Africa

Tripoli hospital horror as patients die untreated

When the 10-year-old boy was shot in the back outside Moamer Kadhafi's compound in the Libyan capital, he could never have imagined the even worse horror that awaited him when he got to hospital. For days he lay unattended, as the hospital had bee...

Bride sees groom eaten by a shark on Seychelles honeymoon

RYAN SABEY and RICHARD WHITE The Sun 17.08.2011
Bride sees groom eaten by a shark on Seychelles honeymoon

A BRITISH bridegroom was killed by a shark off an idyllic honeymoon island yesterday - as the horrified bride he wed 11 days ago looked on.


UN says close to 600 may be dead on migrant ship; Gadhafi may be complicit in flood from Libya

Almost everyone on an overcrowded ship carrying some 600 African migrants to Europe is believed to have died when the vessel broke apart within sight of the Libyan capital, the United Nations said.

Gaddafi's glamorous blonde lawyer daughter joins soldiers on the front line

Colonel Gaddafi has unleashed his latest weapon against Libya's revolutionaries - his glamorous blonde daughter.


250,000 have fled Libya: UN

The Age 10.03.2011
250,000 have fled Libya: UN

More than 250,000 people have now fled Libya into neighbouring countries since the revolt against Moamer Kadhafi started in mid-February, the UN said Thursday.

More Than 140,000 People Flee Libya

Lisa Schlein VOA News 01.03.2011
More Than 140,000 People Flee Libya

The United Nations refugee agency says over the past 10 days, more than 140,000 people have fled to Egypt and Tunisia from Libya. The UNHCR says tens of thousands of people are stuck at the borders and in urgent need of help.


The Day of Rage: Thousands clash with police as protests boil over on streets of Egypt and Lebanon

Thousands of anti-government protesters inspired by the Tunisian revolution clashed with riot police in the centre of Cairo today demanding the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak. Police responded with water cannon and attacked crowds with baton...

Egyptian, Algerian, Mauritanian set selves alight

HAMZA HENDAWI Yahoo! News 18.01.2011
Egyptian, Algerian, Mauritanian set selves alight

Protesters set themselves on fire in Egypt, Mauritania and Algeria on Monday in apparent copycat self-immolation attempts inspired by the act that helped trigger a popular uprising in Tunisia.


Jobless youths in Tunisia riot using Facebook

ELAINE GANLEY and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA Yahoo! News 14.01.2011
Jobless youths in Tunisia riot using Facebook

In the cruise ship brochures, Tunisia is a land of endless sandy beaches, warm Mediterranean waters, ancient ruins and welcoming bazaars. But behind the postcard-perfect facade, legions of jobless youths who see no future are seething under the ir...

A fire caused by a lightning strike killed seven people -- including a 4-year-old child -- at a nursery school Christmas party in South Africa, a government minister said Saturday.


1,000 Kenyan Teachers Fired for Sexually Abusing Young Girls

More than 1,000 teachers have been fired for sexually abusing girls over the last two years, according to a new report from the Kenyan government. Last year, 600 teachers were dismissed over allegations of sexual abuse, and 500 more have been let ...

Rwandan Rebels Raped at Least 150 Women in Congo, Humanitarian Officials Say

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — A mob of Rwandan rebels gang-raped at least 150 women last month during a weekend raid on a community of villages in eastern Congo, United Nations and other humanitarian officials said Sunday.


Southern Sudan unveils plans for animal-shaped cities

The authorities in southern Sudan have unveiled a $10bn (£6.4bn) plan to rebuild the region's cities in the shapes of animals and fruit.

South African lesbians find refuge in football

On the dusty field where Tshidiso Mofokeng's football team plays, she tries to forget how she was violently beaten the week before for being a lesbian in South Africa's townships.


Prince William plays the vuvuzela

Gordon Rayner Telegraph 17.06.2010
Prince William plays the vuvuzela

The vuvuzela was given a Royal seal of approval today when Prince William tried his hand at playing one of the plastic horns at a football stadium in Botswana.

Cairo bomb blast kills French girl, 17

Anil Dawar and Jack Shenker The Guardian 23.02.2009
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At least one tourist was killed and 21 people injured when a bomb exploded in a crowded Cairo marketplace yesterday, Egyptian police said. The explosion happened in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, which is popular with tourists, in the centre of the c...


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Madagascar's defence minister has quit after police shot dead at least 28 opposition protesters at the weekend.

Ethiopian Army Begins Leaving Mogadishu

MOHAMED IBRAHIM and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN The New York Times  03.01.2009
Ethiopian Army Begins Leaving Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Ethiopian Army trucks, packed with soldiers, tents, mattresses and other gear, began Friday to pull out of Mogadishu, Somalia’s battle-zone of a capital, in the first signs of the expected Ethiopian withdrawal.


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Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, has warned George Bush to stay out of his country's political affairs, labelling the outgoing US president a "dying horse".

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African Union leaders are meeting over the crisis in Guinea, where mutinous troops said they had seized power after the death of President Lansana Conte.



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