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The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia
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The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

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Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws. The government says it has shut down some illegal miners, but it does not have enough resources to monitor the entire country. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida […]

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Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR?

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UNESCO World Heritage site ‘used for drug trade’

The US says the West African Bijagos Islands are a hub for Latin American drug traffickers who use them as a transit point to Europe. The islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site known for their unique ecosystem. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from The Bijagos. The post UNESCO World Heritage site ‘used for drug […]

Gambia: The business of human trafficking
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Gambia: The business of human trafficking

According to the United Nations, 26,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the Mediterranean to Europe last year, most of those coming from sub-Saharan Africa were Gambians. In the past three years, almost 15,000 people lost their lives trying to reach European shores. Undeterred, young men and women continue to take this route in what the UN’s describes […]

UN rights body votes to investigate Kasai killings
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UN rights body votes to investigate Kasai killings

The United Nations has opened an investigation into killings in central Democratic Republic of Congo, though some Western countries and campaign groups say they had hoped it would have a stronger mandate. Congo’s government has been fighting armed groups in the Kasai region since August, prompting fears of a wider conflict in the central African […]

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis
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Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

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Somali pirates target ships in the Indian Ocean

Pirates appear to be making a comeback in the Indian Ocean. Attacks were common until warships from an international force launched a major crackdown five years ago. But the ambushing of four ships by Somali pirates has ended the relative calm Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Qandala in Somalia. The post Somali pirates target […]

South Africa court allows secret Zuma confidence vote
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South Africa court allows secret Zuma confidence vote

South Africa’s highest court has ruled that lawmakers can cast secret ballots in a confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma, an outcome the opposition hopes will pave the way for his ouster. The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete, a ruling African National Congress (ANC) member and Zuma ally, can decide […]

Car bomb kills four outside Mogadishu police station
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Car bomb kills four outside Mogadishu police station

At least four people have been killed in a car bomb attack outside a police station in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said. The bomb targeted the Waberi district police station on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, Major Mohamed Hussein told Reuters news agency. “A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of Waberi district police […]