Tanzania says five dead in Marburg virus outbreak
Last week a rapid response team was sent to the north-western region of Kagera, which borders Uganda, to investigate the outbreak.
Messi 'madness' in Argentina as world champions play first match
More than 1.5 million fans applied for 63,000 available tickets for the match against Central American minnows Panama at the Monumental stadium in Buenos AiresSuch was the multitude that the parade had to be abandoned long before it reached central Buenos Aires as it was already hours behind schedul...
Nigeria's opposition petitions to overturn election result
The petition is likely the first stage in a long legal battle over the February 25 election, as has happened with past presidential races in Africa's most-populous nation.The Labour Party's Obi was a surprise third candidate whose appeal to younger voters allowed him to challenge the dominance of th...
Meta board sued for 'turning blind eye' on human trafficking
Meta board members and senior executives named in the suit "turned a blind eye to sex/human trafficking, child sexual exploitation, and other predatory conduct occurring on Meta's online platforms," the suit charged.Meta chief and controlling shareholder Zuckerberg is a primary target of the lawsuit...
Google launches ChatGPT rival in US and UK
Bard, ChatGPT and other similar artificial intelligence apps churn out essays, poems or computing code on command and have taken the world by storm as the biggest new thing in tech since the advent of the iPhone.Google CEO Sundar Pichai told staff that after testing Bard with 80,000 Google employees...
Somalia's president commits to universal suffrage
The fragile Horn of Africa nation has not held a one-person, one-vote election in more than 50 years.Instead, polls follow a complex indirect model, where state legislatures and clan delegates pick lawmakers for the national parliament, who in turn choose the presiden...
Saudi releases U.S citizen imprisoned for critical tweets
Saad Ibrahim Almadi, a 72-year-old of Saudi origin, was arrested in 2021 for what his son, Ibrahim, described as "mild" Twitter posts on topics including the war in Yemen and the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Afghanistan, Pakistan jolted by 6.5-magnitude quake
The quake epicentre was 40 kilometres (25 miles) south-southeast of the Afghan town of Jurm, near the borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan.
Tanzania identifies mystery disease after 5 people killed
Three patients are receiving treatment in the hospital and 161 contacts are being traced by the authorities, she added.The Marburg virus is a highly dangerous microbe which causes severe fever, often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure....
Uganda's Parliament passes tougher anti-gay law, LGBTQ members face imprisonment
Under the proposed law which now awaits approval by President Museveni, LGBTQ members could face up to 10 years in prison.