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20 Aug 2019


Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

Polygamy in our society is often frowned upon, especially for women. In India, the practice is also largely illegal.

07 Aug 2019


JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

Over the last two years, Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have taken services like WhatsApp and Facebook to the mass market.

19 Apr 2019


Mali's PM Maiga, his cabinet resign over Ogossagou massacre

Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government yesterday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the center of the country and the massacre last month that left 160 people dead in the village of Ogossagou near the border with Burkina Faso.

10 Apr 2019


Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

If you are familiar with Facebook's practices, you already know that the company has got some crazy projects in the works, be it the merging of different messaging services or creating a mind-reading machine.

24 Mar 2019


115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

03 Jan 2019


Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement

When 24-year-old Miss Congo 2018, Dorcas Kasinde, was crowned Miss Africa 2018 recently, she set the stage on fire, literally.

24 Dec 2018


Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

14 Dec 2018


Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

Suspected jihadists, on motorcycles, have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali yesterday.

06 Dec 2018


People in this Kenyan town use polythene paper as condoms

We are 7.7bn people in this world.

29 Nov 2018


How this African country is converting e-waste into robots

Every year, more than 40 million tons of electronic waste is generated, making up about 70% of the world's toxic waste.

16 Nov 2018


Why Zuckerberg ordered Facebook executives to not use iPhones

Just recently, the New York Times reported that Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg asked his top executives to switch to Android phones.

10 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

07 Nov 2018


Cameroon kidnappings: All 79 students released by captors

79 school students who had been abducted from Nkwen village in Cameroon's troubled northwestern region have been released, according to Issa Bakary Tchiroma, Cameroon's communications minister.

03 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, on his second leg of three-nation Africa visit, addressed the local Indian community in Zimbabwe today.

17 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: MJ Akbar resigns in light of allegations against him

Embattled Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, has resigned from his post in light of sexual harassment allegations against him.

19 Sep 2018

South Africa

South Africa's apex court legalizes marijuana consumption for adults

On Tuesday, South Africa's apex court, in a unanimous ruling, legalized the use of marijuana for personal consumption in private spaces.

10 Sep 2018


Must ensure Africa doesn't become 'theater of rival ambitions': Swaraj

India will work with Africa to keep the oceans open for benefit of all nations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, asserting that the two sides must work together to ensure that the second largest continent doesn't again turn into a "theater of rival ambitions".

04 Sep 2018

Xi Jinping

Xi announces another $60bn for Africa; dismisses 'debt trap' criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday announced a whopping $60 billion in new development financing for the African nations as he sought to refute criticism that the massive funding under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is drawing the countries into a debt trap.

09 Aug 2018


Google to offer more "instant" app previews this year

On the back of releasing Android Pie, Google, among other things, is now looking to improve engagement between its massive developer community and end-users by offering "instant" app previews for users.

28 Jul 2018


Ghana MPs can't stop laughing over villages named after genitals

Ever heard a funny name and just couldn't stop laughing?

28 Jul 2018

Mount Everest

17-year-old Hisar girl scales Mount Kilimanjaro

It was another illustrious feather in the cap of 17-year-old Shivangi Pathak.

27 Jun 2018


Porn detectors, 'gossip tax' on the cards for Uganda

In a bid to raise revenues and clamp down on 'gossip and immorality', the Ugandan government is looking to impose tax on social media use, and claims to have devices that can scan computers for pornography.

27 Jun 2018


India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

Global poverty trends are changing drastically, and it is exceptionally good news for India, a recent study points out.

25 Jun 2018


Mali: 32 Fulanis killed, 10 missing in traditional hunters' attack

At least 32 Fulani civilians, including children, were killed and ten are missing following an attack in central Mali, believed to have been carried out by traditional hunters, as the government said 16 bodies had been found.

10 Apr 2018

Star Wars

'Black Panther' pounces past 'Titanic', becomes third-highest grossing film ever

Adding another feather to its cap, 'Black Panther' has now moved ahead of 'Titanic' in the list of all-time highest grossing movies.

09 Apr 2018


Apple may introduce iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED edition today

Apple will reportedly introduce the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED editions today.

08 Feb 2018


Black Panther's Rotten Tomatoes score is a perfect 100

Marvel first standalone black superhero movie 'Black Panther' has got a rare 100% rating from review aggregator

04 Feb 2018


Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

An oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board has gone missing off the coast of Benin in West Africa.

24 Oct 2017


Why does Zimbabwe have a 'Ministry of WhatsApp?'

Zimbabwe has become the first country to set up a ministry exclusively dedicated to cybersecurity and online monitoring.

24 Oct 2017

Animal Rights

Global ivory seizures hit record high of 40-tonnes

Nearly 40-tonnes of trafficked ivory was seized around the world last year, a record high, according to a report by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

22 Oct 2017


There are over 1.1 billion "invisible people" in the world

Over 1.1 billion people - one in every seven individuals- worldwide do not officially exist as they have no proof of identity, revealed World Bank's Identification for Development (ID4D) program.

Kenya: Election official resigns, says upcoming polls are "not credible"

Roselyn Akombe, a senior official of Kenya's election commission (IEBC) has resigned amid the furore surrounding the 2017 Kenyan national elections.

14 Oct 2017

Plane Crash

Plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast amid heavy storm

A plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast in West Africa moments after taking off from the Abidjan airport.

Report: 40 million people trapped under clutches of modern slavery

Decades after its abolition, the ugly practice of slavery continues to thrive in modern times.

08 Aug 2017


Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

Ghana's first satellite GhanaSat-1, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, is now operational. It was made possible with a little help from others but it's still a significant achievement.

15 Jun 2017


Facebook makes GIFs available for comments

To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF, Facebook has introduced a new feature enabling users to add GIFs to comments.

23 May 2017


India to invest $2 bn for solar projects in Africa

Three countries, Ivory Coast, Somalia and Ghana signed up for the International Solar Alliance, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank's annual meeting held in Gandhinagar, taking the total number of signatories to 31.

WHO - Road accidents biggest killer of teens worldwide

According to data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), road accident injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers worldwide.

06 Feb 2017


Africa transformed by path-breaking digital image technology

Selfies, which swept across the world at lightning speed, were made possible due to cutting-edge engineering inventions in digital image sensors.

24 Nov 2016

United Nations (UN)

Record week for migrant rescues in Europe

Italy's coastguard confirmed that at least 1,400 people had been saved in 12 separate operations between Monday evening and Tuesday.