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South Sudan: what hope for peace? – Many fear a return to conflict

Posted by on 17/07/2016
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South Sudan: what hope for peace? – Many fear a return to conflict

South Sudan: what hope for peace? – Many fear a return to conflict

JUBA: Corpses are still being collected around burned out tanks in South Sudan’s capital Juba, a week after intense battles left hundreds dead and a peace deal in tatters. The latest clashes in a war that broke out in December 2013 pitted soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir against troops backing his long time rival […]

Screams, flying debris as truck ploughs into crowd – France mourns as terror attack rocks Nice

Posted by on 15/07/2016
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Screams, flying debris as truck ploughs into crowd – France mourns as terror attack rocks Nice

Screams, flying debris as truck ploughs into crowd – France mourns as terror attack rocks Nice

NICE: Terrified revelers screamed as a truck careered into a crowd of fireworks spectators in Nice, turning Bastille Day celebrations into a night of horror. AFP correspondent Robert Holloway was among the crowds celebrating France’s national day on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais when the nightmare began. He had to shield his face from flying debris […]

At least 300 killed in South Sudan violence – Recent violence triggered the civil war

Posted by on 15/07/2016
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At least 300 killed in South Sudan violence – Recent violence triggered the civil war

At least 300 killed in South Sudan violence – Recent violence triggered the civil war

GENEVA: At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gun battles in the capital of South Sudan and 42,000 have fled the city, the UN said yesterday. The recent violence in Juba echoed the fighting that triggered the civil war and marks a fresh blow to last year’s peace deal to […]

Tanzania welcomes Kuwait’s expertise

Posted by on 14/07/2016
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Tanzania welcomes Kuwait’s expertise

Tanzania welcomes Kuwait’s expertise

KUWAIT: Tanzania is eager to tap into the Kuwaiti experience of providing optimum health services to the general public, said Tanzanian Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu yesterday. This goal of providing up-to-snuff health care to Tanzanian citizens can be achieved by having Tanzanian health providers get appropriate training in their respective fields of medicine in […]

Rights group decries ‘forced anal exams’

Posted by on 12/07/2016
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Nobel winner Malala visits world’s largest refugee camp

Posted by on 12/07/2016
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Nobel winner Malala visits world’s largest refugee camp

Nobel winner Malala visits world’s largest refugee camp

DADAAB, KENYA: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai was spending her 19th birthday yesterday visiting the world’s largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after a quarter-century. Since last year, Malala has been in contact via Skype with a group of girls in Dadaab and […]

South Sudan leaders order ceasefire – Civil war fears grow – Helicopters overhead, tanks seen on streets

Posted by on 11/07/2016
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more than 150 killed in South Sudan fighting – ‘We are expecting a bigger number of casualties’

Posted by on 09/07/2016
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Boko Haram tragedy: Malnutrition

Posted by on 05/07/2016
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Police battle rioters in Zimbabwe capital

Posted by on 04/07/2016
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Police battle rioters in Zimbabwe capital

Police battle rioters in Zimbabwe capital

HARARE: Police in Zimbabwe’s capital yesterday fired tear gas and water cannons in an attempt to quell rioting by minibus drivers and others protesting what they describe as police harassment. The violence came amid a surge in protests in recent weeks because of increasing economic hardship and alleged mismanagement by the government of President Robert […]

Islamic State makes inroads into Kenya

Posted by on 30/06/2016
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Islamic State makes inroads into Kenya

Islamic State makes inroads into Kenya

NAIROBI: Recent arrests show the Islamic State’s growing presence in East Africa, where they are recruiting young Kenyans for jihad abroad and raising fears some of them will return to threaten the country. Kenyan intelligence agencies estimate that around 100 men and women may have gone to join the IS in Libya and Syria, triggering […]

Minister among 11 killed in Somalia hotel attack

Posted by on 26/06/2016
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