Why is Africa very poor?

A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development,” that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.

Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful


Man, who Suffers ‘Menstrual’ Pain Sametime With Girl Friend

George Fellowes is a 22-year-old university student and believes he gets what he describes as "a male period". He says he's so close to his best friend and flatmate, Amber-May Ellis, that he gets cramps when she comes on each month.

Cameroon: When Woman Used Razorblade Operation To Save Unborn Twins

   Mobile phone footage of a woman without medical training cutting open the belly of a dead woman in a desperate attempt to save her unborn twins has provoked an outcry in Cameroon.

Why I Snapped Photograph With EgyptAir Plane Hijacker, By Passenger

A man who posed for a picture with a hijacker wearing a suspected suicide belt has said he was trying to get a better look at the device.

The image of Ben Innes, grinning next to his captor on the Egyptair flight, has gone viral on social media.

EgyptAir Hijack: Suspect Surrenders At Larnaca Airport

The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering.

French Navy Seizes 'Somalia-Bound' Ship Of Weapons

French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean have seized a ship full of weapons.

 They said that the ship was heading towards Somalia, according to BBC.

Hundreds of assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons were found.

Court Grants Niger's Opposition Leader, Amadou, Bail

A court in Niger has ordered the release on bail of opposition leader, Hama Amadou, who went to France earlier this month for medical treatment.

Amadou was imprisoned in November to face baby-trafficking charges, which he denied and argued that they were politically motivated.

Angolan Musician, Luaty Beirao, Jailed For Rebellion

A prominent Angolan rapper has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for planning a rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Flight Attendant Who Left Suitcases Full Of Coke At Airport Turns Herself In

The flight attendant who dropped two suitcases full of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport — along with her Gucci shoes — before fleeing in panic turned herself in to authorities in New York on Wednesday, sources said.