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Africa

Ronaldo snubs UEFA chief at World Club Cup final presentation
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Michel Platini the cold shoulder as he snubbed the UEFA President at the World Club Cup presentation. Real Madrid had slammed the Frenchman for comments in November when he said the World Player of the Year should go to a German.

21.12.2014 12:21

Million mummy mystery: Egyptian cemetery with 1mn bodies stumps scientists
An ancient cemetery in Egypt contains 1 million bodies, according to a team of archeologists who discovered the burial ground. What the site represents remains a mystery, as the scientists are still puzzled about where exactly all the people came from.

17.12.2014 07:37

Ebola stymies Xmas: Sierra Leone bans festive celebrations
Sierra Leone has banned any public celebrations of Christmas and the New Year over the spread of the Ebola virus that has affected thousands of the population. The military will strictly monitor the ban.

12.12.2014 17:43

Namibia segregated: Old Nazi ideology persists
There is hardly any place in Africa, where divisions between the races and classes would be so grotesquely overstated, as in Namibia.

11.12.2014 14:44

Internet should be a 'human right' – Web’s inventor
Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist credited with inventing the worldwide web has said that the internet should be seen as a basic human right, as a report showed that billions of people still have no internet access.

11.12.2014 16:22

‘Band Aid 30’ Christmas song ‘cringeworthy’ – Ebola survivor
A British nurse who survived Ebola said the lyrics of the Band Aid 30 single to raise money for anti-Ebola charities are embarrassing and ignorant.

09.12.2014 09:24

US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president
The bloody conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Libya are the result of the interference by the US, which wants to gain control over the rich natural resources of those countries, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told RT.

07.12.2014 16:56

Obama says Ebola fight not over, requests $6bn to combat virus
President Barack Obama praised efforts to combat Ebola in the United States and West Africa, but said the world cannot defeat the deadly virus without more action. He called on Congress to authorize an additional $6.18 billion to battle the disease.

03.12.2014 00:06

Poor teens in Baltimore face worse conditions than those in Nigeria - study
A global study of adolescents from low-income neighborhoods revealed that teenagers from Baltimore, a city located just 40 miles from the US capital, are faring worse than their counterparts in Nigeria.

02.12.2014 07:14

African king who rules his people by Skype has ‘four crowns stolen’
A king of an African tribe, who rules his people via Skype, e-mail and phone from Germany, has been the victim of burglary. The thieves reportedly managed to steal four crowns.

29.11.2014 09:54

At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide bombing
Suicide bombers followed up by gunmen have killed at least 120 people and wounded 270 others in a mosque, which was the place of worship of Nigeria's top anti-Boko Haram cleric.

28.11.2014 20:38

5.7k dead, 16k infected: Ebola toll rises in W. Africa amid 'stable' situation
The Ebola death toll is up to 5,689 out of nearly 16,000 cases reported in eight countries by November 23, the World Health Organization said in its latest update.

27.11.2014 13:54