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  • Africa: Africa, Only If It Bleeds It Leads?
    [IPS] Cairo, Egypt -Africa is clearly one of the most negatively impacted regions in the world, not helped by the increasing trend of the mainstream media to focus on tragic news, following a self-imposed rule: “if it bleeds it leads”.
  • Kenya: Kenyans Keep Vigil to Honour Fallen KDF Soldiers
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -“It’s a vigil for the vigilant. Thank you for dying on my behalf, the task behind is not as great as the power behind you,” were some of the messages in praise of Kenya’s fallen soldiers on Thursday night.
  • Zimbabwe: Is Collapse of Ruling Zanu-PF Inevitable?
    [Zimbabwe Independent] Zanu PF has had a close brush with death before. In 2008, its leader, President Robert Mugabe, was defeated in the first round of the presidential elections. The liberation movement, also, for the first time, lost its majority in the legislative assembly. Indeed, one can say it is incontestable to suggest that had the national army not orchestrated a hecatomb on opposition supporters, forcing Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC-T to withdraw in the second round of elections, Zanu PF might have been confined to th
  • Sudan: Jebel Marra in Darfur – Three Rape Survivors Speak
    [Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Three of the five girls and women who were gang-raped near Nierteti in Central Darfur on Tuesday, were prepared to tell their story to Radio Dabanga today.
  • Mozambique: Renamo General Secretary Shot in Beira
    [AIM] Maputo -Unknown assailants on Wednesday shot and seriously injured Manuel Bissopo, general secretary of Mozambique’s main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, in the central city of Beira.
  • Kenya: Anxious Families Await News On Missing Soldiers
    [Nation] Sierra Leone Estate in Gilgil Town, Nakuru County, is pregnant with anxiety.
  • South Africa: Cop Guilty of Murdering Protesters
    [News24Wire] A former police officer who opened fire with live ammunition on a group of protesters in Mothutlung in North West two years ago was on Thursday convicted in the High Court in Pretoria on three charges of murder.
  • South Africa: Flooding Misery for Joburg Motorists
    [News24Wire] Flooding and broken-down vehicles caused heavy traffic backlogs in Ekurhuleni on Thursday, metro police said.
  • Kenya: UN Agency to Repatriate 50,000 Somalis From Dadaab
    [Nation] The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR is planning for as many as 50,000 Somalis to return home this year from a Kenyan camp that is now home to 350,000 people.

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