Schoolgirls in Tunisia rebel against uniforms

BIZERTE, Tunisia: In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they...

Can Senegal stop child begging, trafficking by Islamic teachers?

DAKAR: Dressed in ill-fitting football kits and covered in dust and dirt, dozens of young boys chatter, laugh and chase a ball as Maimouna...

Over 200 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean

TRIPOLI: More than 200 migrants are feared to have died in the Mediterranean over the weekend, according to testimony from survivors, and several bodies,...

Gambia’s new president returns, new era begins

Troops to stay for six months to provide security BANJUL: Gambia's President Adama Barrow is finally returning home yesterday, solidifying his position as the country's...

Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

'The aid we are receiving is not enough to feed ourselves and our animals' DANAN, Ethiopia: Men, women and children in this remote region of...

Phone numbers, addresses point to ‘jihadist link’ to Mali hotel siege

BAMAKO: Telephone numbers and addresses found on the bodies of four "terrorists" killed in a deadly hotel hostage siege in Mali point the finger...

Zimbabwe police fires tear gas as crackdown tightens

Government more than doubled petrol prices at the weekend BULAWAYO: A police officer removes tyres set by protesters...

Ailing Nigerian President comes home, needs ‘rest’

ABUJA: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday he would need more rest and health tests after coming home from nearly two months of medical...

African states seek more say in Libya crisis

BERLIN: Protesters hold a banner reading "Stop war in Libya, Haftar and mercenaries" during a protest near the chancellery during the...

Anger brews as Bouteflika bids for 5th term

Protesters dismiss Bouteflika's promises as an 'insult' ALGIERS: Algerian students demonstrate at Algiers’ school of medicine against ailing...

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...

Cameroon’s under 35s have known one leader: Biya

  YAOUNDE: "We should let him finish, and afterwards we can judge," said Denis. "No, he should go!" responded Bernardin, debating with his friend the...

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