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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

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

Mali Historic Manuscript Library Torched By Rebels


Islamists rebels torched a historic manuscript library in Mali’s city Tumbuktu last week. Tumbuktu’s mayor, Halley Ousmane, explained that the library housed thousands of prehistoric Arab manuscripts.
  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Africa

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