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Police rescue at least 22 people kidnapped from suburb of Nigeria’s capital

Police rescue at least 22 people kidnapped from suburb of Nigeria’s capital

At least 22 people kidnapped by gunmen from the suburban Dawaki district of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, were rescued, police and residents said. Kidnapping for ransom is rife in Nigeria as roving gangs of armed men target people in remote areas, hi...
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From wedding photographer to water queue: Gaza mother mourns lost dream life

From wedding photographer to water queue: Gaza mother mourns lost dream life

FALASTEEN Abdulati mourns her vanished good life as a wedding photographer as she wearily queues day after day for scarce drinking water in a rubble-strewn street in south Gaza, fearing for the future of her children. The mother of seven is one o...
Cameroon’s appointment of Brys as manager suspended by sports tribunal

Cameroon’s appointment of Brys as manager suspended by sports tribunal

CAMEROON'S appointment of Belgian Marc Brys as head coach was suspended by the country's top sports tribunal on Tuesday following the petition of an amateur football club. The country's sports ministry stirred controversy last month when it named...
Microsoft ties up with UAE-based AI firm to invest $1 bln in Kenya data centre

Microsoft ties up with UAE-based AI firm to invest $1 bln in Kenya data centre

MICROSOFT (MSFT.O) is partnering with UAE-based AI firm G42 to invest $1 billion in a data centre in Kenya as part of its efforts to expand cloud-computing services in East Africa, the companies said. The data centre, which will be built by G42 a...
The mother of African dance at 80. Why Senegal’s Germaine Acogny is so influential

The mother of African dance at 80. Why Senegal’s Germaine Acogny is so influential

AFRICA’S most celebrated dancer and choreographer, Germaine Acogny, turns 80 on 28 May. I have had the privilege of meeting the Senegalese artist, learning from her, and interviewing her as part of my ongoing research into African contemporary dance...
Drained but proud: how it felt to organise South Africa’s first democratic election in just 4 months

Drained but proud: how it felt to organise South Africa’s first democratic election in just 4 months

SOUTH Africa’s historic 27 April 1994 national election marked the end of more than three centuries of colonial and apartheid rule. The period leading to the election was one of heightened political tension, with opponents of change working hard ...

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South African communities vs Shell: high court victories show that cultural beliefs and practices count in climate cases

South African communities vs Shell: high court victories show that cultural beliefs and practices count in climate cases

WHEN the Shell Petroleum Company announced in 2021 that it wanted to explore fossil fuels off South Africa’s pristine Wild Coast, Indigenous communit...
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