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The Gambia: Scientists find new ways to fight malaria

Scientists in The Gambia have come up with new innovative solutions to help stop the spread of malaria. They have built 800 homes to see if specific architectural design can prevent the disease from spreading. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Sare Dahaba, The Gambia The post The Gambia: Scientists find new ways

Remembering the Eritrean dream on Independence Day

Twenty-six years ago today, Eritrea’s 30-year war of independence against Ethiopia ended with Eritrean freedom fighters marching to the capital, Asmara. Unfortunately, it took less than a decade for the grand hopes and ideals that Eritreans initially had for the future of their country to evaporate into thin air. The international

Kenya: Police officers killed in al-Shabab bomb attack

At least three Kenyan police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a landmine near the country’s eastern border with Somalia, according to a senior official. The officers were part of a three-vehicle early morning patrol heading to the border town of Liboi when their truck hit an improvised explosive

Trial of ex-leader Blaise Compaore under way

A closely-watched trial of Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaore, former president, and members of his cabinet is under way in the capital, Ouagadougou. Compaore, who fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast during a popular revolt in 2014 against his attempts to change the constitution and extend his 27-year-rule, is being tried in absentia. Along with

Famine-hit South Sudan hikes fees for work permits

War-ravaged South Sudan has hiked work permit fees 100-fold for foreign aid workers to $10,000, officials said, despite suffering from famine. The world’s youngest nation has been mired in civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy Riek Machar, sparking a conflict that has increasingly split the country

The Gambia: President Adama Barrow pledges reforms

Adama Barrow, The Gambia’s new president, has vowed to reform the country’s notorious intelligence agency and promised to ensure media freedom in the country. Speaking at his first news conference since returning to take office on Thursday, Barrow announced plans to rename the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), a dreaded secret police accused

The Gambia: President Adama Barrow pledges reforms

Adama Barrow, The Gambia’s new president, has vowed to reform the country’s notorious intelligence agency and promised to ensure media freedom in the country. Speaking at his first news conference since returning to take office on Thursday, Barrow announced plans to rename the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), a dreaded secret police accused

African Union Commission: Who will be the next chair?

The African Union, the 54-member states continental body, will elect on Monday a new commission chairperson to replace outgoing leader Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is not seeking a second term after finishing her four-year-tenure. Heads of states and dignitaries have been arriving in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where the AU

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