Monthly Archives: March 2018

China’s Defunct Space Lab Hurtling Toward Earth for Re-Entry

China’s defunct and reportedly out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend. It poses only a slight risk to people and property on the ground, since most of the …

Mali’s Erratic Weather Pushes Girls into Risky Domestic Work

From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly’s day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 a.m. and ends well after dusk.

The 17-year-old is used to hard work � but …

Senegal Court Gives Opposition Leader Sall Five Years for Embezzlement

A court in Senegal sentenced opposition leader Khalifa Sall on Friday to five years in prison for embezzlement and falsifying documents.

Sall was arrested a year ago on suspicion of embezzling 1.8 billion CFA francs …

2018 TANA FORUM TO FOCUS ON FINANCING, REFORMING AFRICA UNION

ADDIS ABABA– The 7th Tana High-Level Forum on peace and security in Africa is scheduled to deliberate on ownership of Africa’s peace and security as well as financing and reforming the African Union (AU).

The …

SOUTH AFRICA DEPLOYING ADDITIONAL STAFF AT PORDER POSTS FOR EASTER HOLIDAY RUSH

PRETORIA– South African Home Affairs (Interior) Mnister Malusi Gigaba says additional staff will be deployed at the the Maseru border post between Lesotho and South Africa for the Easter holidays when large numbers of travellers …