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Africa

UK pensioner convicted of raping children in Kenya

Yesterday at 21:29 PM, via News24

A 72-year-old British man was convicted of raping two children in Kenya after a trial in Britain in which one of his victims gave evidence from Africa via video-link, prosecutors have said.

Woman killed in ‘attack’ on Darfur camp: Amnesty

Yesterday at 20:30 PM, via News24

A young woman was killed in an “attack” by Sudan’s counter-insurgency unit on a Darfur camp for displaced people, Amnesty International has said, but authorities said she was shot in a clash.

Church attack victims laid to rest in central Nigeria

Yesterday at 20:30 PM, via News24

Two Nigerian priests and 17 worshippers have been buried, nearly a month after an attack on their church, as Catholics took to the streets calling for an end to a spiral of violence.

Egypt ramps up home demolitions in Sinai campaign: HRW

Yesterday at 19:19 PM, via News24

Egypt’s army has drastically stepped up its demolitions of homes, businesses and farms in the Sinai since launching a widespread campaign against militants in February, Human Rights Watch has said.

Three dead in anti-terror operation in Burkina capital

Yesterday at 17:57 PM, via News24

Three suspected jihadists were killed and one was captured in a pre-dawn raid by security forces on a house in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry has said.

Africa:How Will African Teams Perform At Next Month’s FIFA Soccer World Cup?

Yesterday at 17:36 PM, via allAfrica

[Namibia Economist] Jemma Brie -Five African teams have qualified for the World Cup this year, and with the tournament fast approaching, everyone is asking whether this will be the year that an African team fulfills the continent’s dream of World Cup success. Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia are the teams leading the charge, and each one will be hoping to become the most successful...

Africa:The Blue Samurai Will Be Mere Participants

Yesterday at 17:33 PM, via allAfrica

[Monitor] Japan recently appointed Akira Nishino to replace Vahid Halilhodzic as coach, and the new man in charge wisely prioritised bringing exiled stars such as Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagwa and Shinji Okazaki back into the fold. The reintroduction of that experience and quality alone boosts Japan’s chances in Russia by about 200 per cent, but that doesn’t say much for their prospects.

Zimbabwe to rejoin Commonwealth

Yesterday at 16:37 PM, via Mail & Guardian Online

​On Monday, the Commonwealth announced that Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the group after being independent for 15 years

PICS: DRC announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

Yesterday at 16:35 PM, via News24

Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry has announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million.

UN envoy: Ending corruption and trafficking key in Libya

Yesterday at 16:32 PM, via News24

The UN envoy for Libya warns that the oil-rich country’s “perverse economic model” based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods “must be shattered” to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year.

20 killed in DRC violence, including wildlife park

Yesterday at 15:02 PM, via News24

Twenty people have been killed in a flareup of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including a fresh attack in the renowned Virunga National Park, officials say.

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