News About Africa From Around The World On Wednesday

Here are the stories about Africa that made headlines around the world on this date.

5 Kenyan Celebrities Who Have Refused To Age In 2017

We have watched them over the years. Many of their peers have came and faded leaving them as young as they had found them. They are always wearing a big smile and body shapes to die for. They are the creme de la creme of Kenya's show business scene.

M-Pesa: Kenya's mobile success story turns 10

The majority of the East African country's population is subscribed to a mobile payment service, and the most popular choice is M-Pesa, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in March 2017. M-Pesa -- "pesa" means "money" in Swahili -- has made a dramatic impact over this time.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93; lauds Trump's nationalist stance

In an interview with state television broadcaster ZBC-TV to mark his 93rd birthday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe praised Trump, saying that he agrees with Trump's isolationist position, while encouraging the world to "give him time." "Well, America for America, America for Americans -- on that we agree," Mugabe said, during the interview, adding "Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans."

Why are there still famines? - BBC News

The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Why are there still famines and what can be done about it?

UN demands action as famine looms in four countries

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said. In Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years, 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition, while 450,000 children are severely malnourished in northeast Nigeria.

Bushmeat trade tests Cameroon's Ebola prevention

Ebolowa, Cameroon - The market in Ambam, a colonial town with brick-red cottages and rusty roofs, near the southern borders with Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, is a cluster of booth-sized shops and stalls. Under one stall, a small deer with a slit throat lies next to a porcupine in the mid-January heat.

Tanzania threat to list gay people - BBC News

The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter. Homosexual acts are illegal in the East African nation and punishable by up to 30 years in jail. Those who advertised homosexual activities online would also be targeted, the politician warned.

Shocking: This Quiz Tells You What Percentage Of Your Brain You Use!

Are you a genius or an idiot? This quiz helps you know how much of your brain you actually use when thinking. The creator of the quiz claims that most humans use less than 10% of the brain! If you can think it you can do it!

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