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Saturday 20 April 2013
When Tiki Gelana won Olympic gold in London last year she was only doing what has become expected of a runner from the small town of Bekoji, some 170 miles south of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Britons living in Somalia have been urged by the Government to leave the African country amid fears of “imminent terrorist attacks”.
Saturday 30 March 2013
Uhuru Kenyatta was confirmed as Kenya’s next president following a ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court. The highly anticipated announcement comes after weeks of uncertainty surrounding the elections on 4 March. Initial tallies had placed Mr Kenyatta with 50.07 per cent of the vote, breaking the necessary 50 per cent mark to avoid a run-off by a hair-thin margin of just 8,000 votes. Raila Odinga, the current Prime Minister and Mr Kenyatta’s main opponent, brought the result to court over allegations of fraud and misconduct.
Friday 29 March 2013
The African conglomerate Lonrho suffered an underlying loss of £3.4m after a year beset by fishing problems and late deliveries of tractors.
Friday 22 March 2013
Bosco Ntaganda, one of central Africa's most notorious warlords, begins his new life in the Netherlands tomorrow after surrendering to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
Monday 18 March 2013
Benjamin Zephaniah’s second novel Refugee Boy has played a powerful role in humanising the plight of the enforced migrant for a generation of young people. Published in 2001 following his encounter with a young Sri Lankan boy who had witnessed the murder of his parents in the country’s brutal civil war, the poet wrote the book hoping to convince his audience that refugees were not just statistics but real, brave, living-breathing people.
Friday 15 March 2013
Civil rights groups have called on Zimbabwean voters to reject a new constitution, accusing the political elite, including President Robert Mugabe and former opposition leaders, of imposing a fraud on the people.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
The new President positioned his campaign against Western neo-colonialism
Monday 11 March 2013
ICC withdraws charges against former head of civil service as fellow accused wins elections
Sunday 10 March 2013
The ballot has not provoked the violence of 2007, but the defeated Prime Minister plans to contest the ballot count
Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidential election by slim margin but faces trial in The Hague for crimes against humanity
Saturday 09 March 2013
Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president, won the presidential election by the slimmest of margins with 50.03 per cent, provisional results showed, just enough to avoid a run-off after a race that has divided the nation along tribal lines.
Saturday 09 March 2013
Local media agree to avoid speculation in bid to avoid repeat of 2007 post-election violence
From Eritrea to Israel to Uganda to Egypt and back to Eritrea: army deserter faces death sentence after deportation debacle
Friday 08 March 2013
Tesfamihret Habtemariam spent six days living in Cairo airport room after being refused asylum in Uganda
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Britain was tonight forced to deny a “suspicious and rather animated involvement” in an emerging row over Kenya’s election results.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Maasai women S.A.F.E works with reject the term "genital mutilation" - and our experience shows how important it is to drive change from communities themselves
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
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Company reveals $542m investment in start-up building 'a rocket ship for the mind"
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters