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Anger mounts as Israel begins detention and deportation of African asylum seekers

Around 20,000 Israelis and African migrants took to the streets in Tel Aviv on February 24, protesting against a government policy of detaining and deporting African asylum seekers who refuse to leave the country. A few days earlier, a group of Eritrean asylum seekers held at a detention centre in Israel went on hunger strike in protest against their imminent expulsion from the country.

New Head of Government Shapes up in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Oromo People''s Democratic Organization (OPDO) elected Abiy Ahmed today as its new leader, who is regarded by the media as the next possible prime minister to the country.
  • Published in Politics

Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria’s New President

On April 1, the election commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - a country with vast mineral wealth and a population of 185 million - announced that a new president had been elected, a professional soldier named General Muhammadu Buhari, who attracted nearly 54% of the vote, beating the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan.
  • Published in Opinion

Drug-resistant malaria parasite spreading

Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border -- a gateway to Africa, researchers warned Friday.
  • Published in Health
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