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Chadian gang-rape victim demands justice for all women – ‘I talked, I talked. They threatened me.’

Posted by on 22/03/2016
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Chadian gang-rape victim demands justice for all women – ‘I talked, I talked. They threatened me.’

Chadian gang-rape victim demands justice for all women – ‘I talked, I talked. They threatened me.’

PARIS: Chadian teenager Zouhoura, whose gang-rape by young men from well-to-do families sparked unprecedented mass protests in her country, says she wants justice for herself and for “all women” who have long suffered in silence. On February 8, the fragile-looking 16-year-old was assaulted in a brutal attack that shocked many in the poor central African […]

Champion rams fight in Nigeria for cash, glory – Working to bring ram fighting into mainstream

Posted by on 21/03/2016
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Champion rams fight in Nigeria for cash, glory – Working to bring ram fighting into mainstream

Champion rams fight in Nigeria for cash, glory – Working to bring ram fighting into mainstream

LAGOS: Champion ram King of Oils shows no visible signs of stress before his semi-final fight at the National Stadium in Lagos. The amber eyes of the snow-white ram barely register the raucous crowd 50 meters away but his outward tranquility belies a tenacity deep within. Three and a half years ago, Dayo Folami bought […]

Congo extradites key suspect in Rwandan genocide

Posted by on 20/03/2016
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Congo extradites key  suspect in Rwandan genocide

Congo extradites key suspect in Rwandan genocide

KINSHASA: Congo’s justice minister says one of the most wanted suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has now been extradited home to face charges. Ladislas Ntaganzwa’s arrest in eastern Congo late last year came more than two decades after the genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered by extremist […]

Congo soldiers accused of attacking civilians

Posted by on 19/03/2016
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Congo soldiers accused of attacking civilians

Congo soldiers accused of attacking civilians

BRAZZAVILLE: Soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo’s army have taken part in at least three deadly attacks on civilians and turned a blind eye to other assaults carried out by rebels, a former UN investigator said in a report released on Friday. Spokesmen for Congo’s government and army did not immediately respond to requests for […]

Zuma under pressure in new graft scandal – Indian family interference still a crippling issue

Posted by on 17/03/2016
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Report urges nations to tackle inequality – Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi the least

Posted by on 16/03/2016
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Report urges nations to tackle inequality – Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi the least

Report urges nations to tackle inequality – Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi the least

ROME: Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world’s happiest place, according to a report yesterday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle inequality and protect the environment. The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least […]

Qaeda threatens France and allies

Posted by on 15/03/2016
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Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

Posted by on 14/03/2016
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Beaten and discarded, Congolese street children are strangers to mining boom – Poverty, overpopulation blamed for rise in numbers

Posted by on 14/03/2016
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South Sudanese are dying, and – ‘nobody is counting’ – Bodies bulldozed into mass graves; eaten in ritual cannibalism

Posted by on 12/03/2016
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South Sudanese are dying, and – ‘nobody is counting’ – Bodies bulldozed into mass graves; eaten in ritual cannibalism

South Sudanese are dying, and – ‘nobody is counting’ – Bodies bulldozed into mass graves; eaten in ritual cannibalism

NAIROBI: The many ways people have died during South Sudan’s two-year civil war are well-documented, but the number killed is unknown. Men, women and children have been shot, speared, burned, castrated, hung, drowned, run over, suffocated, starved and blown up, their corpses abandoned where they fell, bulldozed into mass graves or, in at least one […]

American company bungled Ebola response – ‘They messed up on Ebola. That can happen’

Posted by on 07/03/2016
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Malawi mob burns 7 to death over witchcraft

Posted by on 02/03/2016
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Malawi mob burns 7 to death over witchcraft

Malawi mob burns 7 to death over witchcraft

BLANTYRE: A mob in southern Malawi burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones for use in witchcraft, police said yesterday. The seven were “found in possession of human bones and the mob took it upon themselves to burn them with petrol,” Kirdy Kaunga, head of the Nsanje district police said. A traditional […]