May 26, 2018

Migrant crisis: Smugglers ‘shot escaping migrants’ in Libya

Migrant crisis: Smugglers 'shot escaping migrants' in Libya Image copyright MSF Image caption MSF says the survivors receiving treatment are mostly teenagers People smugglers opened fire on a group of 100 migrants attempting to flee their clutches in northern Libya, aid agency MSF reports. Twenty-five injured survivors received hospital treatment in the town of Bani Walid. MSF says they reported at least 15 people were killed and dozens more, mostly women, were left behind. Libya has become a key point on the route of sub-Saharan African migrants trying to reach Europe by sea. The country has been in turmoil since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Power is dispersed between different militias and two rival governments, allowing illegal activities to thrive. 'Used as a slave' in a Libyan detention centre 'Slave market' footage sparks outrage Jailed and ransomed in Libya 'I was sold three times by slave traders' MSF says the survivors receiving..
May 26, 2018

Afreximbank President Dr. Oramah Promotes Intra-Regional Trade as a Catalyst for Economic Growth in Africa

Cairo, 25 May 2018(CABNCTV) – Intra-regional trade can only be expected to expand economic growth and development if there is improved access to market information, Dr. Benedict Oramah, […]
May 26, 2018

Africa Day: 55th celebration of Africa Day in Ankara

Ankara,Turkey May 25,(CABNC TV)-His Excellency Ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey delivered a keynote speech at the 55th celebration of Africa Day in Ankara, Turkey. Ambassador Thomas K. […]
May 26, 2018

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children At least 22 people, including three children, have been killed in a bus crash in northern Uganda, police said. The bus hit a tractor that was driving with no lights at night and then a truck, police spokeswoman Emilian Kayima told the AFP news agency. The accident happened on Friday night in Kiryandongo, about 220km (140 miles) north of the capital Kampala. "Evacuation teams are working tirelessly to rescue the injured," Ms Kayima said. Some local media reports put the death toll higher than 30. Uganda has among the world's worst road safety records. More than 9,500 people died in a road accident in the country between 2015 and 2017, according to official figures.
May 26, 2018

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in Cameroon's English-speaking minority have protested against discrimination A court in Cameroon has convicted seven activists from the country's English-speaking minority of rebellion and terrorism, handing them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years. They include the group's leader, Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the Anglophone North-West Region. Cameroon's English-speaking minority say they are marginalised by the country's Francophone majority. Separatists have been demanding independence. Correspondents say Mancho Bibixy's radio broadcasts are associated with a radical movement in the north-western town of Bamenda. The North-West and South-West regions are the two mainly English-speaking areas. Cameroon profileHe was one of several activists arrested in January after anti-government protests. On Friday, he was found guilty by a military court in ..
May 25, 2018

Liverpool-Real Madrid: How Mo Salah fever has gripped Africa

Liverpool-Real Madrid: How Mo Salah fever has gripped Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pundits have compared the Mo Salah with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Football is king in Africa and with one of the continent's own among the stars going into the Champions League final, Africa is united behind Liverpool against Real Madrid. Mohamed Salah has set Africa's social media buzzing, and even fans of Real Madrid find themselves torn. Aminu Mai-unguwa Mohamed is such a staunch support of Liverpool's rivals Chelsea that he is known by his friends as Aminu Mai-unguwa Chelsea, yet he had this to say to the BBC about his support for Salah: "I have faith in Salah, his team will be successful in winning the cup. "I think he is better than both Messi and Ronaldo combined, and if his team were to play Chelsea, I would still support him." Image copyright Aminu Mai-unguwa Chelsea Image caption Aminu Mai-unguwa Chelsea is a staunch Chelsea FC fan who supports Mohamed S..
May 25, 2018

DR Congo boat sinking: River disaster kills 50 people

DR Congo boat sinking: River disaster kills 50 people About 50 people have died after a boat capsized on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. The vice-governor of Tshuapa province in the north of the country said the cause of the accident was not clear. He said another 50 people had survived when the boat tipped over as it was travelling from Monkoto to Mbandaka. River transport is common in DR Congo as there are few roads or railways, but vessels are often overloaded and accidents are frequent. Mbandaka is also currently struggling with an outbreak of Ebola, with fears that it could spread from the city of one million to the capital, Kinshasa, via traders using the River Congo. Africa Live: More on this and other stories Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola Find out more about DR Congo Tshuapa Vice-Governor Richard Mboyo Iluka told the AFP news agency that the boat had been travelling at night, which is illegal, and did not have lights. Last month more ..
May 25, 2018

‘I took 57 painkillers a day to get high’

'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high' In December 2017 British woman Laura Plummer was jailed for three years for bringing 300 Tramadol painkiller tablets into Egypt. While the sentence shocked many in the UK, the case shone a light on a painkiller addiction problem blighting millions of Egyptians. "When I was 15, we were playing PlayStation in a games arcade, and someone insulted me. I picked up a billiards cue and smashed it over his head. I was screaming abuse at everyone. I even broke the windows." Abdul Hameed, now 24, remembers the moment he realised his drug habit had spiralled out of control. Two years earlier, aged just 13, he had tried the opioid-based painkiller Tramadol for the first time. Like many young Egyptians, he started by taking one quarter of a 100mg tablet to get high. Image copyright Ahmed Maher Image caption Abdul Hameed, 24, was using Tramadol from the age of 13 "I felt like I was a superhero," he says. "I could do anything." By the time he we..
May 24, 2018

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola Image copyright AFP Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, the Democratic Republic of Congo is confident that it will be able to contain the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, which is thought to have killed 27 people. There has been one case in Mbandaka, a densely populated city of one million. This has led to fears the disease could spread rapidly through the city, as happened in West Africa four years ago, causing more than 11,000 deaths. Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe was among the researchers who first identified Ebola in 1976 in DR Congo, and has been on the teams that have responded to each of the eight subsequent outbreaks in the country. The disease was even named after one of DR Congo's many rivers. "I am confident because I think we have very good experience of this disease and we'll stop this outbreak as soon as possible," he told the BBC. All previous outbreaks in DR Congo have been relatively small...
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