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Mr Amou Haji .The world’s dirtiest man now says he is lonely and is seeking a life partner. PHOTO | COURTSEY

World’s dirtiest man seeks life partner

By B M J Muriithi The world’s dirtiest man now says he is lonely and is seeking a life partner. Mr Amou Haji told the Tehran Times on Thursday that…

FILE - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Oct. 20, 2013.
FILE - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Oct. 20, 2013.

Kenyan President Vetoes ‘Unconstitutional’ Media Law

Reuters NAIROBI — Kenya’s president vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have imposed fines and restrictions on journalists, saying it was unconstitutional, the first time he has used his…

Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi has been expelled from parliament (Reuters)

Italy: Silvio Berlusconi Ousted From Senate

The Italian senate has voted to expel Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament following his tax fraud conviction. A majority of senators rejected all motions presented by Berlusconi’s supporters to challenge a…

Danladi Abubakar, who allegedly beheaded an 11-month-old girl for rituals.

Nigerian Farmer Beheads Toddler in £77 Money Ritual

beheading an 11-month-old girl as part of a money ritual. A Nigerian farmer is facing the death penalty after allegedly Danladi Abubakar from Fujeregi village, Niger state, is said to…

FILE - A mother quenches her malnourished child's thirst while waiting for food handouts at a health center in drought-stricken remote Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia, also known as the Ogaden.

EU Signs Aid Deal with Ethiopia for Roads, Health

ADDIS ABABA — The European Union signed a development grant with Ethiopia on Monday worth 212.4 million euros ($287.26 million) to help finance road construction and projects targeting maternal health…

FILE - Child soldiers of the Seleka coalition sits on a pickup truck near the Presidential palace in Bangui, March 25, 2013.

France Sending 1,000 Troops to Central African Republic

France is sending about 1,000 extra troops to the Central African Republic to help support African peacekeepers in trying to return order to the country. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le…

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about an agreement reached with Iran on its nuclear program at the White House in Washington, Nov. 23, 2013.

Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama has defended the nuclear deal world powers struck with Iran, calling it the “right thing” for security. Israeli officials and some members of Congress have criticized the…

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Thai Opposition Protesters Continue Occupying State Buildings

Anti-government protesters continued to occupy key state buildings in Bangkok on Tuesday after the government expanded an emergency security law amid fears of unrest. On Monday, opposition-led protesters forced their…

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Egypt’s Brotherhood offers talks to ‘exit’ post-Morsi crisis

Cairo – An Islamist coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood offered on Saturday negotiations to end the deadly tumult since Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow, without explicitly insisting on his…

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Libya deputy intelligence chief abducted

Tripoli - Libya’s deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Nuh was abducted on Sunday in Tripoli, a security official told AFP, as tensions ran high in the capital following deadly violence over the…

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Boeing crashes in Russia, 50 dead

Moscow – A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said. The flight from…

Workers load bodies into a long trench for burial in Tacloban, Philippines, the city hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Authorities wanted to dig a second trench to accommodate more of the dead, but the backhoe had stopped working. (Kevin Frayer / AFP/Getty Images / November 17, 2013)

Philippine city overwhelmed by task of burying typhoon victims

In Tacloban, the Philippine city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan, hundreds of bodies are hastily buried in a long trench. More corpses lie in the streets or still covered by…

UN Security Council Rejects Delay of Kenyatta, Ruto Trials

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council on Friday rejected a resolution that would have delayed the International Criminal Court trials of Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and his deputy, William…

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China to Loosen One-Child Policy

BEIJING — China says that it plans to ease its one-child policy and abolish a controversial system of re-education through labor that often arbitrarily puts activists and those who would challenge…

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UN Security Council Rejects Challenge to ICC Kenya Trial

The U.N. Security Council has rejected a proposal to delay the trials of Kenya’s top leaders by the International Criminal Court. A draft resolution to postpone for 12 months the…

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Remains Persistent, Mysterious Threat

VOANEWS Anne Look November 14, 2013 DAKAR — The United States has formally designated the Nigerian militant sect, Boko Haram, and a splinter group, Ansaru, as foreign terrorist organizations. Boko…

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Xaaladda Xuquuqul Insaanka Soomaaliya oo looga hadlay kulanka Xuquuqul Insaanka Afrika ee ka socda dalka Gambia.

  Waxaa magaalada Banjul ee dalka Gambia ka socda shirka xuquuqul insaanka Afrika, waxaana si xoog leh uga qaybgalaya bushada rayidka Soomaaliyeed iyagoo si weyn uga hadlayay dhibaatada ka jirta…

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Raila seeks US support on Kenya reforms

WASHINGTON, DC Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is seeking US support in the implementation of the new provisions of Kenya’s Constitution. Mr Odinga said he had put the election behind…

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Libyan pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A Libyan charged in the deadly 1998 al-Qaida bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa pleaded not guilty Tuesday to terrorism charges. Abu Anas al-Libi entered the…

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is set to announce the winner of its annual prize for exceptional African leadership on Monday. If you’re thinking of making some smartass joke about the quality of African leadership - well, you might have a point. But that’s just because the Foundation is looking in the wrong direction. By SIMON ALLISON.

Mo Ibrahim President’s prize: with another barren year looming, it might be time for a rethink

  On Monday, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation will announce the recipient (if there is one) of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. It is an oft-misunderstood award. Here’s…

President Uhuru Kenyatta and part of the Kenyan delegation at the AU extraordinary session follow proceedings at the African Union Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Africa’s ICC ultimatum poses dilemma for West

  President Uhuru Kenyatta and part of the Kenyan delegation at the AU extraordinary session follow proceedings at the African Union Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The African Union’s demand…

PHOTO / MICHELE SIBILONI A file picture taken on August 13, 2012 shows soldiers of the United Nations mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) sitting on the top of tanks at a military post in Kibati, some 10 km from Goma.  AFP

Envoy condemns Congo rebel attack on UN helicopter

NEW YORK CITY The UN special envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region on Saturday condemned an attack by Congolese rebels against a peacekeeper helicopter as “unacceptable.” “I learned with deep…

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Qaabkee ururkii Raaskaanbooni 2009 looga saaray Kismaayo?Sidee ayay dib ugu qabsadeen?Qaabkee lagu doortay Axmed Madobe?Aqri (Warbixin)

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Ciidammo ka socda Israa’iil oo kamid noqday Ciidanka Gudaha u galay Westgate

Maalin kadib markii koox hubaysan ay weerar qorshaysan ku qaadeen xarunta Westgate ayaa waxaa arrinta soo faragaliyay ciidamada Israel. Wakaalada wararka ee Reuters ayaa qortay in ciidamada Israel ay haatan…