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Former Malawian president Joyce Banda. (Pic: Reuters)
African women who aimed to be presidents – and how they fared
April 14, 2015 Posted by :
It is no longer big news around the continent when a woman vies for president, although Africans rarely give them their votes: female candidates rarely get more than ...
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A file screengrab taken on May 12 2014, from a video of Boko Haram obtained by AFP, shows girls wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. (Pic: AFP)
Nigeria marks first anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings
April 14, 2015 Posted by :
Nigeria on Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 219 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok, as part of a series of events ...
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An aerial view shows an extension of the Ifo camp, one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab. (Pic: Reuters)
Kenya demands UN remove Somali refugee camp after Garissa attack
April 13, 2015 Posted by :
Kenya has given the United Nations three months to remove a camp housing more than half a million Somali refugees, as part of a get-tough response to ...
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (L) and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma deliver a speech before the signing of various memorandum of understanding between the two countries at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on April 8 2015. (Pic: AFP)
Mugabe lambasts West on visit to South Africa
April 9, 2015 Posted by :
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched a wide-ranging attack on Western colonisation in Africa and recent intervention in the Arab world, as he made his first ...
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People hold roses and wooden crosses at freedom corner in Uhuru Park during a candlelight vigil in Nairobi on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed on April 2 by Somalia's al-Shabab Islamists. (Pic: AFP)
#147notjustanumber: Humanising the victims of Kenya’s Garissa attack
April 8, 2015 Posted by :
Determined that the students killed in the terror attacks in Garissa not be reduced to a number, a Kenyan social media campaign has set out to tell ...
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