WHO Says Over 200 Killed In Fighting Over Libyan Capital

The fighting between Libya’s rival factions for control of the country’s capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organization said, announcing it would deploy medical specialists, including surgeons, to treat the wounded. The clashes, which erupted earlier in April, have threatened to ignite a civil war on the scale of the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Former CNN Presenter Soni Methu Dies in Kenya

She collapsed suddenly on Thursday in Kenya and died en route to the hospital, her sister, Faith Methu, said in a statement. The cause of death remains unknown at this time. Methu was very proud to be the first Kenyan host of "Inside Africa," and was passionate about presenting her homeland to the world. She was previously east Africa correspondent at South African news channel eNCA for two years, where she covered the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi and other incidents in the region.

World Bank to invest $15b in African human capital projects

The World Bank has said it will invest 15 billion dollars into human capital projects in Africa by the year 2023. Hafez Ghanem, World Bank Vice President for Africa said this in a statement issued in Nairobi. “The projects are part of World Bank’s new plan to help promote skills development for African youth and enhance their competitiveness in a digitalising global economy.

Top Africa’s history makers in 2018

Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, celebrated his 80th birthday and continued with his peacemaking activities when he led a delegation to Zimbabwe ahead of July's elections. He died unexpectedly in Bern, Switzerland, in August. His remains were brought to his homeland of Ghana where he was given a state burial and a grand funeral in true Ghanaian style.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie accepts PEN Pinter prize with call to speak out

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has spoken out about the responsibility of authors to engage with politics and “call a lie a lie”, as she accepted the PEN Pinter prize on Tuesday evening.