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Business tycoon shot dead in Kenya coastal city

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th July 2014

Business tycoon shot dead in Kenya coastal city MOMBASA: A prominent Kenyan businessman was shot dead in Kenya’s port city of Mombasa late Friday, police and eyewitnesses said. The murder of transport magnate Shahid Bhat, which occurred along a road near Mombasa’s airport, comes amid mounting insecurity in the coastal region. “The gunmen shot at him as he was driving along the road,...


Ethiopia’s dairy consumption ‘lowest’ in Africa

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

Ethiopia’s dairy consumption ‘lowest’ in Africa ISLAMABAD: Ethiopia’s annual dairy consumption of 19 liters per year per person is low compared to the average consumption of 40 liters per year across Africa, USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller said. According to Anadolu news agency, he was speaking at the launch of the Ethiopian milk processors industry association,”The low consumption negatively impacts stunting...


About 80 injured as two trains collide in S.Africa: rescuers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th July 2014

About 80 injured as two trains collide in S.Africa: rescuers JOHANNESBURG: Two trains crashed into each other in a suburb outside South Africa’s eastern coastal city of Durban on Tuesday, injuring about 80 people, rescuers told AFP. “There was a train collision in Berea, Durban. The two trains collided and there are about 80 people who are injured. No fatalities have been reported so far,”...


More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th July 2014

More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN UNITED NATIONS, United States: More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, said a major United Nations report Monday, warning the region will miss most of its development goals. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set in 2000, strive to halve extreme poverty and hunger in the world by 2015. They also...


Eight minors shot dead at South African gold mine

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd June 2014

Eight minors shot dead at South African gold mine JOHANNESBURG: Eight suspected illegal gold miners were found shot dead at a disused mine near Johannesburg at the weekend, police said Monday. “There are eight bodies which were shot execution style,” Paul Ramaloko of an elite police unit told AFP. The bodies were discovered by mine security between Saturday and Sunday. Two of them were...


South Sudan rebels slaughter ’hundreds’ in ethnic massacres: UN

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st April 2014

South Sudan rebels slaughter ’hundreds’ in ethnic massacres: UN JUBA: Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred “hundreds” of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured the oil town of Bentiu last week, the UN said Monday, one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation. In the main mosque alone, “more than 200 civilians were reportedly killed and over 400 wounded,” the UN...


Twin blasts kill ’dozens’ in Nigeria capital: official

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th April 2014

Twin blasts kill ’dozens’ in Nigeria capital: official LAGOS: Twin blasts at a packed bus station in Nigeria’s capital killed “dozens of people” on Monday, a spokesman for the state-run emergency services said. “It’s correct to say dozens of people were killed following the bomb blasts in Nyanya Bus Park this morning,” Manzo Ezekiel of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Source:...


Many called but few chosen as Mandela successor

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 14th December 2013

Many called but few chosen as Mandela successor PARIS: Will we see his like again?  Probably not seems to be the verdict of historians and human rights campaigners as they look back on the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. As the world prepares to bid the father of democratic South Africa a final goodbye on Sunday, there is no shortage of dissidents,...


South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 12th December 2013

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day RETORIA: South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow joined thousands of mourners at his open casket. Graca Machel, clad in a black headdress with her eyes shielded by sunglasses, placed both hands on the raised coffin before turning away disconsolate...


The widow who made a ‘decent man’ of Mandela

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 9th December 2013

The widow who made a ‘decent man’ of Mandela JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel, who barely left her husband’s bedside in the final six months of his life, has hardly been seen in the wake of his death. Machel maintained a near round-the-clock bedside vigil during the 84 days Mandela spent in a Pretoria hospital and the subsequent three months he spent at...


S.Africa orders army back to duty for Mandela duties

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 7th December 2013

S.Africa orders army back to duty for Mandela duties JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s defence force on Saturday ordered soldiers on leave to report back for duty to provide support for Nelson Mandela’s mourning and funeral activities. The “urgent message” was issued by the South African National Defence Force recalling all soldiers in units that have been assigned support duties. “Members must report back to their...


Muhammad Ali says Nelson Mandela’s life embodied hope for world

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 6th December 2013

Muhammad Ali says Nelson Mandela’s life embodied hope for world WASHINGTON: Nelson Mandela taught forgiveness at grand scale and his life embodied hope for the world, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali said in a moving tribute to legacy of the former South African president. “His was a life filled with purpose and hope; hope for himself, his country and the world,” Ali noted after South Africa...


Strong 6.3 quake strikes off eastern Indonesia: USGS

By: Majid Siddique, Uploaded: 1st December 2013

Strong 6.3 quake strikes off eastern Indonesia: USGS AMBON: A 6.3-magnitude quake hit off eastern Indonesia and East Timor Sunday, seismologists said, but there was no tsunami alert or reports of damage or casualties. The quake struck at 10:24 am local time (0124 GMT), 351 kilometres (217 miles) east-northeast of the East Timor capital Dili at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km,...


African leaders discuss rapid-deployment emergency force

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 6th November 2013

African leaders discuss rapid-deployment emergency force PRETORIA: African leaders opened talks on Tuesday in South Africa to discuss the formation of a rapid-deployment emergency force to swiftly intervene in crises on the continent. The idea of the new force is to bridge the gap pending the coming into operation of the long planned fully-fledged peacekeeping African Union’s African Standby Force. The...


