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kuwaittimes
1 week ago
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Somalia’s foreign partners hail peaceful election of new president
MOGADISHU, Somalia: Somalia’s international partners on Monday welcomed the election of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who takes office after months…
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Kuwait Times
3 weeks ago
194
Horn of Africa drought drives 20 million towards hunger
NAIROBI: From southern Ethiopia to northern Kenya and Somalia, swathes of land across the Horn of Africa are being ravaged…
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Kuwait Times
3 weeks ago
239
‘Lungs of the Mediterranean’ at risk
MONASTIR, Tunisia: Under the Mediterranean waters off Tunisia, gently waving green seagrass meadows provide vital marine habitats for the fishing…
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kuwaittimes
3 weeks ago
186
Teenager from war-torn region of Tigray recounts 16-month refugee odyssey
TIGRAY: The teenage refugee from the war-torn region of Tigray in Ethiopia had just had a narrow escape from drowning…
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kuwaittimes
4 weeks ago
244
South Africa’s woes fuel rise of anti-immigrant leader
SOWETO, South Africa: Dressed in fatigues and a bulletproof vest, Nhlanhla Lux Mohlauli has marshalled the frustrations of ordinary South…
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kuwaittimes
4 weeks ago
439
50 years on, the ghost of the 1972 massacres haunts Burundi
GITEGA, Burundi: She is 60 years old, but Laetitia Ngendakumana still cries like the 10-year-old girl she was in 1972…
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kuwaittimes
23/04/2022
233
S Africa’s deadly floods shine spotlight on housing crisis
DURBAN, South Africa:  Thulisile Ntobela, once lived in an apartment, but when her rent went up 25 percent, the unemployed…
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kuwaittimes
18/04/2022
269
10,000 soldiers in South Africa flood relief effort
DURBAN: A week after deadly storms started lashing South Africa’s east coast, the army said Monday 10,000 troops were on…
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kuwaittimes
13/04/2022
343
Devastating floods kill 259 in South Africa city
DURBAN: Devastating floods killed 259 in the South African city of Durban and surrounding areas, a senior government official said…
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kuwaittimes
13/04/2022
321
Egypt bus crash leaves 10 dead
CAIRO: Four French and one Belgian were among 10 people killed in a bus crash Wednesday in Egypt, whose tourism…
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kuwaittimes
06/04/2022
213
Burkina ex-president gets life for Sankara killing in historic trial
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso: A military court in Burkina Faso on Wednesday handed down a life term to former president Blaise…
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kuwaittimes
05/04/2022
169
Sudan militia chief ‘rampaged’ across Darfur, court told
THE HAGUE, Netherlands: A former Sudanese militia chief led a campaign of murder, rape and torture across Darfur, the International…
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kuwaittimes
02/04/2022
228
First aid convoy reaches Ethiopia’s Tigray: UN
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The first aid convoy in three months reached Ethiopia’s war-stricken Tigray region on Friday, the UN said,…
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kuwaittimes
31/03/2022
432
Ethiopians repatriated from Saudi
ADDIS ABABA: Hundreds of Ethiopians arrived back in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, the first contingent of some 100,000 nationals to…
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kuwaittimes
24/03/2022
347
Terror attacks kill over 30 in Somalia
MOGADISHU: The death toll from twin attacks in central Somalia on Wednesday night has climbed above 30, the Beledweyne district…
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kuwaittimes
24/03/2022
212
Fire damages main Lagos bridge, dozens of shops burnt
LAGOS: A fire on Wednesday badly damaged a main bridge in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, razing dozens of shops and…
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kuwaittimes
23/03/2022
297
Water fears as Morocco hit by severe drought
RABAT: As Morocco withers under its worst drought in 40 years, experts warn that a combination of climate change and…
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kuwaittimes
20/03/2022
238
Algiers recalls Madrid envoy over Western Sahara policy change
ALGIERS, Algeria: Algeria recalled its ambassador from Madrid on Saturday in protest at Spain’s decision to back a Moroccan autonomy…
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kuwaittimes
20/03/2022
189
Tunisians protest against Saied, poll on reforms
TUNIS: Thousands of Tunisians rallied in the capital yesterday, the country’s independence day, to protest against President Kais Saied and…
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kuwaittimes
19/03/2022
290
Egypt unveils five tombs at Saqqara site
SAQQARA: Egypt unveiled yesterday five ancient Pharaonic tombs at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo, the latest in a…
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kuwaittimes
19/03/2022
119
Tanzania bus, lorry collision kills at least 23
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: At least 23 people have died after a bus crashed into a lorry in eastern Tanzania…
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kuwaittimes
17/03/2022
457
War in Ukraine wheat belt hits Egypt pockets
CAIRO: Soaring bread prices sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have bitten into the purchasing power of consumers in Egypt,…
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kuwaittimes
12/03/2022
269
Russia ramps up ties with Sudan as Ukraine war rages
KHARTOUM: As much of the West seeks to isolate Russia after it invaded Ukraine, experts say Moscow is boosting relations…
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kuwaittimes
10/03/2022
456
Struggling Libyan potters showcase wares online
GHARYAN: The Libyan city of Gharyan sculpted a reputation for ceramics generations ago, but fragile demand is forcing potters to…
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kuwaittimes
07/03/2022
311
‘Nightmare’ of underage marriage for Morocco girls
TAMARWOUTE, Morocco: Nadia was just 16 when she was married off to a violent husband old enough to be her…
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KT
02/03/2022
294
Nigeria and Ghana evacuate citizens as Ukraine war rages
ACCRA: A first group of Ghanaian students evacuated from Ukraine arrived home on Tuesday as African governments stepped up efforts…
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KT
01/03/2022
233
Single women demand rights in Tunisia
TUNIS: A Tunisian singer’s announcement that she would freeze her eggs in the hope of becoming a mother has provoked…
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KT
28/02/2022
172
African governments seek to help nationals flee war in Ukraine
ABUJA, Nigeria: Nigeria, South Africa and other African governments scrambled yesterday to help their nationals escape the Russian invasion in…
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KT
28/02/2022
184
On the front line in Liberia’s fight to save the pangolin
GBARPOLU COUNTY: Clutching a single-barreled rifle in lush northern Liberia, Emmanuel says his 10 children were able to get an…
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KT
24/02/2022
407
Hunger blights the future of newborn babies in Chad
N’DJAMENA: Her tiny mouth is constantly open, trying to suck in air. Adama Assan is four months old, but tips…
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KT
23/02/2022
183
Horn of Africa drought drives 13m to hunger
NAIROBI: Vast swathes of land stretching from southern Ethiopia to northern Kenya and Somalia are in the grip of a…
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KT
23/02/2022
179
Workers across Turkey go on strike as inflation bites
ISTANBUL: Soaring inflation in Turkey has propelled a wave of strikes unlike any the country has seen since the 1970s,…
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KT
20/02/2022
180
Ethiopia dam starts power generation
GUBA, Ethiopia: Ethiopia began generating electricity from its mega-dam on the Blue Nile yesterday, a milestone in the controversial multibillion-dollar…
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KT
20/02/2022
206
Protests against foreigners resurface in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG: They turned up in a mob of several hundred at a migrant centre in South Africa’s Soweto township-unemployed, wielding…
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KT
19/02/2022
197
Women live in fear and despair in S African hostel
ALEXANDRA: In one of South Africa’s roughest townships, an overcrowded and dilapidated housing complex has maintained one rule for decades:…
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