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African diva Angelique Kidjo wins Songlines Best Artist award

African diva Angelique Kidjo was named Best Artist in Songlines magazine’s annual world music awards on Friday, lauded for her high-energy shows and her championing of social causes.

Over 30 mining companies from Africa hold crucial summit in Tanzania

As over 30 mining companies from Africa converged today in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania’s capital city for a marathon and crucial summit on mining in the continent, discussion on the health and safety of workers in minefields took center stage, with accusations of negligence and theft in the lucrative industry topping the agenda.

Botswana signs Kampala Ratification Amendments

Botswana has signed the instrument of the 2010 Kampala Ratification Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Ground water’s effect and significance in Africa

Groundwater, the water that flows through soil and rock beneath our feet, is the primary source of water supply to half a billion people in Africa and over 80% of Uganda´s population, according to observations made a while back by leading water experts from Uganda and others from across the world.

Brazil to miss FIFA deadline for World Cup stadiums

More than half a million tickets have been sold for the Confederations Cup in June, but host nation Brazil has yet to finish the main stadiums to be used in the dress rehearsal for the 2014 soccer World Cup.

Exxaro aims to mine iron ore in Congo this year

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Exxaro expects to start mining iron ore in the Republic of Congo this year, with an eye to producing...

Mogae, Mbeki enlisted in Malawi-Tanzania Lake Border row mediation

The Southern African Development Community’s Forum of Former African Heads of States, tasked with resolving the ongoing Malawi-Tanzania lake dispute, has added to its ranks former South African president Thabo Mbeki and former Botswana president Festus Mogae in the mediation team.

Madonna stripped off VIP status at the Malawian airport after rift between her and...

The internationally acclaimed pop diva Madonna who arrived in the country last week through Kamuzu International Airport’s VIP terminal was stripped off her VIP status by authorities upon her departure after her ten day visit to the country.

UEFA plans tougher sanctions to combat racism

MANCHESTER, England – European soccer governing body UEFA are planning to introduce tough new sanctions to combat racism with players found guilty of racist offences banned for a minimum of 10 matches, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.

China pledges $548 million in aid to ally Cambodia

China has pledged another $548 million in aid to Cambodia for infrastructure and irrigation systems, extending assistance that some critics say has bought it Cambodia’s diplomatic support.