S African students police clash again

JOHANNESBURG: South African student protesters and police clashed in renewed violence in Johannesburg yesterday as attempts to re-open Wits University descended into running battles...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia declared a state of emergency yesterday following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement. “The state of emergency was...

Ban on ‘immoral’ Nigerian star highlights north/south split

It was just for a split second that a male singer cuddled northern Nigerian actress Rahama Sadau in a video, but for the local...

Protesters in Ethiopia kill UC Davis student

DAVIS: University of California, Davis officials say that a postdoctoral researcher in the university’s plant biology department was killed in Ethiopia when the vehicle...

Ugandan family’s life in movie on a rare talent for chess

Standing on a drab side-street next to an open sewer in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Brian Mugabi points to the site of his former...

Several dead in Ethiopia stampede after police tear gas protesters

BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA: Several people were killed in a stampede near the Ethiopian capital yesterday after police fired tear gas at protesters during a religious...

Car bomb kills 2 in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU: At least two people were killed and five injured yesterday when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a restaurant in Mogadishu,...

In Kenya, lion hunters become defenders – ‘Everything we do is about the community’

SELENKAY RESERVE , Kenya: In the Maasai heartland of southern Kenya, some young men have swapped their ancestral role as lion-hunters to instead protect...

Malian jihadist jailed for 9 years for Timbuktu attacks – Landmark ruling hopes to...

THE HAGUE: War crimes judges yesterday sentenced a Malian jihadist to nine years in jail for destroying the fabled shrines of Timbuktu, in a...

Leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram says he is alive in video

BAUCHI: The leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media yesterday in which he...

Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: The soldier clutched his book with both hands. He shouted his name, rank and Nigerian Army number to no-one in particular. He...

Mali unveils restored mosque nearly destroyed by jihadists

The doors of a revered 15th-century mosque hacked apart by jihadists in Mali’s ancient city of Timbuktu four years ago were unveiled on Monday...

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12th July