Vincent Bollore has been detained for questioning in an investigation into alleged corruption in lucrative port deals in Africa

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Advocacy group: Exxon knew of corruption in oil deal
March 29th, 2018  6:39 PM

An anti-corruption group says Exxon Mobil struck a deal to drill off the coast of West Africa despite concerns about possible corruption

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Africa's young professionals embracing 'gospel of bitcoin'
March 23rd, 2018  6:39 AM

Africa's young professionals embrace 'gospel of bitcoin' as volatility another kind of hustle

Africa's young professionals embracing 'gospel of bitcoin'
African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO
March 21st, 2018  11:51 AM

African leaders sign largest free trade agreement since creation of World Trade Organization

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African leaders sign largest free trade agreement since creation of World Trade Organization
March 21st, 2018  8:41 AM

African leaders sign largest free trade agreement since creation of World Trade Organization

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Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting
March 16th, 2018  5:50 PM

A new U.S. advisory board is meeting for the first time to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos

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Trophy hunters pack Trump wildlife protection board
March 16th, 2018  1:42 AM

A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump's family

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