AfricaVision Online AfricaVision Online is a young news service in Europe. Our mission is to enrich African people‚Äôs lives with news and services that inform, educate and entertain. 7 African Martial Arts You Probably Didn rsquo;t Know Existed - AfricaVision Online Dambe was historically practiced by the Hausa butchers’ guild around harvest or festival time and was considered to be a test of bravery, a rite of passage for marriage, or preparation for war.” The west African boxing style is extremely popular in....]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:03:17 GMT The Prize: Fighting for Libya rsquo;s Energy Wealth - AfricaVision Online Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth. The struggle affects oil fields, pipelines and export terminals, as well as the boardrooms of national financial institutions.....]]> Fri, 4 Dec 2015 03:20:52 GMT Somaliland: The Strains of Success - AfricaVision Online Somaliland’s hybrid system of tri-party democracy and traditional clan-based governance has enabled the consolidation of state-like authority, social and economic recovery and, above all, relative peace and security but now needs reform. Success has brought....]]> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 22:59:29 GMT Revisiting the Niger Delta - AfricaVision Online Violence in the Niger Delta may soon increase unless the Nigerian government acts quickly and decisively to address long-simmering grievances. With the costly Presidential Amnesty Program for ex-insurgents due to end in a few months, there are increasingly bitter complaints....]]> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 22:57:08 GMT Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa - AfricaVision Online Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber. At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo Naledi - were found hidden deep in a cave dubbed the 'Star Chamber' in which is....]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:57:05 GMT Nigeria Celebrates One Year Without Polio Case - AfricaVision Online Health officials in Nigeria are celebrating an impressive milestone: The country has gone one year without a single case of polio. The world is now one step closer to making polio the second human infectious disease – after smallpox – to be eradicated....]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:47 GMT South Sudan Keeping Faith with the IGAD Peace Process - AfricaVision Online For more than eighteen months, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the regional body mediating peace negotiations to end South Sudan’s civil war, has struggled to secure a deal in the face of deep regional divisions and the parties’....]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:09:21 GMT Reform and Security Strategy in Tunisia - AfricaVision Online With a dysfunctional internal security apparatus, Tunisia’s response to increasing, ever more devastating jihadi attacks has been ad hoc. The attacks in Tunis and Sousse, in March and June 2015, as well as frequent assaults against the police, the National Guard....]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:05:02 GMT 15 fully grown lions pictured seeking solace 15-feet up a tree - AfricaVision Online They are among the most dangerous animals in the world, so it must surely have been a fearsome foe that led an entire pride of lions into scampering up a tree. But it wasn’t a herd of stampeding wildebeests that caused them to take cover – more a swarm of....]]> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 03:35:02 GMT South Sudan: No Sanctions without a Strategy - AfricaVision Online As South Sudan’s civil war continues unabated and multiple peace processes and initiatives create little tangible progress, members of the UN Security Council are seeking to adopt sanctions against six generals, three each from the government and the opposition....]]> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:28:53 GMT Tunisia beach massacre - AfricaVision Online Massacre on Tunisian beach, a beheading in France and suicide bomb set off in Kuwaiti mosque: Are today's attacks part 'month of calamities' planned by ISIS for Ramadan?   Fears have emerged that the terror attacks in Kuwait, France and Tunisia....]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:36:39 GMT Amputee children from Tanzania get new hope in Philadelphia - AfricaVision Online Five children, victims of horrific acts, are beginning the path to a better life at a Philadelphia hospital. The children are all from Tanzania and albino. Because of a superstition about about that, they've had hands or arms chopped off.   On Wednesday,....]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:01:17 GMT Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria - AfricaVision Online Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of removing or cutting the genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice of genital mutilation is abundant in over a dozen countries in Africa, with Ethiopia, Egypt, and Nigeria being the top three countries having the....]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:21:12 GMT lsquo;Game Of Thrones rsquo; Editor Katherine Chappell mauled by lion - AfricaVision Online Twenty-nine year old Katherine Chappell, a visual effects editor on HBO’s Game of Thrones who worked on the Emmy winning episode “The Children,” was mauled by a lion and killed this week, according to the Daily Mail. Chappell was snapping photos....]]> Sat, 6 Jun 2015 12:57:01 GMT Mali: An Imposed Peace? - AfricaVision Online After eight months of negotiations between Malian parties, the government and some armed groups signed an agreement on 15 May 2015 in Bamako. Fighting has resumed, however, in the north and centre of Mali. Crucially, the Azawad Movements Coalition (CMA) has still not signed....]]> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 03:13:11 GMT Burundi: Peace Sacrificed? - AfricaVision Online Despite the failed coup attempt on 13 May, popular mobilisation against outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term has not abated, and confrontation between the government and the “ Halte au troisième mandat ” (Stop the....]]> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 02:53:04 GMT New Hominin Species Discovered in Ethiopia - AfricaVision Online Meet Australopithecus deyiremeda, a previously unknown human ancestor species who lived alongside Lucy’s species, Australopithecus afarensis, in Ethiopia over 3 million years ago. The jawbones and a few isolated teeth of the new hominin (that’s us and our....]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 01:49:46 GMT Key South African luxury travel trade visit the Middle Easts largest inbound and outbound show - Reed Exhibitions - AfricaVision Online Dubai Tourism South Africa recently took 8 key South African luxury travel trade buyers to the Middle East’s largest inbound and outbound travel trade show, Arabian Travel Market (ATM). ATM is the region’s leading industry showcase which in its 22nd....]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 05:05:45 GMT MIDEST MAROC 2015 - The Industrial Event in Morocco - AfricaVision Online The Moroccan trade show for industrial subcontracting, machinery, equipment and services, will take place at OFEC, the Casablanca Exhibition Centre, from 9th to 12th December 2015. It is a major industry event for Morocco, which occupies a strategic geographical position....]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:15 GMT Soles4Souls - 5 pairs in 1 - AfricaVision Online For many children in the developing world, even the most basic clothing items can be hard to come by. While working in Nairobi, Kenya, inventor Kenton Lee was struck by how many young children were barefoot, their feet covered in scrapes and sores, unfortunately sores....]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:30:28 GMT