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...

Security tight for volatile CAR’s landmark elections

BANGUI: Central African Republic holds a key election amid tight security, hoping to turn a page on the worst sectarian violence seen in the...

White boy blazing a trail in S African spiritual world

Bare-foot, with rattles on his ankles and wearing a colorful beaded ceremonial skirt, a white boy with short blond hair makes shamanic-like dance moves...

Blood and terror on the streets as protests grip Ethiopia

WOLENKOMI: Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce...

Retired policeman held over fake Air France bomb

PARIS: French police yesterday detained a retired policeman over the discovery of a fake bomb on board an Air France flight which made an...

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