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...

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests – Security forces shoot dozens of protesters...

NAIROBI: At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human...

Fears of new Islamist threat emerge in northern Nigeria – Dozens dead as army,...

LAGOS: Nigeria, which is still battling Boko Haram militants, now risks unleashing a new Islamist threat after violent clashes between the army and a...

African Union to send 5,000-strong force to Burundi

ADDIS ABABA: The African Union will send a 5,000 strong force to stop violence in troubled Burundi, giving Bujumbura a four-day deadline to agree...

30 killed in Boko Haram raid on Nigeria villages

KANO: Brutal weekend attacks on three villages by Boko Haram Islamists in the restive northeast of Nigeria have left 30 dead and 20 others...

Heavy weapons fire erupts in ‘make-or-break’ C Africa vote

BANGUI: Heavy weapons fire broke out yesterday in the Muslim district of Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, during a referendum aimed at ending...

zens of corpses lie in streets of Burundi

NAIROBI: Horrified residents awoke yesterday to at least 39 dead bodies scattered in the streets of the Burundi capital, Bujumbura, a day after coordinated...

Attacks on military bases in Bujumbura – 12 insurgents killed

NAIROBI: Heavily-armed gunmen launched coordinated assaults on three army bases in the Burundi capital yesterday, leaving at least a dozen attackers dead, the military...

Oscar Pistorius bailed, tagged and free to roam

PRETORIA: Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, was granted bail yesterday and has the freedom of South Africa's...

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22nd April