Nigeria’s opposition in soul-searching after loss – PDP claims to be only ‘credible’ institution

ABUJA: Its former national chairman once boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would rule Nigeria for 60 years. In the end it managed...

Apple apologizes after African students kicked out of a store

SYDNEY: An Apple manager has apologized to six teenagers of African descent after staff kicked them out of an Australian store citing concerns they...

8 S African policemen jailed over Mozambican’s murder – Taxi driver dragged behind a...

JOHANNESBURG: Eight South African policemen were jailed yesterday for 15 years each for the murder of a Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged behind...

No country for young men: Mali loses its youths to migrant crisis

KODJAN: Once bustling with sinewy young men like any other farming village in rural Mali, Kodjan is starting to look distinctly grey. Little by...

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...

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3rd March