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Kenyans Take to the Polls 5 Years after the Country’s Worst Post Election Violence


Like most other African countries, Kenya has not been free from its fair share of election related violence. 2008 saw the country suffer from the worst case of post election violence, following discord over which presidential candidate did indeed win the coveted seat. 5 years down the line, Kenyans have taken to the polls again to choose their leaders with the hope that there will not be a repeat of the violence that took place then.
  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Africa

France Backs the Possibility of U.N Force in Mali


Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French minister has backed the possible idea of sending U.N peacekeeping team into Mali. He said that France is willing to be part of the plan. The United Nations Security Council has begun discussions on the possibility of deploying the troops in the war stricken Nation. This is a decision they were initially uncomfortable with but with the military intervention by France, they are now willing to play their part as well.
  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Africa

Man Dies After Being 'Dragged' By Police in South Africa


Police watchdog in South African is investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a taxi driver of Mozambican origin. Reports allege that the man was handcuffed to a police van  and they dragged him through the SA streets. The incident was captured on video by a passerby near Johannesburg, and later distributed to the local media.

  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Africa

Islamist Rebels Driven Out Of Malian City Timbuktu


A collaborative effort between Malian and French soldiers has seen the fabled Malian city Timbuktu retaken from Islamist extremists. Tuareg fighters also claim to have control over Kidai and other northern Mali towns.
  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Africa

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