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HOPES FADE IN DESPERATE SEARCH FOR SCORES STILL MISSING IN SOMALIA'S LARGEST TERRORIST BOMBING


Somalia's government has blamed the attack on the al-Shabab extremist group, which has not commented... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

KILLER STORM OPHELIA EXPECTED TO BRING FURTHER DISRUPTION TO UK


Storm Ophelia is expected to cause further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

DAYS AFTER DEVASTATING TRUCK BOMB IN SOMALI CAPITAL, DEATH TOLL STILL CLIMBING


Many analysts argue that Somalia's undeveloped security sector has made it easy for al-Shabab to penetrate the country's largest city with thousands of pounds of explosives... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2128

DOZENS STILL MISSING AS SOMALIA TRUCK BOMBING DEATH TOLL SURPASSES 300


Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab has waged war in Somalia for more than a decade, often targeting high-profile areas of the capital... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1489

MOGADISHU BOMBING: AL-SHABAAB BEHIND DEADLY BLAST, OFFICIALS SAY


Al-Shabaab do not care about civilian deaths, said Rasheed Abdi, an expert in Somalia with the International Crisis Group in Nairobi... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1214

DEATH TOLL RISES TO OVER 300 AFTER DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK IN SOMALIA HISTORY


Saturday's truck bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu, and about 300 others were injured... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 251

SOMALIA SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE KILLED AL-SHABAAB COMMANDER


The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab often carries out deadly bombings in the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 21

DEATH TOLL FROM MOGADISHU TRUCK BOMB RISES TO 276 IN DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK EVER IN SOMALIA'S CAPITAL


The Somali government blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terror group that has fought a long running insurgency against Mogadishu... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 9958

276 KILLED IN DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK IN SOMALIA'S HISTORY


Updated October 16, 2017 7 27 am Somalis gather and search for survivors by destroyed buildings at the scene of a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 135

MOGADISHU TRUCK BOMBINGS ARE DEADLIEST ATTACK IN DECADES


One of the strikes, on July 30, killed Ali Jabal, a Shabab commander who led forces and conducted attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 20008

BIRDWATCH: ON THE TRAIL OF THE ELUSIVE BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER


It never occurred to me that I would have to wait another 43 years before I saw buff-breasted sandpipers again... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 110

MUSICIANS FROM SILK ROAD COUNTRIES PERFORM AT GENEVA TO SHOWCASE INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE[1]


Musicians from Silk Road countries perform at Geneva to showcase intercultural dialogue 1 - Chinadaily.com.cn... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 1772

DEATH TOLL FROM MOGADISHU BLAST HITS 85


This was the deadliest attack in Mogadishu in recent times said Adem... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

WORLD BANK AND IMF, PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS ON SOMALIA


Yet the decisions the IMF and World Bank make - or don't make - about Somalia matter... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 439

SOMALIA TRUCK BOMB DEATH TOLL RISES TO 189


My thoughts are with families of the victims, and the Government and people of Somalia at this difficult time... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

SOMALIA DECLARES THREE DAYS OF MOURNING AFTER BLAST


President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo declared three days of national mourning starting on Sunday, following the attack... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 11183

GAP YEAR GUIDE: HOW TO SEE THE WORLD AND NOT END UP IN DEBT


Europe is the top destination, attracting 48 percent of travellers under 25, with 17 percent going to Australia and New Zealand... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 241

FOUR KILLED AFTER CARGO PLANE CRASHES INTO ATLANTIC OCEAN


Four crew members were killed when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Ivory Coast... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

FOUR DIE AS FRENCH ARMY CHARTER JET CRASHES IN I COAST


The French military base in Abidjan provides logistical support for the operation which is headquartered in Chad's capital, N'Djamena... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 54

MEET THE MAN WORKING WITH ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS TO MAKE TOYS FOR AFRICAN CHILDREN


For the past two years, Mr Smith has been volunteering at the Kempsey Men's Shed, building toys to send to children in Angola, Africa... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 96

AUSTRALIA'S COFFEE INDUSTRY MEETS TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABLITY AS SUPPLY TIPPED TO OUTSTRIP DEMAND


