Al-Shabab Threatens More Attacks in Kenya after Garissa

Al-Shabab, the Somali armed group that carried out a deadly attack on a Kenyan university killing 148 people on Thursday, has threatened to stage more attacks in the country. In a statement issued on Saturday, the group warned Kenyans that their cities will “run red with blood”. “No amount of precaution or safety measures will…

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Sound of Torture: Eritrean refugees, trapped and tortured in the Sinai desert, reach out to an activist radio host in Sweden.

Thousands of illegal migrants and asylum seekers are met with harsh situations as they flee their country and cross the Sinai desert to reach Israel, seeking refuge. One such group of people are Eritreans: over the past few years various news stories have emerged about the horrifying circumstances they have been met with. Devoted to…

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Buhari Closes in on Historic Win in Nigeria Election

Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari, a former general who first won power three decades ago in a military coup, is closing in on a historic election victory, maintaining a hefty lead in the vote count for the presidency. According to a Reuters tally collated from 33 of Nigeria’s 36 states, the 72-year-old had more than…

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Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Crackdown On Pro-Democracy Activists

The Democratic Republic of Congo has freed a US diplomat it arrested but is still detaining several young political activists. President Joseph Kabila is under intense pressure not to seek re-election in 2016. An unnamed DR Congo government spokesman accused US diplomat Kevin Sturr and a number of Congolese pro-democracy activists of posing a threat…

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DRC Frees Musicians Arrested at Pro-Democracy Event

KINSHASA—Seven Congolese musicians detained during a raid on a pro-democracy meeting were released Thursday, a day after four foreign activists accused of fomenting unrest were expelled, the Kinshasa government said. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s security forces arrested about 40 people — including musicians, journalists and a U.S. diplomat — last weekend at a…

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Ebola and Africa’s Medicine Men

Macenta, Guinea – In Guinea, a land where witchcraft is sought for curing illness more than science, medicine men say the Ebola epidemic would have been over by now had they been properly included in the outbreak response. From broken bones, to impotence, to madness, these traditional healers say they have a potion, spell or touch…

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