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Mt. Elgon residents for evacuation

The Mt. Elgon area has been put on hight alert as the government toys with the idea of forcefully evacuating everyone living on the slopes of the mountain. The move is likely to be taken because of emerging cracks on the mountain that experts fear pose grave danger to the lives of the villagers.

Man Kills Family in Meru

Police in Chuka are investigating a bizarre incident in which the bodies of a man, his wife and two year old son were found in their home in Chuka, Meru County. Witnesses say that the man could have killed his wife and two year old son before killing himself following an argument. The real cause of the deaths has not yet been established.

'Road of death' links Benghazi to Tripoli

Despite the air strikes, forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have made gains and continued to fight on. The city of Zintan was hit heavily by Gaddafi's forces and although still reportedly free, has been surrounded. Government soldiers also surrounded Misurata, a key rebel stronghold in western Libya. There was also fierce fighting further east in Ajdabiya. Rebel fighters were seen retreating in the face of an attack by Gaddafi forces. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley sent this report.

The Ouko mystery and fear;Residents of Koru too afraid to talk

Morocco: The Youth Rise Up

An inside look at Morocco's youth-led revolt, where a group of activists, formed on Facebook, organize nationwide protests demanding democracy. Related articles Thousands protest in Morocco ( Moroccan cities see new political protests (

Maasai women's quest for an education

Kenya's Maasai women are some of the most marginalised in the country, with limited access to education. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from the southern town of Kajiado, where a women's group is striving to change this.

Nigerian drugs trafficker cornered

Police are holding a Nigerian national for suspected drug trafficking. The suspect, was arrested by the police Anti-Narcotics unit at the Entebbe International Airport.

Cote d'Iviore crisis

The United States has promised more than $12mn in aid for refugees fleeing growing violence in Cote d'Ivoire. Opposition fighters have reportedly seized the town of Tou-lep-leu, previously held by troops backing Gbagbo. It is said to be the third town that the rebels have taken. Fighting between supporters of Gbagbo and those of his rival Alassane Ouattara is now the worst since the 2002 civil war.

Congo: Inside Kimua, village of fear

On the surface, Kimua, a village in the Walikale district of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, seems peaceful. But since the FDLR Hutu militia fled Rwanda in 1994 after taking part in the genocide there, they have subjected the people Kimua to vicious attacks. Photojournalist Susan Schulman finds a village living in fear as the FDLR live among the local population, an occupying force with no intention of returning home

Congo gold mystery

Zimbabwe arrests activists

Munyaradzi Gwisai is a former opposition member of Zimbabwe's parliament and the man who convened a meeting last Saturday in Harare to discuss the uprisings in North Africa. Gwisai and 45 others were arrested, allegedly tortured and they now face a charge of treason that carries the death penalty. It seems that the uprisings in North Africa have also stirred opposition movements further south. And Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is another longtime leader whose rule has been marked by repression. And now activists meeting to discuss the recent unrest have been rounded up. Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

Black Africans in Libya live in fear

While many have hailed the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi's rule in Libya as symptomatic of a nationalistic desire for freedom and equality, there is a dark side to this revolution. Many African migrant workers report that they have been attacked by anti-government protesters, after having been mistaken for mercenaries hired by Gaddafi. They say that their businesses have been attacked, and residents of Benghazi, an opposition stronghold say they are too afraid to even venture out of their houses. Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Benghazi, in eastern Libya.

Egypt: Refugees swamp borders in fleeing Libyan unrest

Egypt: Refugees swamp borders in fleeing Libyan unrest. Tunisian border officials are struggling to process crowds of Libyans and foreign migrant workers who are desperate to escape the unrest in Libya. Soldiers fired into the air on Tuesday in an effort to disperse a wave of would-be entrants.

Nigerian doctors still on strike

At least 1,000 doctors have entered their fourth week of strikes in Nigeria. Patients are being left untreated while the doctors in Lagos State hospitals, the country's busiest, demand a pay hike. Yvonne Ndege has more.