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Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th August 2015

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy SIERRA LEONE: Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day. She delivered her child just a few minutes’ walk from the ward where just last year she had hovered between life and death, and nurses and...


Car bomb wounds six Egyptian policemen in Cairo

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th August 2015

Car bomb wounds six Egyptian policemen in Cairo CAIRO: A car bomb wounded six Egyptian policemen Thursday as it exploded in front of a police building in Cairo, the interior ministry said, the latest in a wave of militant attacks that has rocked Egypt. The powerful blast in northern Cairo’s district of Shubra came in the middle of the night, an AFP journalist...


Around 60 migrants missing off Libya

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 12th August 2015

Around 60 migrants missing off Libya ROME: Around 60 migrants are missing in waters off Libya, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday after interviewing survivors who were picked up from their stricken craft. An Italian corvette, the Fenice, picked up dozens of migrants aboard a sinking rubber dinghy on Tuesday after the vessel was spotted by a naval helicopter....


Stolen car returned to South African owner after 22 years

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th August 2015

Stolen car returned to South African owner after 22 years WEB DESK: A South African man has been reunited with his car 22 years after it was stolen, thanks to a dogged police investigator. Pretoria businessman Derick Goosen got a surprising call from warrant officer Kwakwa Ntokola two weeks ago about a gray 1988 Toyota Corolla, the Afrikaans newspaper Beeld reported. Goosen had reported the...


2000-Year-Old termite mound found

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th August 2015

2000-Year-Old termite mound found WEB DESK: In the Miombo woodland area of central Africa, scientists have found an abandoned termite mound that is more than 2200 years old. That makes the mound the oldest termite structure ever dated, notwithstanding those that have become preserved as fossils. Another mound studied is at least 750 years old, confirming the ancient mound...


Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th July 2015

Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion HAWANGE: A professional hunter was granted bail Wednesday on charges of “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” after he organised the expedition on which an American dentist killed Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion. The lion’s death triggered an outpouring of anger around the world after it was alleged that he was lured out of Hwange...


Female suicide bomber kills 10 in Chad capital

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2015

Female suicide bomber kills 10 in Chad capital N’DJAMENA: A female suicide bomber killed around 10 people at a market in the capital of Chad on Saturday, police said, in the latest attack to hit the country on the frontline in the fight against Boko Haram militants. The woman blew herself up at the entrance to a market in N’Djamena around 8:45 a.m....


Ugandan presidential challengers freed after arrests

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2015

Ugandan presidential challengers freed after arrests KAMPALA: Police released two Ugandan presidential challengers late Thursday after they were arrested for planning campaign rallies without permission. The opposition leaders, ex-prime minister Amama Mbabazi and Kizza Besigye, a leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, are both hoping to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni in elections next year. Police spokesman Fred...


27 dead in Tunisia tourist resort attack

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th June 2015

27 dead in Tunisia tourist resort attack TUNIS: A gunman opened fire at tourists at a beach resort in Tunisia on Friday, leaving at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, in what the authorities branded a “terrorist attack”. Witnesses described scenes of panic and confusion after the shooting at a hotel in the district of Sousse, about 140 kilometres (87 miles) south...


Africa’s first female muslim president

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th June 2015

Africa’s first female muslim president WEB DESK: Gurib Fakim became the first female Muslim president of an African country. Gurib Fakim was appointed by the parliament of Mauritius as the sixth president of the country. Fakim is also the first female president of the country. She is a biologist who accidentally became a politician. Fakim was handpicked by the country’s...


He was angry so he ate a human leg

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th May 2015

He was angry so he ate a human leg WEB DESK: He was angry so he ate a human leg. In the Central African Republic religious violence took a toll last year. A Muslim man was murdered. His body parts were hacked off. Then in a public demonstration of anger, the attackers ate his flesh, BBC reported. “I am the naughty one,” the cannibal...


Buried alive: young Liberians risk all in deadly mines

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th May 2015

Buried alive: young Liberians risk all in deadly mines DARK FOREST, Liberia: Peter Kollie was digging for gold in the forests of southeastern Liberia when the deep shaft he had carved out of the earth collapsed, turning into a dark, airless tomb. But that was a risk the 20-year-old, like thousands of desperate and impoverished young men working the illegal gold-mining camps of the...


Boko Haram attack Nigeria’s largest city

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2015

Boko Haram attack Nigeria’s largest city KANO: Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on northeast Nigeria’s largest city Maiduguri on Wednesday but were repelled by Nigerian troops after intense clashes, residents and the army said. Dozens of militants armed with heavy guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed the northern outskirts of the city near Giwa military base, shooting and firing explosives indiscriminately,...


