Refugee death minister quits

BELGIUM'S government was in crisis yesterday after the interior minister tendered his resignation in response to a wave of public protests about a young Nigerian immigrant who died when police tried to forcibly deport her.

Belgian outcry over refugee death on plane

AN INQUIRY has been launched into the death of a young west African refugee who was allegedly handcuffed and in leg irons when a cushion was used to silence her screams as 11 Belgian police attempted to deport her.

From the miracle of the Princess of Wales there flows a true wonder

"HAVE you seen those new Camilla stamps?" said the man at the bar the other night.

Football: Jamaica fall at final hurdle in Gold Cup

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TV Review: Innocents Lost

The children of Guatemala turn to glue as a matter of course to deaden the hunger and the blackness which assaults them every day ... then the local police `tidy' the streets, and respectable folk turn their backs when four policemen descend upon a child in public and kick him to death.

Congo move on massacre inquiry

Facing a United Nations ultimatum to co-operate with a massacre investigation team, a Congo-Zaire official insisted that the mission already had full access to the country.

West Africa: everything under the sun, oh yes, and the voodoo

Ghana has much to offer, but if it's pygmies, lions, volcanoes or voodoo festivals you're after, then you should head for Togo, Benin or Cameroon.

Domecq buys sandwich chain

Allied Domecq yesterday announced plans to expand further its fast food business in the US by paying $50m (pounds 30m) in cash for Togo's, a chain of 200 franchised sandwich shops in California with an annual turnover $120m.

A woman's place is in the House

Whoever wins the election in France, the number of female MPs is expected at least to double, writes John Lichfield

The sex war in black and white

As the US army is shaken by charges - and shock denials - of sexual assault John Carlin asks: can men and women soldiers ever really fight side by side?

Sexual abuse scandal hits US Army

Questions are now being asked about the basic wisdom of mixing the sexes in the military

SLAVES OF THE FETISH

For centuries, girls as young as two have been given to priests in Ghana for life in payment for the crimes of their ancestors. Although some powerful men support the practice, opposition to it is growing

United States grants asylum to a woman from Togo

The United States has granted asylum to a woman from Togo who said she fled her country for fear of being subjected to genital mutilation. The ruling, by the Board of Immigration Appeals, in favour of 19-year-old Fauziya Kazinga, sets an important precedent.

Obituary: Uno Chiyo

The novelist and kimono designer Uno Chiyo was an enchantingly vivacious old lady who occasionally appeared on Japanese television wearing unusually classic kimono, old-fashioned hairstyles and thick pebble glasses. It was easy to see what a beauty she must have been in her youth, and to understand why so many men - most of them quite unworthy of her - fell under her spell.

Female mutilation case tests US courts

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