Students killed in school collapse in central Nigeria

At least 17 people have died in the collapse of a two-storey school in central Nigeria, with many others trapped in the rubble. The school was in the community of Busa Buji in the city of Jos North. According to local media reports, the collapse occurred about 8.30am local time, when many teachers and students … Read more

Best things to do in Africa beyond safaris: Cruises, wine tours, hikes

Africa is blessed with some of the rarest and most beautiful animals in the world — a fact that entices tourists to book safaris year-round. But safaris only scratch the surface of what the continent has to offer.   From wine tours to vibrant coastal cities, other experiences await those who are willing to go … Read more

The Low-Paid Humans Behind AI’s Smarts Ask Biden to Free Them From ‘Modern Day Slavery’

AI projects like OpenAI’s ChatGPT get part of their savvy from some of the lowest-paid workers in the tech industry—contractors often in poor countries paid small sums to correct chatbots and label images. On Wednesday, 97 African workers who do AI training work or online content moderation for companies like Meta and OpenAI published an … Read more

This family traveled for a year. These are their biggest mistakes

Life-changing experiences, unforgettable memories and beautiful pictures — these are things that come to mind when people think of a year-long family trip.  But there are also blunders behind the adventures, said Margaret Bensfield Sullivan, recalling the year she spent abroad with her husband and two kids. From encountering piranhas in Brazil to getting trapped … Read more

This British Man Nears Milestone Of Becoming First To Run Entire Length of Africa

Russell Cook is due to finish the challenge on 7 April. Ultramarathon runner Russ Cook, also known as “Hardest Geezer,” is about to achieve a remarkable feat: running the entire length of Africa. This ambitious journey, dubbed Project Africa, will see him become the first person to ever complete such a trek. Cook began his … Read more

Binance’s Top Crypto Crime Investigator Is Being Detained in Nigeria

In his years as a US federal agent, Tigran Gambaryan helped to lead landmark investigations that took down cryptocurrency thieves and money launderers, dark-web drug dealers, and even crypto-funded child exploitation networks. Now, in his post-government role at the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, he has become the target himself of a very different sort of federal … Read more

Bill Gates-backed startup confident it can unearth more battery metals

Copper plates on wagons ready for onward shipping at the Mufulira refinery, operated by Mopani Copper Mines Plc, in Mufulira, Zambia, on Friday, May 6, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images KoBold Metals, a mining startup backed by billionaires including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, is bullish on the discovery potential of some of the most … Read more

Mauritius blocks Norwegian cruise ship from entering Port Louis over fears of a potential cholera outbreak

A Norwegian cruise ship has been denied permission to dock in Mauritius over fears of a potential cholera outbreak on board. Local authorities on Sunday denied permission for the Norwegian Dawn vessel, which has 2184 passengers and 1026 crew on board, to access the Mauritius capital of Port Louis, citing “potential health risks”. The cruise … Read more

Australian tourist missing in Zimbabwe’s famous Victoria Falls park

An Australian tourist has gone missing in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park, home to one of the world’s natural wonders, the country’s parks spokesman said. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo told The Associated Press that the tourist went missing in the vast rainforest on Friday. “We have a fully-fledged team … Read more