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10 Jul 2015
Algerian authorities have arrested 38 people in connection with deadly ethnic unrest between Berbers and Arabs in the south of the country, police and the gendarmerie said Friday. Police also said a hunting rifle, dozens of knives and Molotov cocktails were seized during a probe into unrest in the southern province of Ghardaia that left…
4 Jul 2015
The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra. The video documented an execution that reportedly happened shortly after the jihadist group captured the city on May 21. It shows the soldiers in green and brown military…
29 Jun 2015
CHIEF TOKUNBO OMISORE is currently the President of the African Union of Architects (AUA). He had served as the AUA’s secretary general, and his firm built over 140 Mr. Biggs’s outlets, the La cour Boutique hotels chain in Ikoyi and the redevelopment of the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, among others. In this interview with The Guardian’s TUNDE ALAO, he spoke on the architects’ central role in planning, designing, commitment to sustainable and equitable future
21 Jun 2015
Large crowds are expected at Sunday's service at the black church in Charleston where nine African Americans were gunned down, as a chilling website apparently created by the suspected white supremacist shooter emerged. The service will be the first since the bloodbath on Wednesday at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the southern state…
21 Jun 2015
A chilling website apparently created by Dylann Roof emerged Saturday in which the accused Charleston church shooter rails against African Americans and appears in photographs with guns and burning the US flag. It came to light as a mournful vigil Friday for the nine black worshippers killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church gave way…
21 Jun 2015
IN 2014 and with just a 10-dollar entrance fee, the Centre for Civil and Human Rights opened its doors, as a civil rights museum, helping to shine a spotlight on Atlanta, Georgia, as a city in the United States of America that is known as the cradle of civil rights movement. Located in downtown Atlanta,…
12 Jun 2015
The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen denied claims that it carried out a strike Friday on the historic old quarter of the country's capital, suggesting a rebel ammunition cache may have exploded. "For sure we did not conduct any operation inside (the) city," Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri, the coalition spokesman, told AFP. The area, a UNESCO…
5 Jun 2015
Zimbabwe could soon approve construction of a large new tourist centre at Victoria Falls to cater to 120,000 visitors a year, officials said Friday, as developers denied allegations that the facility will be a gaudy theme park. The $18-million park at the UNESCO world heritage site will boast a replica Africa village and will use…
4 Jun 2015
Islamic State group jihadists, emboldened by a string of battlefield victories, advanced Thursday to the gates of the Syrian city of Hasakeh after intense fighting with regime troops. Despite nine months of US-led air strikes, the militants have made new territorial gains in recent weeks, seizing areas including the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and…