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Kenyan Jets Bomb Al Shabaab Base in Southern Somalia

Kenyan military Jets bombed a base run by Islamic terrorists al Shabaab rebels north of Somalia's Kismayu port on Wednesday, local residents and officials...

Who Will Benefit From East Africa’s Oil and Gas?

In the small village of Mikindani on the south-eastern coast of Tanzania, World Bank-funded roads sit alongside shattered coral from dynamite fishing and poor...

Muslim Clerics in India Ban Marriages Based on Love

Police in northern India are investigating a village council after it banned “love marriages” and barred women under 40 from shopping alone or using...

Mandela to Move Back to Childhood Village

Nelson Mandela will on Tuesday move back to his residence in his childhood village of Qunu, South African President Jacob Zuma said, adding that...

China to Hold Africa Showcase Summit for Year of the Dragon

Officials are building up expectations for the fifth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC V), which Beijing will host in the last quarter of this year. The showpiece summit, which began in 2000 and has been held every three years since, now returns in the year of the dragon - which will be doubtlessly trumpeted as auspicious for China-Africa relations.

Arab Militia Raping Children in Darfur

Three minor girls in Garsila and another in Kas were gang raped by government-backed Arab militia wearing military uniforms in two separate incidents on Sunday, sources in Darfur reported.

Afro-Colombian Resistance in La Guajira

Colombia has the dubious distinction of having the most displaced persons in the world – per capita and in raw numbers. An overwhelming proportion of the displaced are Afro-Colombians, who are locked in a life and death struggle with multinational corporations that covet their land.

Harvesting Water for Food Security in Zimbabwe

According to the Southern and Eastern Africa Rainwater Network (SearNet) hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya, most sub-Saharan African countries are currently using at most five percent of their rainwater potential.

America’s First Black President Seeks His Roots In Ireland

As many of his predecessors -- including John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and the Bushes -- have done before him, Obama is in search of his Irish roots in Ireland