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DRC national parks, protected areas face destruction and extinction

Unsustainable logging and fishing, hunting, agriculture, oil and mining activities, among others, are threatening the existence of national parks and other protected areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an expert said last week. DRC natural treasures include the national parks of Salonga, Upemba, Garamba, Virunga and the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve. Approximately 17% of […]

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Johnny Depp to ‘investigate’ Tupac, Notorious B.I.G murders in upcoming thriller movie

Johnny Depp, the hottest Hollywood star of the moment, has been given the intriguing role of a movie detective whose mission will be to investigate the murders of rap heroes Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G, Clique magazine and the UK’s Guardian Online said this week, citing a report from Hollywood Reporter. Labyrinth will be directed […]

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Lesbianism rising in Senegal sport

Les meilleures joueuses sont des lesbiennes. (“The best players are lesbians”). This was the headline of the investigative story published on 21 March 2013 in the Senegalese daily newspaper Grand-Place. The article set tongues wagging, and generated a heated debate in this conservative West African nation of 11 million Muslims – out of a total […]

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Gabon spends US$769 million for hosting 2017 African Cup of Nations

Gabon is spending 463 billion franc CFA (about US$769 million) to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon), Libreville-based publication Gabon Review revealed on Friday. This is US$105 million more than it spent in 2012 when it co-organised the same competition with Equatorial Guinea, the online media outlet said. The revelation has become the […]

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Senegal wins Afrobasket Women 2015, South Africa clinches last spot

Senegal wins Afrobasket Women 2015, South Africa clinches last spot

The Senegalese female basketball players won the Afrobasket Women 2015 after beating Cameroon 81-66 in Yaoundé (Cameroon) on Saturday. The bustling West Africans, who beat the Central Africans convincingly in front of their home crowd, have therefore qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to take place in Brazil next summer. Saturday’s […]

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