What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent

On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean to ocean, dominating great swathes of the northern half of the globe. But, in reality, three Canadas would comfortably fit inside Africa. Our world map is wildly misleading. It’s all down to the European cartographer Geert de Kremer, More...

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By BBC On Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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Real Madrid wins the Champions League

Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time after beating Atletico Madrid in a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan. Sergio Ramos’ controversial finish put Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead More...

By Yahoo On Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Morocco launches first solar power plant

King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane More...

By Tao--The African Opinion On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Nigeria slashes Electricity Tariff By more than 50 per cent

The President Goodluck Jonathan-led government of Nigeria has reduced electricity tariff by over 50%.  Chief Executive Office of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi, announce the More...

By staff post On Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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World’s first successful penis transplant has been reported by a surgical team in South Africa

The world’s first successful penis transplant has been reported by a surgical team in South Africa. The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being protected, lost his penis in a botched circumcision. Doctors More...

By staff post On Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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International Energy Agency confirms stalled growth global carbon emissions for the first time in 40 years.

A data from the International Energy Agency says the growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year. The agency said tt marks the first time in 40 years that annual CO2 emissions growth has remained stable, More...

By staff post On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Solar plane completes 1st leg of epic round-the-world bid

Solar Impulse 2 landed Monday in Oman after the first leg of its epic bid to become the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, in a test of its pilots’ endurance. The aircraft touched down in Muscat More...

By staff post On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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French firm sets up fund to boost energy access in Africa

Electrical equipment giant Schneider has set up a fund to finance projects aimed at boosting access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa, the French group said Monday. Some “625 million inhabitants of sub-Saharan More...

By staff post On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Toyota unveils fuel-cell car assembly line

Toyota President Akio Toyoda on Tuesday unveiled the assembly line that is making the first mass market fuel-cell car. Toyota unveils fuel-cell car assembly line The world’s biggest carmaker plans to produce More...

By staff post On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Sierra Leone orphanage quarantined following Ebola crisis

An orphanage run by a UK charity in Sierra Leone has been quarantined after one of its local staff was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Augustine Baker is said to be in a stable condition at a local treatment More...