AFRICA SPORTS 

Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN hosting rights

President of the African Football Confederation Ahmad Ahmad, pictured in July 2017, led a meeting of African football officials that determined Kenya was to lose the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship over concerns about venues and the political situation Kenya were stripped Saturday of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day gathering of the African football “cabinet” headed by president Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar. Slow…

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AFRICA 

Move over malaria: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures. But the dangers do not end there. Rising heat poses another threat – one that is far less known and studied but could spark disease epidemics across the continent, scientists say. Mosquitoes are the menace, and the risk goes beyond malaria. The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads debilitating and potentially deadly viruses, from Zika and dengue…

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AFRICA TRENDING WORLD 

UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

BUNIA, Congo (AP) – She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe the day she was raped. A delegation from the U.N. was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her in charge of her siblings. That was the day, the girl says, that a Pakistani peacekeeper slipped inside their home and assaulted her in front of the other children. But that was not the end of her…

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AFRICA LIFESTYLE 

Kenyan Actress Dies During Childbirth

 Maureen Wanza, a popular actress has died while trying to give birth. Maureen died  due to health workers at Kilifi County, Kenya continuing the strike they embarked on weeks ago. Maureen Wanza reportedly bled to death while giving birth and unfortunately. She lost the child minutes later. According to Ashiners Film CEO, Ann Hamburg, Mrs Wanza was rushed to the hospital after developing

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AFRICA ODD TOP NEWS 

“Just like slaves”: African migrant children face highest risk of abuse -report

By Adela Suliman LONDON, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Migrant children trying to reach Europe face beatings, forced labour and sexual exploitation, with sub-Saharan African children facing the highest risks, in part stoked by racism, a report found on Tuesday. Up to three quarters of children face abuse, exploitation and trafficking on Mediterranean migration routes, a joint report by the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF and its migration agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), found. While all migrants and refugees are at high risk, children and youths on…

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AFRICA BUSINESS 

Egypt’s Pharos advising on deals worth $400 mln

By Ehab Farouk CAIRO, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Egyptian investment bank Pharos Holding is advising on 7.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($428 million) worth of deals expected to close over the next 18 months in sectors ranging from food retail to chemicals, its chief executive told Reuters. The deals reflect a broader move by the Cairo-based company to build up business outside the banking industry, including expanding its asset management business and entering areas such as insurance, real estate financing, and financial leasing. Pharos has been picked as a financial adviser…

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AFRICA HEADLINES POLITICS 

Observers in the spotlight ahead of Kenya’s election re-run

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – The re-run of Kenya’s presidential election after the Supreme Court invalidated the Aug. 8 vote for irregularities has exposed high-profile observer missions sent by The Carter Center, the European Union and others to allegations that they endorsed a faulty process with generally supportive reviews of what they witnessed on voting day. Last week’s surprise court ruling nullifying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election has been called a first in Africa. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who challenged the vote in court and claimed vote-rigging, turned his anger on observer missions,…

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AFRICA 

Nigeria and South Africa emerge from recession

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AFRICA 

Critic of Rwanda’s President Kagame arrested

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AFRICA 

Kenya sets presidential election rerun for October 17

Breaking News Home+ U.S.WorldPoliticsMoneyOpinionHealthEntertainmentTechStyleTravelSportsVideoVR Live TV Search » U.S. Edition+ U.S. International Arabic Español Set edition preference: U.S.InternationalConfirm U.S. Edition+ U.S. International Arabic Español Set edition preference: U.S.InternationalConfirm Home U.S. Crime + Justice Energy + Environment Extreme Weather Space + Science World Africa Americas Asia Europe Middle East 45 Congress Security The Nine Trumpmerica State Markets Tech Media Personal Finance Luxury Opinion Political Op-Eds Social Commentary iReport Health Diet + Fitness Living Well Parenting + Family Stars Screen Binge Culture Media Business Culture Gadgets Future Startups Fashion Design Architecture Arts…

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