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Showing posts from January, 2013

Malian women recount abuse under al-Qaeda linked group

French and Malian forces secure Timbuktu

French and Malian troops claim to have restored government control over Timbuktu

Thousands of crocodiles in S Africa escape

A massive operation to round up thousands of escaped crocodiles is under way in South Africa. Up to 15.000 of the animals got out of a reptile farm during a flood this week.

Deadly protests mark Egypt anniversary

Zuma: RSA 'cannot grow' while linked to Europe and US

Jacob Zuma, South African president, has said his country's colonial past has made it harder for him to combat the economic dowturn. 

Uneasy calm returns to Kisumu after riots

Pockets of riots on Sunday rocked Kisumu County following disputed results of the just concluded ODM nominations. 

Central African Republic child soldiers face death threats

In the Central African Republic, 66 former child soldiers face the threat of death even though they are in the care of the United Nations' children's agency.

Walmart to purchase farm in South Africa

A court in South Africa has approved the acquisition of a local retailer by the US giant Walmart.  The move has been criticised by trade unions and politicians.

Kenya dissolves parliament to pave way for elections

The Kenyan parliament finishes its five-year term this week paving the way for the next general elections slated for March 4. The upcoming vote is expected to usher in a new parliament, as well, as a new form of governance.

Nigeria's Maiduguri struggles amid violence

It was once a thriving city - a centre of learning and commerce on the old Trans-Sahara trade route. But Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in modern-day Nigeria, is now struggling.

Kenya to hold general elections in March

Inside Story - Nigeria: On the brink of a food crisis?

Aid agencies warn of Nigeria food crisis

A ticket to college for S African teens

Youths Protest As Gunmen Kill One in Jos

Residents of Kuru in Jos South local government area of Plateau state, North Central Nigeria went to the streets in protest of an attack on their community, which resulted in the death of one person and the injury of another by unknown gunmen.

Raw: Dozens Killed in Ivory Coast Stampede

At least 61 people were killed when New Year's celebrations turned into a panicked stampede early Tuesday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Extra peacekeeping troops arrive in Central African Republic

4 year old raped and killed in Mombasa