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Showing posts from July, 2010

Kenyan torture victims win in court

Kenya's constitutional court has ordered the government to pay torture survivors nearly $500,000 in what human rights campaigners consider a land-mark ruling. During the reign of Daniel Arap Moi, the president during the 1980s, secret police kept at least 21 people in a torture chamber for weeks. Human rights defenders believe the ruling opens the door for more claims against the government. Andrew Simmons reports from Nairobi. Related articles by Zemanta Kenya torture victims compensated (

Training Somali recruits in Uganda - Reporter

EU military instructors are training Somali recruits here in Uganda, because it is too dangerous to do so in Somalia, which is in the grip of instability and chaos. The EU backs the official Transitional Federal Government as they fight rebels and radical Islamists....

South Africa's poor World Cup

The glamour and expense of the World Cup tournament makes a stark contrast to the living conditions of millions of South Africa's poor. But it has inspired one group of children - who make their living from a rubbish dump near Johannesburg. Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

Ghana: Africa's World Cup 'heroes'

Ghana is the third African football team to have ever reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup, which is being hosted by South Africa this year. Although the team was knocked out of the tournament by Uruguay after free-kicks, it has earned respect from football fans across the world for making it so far. Al Jazeera's Louise Potter reports from Johannesburg, South Africa on celebrations for a team many have called "Africa's heroes".

Televangelists exploit Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic

A growing and unregulated evangelical movement is preaching unconventional ideas about how to get rid of the disease. Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports from Nairobi on how some of the most vulnerable in Kenya are being promised miracle cures - for a price.