US nurse on migrant rescue ship reunited with Darfur boy she saved

At the height of Sudan’s Darfur war in 2004 — then the world’s worst conflict — an American nurse tended to a baby injured in the leg. Fifteen years later, she was miraculously reunited with him on a migrant rescue…

Olympic champion Rudisha escapes with minor injuries after car crash

Kenyan world 800m record holder David Rudisha escaped with minor injuries when his SUV crashed into a bus on Sunday after one of his tyres burst on the busy Nairobi-Kisumu highway. Police said the two-time Olympic and world champion was…

S.Africa rare earths mine hopes for boost from US-China feud

It’s old, doesn’t look like much and is located well out the way in an arid part of western South Africa. But the Steenkampskraal Mine may be about to become piping hot mining property thanks to some of the world’s…

Ivory Coast’s ‘Floating Island’ points to greener tourism

The seaside resort offers visitors a cool drink or tasty meal, a dip in a pool, a karaoke session or an overnight stay, all with a view. Nothing much new there, you may say — creature comforts like this are…

Fresh fighting breaks out in northeastern DR Congo: army

Fighting has erupted again in the northeastern Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said on Saturday. The Congolese army said it lost three soldiers and killed 20 militiamen in the unrest overnight Friday to Saturday in…

South Africa scraps Russian nuclear plant plans

Led by their former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, South Africans breathed a sigh of relief when President Cyril Ramaphosa scrapped plans to buy a nuclear power plant from Russia that would have been ruinously expensive. But the saga is not…

Tunisia mogul still presidential runner despite arrest: commission

Media magnate Nabil Karoui remains in the race for Tunisia’s upcoming presidential election despite his arrest for alleged money laundering, the head of the country’s electoral commission said Saturday. Karoui, one of 26 presidential candidates given preliminary approval this month…

France’s Macron sets out key talking points for a ‘useful’ G7 summit

In a televised speech at the beach resort of Biarritz, French president Emmanuel Macron said he wants G7 members to focus on the defence of democracy, gender equality, education and the environment and has invited Asian, African and Latin American…

Ikoli tasks Sylva on host community rights, derivation, others

PDP governorship hopeful in Bayelsa State, Barrister Anthony George-Ikoli People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship hopeful in Bayelsa State, Barrister Anthony George-Ikoli on Saturday urged the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva to consider issues relating to host…

S.Africa’s Buthelezi, 90, steps down as Inkatha Freedom Party leader

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, head of the once-feared Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), on Saturday stepped down as party leader after 44 years. Buthelezi, 90 led the party from its inception, a reign marked by bloody territorial battles with ANC supporters…