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This Day, That Year – November 17

This day in history we feature the Victoria Falls. Explorer David Livingstone became the first European to see Victoria Falls on this day in 1855. Trivia – Victoria Falls In 1853, the missionary-explorer had set out from Linyanti, in what is now Namibia, and headed north up the Zambezi and then north-west to find a […]...Read More

Tanzania is on a special courting mission at the Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI: The UAE has invested heavily in Tanzania’s mining industry and there is huge potential for further growth sector, according to a full delegation of mining officials from the East African country, who met with investors at Expo 2020 Dubai. Dr. Venance B Mwasse, Managing Director of Tanzania’s State Mining Corp. (STAMICO), said a series […]...Read More

Elephant Alert: Mozambique elephants evolving without tusks

According to new research, widespread ivory hunting in Mozambique has resulted in the evolution of tuskless elephants. In Gorongosa National Park, a previously unusual genetic trait grew increasingly widespread as ivory poaching to fund a civil war pushed the elephant species to the verge of extinction, according to research published in Science magazine. Researchers have […]...Read More

Senegalese cultural celebration vows audiences at the Expo 2020!

DUBAI: Africa’s heartbeat could be heard – and felt – at Expo 2020’s Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre earlier this week as Bakalama Senegal made their debut performance in Dubai, with an energetic show revolving around traditional Senegalese songs and dances. Now in its 49th year, having been passed down the generations of one family, the Bakalama […]...Read More

’72 hrs’: Ethiopians teeter on edge as promised terror looms over Horn

International pressure mounted Tuesday on Ethiopia’s warring parties to cease fighting and protect civilians in Tigray, where the army says it has encircled the capital ahead of a threatened bombardment. Forces loyal to Tigray’s ruling party have been battling Ethiopian soldiers in the northern region for nearly three weeks, resulting in gruesome civilian atrocities, and […]...Read More

‘Horn of Africa’ soaked red as hundreds killed in Tigray conflict, tensions boil with no end in sight

Leaders of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region on Saturday claimed rocket attacks on two airports in a nearby region and threatened to strike neighbouring Eritrea, raising fears that the escalating conflict could spread. The attacks — and threats of more to come — fuelled concern that a conflict Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed would be […]...Read More