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After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for 4-month response

Posted by on 03/08/2015
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Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

Posted by on 31/07/2015
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Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

KANO: BBoko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said yesterday. “On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, […]

S Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch ‘Killer’ flies into battle – Helped rangers arrest more than 15 poachers

Posted by on 29/07/2015
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Somali president defiant after Shebab bomb diplomats’ hotel – Hotel housing diplomatic missions leaves 13 dead

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

MADRID: A man and a woman of Nigerian origin have been arrested over claims that they forced Nigerian women into prostitution and deployed voodoo to keep their victims under their control, Spanish police said Sunday. The two suspects were arrested on a warrant issued by Norway after a Nigerian woman lodged a complaint against them […]

Sierra Leone president unveils post-Ebola ‘battle plan’

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

NAIROBI: People in Nairobi yesterday gave a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya. Standing alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta outside State House on Saturday, Obama answered a journalist’s question on gay rights by drawing equivalence between homophobia and racism. “As an African-American in […]

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. The federal case alleges Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months […]

Boko Haram kills 25 in Northern Nigeria

Posted by on 26/07/2015
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Boko Haram kills 25 in Northern Nigeria

Boko Haram kills 25 in Northern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: At least 25 people were killed in new suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria, with many villagers also forced to flee their homes, residents said yesterday. “The terrorists stormed Maikadiri around 9:00 am (0800 GMT Friday) and opened fire on hapless citizens,” resident Simon Templer said. “They laid siege in daylight because […]

Obama returns to father’s homeland with history

Posted by on 24/07/2015
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Obama returns to father’s homeland with history

Obama returns to father’s homeland with history

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will land in Kenya today with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to his father’s birthplace will dominate a trip that Kenyans view as a native son returning home. Kenya is a critical Western ally in the battle against the Somali Islamist group al […]

Wheelchairs for Nigeria: Getting polio survivors on the move

Posted by on 23/07/2015
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Violence as Burundi votes with president seeking re-election – Voting amid gunfire and grenade blasts

Posted by on 22/07/2015
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