Government and rebel leaders in South Sudan have signed a ceasefire – the first step towards peace in the country after five weeks of violence in which more than 1,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes.
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Saturday 04 February 2012
An exceptional harvest after good rains and food deliveries by aid agencies have ended famine in Somalia for now but food stocks could run out again in May, the United Nations said yesterday.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Ethiopia is forcing tens of thousands of people off their land so it can lease it to foreign investors, leaving former landowners destitute and in some cases starving, Human Rights Watch has said.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Kenenisa Bekele arrived in Edinburgh on Friday insisting he was not afraid of Mo Farah as he looked ahead to the defence of his Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m crowns against the dominant new British force of global distance running. By the end of the feature race in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country meeting yesterday, the man Farah calls "the Usain Bolt of distance running" was reduced to the role of an also-ran, trailing home 11th in the shadow of Arthur's Seat.
Friday 06 January 2012
The headline in the Daily Nation spelt it out in black and white on Monday morning. "Kenyans beware: Tiru's back," it trumpeted. Sadly, "Tiru" – Tirunesh Dibaba – has never received the global recognition she deserves as a sporting phenomenon of the 21st century.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
Call for international action on appeal as court convicts journalists of supporting terrorism
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Two Swedish journalists have been jailed for 11 years after illegally entering Ethiopia with a Somali rebel group.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
They journeyed from the East to pay homage to the boy king bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But they would struggle to complete the feat today. Times for wise men have never been tougher. Gold prices are soaring on commodity markets, myrrh crops have been hit by drought – and now frankincense could soon be no more.
Thursday 15 December 2011
In a rare dispatch from the badlands of Southern Somalia, Daniel Howden sees how Kenya's war has made things worse
Monday 05 September 2011
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Sunday 04 September 2011
Mo Farah today struck gold in the 5,000 metres at the World Championships in Daegu, seven days after being pipped to victory in the 10,000m.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
In the six years since their second album, Held On The Tips Of Fingers, was nominated for the Mercury Prize, Polar Bear have become an institution on the UK jazz scene, without sacrificing one shred of the inquisitive spirit that brought them to widespread attention.
Sunday 28 August 2011
The considerable assets of Kenenisa Bekele have been in deep freeze since 9 January last year. At a snowbound Holyrood Park that Saturday afternoon the all-conquering Ethiopian king of distance running was reduced to a mere also-ran, finishing a shivering fourth in the 9km feature race in the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country meeting. It was only his second defeat in a cross-country race in eight years.
Friday 26 August 2011
It's business as usual, but with diminishing returns, on I'm With You – the result, perhaps, of sticking with the producer Rick Rubin for six albums.
Sunday 31 July 2011
Today this paper renews its appeal to our readers to save lives in the Horn of Africa. Specifically, we are asking you to consider donating a day's pay to the relief effort if you can afford it. It is asking a great deal in these straitened times but the scale of the tragedy in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, where lives are being lost every day, demands a commensurate response.
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