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Nobel laureates urge world to help rape victims in conflict

Posted by on 10/12/2018
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Nobel laureates urge world to help rape victims in conflict

Nobel laureates urge world to help rape victims in conflict

OSLO: Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence in their Peace Prize acceptance speeches yesterday, slamming indifference to the plight of women and children in conflict. Congolese gynecologist Mukwege, whose work has made him a global expert on rape in conflict, and Yazidi activist […]

Mukwege: Congo’s ‘Dr Miracle’ heals victims of sexual atrocity

Posted by on 10/12/2018
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Mukwege: Congo’s ‘Dr Miracle’ heals victims of sexual atrocity

Mukwege: Congo’s ‘Dr Miracle’ heals victims of sexual atrocity

‘When one does not fight against an evil, it is like a cancer’ KINSHASA: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him “Doctor Miracle” for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape. Denis Mukwege is a crusading gynecologist who has spent more than […]

The battle to save Central African Republic’s starving children

Posted by on 06/12/2018
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The battle to save Central African Republic’s starving children

The battle to save Central African Republic’s starving children

Infant mortality in CAR is highest in the world BANGUI, Central African Republic: The line of parents waiting to see doctors stretches back outside the hospital into the dusty courtyard. Mums and dads carrying weak, starving children. Many hanging limply in their arms like half empty sacks of rice. The scene at the pediatric complex […]

The 19 Christian martyrs of Algeria

Posted by on 05/12/2018
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The 19 Christian martyrs of Algeria

The 19 Christian martyrs of Algeria

ALGIERS: The 19 Roman Catholic clergy to be beatified as martyrs in Algeria on Saturday were assassinated between 1994 and 1996 amid a brutal war between Islamic militants and government forces. Mostly French nationals, the men and women were declared martyrs by the Vatican in January 2018, since they were murdered “in odium fidei”, or […]

Women and girls raped in South Sudan

Posted by on 04/12/2018
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Women and girls raped in South Sudan

Women and girls raped in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS: More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies said Monday. Armed men, many in uniform, carried out the attacks near the northern city of […]

African migrants turn to deadly ocean route as options narrow

Posted by on 03/12/2018
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African migrants turn to deadly ocean route as options narrow

African migrants turn to deadly ocean route as options narrow

Migrants attempting perilous voyage to Canary Islands   DAKAR: Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: one thousand miles across open ocean from Senegal to the Canary Islands in a 50-foot wooden boat held together with rusty nails. The 35-year-old fisherman hopes to push off this […]

Employees of IL&FS held hostage by Ethiopia staff fear for safety

Posted by on 01/12/2018
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Employees of IL&FS held hostage by Ethiopia staff fear for safety

Employees of IL&FS held hostage by Ethiopia staff fear for safety

Seven IL&FS employees held hostage NEW DELHI: Employees of Indian company Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) taken hostage by local staff in Ethiopia fear for their safety, with some being confined to a company campus north of the African nation’s capital Addis Ababa. India has asked Ethiopian authorities to investigate and help the seven […]

Rusting on the roads, Madagascar’s classic cars trundle on.. and on

Posted by on 29/11/2018
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Rusting on the roads, Madagascar’s classic cars trundle on.. and on

Rusting on the roads, Madagascar’s classic cars trundle on.. and on

Once a common sight across Europe, much-loved French cars from a bygone era rattle along the streets of Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo, doing their duty as private vehicle, taxis or even police cars. The Renault 4L and the Citroen 2CV, which have made way for sleek younger models elsewhere, are still part of daily life on […]

60 feared dead after pleasure boat sinks

Posted by on 25/11/2018
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60 feared dead after pleasure boat sinks

60 feared dead after pleasure boat sinks

30 bodies recovered in Uganda pleasure boat disaster KAMPALA: Thirty people drowned and more than 60 were feared dead after a pleasure boat sank in Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said yesterday, in the latest such incident on Africa’s largest body of water. “Thirty bodies have been recovered and 27 people rescued,” said police spokesperson Zura […]

Militant attack kills 12 in north Mozambique

Posted by on 25/11/2018
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Militant attack kills 12 in north Mozambique

Militant attack kills 12 in north Mozambique

MAPUTO: Twelve people have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack in northern Mozambique, with thousands of villagers fleeing into neighboring Tanzania, police sources said yesterday. Hardline Islamists have launched several attacks in the majority -Muslim province during the last year, stoking unrest just as Maputo pushes ahead with oil and gas development in […]

Islamic State claims 118 killed in self-styled ‘West Africa province’

Posted by on 24/11/2018
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Islamic State claims 118 killed in self-styled ‘West Africa province’

Islamic State claims 118 killed in self-styled ‘West Africa province’

At least 44 soldiers die in an attack near Niger border LAGOS: The Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast Nigeria that have raised fears of a resurgent Boko Haram. The Islamist […]

CAR militia leader ‘Colonel Rambo’ extradited to ICC

CAR militia leader ‘Colonel Rambo’ extradited to ICC

Posted by on 18/11/2018
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CAR militia leader ‘Colonel Rambo’ extradited to ICC

BANGUI: A former militia leader in the Central African Republic nicknamed “Colonel Rambo” was on Saturday extradited to The Hague to stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. Currently a lawmaker, Alfred Yekatom’s extradition was the first of its kind from the CAR. Former army officer Yekatom, 43, […]

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