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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande Pays Tribute to Mac Miller in New York

The 'god is a woman' hitmaker chose to include one of the late rapper's song in the playlist of music before the show opened...
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Nigerian woman kicked off the plane after White man complained she had bad odour

A Nigerian woman and her children were kicked off a United Airlines flight after a fellow passenger complained that she had a “pungent” odour,...
Thato Bame (2nd L) of Botswana's national women football team vies with Abigail Kozik (1st L) of Madagascar's national women football team during the All Africa Games qualifiers in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, March 6, 2015. Botswana advanced to the next round of the All Africa Games qualifiers after knocking out Madagascar 3-2 on aggregate. (Xinhua/Koone Boikaego)

2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations kicks off in Cameroon

Cameroonian President Paul Biya officially declared the opening of the cup in Yaounde Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Saturday afternoon followed by the opening match...

Namibia seeks efficient methods in exploration in mining industry

The event brought together a diverse section of people from various professions and different countries, including Botswana, South Africa and Denmark to share ideas...

Eritrean rider Zemenfes wins 3rd stage of Burkina Faso International cycling race

He pedaled in 4 hours 27 minutes and 17 seconds the 169 km long distance from Gourcy-Ziniare at an average speed of 38.93 km...

Meeting discusses improving support services for disabled Africans

The two-day meeting hosted by Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, discusses measures being taken by states and...
Silk Road economic forum

Tehran Hosts Silk Road Economic Forum

China and Iran are both countries with great civilization, and the long history of friendly exchanges between them has laid a solid foundation for...

Forum on human rights kicks off in Johannesburg

The five-day forum is being attended by over 400 human rights defenders and representatives from civil societies from all over the world. ...
Models present the creations of European Institute of Design(IED, for its acronym in Italian) graduate Martina's creations in Rome, Italy, on July 6, 2015. The Fashion Show of IED Graduates of Fashion Design was held in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni here on Monday, showing forty-two copies of twenty-nine graduates. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

Africa Fashion Week: Nigeria’s latest trends takes the runway

More than 60 designers from across Africa are showcasing their latest designs at this year's event, one of the biggest fashion shows in Africa. ...
West Africa Building and Construction exhibition

Chinese companies partake in Ghana’s water and Building exhibition

The three-day exhibition is aimed at creating a two-way flow of information for visitors and participants. This will help the exhibitors to...
song of slavery

Global consumer summit calls for end to modern day slavery

The summit is meant to discuss and agree on steps and actions that need to be taken to develop, sustain and grow the consumer...

Chinese film starts off bicultural festival in Indonesia

Award-winning drama-romance "A Mongolian Tale" by movie director Xie Fei mesmerized over a hundred Indonesian movie lovers attending the Chinese Film Screening Master Class...

AfDB starts training on cyber violence for Kenya security officers

AfDB said some 55 high ranking police officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) and public prosecutors from across the country are undergoing...

Ethiopia kicks off week-long celebrations of 75th anniversary of Patriots Victory Day

Ethiopians mark Patriots Day every year on May 5 to commemorate gallant patriots who fought against the then fascist Italian troops, for five consecutive...
Gorilla Census

Gorilla Census Begins in Rwanda, Uganda and DRC

Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have kicked off mountain gorillas' census to ascertain the exact number of gorilla population in...
Wpid Money Growth

Morocco forum opens opportunities for African growth and South-South help

Held under the theme "Toward a better governance for a sustainable economic & social development," this forum brings together more than 1,000 participants...

Cambodia and US forces conduct joint military exercises

The two-week exercise is being held at the Training Centre for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Phnom Sroch district of Kampong Speu province, about 70...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Regional bloc starts training on market access for Kenyan products

The COMESA Business Council (CBC) is training the food suppliers in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) as part of efforts to...

Benin presidential polls holds despite delays

Scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. local time, voting started at quarter or half past 7 o'clock in some electoral districts, due to...

Slovak President and PM agree on general election

Today's general election is most important in a decade, announced Slovak President Andrej Kiska after voting in his hometown Poprade in Eastern Slovakia. ...

Slovakia begins Ninth Parliamentary elections

The primary results are expected to be published by the Slovak Statistics Office at 10 p.m. local time (2100 GMT) on the websites

Kenya seeks 2nd term for its diplomat as UN agency chief

Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has been leading a delegation in the Swiss city of Geneva to lobby for support for Hussein....
Novak Djokovic

Dubai Open 2016: Djokovic, Wawrinka poised for winning

The two tennis aces briefed the media at the Jumeirah Creek Hotel near the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, saying they still can achieve...
Ghana energy supply

African energy conference calls for energy integration

The conference brought together 12 African Energy Ministers and representatives from the private sector. Wosley Barnard, Deputy Director General at the South African Department...

Kenya kicks off voter registration exercise ahead of 2017 polls

Poll officials said 4 million new voters will be registered during the month-long exercise which may be extending depending on the availability of...
Investing in African Mining Indaba

Africa mining meeting kicks off amid gloomy prospects

The conference comes at a time when the mining industry "is in its winter season, a season which some have characterised as a crisis",...
East African

East African bloc kicks off celebrations of 30 years

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) which was established to address issues of drought and mitigate against the effects of desertification in the greater...

East Africa mulls collaboration on sustainable energy projects

The meeting, organized by Kenya's ministry of energy and petroleum in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) decried lack of access to clean...
(From L-R)Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn, Guinean President Alpha Conde, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, French President Francois Hollande, Gabon President Ali Bongo and Ghana President John Dramani Mahama hold a press conference following a lunch at the Elysee Palace to honor the African presidents involved in sustainable development regarding the COP21 in Paris, France, Nov.10, 2015. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, with the objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change. (Xinhua/Theo Duval)

UN climate change talks’ resolutions could take more efforts to implement

In the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in which 195 countries including Kenya are attending, participants are expected to come up...
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s 2016 presidential election campaign kicks off

Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) launched his campaign in the central district of Luwero, the area where he...