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Ogiek tribe win land case against Kenya government

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights has found the Kenyan government guilty of violating the cultural and economic rights of the Ogiek community by persistently evicting them from their ancestral land. The Kenyan...

Stolen Nigerian goat named Cinnamon steals hearts on Facebook

The story of a stolen Nigerian goat called Cinnamon in Wisconsin, United States has drawn wide-attention on social media. A manhunt is underway for thieves believed to have appropriated a goat. Police are trying to...

G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations met African heads of state on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit which has been marked by discord over climate change, but unity on...

Huge exhibit of fossils of human relatives opens in South Africa

An exhibit of the largest collection of fossils of close human relatives ever to go on public display has opened in South Africa. The fossils were discovered in caves near the Sterkfontein and Swartkrans dig...

Two rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa

Poachers have killed two white rhinos in Zululand’s Imfolozi game reserve, two weeks after nine rhino were “mowed down” by poachers. According to a reliable source, both rhinos were shot at point-blank range with a...

Burundi forces couples to marry to ‘show love for country’

Unmarried couples have until the end of 2017 to “legalise” their relationships, the Burundi government said on Friday. The order is part of an effort to “reform morals” in the country, after Interior Ministry spokesman...

Brain surgery for newlywed after ‘Durban blast’ in family living room

A victim of a bomb attack that injured five in a residential area of Durban has undergone brain surgery. Zakariah Khan, son to Saleem Khan – who is believed to have been the target of...

Ramadan 2017: All you need to know about the holy month

Muslims are marking the start of Ramadan on Saturday with a month of fasting and intense prayers. The ninth month on the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is believed to be the time when the doors of...

President Xi condemns terror attack in Egypt

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message of condolence to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after Friday’s terrorist attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt's southern province of Minya, which killed at least...

National cholera alert in Kenya issued as surveillance is stepped up

National outbreak management and rapid response teams have been activated in Kenya to mitigate a cholera outbreak that has caused deaths in different parts of the country. Dr Jackson Kioko, the Director of Medical Services...