| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Green Culture Furniture, flip flops and floors, oh my! Those are just a few of the products being repurposed from a faction of the 1.5 billion tires that get discarded each year, according to a fun little story from the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Would you wear a shoe that has already traveled hundreds of thousands of miles?
That’s not such an outrageous idea under a charitable program announced last week by Southwest Airlines.
The Dallas-based carrier launched “Project Luvseat,&...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With about 50 African leaders coming to town for a summit and massive gala dinner at the White House this week, the Obama administration had to adjust for a last-minute party spoiler: the deadly Ebola virus.
Two West African heads of state, Nobel...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Tom Tykwer's Kenyan shingle One Fine Day Films is in Durban this week for the fourth time with "Veve," which has its world premiere July 20.
A complex exploration of the trade in khat, a mildly narcotic crop grown in the East African nation, pic marks...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of Kenya’s Ministry of Defense and its spokesman, sending out tweets Sunday and Monday about corruption and starving children.
“The #Kenya Ministry of Defence is under new management: #Anonymous,”...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At night he dreams of the sea.
As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Matthew Centrowitz ran a personal-best in the 1,500-meter run at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday.
The Broadneck graduate and 2012 Olympian finished ninth, running in three minutes, 31.09 seconds. The winner, Kenya's Silas Kiplagat,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:20 PM
SEATTLE A local Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom this week in her support.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:16 AM
DAKAR (Reuters) - IT technician Mansour Diagne is one of the lucky few in Senegal to have a bank account, but when he needs to pay some bills or transfer cash to his sisters on the other side of the crowded capital Dakar, he reaches for his mobile phone....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:45 AM
See giraffes, zebras and elephants from a bicycle? That's part of the draw of a cycling tour from Kenya to Tanzania that offers an intimate look at some of western Africa's most iconic wild spots.
The 16-day guided ride includes visits to the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Kenya's deputy president on Sunday gave police and security officials 48 hours to hunt down extremists who killed 29 people in separate attacks on two Kenyan towns near the eastern coast before melting into the bush.
William Ruto visited the scenes of...