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Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay Hyenas howl and feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar -- one of Islam's holiest cities .
22 августа 2014
©Reuters/Noor Khamis Kenya's foreign-funded anti-terror police killing suspects: HRW Kenya's internationally funded anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of "enforced disappearances" following a string of attacks.
18 августа 2014
Photo courtesy of tsu.edu Somali journalists urge fair trial for colleagues Somalia's journalist union urged the government to ensure a fair trial of three colleagues arrested last week.
18 августа 2014
Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing.
18 августа 2014
Evidence that Ebola outbreak 'vastly' underestimated: WHO The World Health Organisation said the magnitude of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been "vastly" underestimated .
15 августа 2014
Runaways to runway: 'ethical' fashion changing lives of Africa's poor The muddy streets of Kenya's crowded Korogocho slums are a far cry from the fashion boutiques of Paris, Milan, New York or London.
12 августа 2014
Rwanda tests possible Ebola case: health ministry Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, checking for the deadly tropical disease.
11 августа 2014
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency Nigeria became the latest country to declare a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus.
09 августа 2014
Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa States of emergency were in effect across overwhelmed west African nations Friday with the death toll from the Ebola epidemic nearing 1,000.
08 августа 2014
Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org Peace Corps withdraws from W. Africa over Ebola fears The US Peace Corps announced it was pulling hundreds of volunteers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to growing concerns over the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa.
02 августа 2014
ISIL. ©Reuters UN takes aim at Islamist oil grab in Syria, Iraq The UN Security Council backed a Russian initiative to bar trade in oil with Islamists in Iraq and Syria.
30 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of guineehitmusique.com At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.
30 июля 2014
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.
30 июля 2014
Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.
29 июля 2014
©Reuters/Beawiharta Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops Scientists laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops.
29 июля 2014
Kazakhstan urges resolving Gaza Strip crisis Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called upon Israel and Palestine to stop the bloodshed.
28 июля 2014
Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.
28 июля 2014
Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
28 июля 2014
Halle Berry lends star power to fight hunger in Nicaragua Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry lent her star power to combat rural hunger during a trip to Nicaragua for the UN World Food Program, officials here said.
26 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org Cameroon sends 14 Boko Haram members to prison: report A military court in Cameroon has handed down prison sentences of up to 20 years to 14 Boko Haram members, the country's state broadcaster Crtv reported.
26 июля 2014

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