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Cheers, celebrations as Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power

Posted by on 21/11/2017
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Cheers, celebrations as Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power

Cheers, celebrations as Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power

Jubilant Zimbabweans pour onto streets – ‘Crocodile’ seen as likely successor HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president yesterday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to bring an end to Zimbabwe’s worst-ever political crisis since the country won […]

Teenage suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria mosque

Posted by on 21/11/2017
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Teenage suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria mosque

Teenage suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria mosque

KANO, Nigeria: At least 50 people were killed yesterday when a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram militants. The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 km by […]

Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

Posted by on 20/11/2017
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Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s ruling party yesterday ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days, while the world’s oldest head of state ignored the party’s midday deadline to resign and instead summoned ministers to a Cabinet meeting today morning. The ruling ZANU-PF party’s […]

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and Yahoo Boys

Posted by on 20/11/2017
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Nigerian and gay: dodging police and Yahoo Boys

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and Yahoo Boys

LAGOS: It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago. The officers scrolled through the photos on his mobile phone and mocked the hand gestures he used when he spoke. They also threatened to ring his father […]

Kenyan Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta’s presidential victory

Posted by on 20/11/2017
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Kenyan Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta’s presidential victory

Kenyan Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta’s presidential victory

Odinga blasts government as illegitimate   NAIROBI: Kenya’s Supreme Court yesterday unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week. Chief Justice David Maraga said all six judges dismissed the two legal challenges to the vote. The opposition coalition […]

Clashes erupt in a Nairobi slum; 4 bodies found

Posted by on 19/11/2017
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Clashes erupt in a Nairobi slum; 4 bodies found

Clashes erupt in a Nairobi slum; 4 bodies found

NAIROBI: Clashes erupted in a Nairobi slum yesterday after four bodies were found in the streets, hiking tensions on the eve of a Supreme Court ruling on the validity of last month’s divisive election re-run.  The bodies of three men and a woman were found in the city’s Mathare slum, one of several flashpoint areas […]

Party set to sack Mugabe as elated Zimbabweans march on residence

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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Party set to sack Mugabe as elated Zimbabweans march on residence

Party set to sack Mugabe as elated Zimbabweans march on residence

HARARE: Tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters flooded Zimbabwe’s streets yesterday celebrating the crumbling of President Robert Mugabe’s ruthless regime, which had controlled the country for nearly 40 years. In scenes of public euphoria not seen since independence in 1980, huge crowds marched, danced and sang their way through the capital Harare and other cities, […]

‘Slave market’ of black Africans in Libya under probe

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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‘Slave market’ of black Africans in Libya under probe

‘Slave market’ of black Africans in Libya under probe

 DAKAR: The African Union has called for Libyan authorities to investigate “slave markets” of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men. The demand follows the release of CNN footage of a live auction in Libya where black youths are presented to north […]

In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

Majority have no access to improved toilets KINSHASA: From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery. The UN has estimated more than 2.4 billion people worldwide […]

Mugabe under house arrest resists army pressure to quit

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Mugabe under house arrest resists army pressure to quit

Mugabe under house arrest resists army pressure to quit

Coup signals end to Mugabe rule after 37 years HARARE: President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler and is refusing to quit after a military coup, but pressure is mounting on the 93-year-old former guerrilla to accept offers of a graceful exit, sources said yesterday. A political source who spoke to […]

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment

Inflation, cash crisis hit ordinary Libyans TRIPOLI: In a square behind Libya’s central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. Traders buy food and other goods from abroad at the official rate and […]

To keep girls in school, Ethiopians opening up about menstruation

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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To keep girls in school, Ethiopians opening up about menstruation

To keep girls in school, Ethiopians opening up about menstruation

Girls are left to muddle through puberty SHENO: There’s one room at the Sheno primary school in rural Ethiopia that’s different from all the others, starting with the sign over the door reading: “Menstruation is a gift from God.” Inside this converted classroom, boys and girls gather in what some pupils call the “girls’ club” […]

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