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Nigeria frees another 475 Boko Haram suspects

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Nigeria frees another 475 Boko Haram suspects

Nigeria frees another 475 Boko Haram suspects

ABUJA: Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said yesterday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists have appeared before a court at the Kainji military base in central Niger […]

Ethiopia declares a state of emergency

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Ethiopia declares a state of emergency

Ethiopia declares a state of emergency

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday, a day after the prime minister resigned, as pressure mounted on the country’s ruling coalition. The coalition decided emergency rule was “vital to safeguarding the constitutional order”, state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said. The announcement gave no further details. The defence minister was expected to hold […]

Trapped by the system, Ethiopian workers in Lebanon see no freedom

Posted by on 16/02/2018
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Trapped by the system, Ethiopian workers in Lebanon see no freedom

Trapped by the system, Ethiopian workers in Lebanon see no freedom

Migrant workers face slavery, sexual, physical abuse BEIRUT: It was Betty’s 22nd birthday when she landed in Beirut from Ethiopia with the promise of a well-paid job, but her dream of a better life ended when she found herself at the mercy of her employers. Betty – whose name was changed for security reasons – […]

S African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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S African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

S African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

Family accused of influencing cabinet appointments JOHANNESBURG: The ANC yesterday unveiled plans to sack South African President Jacob Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police raided the luxury home of his friends the Gupta brothers, investigating corruption allegations. The raid marked a dramatic escalation in the pressure on Zuma and the political […]

Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapper jailed

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapper jailed

Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapper jailed

KANO: A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed yesterday. The conviction of Haruna Yahaya, 35, is the first in relation to the mass abduction, which triggered global outrage and sparked a worldwide campaign for the girls’ […]

Kenya women club together to leave slum life behind

Posted by on 12/02/2018
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Kenya women club together to leave slum life behind

Kenya women club together to leave slum life behind

KISUMU: The thought of getting old, retiring and still living in a slum used to scare Emma Ochieng. Now the 55-year-old primary teacher has a new house on an estate about a 45-minute drive from the city of Kisumu in western Kenya. For over 20 years, the single mother of one lived in Kisumu’s overcrowded […]

Opioid high: Painkiller abuse sparks fears for Gabon’s young

Posted by on 05/02/2018
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Opioid high: Painkiller abuse sparks fears for Gabon’s young

Opioid high: Painkiller abuse sparks fears for Gabon’s young

The drugs have abetted a crisis of addiction and misery LIBREVILLE: Misuse of a powerful painkiller has spread like wildfire among schools in the West African state of Gabon, where teachers blame it for violent changes in mood among normally placid and motivated teenagers. Known as “kobolo” by local youths, the drug comprises high doses […]

Kenya opposition leader Odinga sworn in as ‘people’s president’

Posted by on 30/01/2018
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Kenya opposition leader Odinga sworn in as ‘people’s president’

Kenya opposition leader Odinga sworn in as ‘people’s president’

Broadcasters shut as Odinga takes symbolic oath of office NAIROBI: Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president yesterday in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him. Authorities have repeatedly warned that such an inauguration was treasonous and that Odinga could […]

Somali forces kill boys in anti-Shabaab operation

Posted by on 25/01/2018
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Somali forces kill boys in anti-Shabaab operation

Somali forces kill boys in anti-Shabaab operation

US forces go in advisory capacity with Somali partners WASHINGTON: US forces operating in Somalia took part in a mission in which their Somali counterparts killed fighters who appeared to be under 18, the US military’s Africa Command said Wednesday. On January 18, US forces went in an advisory capacity with Somali partners on a […]

43,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria

Posted by on 25/01/2018
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43,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria

43,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria

ONITSHA, Nigeria: More than 43,000 Cameroonians have fled as refugees to Nigeria to escape a crackdown by the government on Anglophone separatists, local aid officials said yesterday. The figure is almost three times as high as that given by the United Nations and Nigerian officials two weeks ago. Cameroon is a majority French-speaking country but […]

35 die in bombings at Benghazi mosque

Posted by on 24/01/2018
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35 die in bombings at Benghazi mosque

35 die in bombings at Benghazi mosque

Bombers blow up two cars 30 minutes apart BENGHAZI: More than 35 people were dead and dozens wounded after two car bombings outside a mosque frequented by jihadist opponents in Libya’s second city Benghazi, medical officials said yesterday. The attack after evening prayers on Tuesday underlined the continued chaos in Libya, which has been wracked […]

Congolese forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

Posted by on 22/01/2018
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Congolese forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

Congolese forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

KINSHASA: Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organized by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a UN peacekeeping mission in the country said. Kabila’s refusal to step down at the end of his mandate in December […]

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