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Deadly blast targets police near Kenya-Somalia border

At least four children and four policemen have been killed in a roadside explosion in southeastern Kenya, near the border with Somalia, according to police. Noah Mwivanda, a senior police officer in Lamu County, said Tuesday’s blast happened between Mararani and Kiunga towns. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The deadly incident bore the […]

Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak

The government of Zimbabwe is trying to contain an outbreak of bird flu that has killed thousands of chickens. It is the latest threat to a poultry industry that was already under pressure. The H5N8 strain has been detected in several countries in Europe, Asia and Africa in the past two years. Al Jazeera’s Haru […]

South Africa government blamed as millions live in shacks

South Africa is one of the largest industrial economies in Africa, but up to 10 million people live in shacks in informal settlements.   Some residents say been waiting decades for government housing programmes to help them.   Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Johannesburg, South Africa. The post South Africa government blamed as millions […]

Dozens feared dead after abandoned in Niger desert

Dozens of people are feared dead after human traffickers abandoned them in Niger’s northern desert without food or water, a senior local official said on Monday. Fatoumi Boudou, the prefect of Niger’s northern region of Bilma, told the AFP news agency that authorities on Sunday rescued 24 people who were part of a group of “70 […]

Johan Gustafsson: Swede held by al-Qaeda in Mali freed

A Swede who had been held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed, the Swedish government has announced. Johan Gustafsson returned home and was reunited with his family, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told reporters late on Monday as she showed a picture of the ex-captive surrounded by his relatives. RELATED: Dutch hostage rescued […]

Boko Haram attacks blamed for deaths in Nigeria, Chad

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have struck the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least nine civilians, as the same armed group was also blamed for the death of eight soldiers in fierce fighting in neighbouring Chad.  The multiple attacks Maiduguri also left 13 wounded, police told the Reuters news agency on Monday, the latest […]

South Africa trial due to start over alleged racist attack

In South Africa, a trial is due to start for two white men who allegedly forced a black man into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol on him. A video of the incident went viral, prompting widespread outrage as well as protests against racism. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Johannesburg. The post South […]

The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

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Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws. The government says it has shut down some illegal miners, but it does not have enough resources to monitor the entire country. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida […]

Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR?

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