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...

Women held as sex slaves in South Sudan ‘rape camps’

BENTIU: One woman was abducted by soldiers and taken to a military camp, tied up and raped repeatedly for two months. Another was kidnapped...

54 die as Boko Haram hits northeastern Nigeria city – Attacks target worshippers, football...

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: At least 54 people were killed in a series of blasts in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police said yesterday, the...

Special investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response – ‘We’ve already seen what...

KENEMA, Sierra Leone: Something didn't smell right. As a worker at Kenema Government Hospital mixed a batch of chlorine on a broiling August day,...

Rwanda: Tourists marvel at gorillas whose numbers are rising

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda: Deep in Rwanda's steep-sloped forest, the mountain gorillas look both endearing and intimidating. A tourist might feel conflicting impulses to...

Zimbabwe cemetery becomes a bustling exercise hotspot – Poor exercise venues force people to...

HARARE: Caroline Vumbunu believes that exercising among the dead helps prolong her life. Every morning, the 59-year-old takes power walks in the Warren Hills...

South African cave yields new human species

MAROPENG, SOUTH AFRICA: The fossilized bones of 15 members of a previously unknown branch of the human family tree have been discovered in a...

Sudan women footballers strive to build national team

On a dirt pitch next to Khartoum airport, Sara Edward watches the players she hopes to mould into Sudan’s first national women’s football team...

First of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home – ‘People with albinism...

NEW YORK: Kabula Nkarango Masanja returned home to Tanzania with a new American prosthetic arm replacing the limb that was chopped off with a...

Black South African shakes up white preserve of game farming – New breeders making...

LEPHALALE, South Africa: The game breeding industry in South Africa is the epitome of white, khaki-clad Afrikaner life—just the sort of business that black...

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy – ‘We pray...

KENEMA, SIERRA LEONE: Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed,...

With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

DAKAR: Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread...

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