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...

Nigeria hit again, army warns on Boko Haram – Militants threaten country’s sovereignty

MAIDUGURI: At least 34 people were killed in a wave of suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria, as the military yesterday warned Boko Haram...

‘Don’t take Guinea election row onto streets’ warns EU – Opposition leaders call for...

CONAKRY: EU election observers yesterday slammed the poor organisation of Guinea's first-round presidential ballot this weekend but urged the opposition to take its complaints...

Fifty dead as Boko Haram bombard Lake Chad area

YAOUNDÉ: Twin suicide blasts yesterday killed at least nine people in far northern Cameroon, a day after 41 died in triple explosions in Chad...

First asylum seekers leave under EU relocation plan – Scheme to ease burden of...

ROME: A small group of Eritreans left Italy for Sweden yesterday, the first contingent of asylum seekers to be relocated under a much-contested European...

Boko Haram suspected after 14 killed in Nigeria blasts

LAGOS: At least 14 people were killed in three separate suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria yesterday, with suspicion falling on radical Islamist group...

11 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

N'DJAMENA: Boko Haram Islamists attacked Chadian soldiers on Tuesday, killing 11 and wounding 13, a Chadian security source said, in the latest deadly raid...

Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning

HARARE, Zimbabwe: Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by...

Adoption or trafficking? Fears grow for Uganda’s ‘orphans’

MPIGI: When Agatha Namusisi, 64, let her grandson leave Uganda for medical treatment abroad, she assumed he would return, but more than a year...

18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Abuja – Bomb blasts carried out by...

ABUJA: Two explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja have left at least 18 people dead and 41 wounded, the National...

Former Congo VP, aides tried at ICC on bribery charges

THE HAGUE: Congolese former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close associates went on trial at the International Criminal Court yesterday on charges of bribing...

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