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Adult literacy program transforms life of cattle herder

2016-09-11

Until the age of 15, Moses Kasamane from Onamaandiya village in Namibia's northern Omusati Region, had not set foot in a classroom.

Brazil's Supreme Court denies Rousseff request for Temer to remain as interim president

2016-09-08

​Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday denied requests filed by impeached President Dilma Rousseff asking for the impeachment vote against her to be suspended and for President Michel Temer to remain in an interim capacity.

Massive war-torn homeless Gazans still trapped in misery

2016-09-07

​About 65,000 Palestinians are estimated to have been homeless since Israel's large-scale military offensive on Gaza in 2014, the Gaza-based Anti-siege Popular Committee said Wednesday.

African nations urge efforts to upgrade agriculture

2016-09-05

​Kenya on Monday kicked off the 6th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) to chart new path to transform the continent's agricultural sector and enhance food security.

Two killed at opposition HQ in post-election Gabon

2016-09-01

Two people were killed and more than a dozen injured as Gabon security forces stormed the opposition's headquarters early Thursday, as violence swept the capital after President Ali Bongo was declared the winner of contested polls.

Gabon opposition leader Ping says he has won presidential election

2016-08-31

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping said on Tuesday that election results his team has collated from almost all of the country's regions show he has defeated President Ali Bongo, whose family has been in power for nearly 50 years.

China-built school helps S. Sudanese students dream big

2016-08-21

A China-built secondary school in South Sudan's capital Juba has helped kept the aspirations of students despite the uneasy environment in the war-torn nation.

Bolt completes historic 'triple-triple' as Jamaica grab Olympic 4x100m gold

2016-08-20

Usain Bolt completed his third straight clean sweep of Olympic sprint events on Friday by leading Jamaica to victory in the men's 4x100m relay final here.

S. African universities in funding crisis amid growing student disconent

2016-08-15

A funding crisis is threatening to disrupt South African universities that had been hit before by student unrest over fee increases, authorities warned on Monday.

UN chief welcomes Sudanese opposition signing roadmap for peace

2016-08-09

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a roadmap agreement by Sudanese opposition groups to end conflicts in Sudan.