Gunmen execute nine in Burundi capital – Rwanda accuses Burundi leaders of committing ‘massacres’

NAIROBI: Gunmen executed nine people in Burundi's capital hours before police launched house-to-house searches for weapons yesterday, amid international fears of fresh bloodletting in...

World alarm as Burundi poised to crush opponents – Government threatens to unleash a...

WASHINGTON: Senior world officials reacted with deep alarm yesterday as Burundi's government threatened to unleash a new round of blood-letting in the Great Lakes...

Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola nightmare

FREETOWN: The Ebola epidemic is expected to be declared over in Sierra Leone on Saturday, when the west African nation will have gone 42...

Forced marriages, too many babies quash hope for Niger’s girls

MARADI: Fifteen-year-old Ousseina's dream of becoming a nurse is already over. "For me, school's finished," said the frail teenager who sells eggs by a...

Boko Haram ghosts haunt ‘liberated’ areas in Nigeria’s northeast – Residents still fearful despite...

MUBI: Life seems to be returning to normal in this northern Nigerian town a year after the army expelled the Islamist fighters of Boko...

Pistorius lawyers battle to avoid murder charges

BLOEMFONTEIN: Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers yesterday fought to keep him from returning to jail as state prosecutors argued for a murder conviction in a combative...

12 killed as Al-Shebab attack Somalia hotel

MOGADISHU: At least 12 people were killed in the Somali capital yesterday after Shebab gunmen used a vehicle packed with explosives to blast their...

Nigerian ‘local gin’ makers strong despite health ban

LAGOS: In many parts of southern Nigeria, no traditional ceremony or ritual is complete without a tot or two of locally brewed alcohol or...

Congo votes by landslide to allow third presidential term – Sassou Nguesso in power...

BRAZZAVILLE: Voters in Congo Republic have overwhemingly backed a change in the constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a...

Nigeria’s Nollywood: Seeking worldwide appeal

The camera rolls from left to right on a dolly as the actors, all African, go through their lines, a sound operator holding a...

Nearly 5,000 cholera cases, 74 deaths in Tanzania

GENEVA: Tanzania is facing a major cholera outbreak, counting nearly 5,000 cases and dozens of deaths, the World Health Organization said yesterday, calling for...

Pistorius under house arrest

PRETORIA: Oscar Pistorius, South Africa’s double- amputee “Blade Runner”, was released on parole late on Monday, just short of a year into his five-year...

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