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Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

Posted by on 27/03/2017
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Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

BAIDOA, Somalia: An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air. Cholera patient Zeinab Hussein, a 50-year-old farmer, is one of thousands of desperate Somalis who have streamed into Baidoa in southwestern Somalia seeking food and medical care as a result the country’s prolonged drought. […]

Three killed as suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Posted by on 22/03/2017
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Three killed as suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Three killed as suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Islamist group continue to target IDP’s KANO, Nigeria: At least four suicide bomb blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria yesterday, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials said. The blasts triggered fires which burned down tents in the vast Muna camp on the outskirts of […]

Desperate choice of Ethiopia landslide survivor: Run or die

Posted by on 20/03/2017
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Desperate choice of Ethiopia landslide survivor: Run or die

Desperate choice of Ethiopia landslide survivor: Run or die

  ADDIS ABABA: One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle’s home as a prank. The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed. With terrified screams of neighbors filling the air, Zemed abandoned her doomed […]

Bringing orphaned IS baby girl ‘home’ to Sudan

Posted by on 15/03/2017
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Bringing orphaned IS baby girl ‘home’ to Sudan

Bringing orphaned IS baby girl ‘home’ to Sudan

KHARTOUM: When Sudanese security agents came to call on businessman Alithi Yousef at his home in Khartoum, he knew immediately that his worst fears had been realized. “They told me on January 17 that my daughter Aya had been killed in fighting in Sirte,” he said. The Libyan city on the Mediterranean coast was a […]

Car bomb kills 6 near hotel in Mogadishu

Posted by on 13/03/2017
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Car bomb kills 6 near hotel in Mogadishu

Car bomb kills 6 near hotel in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU: A suicide car bomber detonated near a hotel in Somalia’s capital yesterday morning, killing at least six people and injuring four others, police said. The bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, Capt Mohamed Hussein said. Ambulances rushed to the scene. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic extremist group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility […]

15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia ‘garbage landslide’

Posted by on 12/03/2017
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15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia ‘garbage landslide’

15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia ‘garbage landslide’

ADDIS ABABA: A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 24 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.  Addis Ababa Mayor Diriba Kuma said 15 bodies had been recovered since the landslide Saturday night […]

In drought-hit Kenya, slaughtering animals is a way to save herders

Posted by on 11/03/2017
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In drought-hit Kenya, slaughtering animals is a way to save herders

In drought-hit Kenya, slaughtering animals is a way to save herders

NORTH HORR: In the scorching 40-degree Celsius heat of this village in northern Kenya, waiting residents take shelter under acacia and palm trees. A group of 30 men queue next to a pen holding about 50 goats. In the middle of the queue is Mamu Yarra, from the nearby village of Sesi, who has brought […]

Ailing Nigerian President comes home, needs ‘rest’

Posted by on 10/03/2017
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Ailing Nigerian President comes home, needs ‘rest’

Ailing Nigerian President comes home, needs ‘rest’

ABUJA: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday he would need more rest and health tests after coming home from nearly two months of medical leave in Britain during which his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, stamped his authority on economic policy. Shortly after arriving back from London, the 74-year former general told officials he was feeling “much […]

Bringing water to Kenya’s drought-stricken wildlife

Posted by on 05/03/2017
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Bringing water to Kenya’s drought-stricken wildlife

Bringing water to Kenya’s drought-stricken wildlife

VOI, Kenya: In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls. Herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra have gathered near one of the holes, where for six months, pea farmer Patrick Mwalua has been delivering […]

110 people die of hunger in Somalia

Posted by on 04/03/2017
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110 people die of hunger in Somalia

110 people die of hunger in Somalia

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s prime minister announced yesterday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country. It was the first death toll announced by Somalia’s government since it declared the drought a national disaster on Tuesday. The United […]

Migrants raped, beaten in Libya ‘living hellholes’

Posted by on 28/02/2017
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Migrants raped, beaten in Libya ‘living hellholes’

Migrants raped, beaten in Libya ‘living hellholes’

Migrants languish in unsanitary, disease-ridden detention centers LONDON: Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said yesterday. The Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy has become the main crossing […]

Hiding in swamps, South Sudanese eat little more than lilies

Posted by on 28/02/2017
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Hiding in swamps, South Sudanese eat little more than lilies

Hiding in swamps, South Sudanese eat little more than lilies

LEER: Thousands of people at the epicenter of a man-made famine in South Sudan emerged from the safety of the swamps this past weekend hoping to receive emergency deliveries of food. For months now Bol Mol, a 45-year-old former oil field security officer, has struggled to keep his family alive, spearfishing in nearby rivers and […]

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