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Shocking! Calls to tear down Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Ghana university; labels him 'racist'

Shocking! Calls to tear down Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Ghana university; labels him 'racist'

A group of academics have reportedly accused him of having racist views about Africans when he was alive. 

Three dead at burnt headquarters of Congo opposition party: Witness

At least 17 people died on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by what they say is a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule over Africa`s top copper producer.

Japan pledges USD 2.8 billion in refugee aid over three years

Japan will provide $2.8 billion to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

NASA observatory captures rare 'ring of fire' eclipse

NASA observatory captures rare 'ring of fire' eclipse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has captured the stunning moments of a rare "ring of fire" double eclipse when both Earth and the moon crossed in front of the sun this week.

Terrorism a threat not just to India, Egypt but across the region: Narendra Modi

Terrorism a threat not just to India, Egypt but across the region: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Egypt as a natural bridge between Asia and Africa.

'Ring of Fire' eclipse offers an excellent treat to stargazers in Africa!

'Ring of Fire' eclipse offers an excellent treat to stargazers in Africa!

People were treated to a stunning view when the eclipse shone in the sky Thursday as the moon glided between the sun and Earth.

Appalling! Thirty percent African elephants annihilated in 7 years

Appalling! Thirty percent African elephants annihilated in 7 years

The findings of the three-year Great Elephant Census managed by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) confirms substantial declines in elephant numbers over just the last decade.

Rare 'ring of fire' eclipse to pass over Africa today

Rare 'ring of fire' eclipse to pass over Africa today

People can spectate a rare burning ring of fire in the skies of Africa on Thursday. The moon will glide between the sun and the earth blocking most of the light and darkening the sky above the continent.

How malaria supports spread of infectious cancer in Africa

Infectious agents can cause a lot of cancer in Africa and researchers believe they now have a clue to how malaria during pregnancy creates the right conditions for a virus to cause cancer in children.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

Jacob Zuma, economy in focus as South Africans vote in local elections

South Africans queued in the winter cold on Wednesday to vote in local elections seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma`s scandal-plagued leadership and an economy forecast to stagnate this year.

Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shiites in northern city

Nigeria's army killed 349 people from the minority Shiite Muslim sect last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry has concluded in a report.

South Sudan on brink of an abyss: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that South Sudan remains precariously poised on the brink of an abyss, and warned that the promises of the new state for peace, justice and opportunity have been squandered.

Goa minister uses racial slur for an African, apologises

Goa`s Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday used a Konkani racial slur, "khapri" for an African national, before quickly apologising and later addressing him as a "black person".

How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

While it has long been known that in many parts of Africa, people and a species of wax-eating bird called the greater honeyguide work together to find wild bees' nests, new research has unraveled a novel dimension to this unique human-animal relationship.

Planning to visit Africa? Check out these top 5 places for sure

Planning to visit Africa? Check out these top 5 places for sure

Here, we bring to you the top 5 must-visit places in the continent of Africa!

Incidents against Africans not racial, says Sushma Swaraj

Incidents against Africans not racial, says Sushma Swaraj

The government on Thursday said the recent incidents of violence against Africans in the country were not racial in nature and that it is taking steps to ensure the safety of African students in India.

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China is sending its special envoy for Africa to the continent to help with efforts to resolve the political crisis in South Sudan, China`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Italy says 3,200 boat migrants rescued Tuesday, one body recovered

Some 3,200 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday and one dead body was recovered, Italy`s coast guard said, as people smugglers operating in Libya took advantage of calm seas and warm weather.

Philippines President Duterte says not 'afraid of human rights'

Philippines President Duterte says not 'afraid of human rights'

 Human rights are not a concern in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s war on drugs.