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Kenya schools shut after teachers flee terror

NAIROBI – ABOUT 20 schools have been forced to close in Kenya as teachers flee heightened insecurity following conflict in northeast of the country. Thousands of children are now out of school. This is the aftermath of disputed elections whose outcome has been deadly. Non-governmental organisations reported that non-local teachers had been fleeing conflict-torn areas […]

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War results in Sudanese mental illness crisis

KHARTOUM – A RAGING civil war in South Sudan has left a majority of about 2 million civilians displaced suffering mental health problems. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), more than 80 percent of the displaced victims had endured psycho-social suffering since the crisis that has engulfed the country since December 2013. “These […]

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Cameroonians languish in jail over Boko Haram jokes

YAOUNDE – HUMAN rights groups have expressed mixed feelings over the dropping of charges levelled against leaders of the unrest in recent months in the Anglophone region in Cameroon. Protesters have been demonstrating against the marginalization of English-speaking regions at the expense of French-speaking populations. Samira, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for West and Central […]

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Zuma says he was not involved in granting Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

PARLIAMENT, August 31 – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, told the National Assembly he was not involved in the decision to extend diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace after she allegedly assaulted a South African woman this month. Answering a question from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, Zuma said it was wrong […]