‘Sex-for-marks’ lecturer

LAGOS: A Nigerian court sentenced a university lecturer to jail after he demanded sex from a female student to boost her marks...

Nigeria frees another 475 Boko Haram suspects

ABUJA: Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of...

A historic ruling for campaigners

Many more similar cases to be opened S Africa finally rules that police murdered apartheid opponent PRETORIA: An anti-apartheid activist who died in police custody...

East Africa storms kill 39 in Tanzania and Kenya

NAIROBI: Heavy rains lashing East Africa have caused of dozens of deaths, with 29 buried by landslides in Kenya, and 10 people...

Missing Ugandan maid fuels fears of abuse in Saudi Arabia

KAMPALA: Jannat Mubiru has heard nothing from her daughter since the 27-year-old called to say she had arrived safely in Riyadh, where she was...

Boko Haram atrocities haunt Cameroon’s displaced

KOZA: "Boko Haram butchered nine people in front of me. That day I decided to leave my village," says Rachel Daviguidam, still devastated by...

Playboy son of E.Guinea leader on trial in France

PARIS: The playboy son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, notorious for his extravagant taste in cars, homes and Michael Jackson memorabilia, goes on trial yesterday...

Deadly clashes, protests erupt in Sudan over rising cost of bread

OMDOURMAN, Sudan: Supporters of Sadiq Al-Mahdi, Sudan's ex-prime minister and leader of the opposition Umma Party gather as he addresses...

Boko Haram’s Shekau reappears looking dejected in new video

KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appeared on video for the first time in more than a year yesterday, rejecting rumours about his...

4 militants killed, 5 held after Mali resort attack

BAMAKO: Mali's government said yesterday five suspected militants were in custody after an assault on a popular tourist resort near the capital, Bamako, which...

10 killed in Kenya building collapse – Rescuers hunt for survivors

NAIROBI: Rescuers in the Kenyan capital made desperate efforts yesterday to free survivors including a woman and child trapped in a building that collapsed...

State agents and militants ‘planned’ Congo massacres

PARIS: Security forces and an army-backed militia planned massacres in an opposition stronghold in the Democratic Republic of Congo, human rights activists charged yesterday,...

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