[VOA]Nairobi -At least 15 people have been killed, including four foreigners, in a suicide and gun attack by Somali militant group al-Shabab on a U.N. compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Witnesses say security guards and gunmen exchanged fire for hours before government fighters regained full control of the compound after the attack.
[IRIN]Bangui -A security crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) - which began on 10 December 2012, when the rebel Seleka Alliance attacked the capital, Bangui, and continued after Seleka ousted former President François Bozizé on 24 March - is ratcheting up food prices, causing unemployment and salary payment delays, and throwing the banking system int […]
[Survival International]Dozens of Botswana Bushmen threatened with eviction, reportedly because they live in an area proposed as a 'wildlife corridor', have won a significant court victory in their struggle to stay on their land.
[VOA]London -Piracy in West Africa now affects more ships and seafarers than piracy coming from Somalia, according to a new report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), however, Somali pirates tend to mete out harsher treatment to their hostages. The report focuses on the human impact of piracy.
[AlertNet]London -"The best thing was to just come out and be authentic - even if it means the world is going to kill you, but at least you die an authentic person," says Muhsin Hendricks, one of the world's few openly gay imams.
[The Star]On a side street in Nairobi's bustling neighbourhood of Shauri Moyo, Faisal Ngila shouts to street vendors, motorbike taxi drivers and pedestrians. "Do you know taxes are increasing in Kenya?" he asks, handing out flyers urging Kenyans to say "no to Unga (maize flour) tax" by dialling a phone number that will register their […]
[allAfrica]Leaders of developing nations take note: a new study shows that rotavirus vaccines will have a powerful public health impact in your country. This pivotal study, just released in the British Medical Journal, shows that children who were vaccinated against rotavirus were 70 percent less likely to be hospitalized for rotavirus di