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Ugandan gorillas under threat but tourist dollars protect

Posted by admin on June 28, 2014

Ugandan gorillas under threat but tourist dollars protect

Powerfully pushing through thick jungle, the mountain gorilla is fearless in the face of strangers on his territory, but the endangered ape is unaware the family group he guards survives by the thinnest of threads

Call for dialogue over Central Africa conflict

Posted by admin on June 28, 2014

Call for dialogue over Central Africa conflict

All sides involved in the deadly conflict in the Central African Republic need to work together if the country is to get over the current gridlock, the president of neighbouring Chad said Friday.

US pledges to join treaty on landmine ban

Posted by admin on June 27, 2014

US pledges to  join treaty on landmine ban

The United States has signalled its intent to eliminate its stockpile of anti-personnel landmines and to eventually join a global treaty banning their use.

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan visits site of blast

Posted by admin on June 27, 2014

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan visits site of blast

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited the site of a deadly bombing in the capital Abuja after cutting short an African Union engagement to meet victims of the attack

UN agency to probe rights violations in Eritrea

Posted by admin on June 27, 2014

UN agency to probe rights violations in Eritrea

The UN’s top human rights body launched an investigation on Friday into widespread abuses in Eritrea, including extrajudicial executions, torture and forced military conscription.

Egypt’s Sisi visits Sudan in anti-terror alliance drive

Posted by admin on June 27, 2014

Egypt’s Sisi visits Sudan in anti-terror alliance drive

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi landed in Islamist neighbour Sudan on Friday for what an analyst said would be an attempt to shore up a regional alliance against Islamic “terrorism.”

Sudanese Christian woman takes refuge in US embassy

Posted by admin on June 27, 2014

Sudanese Christian woman takes refuge in US embassy

A Sudanese Christian woman detained when she tried to travel to the US after her release from death row has been freed and has taken refuge at the US embassy.

Fear grips Nigeria capital as bomb in mall kills 21

Posted by admin on June 26, 2014

Fear grips Nigeria capital as bomb in mall  kills 21

A bombing blamed on Boko Haram in the heart of Nigeria’s capital raised fears today of a worsening Islamist insurgency, with the security forces struggling to prevent attacks in remote villages and near the seat of government.

WHO urges drastic action on Ebola, calls big meeting

Posted by admin on June 26, 2014

WHO urges drastic action on Ebola, calls big meeting

The World Health Organisation warned Thursday that dramatic steps were needed to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, calling an 11-nation meeting to address the crisis.

Over 100,000 seeking shelter in South Sudan

Posted by admin on June 26, 2014

Over 100,000 seeking shelter in South Sudan

The number of civilians seeking shelter in United Nations bases in war-torn South Sudan has reached over 100,000 for the first time in more than six-months of conflict, the UN said Thursday.