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Spiritual Home: Ethiopia’s Rastafarian Community Living In Limbo

Rastafarians around the world see Ethiopia as their spiritual home. Many of them believe the country’s last king, Haile Selassie, was a descendent of...

New Rebel Group Formed In Burundi To Oust President Nkurunziza

A rebel leader in Burundi said on Wednesday that opposition has come together for the first time with the stated aim of using force to...

Italy paying Ransoms in Syria and Somalia

A six-month investigation by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has cast light on the shadowy world of hostage negotiations, revealing how some governments negotiate with...

Incumbent James Michel facing challenge in Seychelles election

Voters in the main islands of the Seychelles have cast their ballots in a presidential election in which incumbent James Michel is facing his...

The day they came to kill me – Abdalle Mumin

Nairobi, Kenya – Abdalle Mumin is still looking over his shoulder, even after months spent in what he calls “exile”. The Somali journalist rarely...

African Tour: Cheering Crowds greet Pope Francis’ Message of Peace in Uganda

Thousands of enthusiastic Ugandans have greeted Pope Francis as he held a mass youth rally and honoured martyred Christians during the second leg of...
Rebuilding Rwandan capital Kigali

Sky is the limit for Rwandan capital Kigali

An ambitious blueprint has been put forward to revitalize the capital of Rwanda. Kigali was destroyed by 100 days of killing in 1994 – the...
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Attackers storm Somalia’s Sahafi Hotel after Car Bomb Explosion

At least five people have been killed and dozens more wounded in an attack on a hotel in the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu,...

Burundi > More Than Eight People Died In Bujumbura’s Shootings

At least eight people have died in shootings in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, an administrator has said, the latest in a series of attacks to...

Religious Tolerance: Pope set for Africa visit amid High Expectations

All signs are that Pope Francis will receive a rock-star welcome as he prepares for his first visit to Africa. Millions of people across Central...