139 migrants reported missing following two shipwrecks off Djibouti Coast

Over 130 migrants have been reported missing after two migrant boats capsized off the coast of Djibouti on Tuesday (29 January). A press statement issued by International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the two boats sunk at Godoria, a locality in the Obock region of northeast Djibouti. The statement further says a team of gendarmerie […]


U.S calls for Rwanda woman of courage award nomination

The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda has started collecting nominations for 2019 Rwanda women of courage award. The annual award seeks to recognize women from around the country who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment in Rwanda. The woman of courage award honors women […]


National Unity Day in South Sudan brings together young athletes

An exhibition football match, local music and other field events rejuvenated minds of South Sudan citizens as they celebrated National Unity Day which focused on social cohesion at a critical time in the peace process. The event, sponsored by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in partnership with the Government of South Sudan intention was […]


Africa loses billions of dollars due to child marriage, says new World Bank report

A World Bank report has established that child marriage will cost African countries tens of billions of dollars in lost earnings and human capital. According to Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage: A Priority for Africa report, more than three million (or one third of) girls in Sub-Saharan Africa marry before their 18th birthday each […]


Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally has been found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace ( East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed […]


Senegal selected as host country for the Youth Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has nominated Senegal as the host country for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022. This will be the first Olympic event in history to take place on the African continent. The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, recently declared “It is time for Africa […]


Kenya dominates awards list at the Africa edition of world travel awards

Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve and Diani Beach have been named Africa’s Leading National Park and Leading Beach Destination respectively during the 25thAfrica edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony that was held in Durban, South Africa. This is the sixth time that Maasai Mara National Reserve has been crowned as Africa’s leading National […]