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16 Jan
People in Kenya's LGBTQ community have expressed safety concerns following online attacks against them. The harassment follows the mysterious murder of Edwin Chiloba, a renowned LGBTQ activist. Chiloba’s death is still under investigation with police naming his roommate, with whom he is thought to have been in a relationship, as the main suspect.
13 Jan
The notable and experienced photojournalist succumbed to the cold hands of death on Thursday, January 5, 2023, after a brief illness. Popularly called ‘Eshin’ in the media community and outside, Kuti was an amiable journalist who nurtured and handled his craft with utmost diligence and professionalism.
11 Jan
The latest death sentences come days after Iran hanged two people over events relataed to ongoing protests. The executions and death sentences have garnered condemnation from the German chancellor and Catholic Pope.
1 Jan
Nine suffocate to death in Ugandan New Year firework crush - police
9 Dec
Official statements from FIFA, the Qatar Supreme Committee and the Qatari government as authorities say they're probing the death of a worker at a World Cup team base.
17 Nov
Greek border police say the numbers of migrants and refugees trying to leave Turkey is on the rise. Many are Syrians who feel increasingly unsafe in Turkey. They travel in small groups, and are risking ever more dangerous routes.
12 Nov
Demonstrators in the northwestern city of Marivan are angered by the reported killing of 35-year-old Nasrin Ghaderi. Iranian lawmakers, meanwhile, urged severe punishment for "rioters."
6 Nov
A small plane owned by Tanzanian airline Precision Air jet plunged into Lake Victoria as it attempted to land at Bukoba Airport in the north west of the country. The cause of the plane crash is unknown, and rescue efforts are under way for the 49 passengers who were believed to be on board.
30 Oct
The fire at Tehran's Evin prison over the weekend killed eight people, authorities said. Details over the blaze were scarce as officials sought to distance the incident from nationwide protests.
20 Oct
Hundreds of mothers and their children are destitute as a severe drought continues to threaten death on a scale not seen in half a century, a spokesperson for UNICEF said on Tuesday.
15 Oct
The papers are analysing how Saturday’s bombing of a bridge in Crimea is both a strategic and symbolic “slap in the face” for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
12 Oct
The World Health Organisation, WHO, and The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have notified healthcare providers and the public of the death of 66 children in The Gambia, following the use of four substandard cough syrups made in India.

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France has received a request from the Burkinabe military junta to withdraw its troops from the Sahel country and will do so within a month. The success of the counterterrorism operation has been limited, experts say.
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New Delhi has banned sharing links and clips to a BBC film about Prime Minister Modi. Now universities are cracking down on students trying to screen it.
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Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
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The former US president had been blocked from the social media platforms since the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Meta said it was taking measures to prevent "repeat offenders" from violating its rules.
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The Rwandan government says it had to take "defensive measures" after a Congolese combat plane violated its airspace. The Democratic Republic of Congo says the incident amounts to an "act of war."
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Russia's repeated assaults on Ukraine's energy grid has forced many cities to roll out power cuts to save energy. In the capital Kyiv, city authorities have restricted public lighting at night - with serious consequences for people out on the streets.