Monday, December 6, 2021

10 shot dead in crackdown on Sudan anti-coup protests

KHARTOUM: Sudanese security forces shot dead at least 10 anti-coup protesters and wounded dozens more yesterday, medics said, in the bloodiest day since the...

Blinken warns on democracy at start of Africa tour

NAIROBI: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday urged Africans to watch out for rising threats to democracy as he began a three-nation tour...

Libya strongman Haftar enters presidential race

BENGHAZI: War-scarred Libya's eastern military chief Khalifa Haftar registered yesterday to run for president in a Dec 24 election also contested by a son...

Ugandan capital hit by twin explosions

KAMPALA: Two explosions hit Uganda's capital Kampala yesterday, injuring a number of people in what police termed an attack on the city, the latest...

Over-pumping cuts Morocco river link to sea

SAIDIA, Morocco: Moroccan environmentalist Mohamed Benata stood taking photos of what should be the mouth of the Moulouya river - but after years of...

Gaddafi son files to run for president

TRIPOLI: Wanted Libyan war crimes suspect Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi and once seen as his heir apparent, registered to...

Thousands stage protest against Tunisia ‘coup’

TUNIS: Thousands of Tunisians gathered near the country's parliament yesterday to protest a presidential power grab they have deemed a "coup". It was the...

Egypt leader looks to ‘New Capital’ to cement his legacy

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL, Egypt: An opulent presidential palace, a brand new parliament, a regal opera house and spacious parks are all part of the...

Al Jazeera TV chief in Sudan held, after 6 killed in protests

KHARTOUM: Sudanese security forces have arrested the bureau chief of Qatari-based Al Jazeera TV, the network said yesterday, a day after the latest crackdown...

Cheetahs fast running to extinction as cub trade thrives

Tiny, weeks-old cheetah cubs suckled from baby bottles and purred weakly, their condition still dangerously precarious after their rescue from the Horn of Africa’s...

Peace is a tall order in massacre-hit Mali village

OGOSSAGOU: In Ogossagou, where ethnic Fulani suffered two massacres in two years, traces of the recent horrors abound in this village of central Mali....

Broken dreams: Burkina Faso’s orphans schooled in Castro’s Cuba

OUAGADOUGOU: Thirty-five years ago, Burkina Faso’s radical leader Thomas Sankara sent 600 youngsters, most of them orphans, to train in Cuba-a scheme, he declared,...

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