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Africa

Congo train crash: Over 60 killed, 80 injured
At least 63 people were killed and 80 seriously injured when a train exceeding the speed limit derailed going round a bend in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, a local minister said.

23.04.2014 18:46

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140
A total of 142 deaths have now been recorded from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Researchers believe that a new strain of the virus is responsible for the epidemic in West Africa.

23.04.2014 18:31

Death of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter: Association between race, poverty, and social exclusion in the US
The recent death, at 76, of former US middleweight boxing contender, Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, reminded the world of the courageous and tenacious struggle this black man waged to overturn his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for murder in 1966.

23.04.2014 14:02

UN: South Sudan rebels killed hundreds in ethnic cleansing of captured oil city
Hundreds of civilians were killed in a mosque and a hospital while hiding from a rebel onslaught on the city of Bentiu, says the UN.

21.04.2014 14:18

UN: South Sudan has one month left before worst starvation in recent African history
South Sudan – the world’s youngest country, will face one of the most devastating famines to date in a matter of weeks, if radical action to alleviate widespread hunger isn’t taken before the planting season, UN agencies have been saying in April reports.

20.04.2014 08:50

UN base in South Sudan attacked by ‘peaceful’ mob, dozens dead
Gunmen posing as peaceful protesters forced their way inside the base of the UN mission in Bor, where some 5,000 civilians are seeking protection in the four-month-long conflict, and opened fire, reportedly killing dozens.

18.04.2014 08:16

More international involvement in CAR won’t stop bloodshed
Fresh forces, particularly EU and UN troops, are to be sent to stop the ongoing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, although the problems they are being sent to solve are too deep-rooted to hope for any significant improvements.

17.04.2014 13:50

71 people killed, 124 wounded in Nigeria bus station blasts - police
Seventy-one people have been killed and a further 124 injured in two blasts that tore through a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, police officials said.

14.04.2014 11:57

Treetop asylum: Refugee vows to ‘stay up’ against the Berlin ‘colonial’ system
A Sudanese asylum seeker has moved to the treetops in central Berlin after local authorities evicted her refugee camp. Police forbid residents bringing her food or water, but Napuli Langa vows to stay aloft till death in a fight for her dignity.

11.04.2014 21:14

Real Rwandan genocide & brainwashing of the Western mind
Every year in the first week of April Western media venues are flooded with stories that begin with statements about the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, “where at least 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus died at the hands of Hutu extremists.”

11.04.2014 08:05

'Most challenging' deadly disease outbreak: WHO speaks out on Ebola dangers
West Africa is seeing the “most challenging” outbreak of Ebola virus since the disease was discovered 40 years ago. It comes as the death toll reaches over 100, the World Health Organization reported.

09.04.2014 08:36

France pulls out of Rwandan genocide commemoration after complicity accusations
France has pulled out of the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda following accusations by President Paul Kagame, who said France played ‘a direct role’ in one of the bloodiest events of 20th century.

06.04.2014 10:51

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