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The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

25Jun17 • Comments Off on The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

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Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

25Jun17 • Comments Off on 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 […]

Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR?

24Jun17 • Comments Off on Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR?

– Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ The post Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR? appeared first on African Media Agency. Source:: African Media Agency

UNESCO World Heritage site ‘used for drug trade’

24Jun17 • Comments Off on 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

Gambia: The business of human trafficking

24Jun17 • Comments Off on 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

UN rights body votes to investigate Kasai killings

24Jun17 • Comments Off on 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

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

23Jun17 • Comments Off on Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

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Somali pirates target ships in the Indian Ocean

23Jun17 • Comments Off on 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 […]

Gunmen kill Policeman at Sagbama Police Station in Bayelsa

Gunmen kill Policeman at Sagbama Police Station in Bayelsa

22Jun17 • Comments Off on Gunmen kill Policeman at Sagbama Police Station in Bayelsa

Yet-t0-be identified  gunmen shot and killed a police sergeant on guard duty in the front of the station even as the slain policeman was left to his fate by his colleagues who ran for cover.     Asinim Butswat, a DSP,  Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command who  confirmed the incident  on Monday said […]

Resident Doctors to seek legal redress over NSCDC shooting, brutality of member in Yenagoa

Resident Doctors to seek legal redress over NSCDC shooting, brutality of member in Yenagoa

22Jun17 • Comments Off on Resident Doctors to seek legal redress over NSCDC shooting, brutality of member in Yenagoa

Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Yenagoa chapter of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) on Sunday said it would seek legal redress over shooting of its member by a Civil Defence personnel.   Spokesman of ARD, Dr   Suobite Ephraim said on Sunday the association opted for legal action following unsatisfactory effort by Bayelsa Command of Nigeria […]