Those dressing in designer labels can be the subject of memes in the DRC. Per-Anders Pettersson/Corbis News via Getty Images Memes have become expressions of contemporary culture worldwide, as people document their daily lives through images. The world of memes – the humorous images paired with text that mutate and […]

Sudan saw record-breaking inflation last month, topping 212 per cent year-on-year driven by increases in food and rent prices, the country’s statistics office said Tuesday. “The annual (inflation) rate was 212.29 per cent for the month of September 2020, compared to 166.83 per cent in August,” the Central Bureau of […]

Malian authorities have released 180 Islamic extremists from a prison in the capital and flown them to the country’s north, an official confirmed late Sunday, fueling speculation that a prominent opposition politician held by jihadists could soon be freed after more than six months in captivity. The militants who abducted […]

Malaria cases in northern Mali have spiked, according to medical workers, claiming 23 lives in the often lawless desert region last week alone.  Mali’s ministry of health said this week that 59 people have died of malaria in the north since the start of the year, almost double the number […]

Archaeologists in Egypt said Saturday they had found 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins over recent weeks that were buried more than 2,500 years ago. Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi before assembled media, the team revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright […]

Food prices in Sudan have tripled over the past year, while the cost of health services increased by 90 per cent, the UN has said, painting a bleak picture of conditions in the country. “The dire economic situation in Sudan, marked by soaring inflation, is compounding chronic underdevelopment and poverty, […]

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