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Warlords Next Door, Pt4

A documentary on the warlords of Somalia with links to the British government and backing from the US government. Four of the Transitional Somalia Government members are focused on. At the top is Abdullahi Yusuf. When these men need a break from the hell they have reintroduced to Somalia, they travel to Britain.

Warlords Next Door, Pt2

A year and half following the Ethiopian, and American invasion to remove the Union of Islamic Court from Mogadishu, Somalia has reached its worse state ever with more people being killed and starving. Like Iraq was better off under the rule of Saddam Hussein, so too is the case of Somalia under the 6 month rule of the Union of Islamic Courts. Prime Minister Zenawi of Ethiopia has made the situation much worse in Somalia and increasingly is seen as a pariah within certain circles of the African Union.

Warlords Next Door, Pt1

A documentary on the warlords of Somalia with links to the British government and backing from the US government. Four of the Transitional Somalia Government members are focused on. At the top is Abdullahi Yusuf.

South Africa criticised over immigrant crisis

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports on the government of South Africa, which is facing increasing criticism about the way it is handling the immigrant crisis.

A number of camps have been set up to shelter thousands of foreigners displaced by attacks from South Africans against them.

But the immigrants say the government is still not doing enough to protect them against xenophobia.

Foreign workers are attacked in South Africa

Al Jazeera's Kalay Maistry reports on the attacks in South Africa on foreign workers.

Most of those targeted by the attacks are Zimbabweans and Somalis.

Maistry has spoken to a Somali victim of the violence in the north west province.

South African soldiers have shot and killed a man in a slum east of Johannesburg.

It happened as police were trying to suppress township violence that has targeted migrants in South Africa.

Meanwhile, several hundred people joined a march in protest at the attacks in Johannesburg.

At least 42 people have died, and thousands have fled their homes

Bushmen Business - - Part 1

Formerly called Bushmen for their tracking and outdoor survival skills, San communities relocated to South Africa have adapted their talents to new markets.

Bushmen Business - Part 2

Formerly called Bushmen for their tracking and outdoor survival skills, San communities relocated to South Africa have adapted their talents to new markets.

S Africa police tackle anti-foreigner violence

Politicians are blaming the police in South Africa for not stopping attacks on foreigners. The ruling African National Congress party hit out after at least 42 immigrants were beaten and burned to death. Poor black South Africans accuse the foreigners of keeping them unemployed by taking their jobs. Al Jazeera's Kalay Maistry reports on the latest from Johannesburg.

South African immigrants afraid to return home

Thabo Mbeki, the South African president, has ordered the army to deploy troops to quell violence against foreigners.

This marks the first time for the South African army to combat violence in the streets since the end of apartheid in 1994.

The attacks on immigrants began last week, costing the lives of more than 42 people and 16,000 displaced.

Yvonne Ndege, Al Jazeera's correspondent in South Africa, reports on the violence that is being fuelled by the perception among some poor South Africans, that the immigrants are robbing them of jobs and other scarce resources.

Most of the foreigners have fled from the economic and political turmoil gripping Zimbabwe. Others are from Mozambique, with more than 3,000 of them having already left South Africa.

Fighting continues in Sudan's Abyei region

In the oil rich Abyei region of Sudan, more fierce fighting has killed 22 government soldiers.

It is not known how many rebels died.

The fighting, which flared despite a recent ceasefire, threatens a fragile peace accord supposed to end decades of civil war.

Al Jazeera's Dan Nolan has the latest.

Police bring calm to South African capital

For more than a week, South Africa's poor have unleashed their fury on migrants which has left 24 people dead in recent attacks. South African leaders are now trying to bring the situation under control. Kalay Maistry, Al Jazeera's correspondent in South Africa, say that police are out in force, but thousands of foreign workers who fled their homes in the city's townships after gangs of youths began targeting them, say they're still too terrified to go back.

Heavy fighting renewed in southern Sudan

There has been renewed heavy fighting along the border between north and south Sudan. Dan Nolan, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Sudan, has seen a number of casualties from battle taken place between fighters and government forces in the oil-rich border territory of Abyei.

Sudan captured weapons

Sudan is keeping up its accusations against Chad, insisting its neighbour is intent on toppling the government in Khartoum. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.

[Channel 4 News] Somalia: A step away from famine

Somalia has been without a proper government since 1992. But an upsurge in fighting has helped to trigger a catastrophic food shortage affecting 2.6 million people.

Last week Channel 4 News sent a cameraman to a clinic for malnourished children on the edge of Mogadishu.

Food price rises spark unrest in Cameroon

In west Africa, the rising cost of basic foodstuffs is leading to political and civil unrest as well as threatening millions with hunger.

Perhaps the most serious unrest has occurred in Cameroon - at least 47 people were killed in food prices related violence.

Our correspondent Yvonne Ndege travelled to the capital Yaounde to find out how people are trying to create their own alternatives to deal with the hike in food prices.

Nigerian Pipeline Fire Kills About 100 People

A Red Cross official says a road-grader accidentally tore open a fuel pipeline and sent an inferno raging over houses and a school, setting off a stampede of terrified children and killing about 100 people and injuring 20.

Mugabe prisoner of history

The Nation Newspaper "IT IS EASY to forget that President Robert Mugabe has helped to liberate Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) from the racist regime of Ian Smith, who declared Independence from Britain in 1965.
The Liberation Movement has a proud history in Southern Africa where Mugabe spent ten years in prison for fighting the colonial powers. He is surrounded by other leaders who are deferential to this anti-colonial warrior."

Attack on Sudan's capital

In Sudan, a manhunt is under way to find the leader of the rebel group which attacked the capital on Saturday. Khalil Ibrahim now has a bounty of $250,000 on his head. Fighters from his Justice and Equality Movement, based in Darfur, thousands of kilometres to the west, were stopped by the army in Omdurman, a suburb of Khartoum.

The military says more than 200 people were killed.

Al Jazeera's Amr El Kahky has been given an exclusive look around the city after a curfew was lifted.

As he reports, many residents are still in shock from the fighting.

Keeping watch on Darfur's borders

REPORT: French troops make up the largest share of EUFOR, Europe's peacekeeping mission to the Darfur. Based in the neighbouring Central African Republic, their role is to prevent the conflict from spilling over the border.

Currency crisis in a famished Somalia

Protests against soaring food prices in Somalia have taken a deadly turn.

At least five demonstrators are reported to have been killed when security forces opened fire on crowds in the capital Mogadishu.

Tens of thousands have been on the streets, with many angered by traders who won't accept their cash, amid fears of a flood of counterfeit notes.

All this as the United Nations warns that Somalia is facing famine.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Mogadishu.

Ghost town Mogadishu

Islamic fighters battling the Somali government have promised revenge attacks after a US airstrike killed one of their top commanders. They have also warned foreigners to stay away from the country and say they could now pullout of UN-sponsored peace talks due to start a week from now. Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive pictures from the capital, Mogadishu. Yvonne Ndege reports.