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Monthly Archives: August, 2017

Uganda at the edge as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war. The conflict in South Sudan...

Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro may halt operation after Libya threat

Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya's coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international...

How €2M made Barcelona lose Marco Asensio to Real Madrid

In the 89th minute of the Spanish Super Cup final first leg last Sunday night, Barcelona trailed 2-1. They pushed for an equaliser when their forward Luis Suarez coughed up possession outside Real Madrid's box. Real Madrid swept up field. The...

4 ways to rock your natural hair

TWAsIt is a common misconception that TWAs (Teeny Weeny Afros) are boring.  Just because your natural hair is a short and cute TWA does not mean you are confined to one boring style while waiting for your hair to...

Mugabe says no prosecution if you killed white farmers

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe has stirred a new controversy when he told crowds at yesterday's Heroes' Day celebration in the capital, Harare, that people who had killed white farmers during the country's land reform programme should not face prosecution: Yes, we...

Kenyan electoral official travels to US after airport delay

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) say an electoral official Roselyn Akombe, among those who oversaw Kenya's disputed presidential election, has now been cleared to travel to the U.S after initial hitches. Her denied clearance had been denied when she failed...

Zambia drops treason charges against opposition leader

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was freed by a judge on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped treason charges against him. "The DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) has decided to terminate these proceedings by virtue of her constitutional powers. Therefore,...

Suicide bombers kill dozens in Konduga, Borno, Nigeria

Three female suicide bombers have carried out an attack that has killed at least 27 people in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Dozens were injured when the women blew themselves up outside a refugee camp in Konduga near Maiduguri in Borno...

Urgent plea for help as death toll rises in Sierra Leone mudslide

Sierra Leone needs "urgent support" for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country's president says. Ernest Bai Koroma said entire communities had been wiped out and that the "devastation was overwhelming us". Nearly 400...

Kenyans shun Odinga’s call for strike, return to work

Kenyans largely ignored an opposition call to go on strike on Monday, re-opening shops and returning to work as they shrugged off demands for demonstrations against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election and against the killing of protesters. Cars, buses and motorcycles...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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