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Kenya: Massacre survivor hid 2 days in closet

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A survivor of the massacre at Garissa University College in Kenya was found on Saturday, two days after Al-Shabaab extremists slaughtered 148 people. Cynthia Cheroitich, 19, had cowered in a wardrobe for two days. The student was finally coaxed from her hiding place in deep shock. She had covered herself with clothes and said she drank a bottle of lotion to stave off hunger and thirst, AP reports. Cheroitich... 

Murders of South African whites hidden by fraudulent ‘natural death’ certificates

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According to newspaper reports recently unearthed by several rights groups in South Africa, murders of South African whites are being disguised by issuing death certificates showing that they had died of “natural causes”. At least three such cases have come to light. In a brutal murder, auto-electrician Henry Locke (41) was shot through the heart in front of his whole family on 5 October 2009.... 

Ebola death toll exceeds 10,000 mark says WHO

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The UN health agency says the death toll from the Ebola epidemic has passed the 10,000 mark, with the three hardest-hit West African countries taking the brunt of the plight. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday that the number of the deaths had hit 10,004 and the total number of cases stood at 24,350. Almost all of the deaths and cases have occurred in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and... 

Tanzania sentences 4 to death over albino murder

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A Tanzanian court has handed down death penalties to four people convicted of killing an albino woman. On Thursday, Tanzania’s High Court sentenced four people to death for killing 22-year-old Zawadi Mangidu in 2008 in the northwestern town of Geita. “The prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt,” said High Court judge Joaquine Demello, adding that the verdict was issued... 

Cholera claims 41 lives in Mozambique

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Abandoned homes are seen in this January 20, 2015 photo after heavy flooding hit Mozambique. ​The death toll from a cholera epidemic in northern and western Mozambique has risen to 41 since the country was hit by widespread flooding in December 2014. Mozambique Ministry of Health spokesman, Quinhas Fernandes, told a press conference on Monday that 4,518 cases of cholera and 41 deaths have been recorded... 

Sierra Leone VP quarantined over Ebola fears

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Sierra Leone’s vice president has voluntarily quarantined himself after one of his security guards died from Ebola. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana on Sunday decided to put himself in quarantine for 21 days following the death of one of his security personnel last Tuesday. It is the first time a high-ranking official is quarantined for fear of spreading the epidemic that according to the most... 

Ebola cases rise for first time in weeks: WHO

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Photo shows health workers carrying the body of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the cases of new Ebola infections in West Africa increased during the last week of January. In the first weekly increase in new Ebola cases in 2015, the United Nations health agency said on Wednesday that 124 new cases had been registered in the three West African countries affected... 

Churches torched as Niger's anti-Charlie Hebdo protest escalates

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Residents watch a ransacked church that burned after thousands of protesters gathered following Friday prayers to vent anger at the depiction of the prophet in the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in the latest edition of the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, on January 16, 2015 in Zinder. Police fired tear gas as hundreds of Niger Muslims came out to yet again protest Charlie... 

4 killed after Nigerien protesters attack French cultural center

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Demonstrators burn a French flag during a protest against cartoons published by the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Algiers, Algeria, January 16, 2015. At least four people have been killed during violent demonstrations in the West African country of Niger over comical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. The violence broke out on... 

Satellite images reveal 'horrific' scale of Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

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Satellite image showing the extent of damage in Doron Baga taken on 7 Jan 2015, following an attack by Boko Haram.   The scale of last week’s attack on the Nigerian towns of Baga and Doron Baga by Boko Haram militants has been shown graphically in before-and-after satellite images revealed by Amnesty International on Thursday. Satellite images, taken on January 2 and January 7, respectively,... 

2000 killed in Boko Haram deadliest attack yet

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Boko Haram fighters parading on a tank in an unidentified town. Boko Haram, the extremist Islamic group that wants to enforce Sharia Law across Nigeria, has inflicted mass casualties in northeast Nigeria. Some reports put the number of fatalities as high as 2,000. Amnesty International, communicating with experts on the ground in Nigeria, has said the assault on the town of Baga could be the deadliest... 

Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone extended for 2 weeks

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A woman walks past signs warning of Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Authorities in Sierra Leone have extended the Ebola lockdown in the northern Tonkolili district of the West African country for two weeks in a bid to contain the outbreak. “The lockdown is extended for another two weeks to intensify monitoring efforts by all sectors in the district as we need this mopping up operation until January... 

Ebola fight in West Africa not over

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Health workers stand inside the Elwa hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia on September 7, 2014. West African countries still have a long way to go to beat back the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, a senior UN official says. “I think the response (to Ebola) has been successful but we have a long way to go,” Anthony Banbury, the outgoing head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency... 

Nigerians protest against police inaction on abducted girls

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A protester calling for the release of abducted Nigerian girls. Hundreds of Nigerians have rallied in the capital Abuja to mark the first Christmas since more than 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. Angry people gathered in Abuja on Saturday to protest against the unknown fate of the abducted girls. The protesters said Nigerian officials haven’t tried hard enough to free the girls... 

Kenya court charges key ivory trafficker with illegal trade

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A Kenya Wildlife Services ranger standing guard in front of an illegal ivory stockpile at Tsavo National Park, southeast of the capital, Nairobi. A court in Kenya has charged an ivory trafficker with the illegal trade and smuggling of elephant tusks. Judicial sources said Wednesday that Feisal Ali Mohamed was charged in a court in Mombasa, the country’s second-largest city. The charges include “dealing... 
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