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AFRICANGLOBE - Prosecutors at a Mauritanian appeal court have requested 13 anti-slavery activists have their sentences increased to 20 years each for protesting against a forced slum clearance, a judicial source said. Defence lawyers for the activists from the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) had called this week for the case to be thrown out saying their clients were tortured in police custody.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Department of Chemical Pathology of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has developed a breast cancer detection device for women in Africa. The device known as “Breast Eye” is able to detect suspicious breast lumps in women and give accurate results for screening.
AFRICANGLOBE - Whеthеr оr not уоu are a firѕt timе trаvеlеr tо Ghаnа оr уоu’rе rеturning fоr a repeat visit, thеrе аrе vеrу many thingѕ tо ѕее and do in thiѕ соuntrу. Mоrе thаn 1,000,000 tоuriѕtѕ tоur Ghаnа every уеаr, аnd thе friendly trорiсаl lосаl weather makes the region a trеndу vacation ѕроt for wildlifе аnd nаturе lоvеrѕ. Diѕсоvеr which attractions уоu dоn’t wаnt to miѕѕ on уоur next visit to Ghana.
AFRICANGLOBE - Mark Zuckerberg is a smooth salesman, as you would expect from someone who heads a corporation that has managed to attract a billion people to its network within a few short years. What was he doing in Africa last week? He was on a grand education tour, he claimed. In truth, Facebook has come to Africa because
AFRICANGLOBE - Africa is not only blessed with warm weather, a variety of wildlife and great people and food, but also with great historical sites that tell the diverse and rich history of the continent. Below are top 10 historical sites that you should visit during your next trip.
AFRICANGLOBE - Japan's attempt at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in late August to politicize the so-called Japan-Africa summit cannot convince Africa of its sincerity in offering help. Japan wants to secure African support for its intended entry into the UN Security Council. Africa's oil is another target of Japan's after an earthquake forced the closure of the Fukushima nuclear station.
AFRICANGLOBE - Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange control over $1trillion worth of Africa’s resources in just five commodities – oil, gold, diamonds, coal and platinum. They have mines or mineral licences in 37 African countries and control vast swathes of Africa’s land: their concessions cover a staggering 1.03 million square kilometres on the continent. This is over four times the size of the UK and nearly one twentieth of Africa’s total land area. The ‘Scramble for Africa’ is proceeding apace, with the result that African governments have largely handed over their treasure.
AFRICANGLOBE - What I set out to do in this piece is to map out 10 of the most well-known countries on the continent. I must, however, point out that it was not easy to choose the 10 out of 54 African countries. My choice is thus subjective, but I have tried to point out why these countries deserve to be on this list. I have based my selection on the basis of history, geography, political influence, culture, personalities and accidents/incidents.
AFRICANGLOBE - On the sidelines of its campaign for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India is likely to ask African countries to relax commitment to the Pelindaba Treaty which controls supply of uranium from key mineral hubs of Africa to the rest of the world.
AFRICANGLOBE - There are too many negative facts about the African continent floating around the Internet, so here's an attempt to increase the number of positive writings on the continent. Let your perceptions be changed!
AFRICANGLOBE - Last week, 13 wealthy European tourists descended on three farms near the rural South African town of Alldays , where one of the most shameful events ever conceived had been planned for their amusement.