In our series of letters from African journalists, Sierra Leonean-Gambian writer Ade Daramy considers what young Africans know about their recent history - and why it is important ... I had posted my birthday greeting to the nonagenarian on social media on 28 April with the tag line ... Many celebrated. Other were astonished, saying ... Egg and milk promise ... .
photo: AP / An injured Palestinian demonstrator is helped during a protest against the planned evictions of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, Saturday, May 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Inside a New York courtroom, the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, was known simply as "Co-conspirator 4". Yet being stripped of the deference his position traditionally commands was the least of his concerns. US prosecutors now consider him to be intimately and demonstrably linked to violent drug cartels ...Related Topics. .
Kabul. A blast outside a girls' school in an area of the Afghan capital populated largely by the ShiiteHazara community on Saturday killed more than 30 people and wounded scores including students, officials said ... "More than 30 students and other countrymen have been killed, and over 50 more were wounded. The toll is rising." ... .
Dozens of young girls were being buried Sunday at a desolate hilltop cemetery in Kabul, a day after a secondary school was targeted in the bloodiest attack in Afghanistan in over a year ... Residents were shopping ahead of this week's Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when the blasts occurred ... Topics .. .
America's "longest juvenile lifer" recently walked out of prison a free man. Joe Ligon spoke to BBC World Service about spending nearly seven decades in jail, why he waited so long for freedom, and how he intends to spend the rest of his days. "I've never been alone, but I am a loner ... "I had no friends inside ... .
The use of rape as a weapon of war is as old as warfare itself. In Bosnia in the 1990s, thousands of Muslim women were brutalised by Bosnian Serb forces, who set up “rape camps” as part of a policy of “ethnic cleansing”. In 2001, the UN’s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal redefined mass rape as a crime against humanity ...Photograph. Ben Curtis/AP ... .
The democracy pioneer and climate activist was seriously hurt after a bomb attack in the capital Male on Thursday night that also injured a British national and two others, which police have blamed on "religious extremists". UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 01.27 PM IST... No further details about the man were released ... ....
The eldest son of South Africa's late ZuluKingGoodwill Zwelithini has been chosen as successor to the throne, amid a bitter family feud. Prince Misizulu, 46, was named in the will of Zulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu - his mother - who died unexpectedly last week ... Prince Misizulu had to be led away from the meeting by armed security ... .