Thursday, January 17, 2019

Regional jihadists expanding in West Africa – Security forces hunt down possible surviving Burkina...

OUAGADOUGOU: Security forces were hunting yesterday for any possible surviving gunmen from an attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso that left at...

Sierra Leone puts over 100 people in quarantine after new Ebola death

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone's government on Saturday urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following...

Several dead as Shebab storm AU base in Somalia – Suicide commando blasts way...

MOGADISHU: Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base yesterday in the country's southwest, with several killed in fierce gun battles, soldiers said....

With Ebola in check, are we ready for next outbreak? – ‘We know how...

MONROVIA: The world will have a collective sigh of relief when west Africa's Ebola epidemic is finally declared at an end after claiming more...

Murderer on vocals: Malawi prison band vies for Grammy glory

On vocals: Convicted murderer Elias Chimenya, on bass guitar: burglar Stefano Nyerenda, and prison guard Thomas Binamo is one of the band's songwriters. Malawi's...

Kenya’s Rudisha going for repeat Olympic gold

ITEN: World 800 metres record-holder David Rudisha told AFP yesterday he had fully recovered from injury and was ready to defend his Olympic title...

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

JOHANNESBURG: A slew of racist comments on social media in South Africa have unleashed outrage and exposed deep hostility in the "Rainbow Nation" as...

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...

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

SYDNEY: New Year's Eve kicked off in Sydney, but tightened security muted revelries in Europe with Brussels scrapping celebrations and fireworks cancelled in Paris...

New Year revelers unfazed by attack worries – ‘We need to continue to live’

NEW YORK: In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers will ring in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months...

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...

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...

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