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Brussels train station evacuated amid unverified reports of explosions and one man shot

Brussels train station evacuated amid unverified reports of explosions and one man shot

AN explosion rocked Brussels’ main train station last night after a suspected suicide bomber triggered his device as he was gunned down by police. One eyewitness said the bomber had shouted “Allahu akbar” before the device was set off in the Belgian capital’s Central Station. No one else was injured in the blast as investigators […]

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the…

DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided technical support…

Smoking And Sustainable Development – Potentially Reduced Risk Products, A Viable Solution?

Smoking And Sustainable Development – Potentially Reduced Risk Products, A Viable Solution?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that six million people die prematurely every year because of the consumption of tobacco products. The organization estimates that…

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion…

Remembering the Eritrean Dream On Independence Day

Remembering the Eritrean Dream On Independence Day

Twenty-six years ago today, Eritrea’s 30-year war of independence against Ethiopia ended with Eritrean freedom fighters marching to…

Africa is Not Poor, We Are Stealing Its Wealth

Africa is Not Poor, We Are Stealing Its Wealth

It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that…

Africa’s Final Push for Election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as WHO Leader

Africa’s Final Push for Election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as WHO Leader

Then British Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and then UK Secretary for International for…

Why I Run – Exiled Oromo Runner Lilesa Speaks

Why I Run – Exiled Oromo Runner Lilesa Speaks

My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia. I have not been back…

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area…

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