Robust global inventories drive world food prices down : FAO

Ample supplies, lower energy prices and a strong dollar were all factors in lower food prices, FAO says ANKARA - Global food prices fell in...

Medic gets 25 yrs jail over Cambodia HIV outbreak

Yem Chrin re-used syringes on hundreds of people leaving more than 270 from young children to the elderly testing positive for the virus By Lauren...

South African court finds Pistorius guilty of murder

'Bladerunner' Paralympian faces 15-year sentence for killing girlfriend after manslaughter verdict overturned By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG - South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of...

China, South Africa sign deals worth $6.5 billion

'Relations between South Africa and China are at their best ever,' says South Africa's Zuma By Hassan Isilow PRETORIA, South Africa - China and South Africa...

Taliban leader wounded in gunfight: Afghan official

Mullah Mansour 'critically' wounded in shootout, Afghan official alleges, while Taliban spokesman dismisses assertion as baseless KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has...

HIV infections in Kenya hit youth

One out of every three people newly infected with HIV in Kenya is aged between 15 and 24 By Magdalene Mukami. Nairobi - Twenty-one percent of...

South Africa makes progress in fight against HIV/AIDS

In South Africa, over 6 million people are HIV positive JOHANNESBURG  - The South African government said Tuesday it had made tremendous progress in providing antiretroviral...

Aging president’s health puts Algeria at crossroads

Speculation over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health leaves Algerians wondering who will lead country next ALGIERS, Algeria - On Algeria’s streets and on social-networking platforms, the rumors...

France pledges €2 billion for renewable energy in Africa

Projects would encourage use of solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal energy according to needs of each country: Hollande LE BOURGET, France -  France pledged on...

Pope Francis visits Central African Republic

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - NOVEMBER 30: Pope Francis visits Central Mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic on November 30, 2015. Footage by Freelance...

Chinese-South African firms sign deals worth $930 mln

Deals with South African firms comes before Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Africa where he is expected to announce economic aid BEIJING – Chinese...

Voting begins in Burkina Faso general election

More than five million people eligible to vote in first ballot since last September's coup attempt OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Voting in Burkina Faso’s general...

Hundreds march against climate change in South Africa

Activists urge South African government to reduce carbon emissions ahead of COP21 in Paris JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, - Hundreds of activists marched in Johannesburg on Saturday...

Poverty, unemployment pave way to radicalization: Pope

'Young people...the best way to avoid being radicalized is to talk to each other, form groups and unite,' Pope Francis says during his Kenya...

Burkina Faso may close borders for general election

Election is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso is setting up checkpoints at the country’s borders and will eventually look to close...