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Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount Tue, 12 Mar, 2019

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the U.S. planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

Algeria's President Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

Algeria's President Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his candidacy.
UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

An assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) opened in Nairobi under a dark cloud cast by the plane crash that killed 157 people, including 22 United Nations staff, many heading for the annual event.
Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak

Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

Frangeline is aged two but weighs no more than a four-month-old -- the terrible result of her battle with measles, which is cutting a deadly swathe through Madagascar.
Guinea-Bissau votes in hope of ending long leadership deadlock

Guinea-Bissau votes in hope of ending long leadership deadlock Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament in the hope of ending a protracted leadership deadlock in a country that has become renowned for drug trafficking and instability.
Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157 Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

 An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster.
Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika Fri, 08 Mar, 2019

Tens of thousands of Algerians defied heavily deployed riot police on Friday and resumed mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika posing the biggest threat to his 20-year-old rule.
DR Congo's Tshisekedi, ex-president agree to form coalition

DR Congo's Tshisekedi, ex-president agree to form coalition Thu, 07 Mar, 2019

DR Congo's recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila said they had decided to form a coalition government following talks.
Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi airport strike

Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi airport strike Wed, 06 Mar, 2019

Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi's international airport Wednesday as riot police deployed and teargas was fired to disperse striking workers.
Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever Tue, 05 Mar, 2019

Vietnam's prime minister has called for "drastic measures" to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.
Thousands protest Algeria president's fifth term bid

Thousands protest Algeria president's fifth term bid Fri, 01 Mar, 2019

Thousands of people protested in Algeria's capital Friday in the face of riot police and tear gas over ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in power.
Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday, following an election marred by delays, logistical glitches and violence.
US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

The United States military said Monday that its latest airstrike in Somalia killed 35 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group not far from the Ethiopian border.
Sudan's Bashir bans unauthorised rallies

Sudan's Bashir bans unauthorised rallies Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday banned unauthorised rallies as he announced a slew of new measures to end demonstrations that have rocked his rule for weeks.
Senegal votes with President Sall confident of first-round win

Senegal votes with President Sall confident of first-round win Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Senegal went to the polls Sunday in an election that incumbent President Macky Sall is tipped to win after his main challengers were banned from running.

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Herat, the fire´s bride

The olive eyes of Shaista peep between the bandages covering her burnt body, for she, like so many other Afghan women from the city of Herat, decided ...

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