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A slew of racist comments expose South Africa’s woes – ‘Rainbow Nation’ struggles with its demons

Posted by on 09/01/2016
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A slew of racist comments expose South Africa’s woes – ‘Rainbow Nation’ struggles with its demons

A slew of racist comments expose South Africa’s woes – ‘Rainbow Nation’ struggles with its demons

JOHANNESBURG: A slew of racist comments on social media in South Africa have unleashed outrage and exposed deep hostility in the “Rainbow Nation” as it struggles with its demons 22 years after white-minority rule ended. Irritated by rubbish left on a beach following New Year’s Day celebrations, Penny Sparrow, a white real estate agent from […]

Ivory Coast government resigns

Posted by on 06/01/2016
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Ivory Coast government resigns

Ivory Coast government resigns

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast’s government resigned yesterday in a move President Alassane Ouattara said would bring more “efficiency” to the West African state just two months after he was re-elected. Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan presented his resignation and that of his government at what was to have been the first cabinet meeting of the year […]

World welcomes New Year despite fears – ‘It’s better not to take any risks’

Posted by on 31/12/2015
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New Year revelers unfazed by attack worries – ‘We need to continue to live’

Posted by on 31/12/2015
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Deck the halls! Muslim Senegal celebrates Christmas

Posted by on 30/12/2015
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Deck the halls! Muslim Senegal celebrates Christmas

Deck the halls! Muslim Senegal celebrates Christmas

After his morning prayers at the mosque, 25-year-old Mamadou Aliou Ba puts on his Santa suit, the padded belly protruding from his thin, tall frame, and goes to work. He stands proudly, smiling from behind a snowy white mustache and beard that take over his face, waving to families walking by the supermarket in one […]

Burundi rivals resume peace talks in Uganda

Posted by on 28/12/2015
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Burundi rivals resume peace talks in Uganda

Burundi rivals resume peace talks in Uganda

KAMPALA: Rival Burundi factions held talks in Uganda yesterday, resuming long-stalled negotiations aimed at ending months of violence that raised fears of a return to civil war. Burundi’s unrest began in April when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to run for a controversial third term, which he went on to win in July. yesterday’s […]

Security tight for volatile CAR’s landmark elections

Posted by on 26/12/2015
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Security tight for volatile CAR’s landmark elections

Security tight for volatile CAR’s landmark elections

BANGUI: Central African Republic holds a key election amid tight security, hoping to turn a page on the worst sectarian violence seen in the notoriously restive nation. The much delayed legislative and presidential elections follow a Dec 13 referendum that delivered a resounding 93 percent vote in favor of a new constitution – signaling just […]

White boy blazing a trail in S African spiritual world

Posted by on 23/12/2015
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White boy blazing a trail in S African spiritual world

White boy blazing a trail in S African spiritual world

Bare-foot, with rattles on his ankles and wearing a colorful beaded ceremonial skirt, a white boy with short blond hair makes shamanic-like dance moves to a frantic drum beat. Kyle Todd is a spiritual healer, or “sangoma” as healers are known in his native South Africa. At 12, he is one of the youngest whites […]

Blood and terror on the streets as protests grip Ethiopia

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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Retired policeman held over fake Air France bomb

Posted by on 21/12/2015
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Retired policeman held over fake Air France bomb

Retired policeman held over fake Air France bomb

PARIS: French police yesterday detained a retired policeman over the discovery of a fake bomb on board an Air France flight which made an emergency landing in Kenya, a legal source said. The 58-year-old man was taken into custody by border police upon his return to France while his wife was also being questioned as […]

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests – Security forces shoot dozens of protesters in Shewa

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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Fears of new Islamist threat emerge in northern Nigeria – Dozens dead as army, radical Shiite group clash

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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