Fittingly, the coffee industry hackathon or think-tank was held in Australia's undisputed coffee capital, Melbourne... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 268

CHINESE MUSEUM ACCUSED OF RACISM OVER PHOTOS PAIRING AFRICANS WITH ANIMALS


A museum in China has removed an exhibit this week that juxtaposed photographs of animals with portraits of black Africans, sparking complaints of racism... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1696

NIGERIAN GOVT DENIES BIAS TOWARDS THE NORTH IN BUHARI'S WORLD BANK REQUEST


Nigerian govt denies bias towards the north in Buhari's World Bank request... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 2

CHINESE FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION TO HOLD JOB FAIR NEXT MONTH FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS


CPAFFC Deputy Director, Huang Xiaowei, made the announcement on October 10, 2017 when a group of 27 African journalists visited the Beijing head office... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

AFRICA CAN ENJOY LEAPFROG DEVELOPMENT


A recent World Development Report on Education found that most sixth grade students in Sub-Saharan Africa are not sufficiently competent in reading or math... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

PCS REVEAL IDEAS THAT WILL FORM BACKBONE OF ELECTION PLATFORM


The Progressive Conservatives have revealed more than 100 policy ideas that will form the backbone of their campaign platform in next year's Ontario election... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 364

EL NINO CONTRIBUTES TO NEW HIGH IN CO2 LEVELS


The amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide CO2 in our world is likely to top 410 parts per million ppm this year... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 569

A CHINESE MUSEUM PAIRED AFRICANS WITH ANIMALS, PROMPTING CHARGES OF RACISM -- AND THEN THERE'S THIS TRANSLATION APP


Africans face considerable racism inside China, and latest incidents underline just how slowly attitudes are changing... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 916

PRINCE HARRY CALLS FOR SOCIETY TO EMBRACE HIV AND AIDS TESTS


We're worlds apart, but like prince harry i had to face up to depression... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 605

NASA SATELLITE SPOTS SEASONAL SPIKES IN CARBON EMISSIONS, INCLUDING IN TROPICS DUE TO EL NINO


Data from a circling NASA satellite show spikes in carbon emissions worldwide, particularly in winter, along with new insights into the rising levels of po... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Africa

8 PEOPLE HAVE SAME WEALTH AS WORLD'S POOREST HALF


Income inequality is so now lopsided that eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 45049

NFL COMMITS SUICIDE BY TRUMP WITH POLITICALLY CORRECT PROTESTS


NFL players can choose to take a knee... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 25007

ALARM AS STUDY REVEALS WORLDS TROPICAL FORESTS ARE HUGE CARBON EMISSION SOURCE


Let's turn tropical forests back into a sink... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 19861

BANANAPOCALYPSE: THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR FRUIT


But in this case, the plants have been modified with genes from a different banana variety... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 15090

TURKEY SETS UP LARGEST OVERSEAS ARMY BASE IN SOMALIA


Turkey has built schools, hospitals and roads in the country and continues to send humanitarian aid to Somalia... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 14111

LITTLE ROCK NINE: THE DAY YOUNG STUDENTS SHATTERED RACIAL SEGREGATION


I can meet some other kids.' Central high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, seemed to have a lot going for it... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 9796

CHINA TRADE SEES DONKEYS KILLED ON MASSIVE SCALE


The demand for donkey products in China is wiping out millions of animals, many of them in Africa... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 8879

PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED UN BOSS 'MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY AIRCRAFT ATTACK'


Among Othman's new findings are In February 1961, the French secretly supplied three Fouga warplanes to the Katanga rebels, against the objections of the US government ... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 4965

EAST AFRICA SEEKS TO CURB SECONDHAND CLOTHES IMPORTS


Behind the American response to the East African ban is a group of 40 used clothing exporters, known as the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 4659

ANGELA MERKEL WIN MEANS THIS FOR THE UNITED STATES


German election Angela Merkel win means this for the United States... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 3938

SCHOOL SLAMMED BY BERNARDI FOR 'DRESS DAY' FUNDRAISER NOW DONATION LEADER


Craigburn Primary School's Principal, Paul Luke, and One Girl CEO Morgan Koegel address the media... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 3700

