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Sour ‘is sweet’: OPEC’s view of quality dilemma – African barrels are most distressed by US oil boom

LONDON: The US shale oil boom is turning global crude pricing on its head with the historical notion that light grades shall be priced at a premium to heavy ones…

Somali militants attack Kenyan police stations – Al Shabaab claims 25 officers dead, police deny

Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees slowing – WHO confirms drop in cases, urges continued vigilance

‘Wall’ of religious hatred divides Central African town

BODA: The outbreak of violence that plunged the Central African Republic into chaos in 2013 has left a legacy of suspicion, fear and hatred that still plagues places like the…

Burundi opposition leader murdered

BUJUMBURA: Thousands of Burundian activists mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral yesterday, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by the president of the central African nation…

Djibouti dreams of becoming ‘new Dubai’ – African nation embarks on $14 billion infrastructure projects

Calm as Burundi truce starts after deadly protests

Ex-tennis star Hewitt jailed for rape in S Africa

PRETORIA: Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa yesterday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the…

Burundi leader makes first appearance since coup bid – ‘We have taken measures against Al-Shabab’

BUJUMBURA: Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza yesterday made his first official appearance since an attempted coup, looking relaxed and appearing confident that he was in full control of the central African…

Burundi’s coup attempt ‘failed’ – Loyalist general’s troops control strategic points

BUJUMBURA: The head of Burundi’s army said yesterday that an attempted coup had failed and forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza were in control. Army Chief of Staff General Prime…

‘Girls raped, boys abducted as South Sudan battle rages – Over 100,000 forced to flee their homes

300,000 without ‘life-saving aid’ in S Sudan; UN pulls out