US Weighs Deep Cuts to Special Operations Forces in Africa

US Weighs Deep Cuts to Special Operations Forces in Africa

Tentative plans to draw down the number of U.S. special operations commandos deployed in Africa are drawing mixed reactions from American military experts. The New York Times first reported the plan this week, saying the reduction could decrease the number of commandos on the continent from about 1,200 to 700 over the next three years. […]

DR Congo crisis stirs concerns in central Africa

DR Congo crisis stirs concerns in central Africa

In talks in Brussels on Monday, Belgium and Angola stressed the “importance of free, credible and transparent elections in line with the New Year’s Eve agreement” — a deal reached on December 31, 2016, under which Kabila was allowed an additional year in power before the long-awaited elections. “If we can understand, as neighbours, how […]

Weekly Cannabis Report: MedMen, Africa, Saskatchewan, Hiku, TGOD

Weekly Cannabis Report: MedMen, Africa, Saskatchewan, Hiku, TGOD

Welcome to our Weekly Cannabis Report, a reliable source for cannabis investors to receive the latest developments and analysis. Weekly Summary Last week, the widely-tracked Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC:HMLSF) was flat and ended the week at $17.79. Horizons Emerging Marijuana Growers Index ETF (OTCPK:HZEMF) which tracks smaller growers ended the week at […]

Henri van Breda: Axe murderer transfixes South Africa

Henri van Breda: Axe murderer transfixes South Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Henri van Breda was 20 years old when his killed his father, mother and brother and attempted to kill his younger sister A paramedic describing the aftermath of the attack on the Van Breda family said it was the worst thing he had seen in his 39-year career. “Blood ran […]

South Africa's cities hold key to Ramaphosa's land plan

South Africa's cities hold key to Ramaphosa's land plan

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African father of nine Frank Mapara has been waiting nearly three decades to own a plot of land in the Johannesburg slum he calls home. People erect a shack during illegal land occupations, in Mitchell’s Plain township near Cape Town, South Africa, May 29, 2018. Picture taken May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mike […]

Small asteroid impacted Earth's atmosphere Saturday

Small asteroid impacted Earth's atmosphere Saturday

The International Astronomical Union has now confirmed that a small asteroid – discovered on Saturday morning, June 2, 2018 – entered Earth’s atmosphere later that day. The object was originally given the temporary designation of ZLAF9B2, but has now been renamed as asteroid 2018 LA by the IAU. It surprised astronomers shortly after its discovery, […]

Main Street hosts second Africa Day

Main Street hosts second Africa Day

The second annual Africa Day Fest was held May 26 at Bernice Garden and along several blocks of South Main Street. The family friendly event was a celebration of African culture. During the day, festivalgoers could enjoy music, food and dance performances, join a large drum circle, listen to a storyteller and participate in children’s […]

How West Africa's Ebola outbreak shapes response in DRC

How West Africa's Ebola outbreak shapes response in DRC

Countries know the risks – and they know they have to act fast. This is the biggest lesson learned since an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus struck three countries in West Africa, leaving more than 11,300 people dead in its wake, said Chikwe Ihekweazu. An infectious disease epidemiologist who worked in 2015 – at […]

Hunger and Food Insecurity Plague the Lives of Millions in Africa

Hunger and Food Insecurity Plague the Lives of Millions in Africa

President Kenyatta is shown an artistic view of the layout of the multibillion food security project in Galana and Kulalu ranch. Credit: Alphonce Gari Africa is rising. But at the same time, Africa is the continent with the largest number of people, (390 million) living in extreme poverty. The UN’s Food and Agriculture organization states in a […]