DR CONGO CHILDREN FIND REFUGE IN ZAMBIA


Out of the 3,360 refugees who have fled into northern Zambia since August 30, at least 60 percent are children, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR ... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 3100

GHANAIAN TRAVELS 4,900 MILES FROM PARIS TO ACCRA BY CAR


Homecoming Midafternoon on Sunday, July 16, Donkoh crossed from Burkina Faso to Paga in Ghana's Upper East region... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 2796

EUROPEAN COMMISSION SEEKS TO RESETTLE 50,000 REFUGEES


We need to open real alternatives to taking perilous irregular journeys, European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told a news conference in Brussels... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 2605

UNDER PRESSURE FROM TRUMP, PRICE RESIGNS AS HEALTH SECRETARY OVER PRIVATE PLANE UPROAR


Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted, the White House said in a statement... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 2582

UNDER PRESSURE FROM TRUMP, PRICE RESIGNS AS HEALTH SECRETARY OVER PRIVATE PLANE UPROAR


Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted, the White House said in a statement... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 2582

FOURTH U.S. SOLDIER IS FOUND DEAD AFTER AMBUSH IN NIGER


'This is the girl for me, Granny,' Sergeant Wright's grandmother, Elaine Trull, remembered him saying... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 2398

SACRIFICE CHILDREN IN THIS AFRICAN COUNTRY


Witch doctors in Uganda Sacrifice children in this African country... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 2336

TRUMP SIGNS ORDER CUTTING REFUGEE QUOTA TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1980


Even under Trump's numbers, the United States permanently resettles more refugees than any other country... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 2322

ALMOST HALF OF ALL ABORTIONS PERFORMED WORLDWIDE ARE UNSAFE, REVEALS WHO


The highest levels of unsafe abortions were in Africa, where only about one in four are safe and as a result abortion deaths are high... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 2208

HOW EUROPE'S FAR RIGHT FELL IN LOVE WITH AUSTRALIA'S IMMIGRATION POLICY


Signatories to the UN refugee convention are, however, obliged to assess the claims of asylum seekers reaching their shores... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2170

SCHOOLED IN SCANDAL WHAT MAKES UKRAINE A HOTBED OF INTRIGUE


He denounced reports of Ukraine providing missiles to North Korea as Russian disinformation aimed at undermining Western support... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 2070

3 WOMEN BLAMED FOR LAKE CHAD SUICIDE BOMBINGS THAT KILLED DOZENS


A Chad police spokesman said three female suicide bombers carried out Saturday's attack... READ MORE

5th December, 2015 1925

TROOPS KILLED IN AMBUSH ON JOINT NIGER-US PATROL


In mid-June, Niger mounted a new military operation in the Tillaberi region to take on the armed groups... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 1889

BIGGEST GEM FOUND IN A CENTURY FINALLY SELLS FOR $53 MILLION


Lucara, known for producing some of the world's biggest and best stones, unearthed the diamond at its Karowe mine in Botswana... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 1812

DENTIST WHO ILLEGALLY KILLED CECIL THE LION BLAMES LOCAL GUIDES FOR THE SCANDAL


Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie Minnesota has been named by Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force as the shooter of Cecil a 13-year-old prized lion... READ MORE

29th July, 2015 1662

NEARLY HALF OF ABORTIONS WORLDWIDE ARE UNSAFE, STUDY SAYS


'Increasing the availability, accessibility and affordability of contraception can reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancies and, therefore, abortions.'... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 1625

BODY OF U.S. SERVICE MEMBER RECOVERED IN NIGER, RAISING AMBUSH DEATH TOLL TO FOUR


Jeremiah Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio and Staff Sgt... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 1573

TWO AMERICAN SISTERS DIED AT A LUXURY INDIAN OCEAN RESORT NOW THEIR FAMILY IS SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS


We are aware of the deaths of two U.S. citizens in the Seychelles last week, the email said... READ MORE

30th September, 2016 1510

GERMANY TO INVESTIGATE 1,000 SKULLS TAKEN FROM AFRICAN COLONIES FOR 'RACIAL RESEARCH'


The skulls - mostly from Rwanda - were shipped to Europe in 1907-08 for 'scientific' research and could be returned after studying origins... READ MORE

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