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Liberia announces return of Ebola – Authorities start tracing victim’s contacts

South Sudan army raped then torched girls alive – Recent campaign marked by ‘new brutality and intensity’

Grenade attacks as Burundi holds controversial polls

BUJUMBURA: Voting in Burundi’s controversial elections opened Monday despite an opposition boycott and a string of grenade attacks on polling stations. Assailants threw grenades in both the capital Bujumbura and…

Hundreds more child soldiers recruited in South Sudan

6 killed in Somalia attack on UAE embassy convoy

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s Shabab insurgents killed at least six people yesterday in a suicide attack on a diplomatic convoy from the United Arab Emirates in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and…

‘12-year-old girl’ kills 10 in Nigeria suicide attack

KANO, Nigeria: A girl thought to be aged just 12 detonated explosives she was carrying at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens, a…

Rwandan spy chief arrested in London – Kigali slams Karake’s arrest an ‘outrage’

LONDON: British police have arrested the head of Rwanda’s intelligence service on a warrant issued by Spain, officials said yesterday, sparking outrage from Kigali. The police said Karenzi Karake was…

Chinese retail spreads in Uganda amid local envy

KAMPALA: The last time men posing as immigration officials showed up at Wei Kun’s shoe store in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, the Chinese trader forked out $1,000 in bribes…

Muslims worldwide mark the start of Ramadan – Month of prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts

Migrants trade tales of hope and despair in African town – Destitute and devoid of all illusions

AGADEZ, Niger: In a dusty town on the edge of the Sahara Desert, migrants waiting to be whisked away towards a new life in North Africa or Europe cross paths…

Sudan’s Bashir flies out of S Africa, defies court order

JOHANNESBURG: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir flew out of South Africa yesterday, defying a court order for him to stay as judges weighed up whether he should be arrested for alleged…

Child sacrifices for wealth, power in Uganda