Saturday, February 16, 2019

Boko Haram attacks kill 12 in northern Nigeria

KANO: At least 12 civilians were killed in multiple Boko Haram jihadist attacks targeting two villages and a camp for those displaced by the...

Tunisian woman suicide bomber a jobless graduate

TUNIS: A woman who blew herself up on a busy street of the Tunisian capital this week has been identified as an unemployed graduate,...

Raped then jailed: Mauritanian women fight to end victim blaming

Khady knew the man who waited outside her house one evening, followed her down a dark street and put his hand over her mouth....

Woman bomber wounds 9 in first Tunisia suicide attack since 2015

TUNIS: A woman suicide bomber blew herself up near police vehicles on a busy street in the centre of the Tunisian capital yesterday after...

Ethiopia appoints first female president

As Ethiopia reforms, ethnic violence spreads ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia yesterday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further...

‘Holy plant’: Cannabis legalization delights South African pot users

'We were given this holy plant by the ancestors' JOHANNESBURG: A bucket containing a soupy green mixture sits under a table in Nduna Ewrong-Nxumalo's consultation...

122 nails in an Ethiopians stomach

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian doctors extracted over a hundred iron nails and other sharp objects from the stomach of a patient in the capital Addis...

Migingo Island: rocky marriage between Kenya and Uganda

MIGINGO: A rounded rocky outcrop covered with metallic shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle. The...

Doing time in ‘Hell’: Life in Sierra Leone rundown prisons

FREETOWN: A shaft of light penetrates the foul air through a fist-sized vent. It reveals naked, sweating bodies packed side-by-side like sardines, lying in...

US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants

WASHINGTON: The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US...

At least 7 dead as Morocco train derails; Amir sends condolences

RABAT: A passenger train derailed yesterday near the Moroccan capital Rabat killing at least seven people and injuring over 80 others, officials said. “Regrettably,...

Ethiopia creates a ‘Peace Ministry’ to tackle violence in sweeping reshuffle

Women hold half the posts in smaller cabinet ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia's prime minister created a new Ministry of Peace and handed half the posts in...

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