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2 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Strife-weary C.Africans nostalgic for bloody 'emperor'

In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic, many citizens have begun to long for the "good old days" of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality yet worked economic wonders in their eyes.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

6 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Samia Nkrumah calls for a ban on GM foods

Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, Chairperson, Convention Peoples Party , has expressed reservation over attempts to introduce Genetically Modified Foods into the country.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Travel, World News, Ghana Travel, Ghana, Africa Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different

Kenyan security officers rounded up people Friday as part of a crackdown that has swept up thousands of undocumented refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent in recent weeks.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya,

Daily Times

At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

JUBA: The United Nations said on Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, South Sudan,

CBS 47

Nearly 60 killed in mob attack on UN base in South Sudan

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 9:30 AM on 4/24, issued at 9:30 AM Brunswick, GA First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:03 PM on 4/23, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. official says 58 people were killed in an attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan and about 100 were injured.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan, Brunswick, GA

Andover Advertiser

Family mourn Syria death teenager

The family of a British teenager who has been killed in Syria had no idea he had travelled to the war-torn country, his father has said.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Libya


Mengestu offers different take on immigrant tale in novel 'All Our Names'

Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu says he wanted his new novel "All Our Names" to break from the traditional immigrant tale.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, New York

The Baltimore Sun

Death toll from Guinea Ebola outbreak rises to 122

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has risen to 122, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure of 108.


Related Topix: Guinea, World News, Health

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya

A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.


Related Topix: World News, Tunisia, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

WTOP-FM Washington

Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.


Related Topix: Algeria, World News, Abdelaziz Bouteflika


Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens,

ABC News

French Military Frees 5 Aid Workers in N Mali

French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.


Related Topix: Mali, World News, Terrorism

ABC News

Thugs With Machetes Attack Nigerian Party Congress

Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna.


Related Topix: Nigeria,

National Public Radio

US Sanctions Government Official In Zimbabwe

The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.


Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News, Robert Mugabe

ABC News

Ex-Senegalese President's Son to Face Graft Trial

An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.


Related Topix: Senegal, World News, Abdoulaye Wade

ABC News

Kenya Sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu Amid Crackdown

The deportations are part of a massive security operation being carried out by Kenyan police in Somali neighborhoods of Nairobi.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News,

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan, Famine, Natural Disasters, Sudan

Wed Apr 16, 2014

20 more killed in villages as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria with 4 attacks in 3 days

A nurse walks past coffins outside a morgue at Asokoro hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Explosion

Westland Observer

10 worst ferry disasters worldwide

Storms and overcrowding are often blamed for ferry disasters. Following are 10 ferry disasters that had some of the highest numbers of casualties worldwide: 1987: Dona Paz ferry collided Dec. 20 in Philippines with oil tanker Vector; resulting fire and sinking killed 4,341 in the world's worst peacetime maritime disaster.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Tanzania, World News


Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, South Sudan