Dozens arrested after Myanmar unrest: state media

By: Alize Ahmed, Uploaded: 6th October 2013

Dozens arrested after Myanmar unrest: state media YANGON: Police have arrested 44 people in connection with deadly anti-Muslim violence in western Myanmar, state media said Sunday, after the latest violence erupted during a presidential tour of the strife-torn region. Days of tensions in the town of Thandwe in restive Rakhine State turned into bloodshed on Tuesday, with a mob of hundreds descending...


Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

By: Majid Siddique, Uploaded: 1st September 2013

Nelson Mandela leaves hospital JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital where he has been treated since June 8 for a recurring respiratory illness, the presidency said. “Former President Nelson Mandela has this morning, 1 September 2013, been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment,” said a statement. It is...


Independence Day: Nigerian Ambassador greets Pakistani nation

By: Maliha, Uploaded: 14th August 2013

Independence Day: Nigerian Ambassador greets Pakistani nation ISLAMABAD: Nigerian Ambassador to Pakistan, Dauda Danladi on Wednesday greeted Pakistani nation on 67th Independence Day and extended heartiest felicitations. He pledged to join hands with the people of Pakistan in Independence Day jubilations across Pakistan, said a press release received here. In a message to the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari and Prime...


Polls open in Mali’s crucial election run-off

By: AFP, Uploaded: 11th August 2013

Polls open in Mali’s crucial election run-off BAMAKO: Malians began voting on Sunday for a president expected to usher in a new era of peace and stability as polling stations opened across the conflict-scarred nation. Almost seven million voters have a choice between former premier Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and ex-finance minister Soumaila Cisse to lead Mali’s recovery following a military coup that...


Trafficking of west African children spawns Gabonese hell

By: AFP, Uploaded: 19th July 2013

Trafficking of west African children spawns Gabonese hell LIBREVILLE, July 19, 2013 – At the sprawling Mont-Bouet market in Libreville, dozens of children heave bags of cement on their shoulders. Others wander around for hours, desperately trying to sell dried fish or cakes. Their parents are nowhere to be seen: these children are virtual slaves illegally lured from west African states to oil-rich,...


Mandela celebrates 95th birthday

By: Aqsa Ishtiaque, Uploaded: 18th July 2013

Mandela celebrates 95th birthday JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela’s health is “steadily improving” South Africa’s presidency said Thursday, as the anti-apartheid legend began his 95th birthday and 15th wedding anniversary in hospital. “Madiba remains in hospital in Pretoria, but his doctors have confirmed that his health is steadily improving,” the government said in a statement, using Mandela’s clan name. President Jacob...


Maldives president pledges to work with Islamic party

By: Agha Majid, Uploaded: 7th July 2013

Maldives president pledges to work with Islamic party Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed pledged on Sunday to work with the main Islamic party ahead of upcoming elections, and rejected opposition fears it would lead to increased radicalisation in the luxury tourist destination. Waheed is standing for re-election at the September 7 poll as part of a coalition of four-parties, including the Adhaalath Party, which...


Nelson Mandela’s will, wants to be burried in ancestral home of Qunu

By: Aqsa Ishtiaque, Uploaded: 29th June 2013

Nelson Mandela’s will, wants to be burried in ancestral home of Qunu Nelson Mandela wrote a will on a single sheet of A4 paper in which he asked to be buried on a remote hillside in his ancestral home of Qunu, it has emerged. The former South African president, 94, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Pretoria where he has spent the last...


Mandela’s condition improves, but still critical

By: Aqsa Ishtiaque, Uploaded: 28th June 2013

Mandela’s condition improves, but still critical PRETORIA: A gravely ill Nelson Mandela showed tentative signs of improvement Thursday as South Africa-bound US President Barack Obama led a chorus of support for the “hero for the world”. South African President Jacob Zuma, who had abruptly cancelled a trip abroad to be near the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon, reported he “remains critical but is...


South Africans resigned over ‘critical’ Mandela

By: Reuters, Uploaded: 24th June 2013

South Africans resigned over ‘critical’ Mandela JOHANNESBURG: South Africans appeared resigned on Monday to the inevitability of one day saying goodbye to former president Nelson Mandela after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader’s condition in hospital deteriorated to critical. Madiba, as he is affectionately known, is revered among most of South Africa’s 53 million people as the architect of the peaceful 1994 transition...


Three Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi clashes: army

By: Afraz Ahmed, Uploaded: 15th June 2013

Three Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi clashes: army BENGHAZI: At least three soldiers were killed as special forces clashed with armed activists in the eastern port city of Benghazi early Saturday, the army reported. The interim leader of Libya’s army warned of the danger of a “bloodbath” as the unrest in the city flared up again a week after clashes there killed more...


Woolwich suspect in Kenya arrest

By: Maliha, Uploaded: 27th May 2013

Woolwich suspect in Kenya arrest Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was arrested by Kenyan authorities three years ago because they feared he was attempting to join an al Qaida-linked militant group, the country’s anti-terrorism police have said. Adebolajo, 28, who remains in hospital following the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, was arrested with five other men near the border...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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