Three die in grenade attacks in Burundi capital, more than 10 hurt

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd May 2015

Three die in grenade attacks in Burundi capital, more than 10 hurt BUJUMBURA: Two Burundi police officers and a civilian were killed in two separate grenade attacks in the capital late on Friday, a police spokesman said, after the president warned of tough measures against those behind street protests. More than 10 people were wounded, deputy police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said in a phone message. The three...


Over 1,000 foreigners in S. Africa flee homes after attacks

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th April 2015

Over 1,000 foreigners in S. Africa flee homes after attacks JOHANNESBURG : Over a thousand immigrants in South Africa have fled their homes following a series of violent attacks by locals in the eastern port city of Durban, police said on Thursday. The immigrants, mostly African, have been housed at police stations and tents, as angry locals vowed to push them out — in South...


UN urges world to help in fight against Boko Haram

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2015

UN urges world to help in fight against Boko Haram GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the international community to step up support to African countries fighting Boko Haram militants, accused of a litany of atrocities. The resolution urged the international community “to provide more active and multifaceted support for Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and other states...


Boko Haram ‘will soon know the strength of our collective will’: Buhari

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2015

Boko Haram ‘will soon know the strength of our collective will’: Buhari ABUJA: Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday warned Boko Haram of a concerted fight-back to defeat the militants after their six-year rampage in the country’s northeast. “I assure you that Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror and bring back peace,” the 72-year-old...


Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2015

Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police LAGOS:  Masked gunmen in central Nigeria kidnapped an American woman doing missionary work, with a ransom payment the suspected motive for the attack, police told AFP Tuesday. “She was whisked away at around 10:00 am (0900 GMT) Monday,” said Kogi state police spokesman Sola Collins Adebayo. The kidnappers were “unknown gunmen…(who) came into the school...


Yemen ex-president released from house arrest

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Yemen ex-president released from house arrest SANAA: Former Yemen president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his home on Saturday for the first time since the Houthi militia stormed it in late January and put him under house arrest, prompting his resignation, witnesses said. Hadi is believed to be on his way to Aden, his home town, news website Aden Tomorrow reported, citing...


Explosions, gunfire at Somali capital hotel: police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

Explosions, gunfire at Somali capital hotel: police MOGADISHU: Twin explosions followed by heavy gunfire were heard Friday from a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer said. “There were two explosions, there was gunfire and there are casualties,” said Mohamed Kediye, a police officer at the scene. The hotel is close to the presidential palace and is...


Boko Haram militants kill three in attack on Niger village

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

Boko Haram militants kill three in attack on Niger village NIAMEY: Boko Haram militants attacked a village in southeastern Niger overnight, killing three people including the local chief and wounding three others before being driven off by security forces, a military source said. The Islamist group has killed thousands in a six-year insurgency in Nigeria. Its raid on Tourba Guida village in the Diffa region...


Around 30 civilians killed in bombing of Nigeria border town

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

Around 30 civilians killed in bombing of Nigeria border town NIAMEY: Around 30 civilians were killed when an unidentified airplane dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village, military sources based nearby in Niger said on Wednesday. Two military officials in the town of Bosso, where soldiers from Chad and Niger are massed in preparation for operations against Boko Haram, said the incident occurred in...


Nigerian president seeks more US help to fight Boko Haram: WSJ

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th February 2015

Nigerian president seeks more US help to fight Boko Haram: WSJ WASHINGTON: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is appealing to the United States for greater assistance in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Are they not fighting ISIS? Why can’t they come to Nigeria?” Jonathan told the newspaper in an interview published Friday, referring to the Islamic State group. “They are...


Niger forces killed 260 Boko Haram militants since Feb. 6 -spokesman

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th February 2015

Niger forces killed 260 Boko Haram militants since Feb. 6 -spokesman NIAMEY: Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger’s southeastern Diffa region on Feb. 6, a spokesman for the armed forces said on Thursday. Colonel Moustapha Michel Ledru said a number of fighters had been arrested and some weapons seized, without giving details. Boko Haram...


UN helicopters kill six rebels in Central African Republic fighting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2015

UN helicopters kill six rebels in Central African Republic fighting BANGUI: U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic used helicopters to bombard positions held by a rebel faction in a town northeast of the capital and six rebels died, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers and French troops hit government buildings in the town of Bria occupied by the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central...


SAFRICA LIFESTYLE MARKETS FOOD JOHANNESBURG

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th February 2015

SAFRICA LIFESTYLE MARKETS FOOD JOHANNESBURG Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Tubi Moloi (R) sellls organic vegetables at the Arts on Main Market on January 25, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Arts on Main goods market is part of a new trend focusing on urban rejuvenation in inner city Johannesburg, South Africa....


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