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15 December 2017 9:37 PM Malaysian housewife handed jail term for insulting Islam

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian woman was given a six-month jail term on Friday for making offensive remarks about the Prophet Mohammed in a mosque, state media said, a fresh sign of growing tensions in the multi-ethnic country. Tham Yut Mooi, from the country's ethnic Chinese minority, was found guilty of three counts of insulting the prophet at the mosque 11

10 December 2017 5:37 PM UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

Beirut — The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died from a lack of medical care. Unicef says in a statement on Sunday that during a rare international aid convoy to a neighborhood in the besieged eastern 33

08 December 2017 7:30 PM Writers call for release of Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang

Douala - Writers and activists on Friday appealed for the immediate release of the Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang, arrested after publishing a critical opinion piece about the country's president. The group of 17 writers from both Africa and the West launched an online petition calling on authorities to free Nganang, who was taken into custody on Wednesday 31

08 December 2017 12:00 PM Cameroon detains US writer who criticised government

Douala - An advocacy group says a Cameroonian-American writer who criticised the government over months of Anglophone protests has been detained in the Central African nation. Patrice Nganang had written an article for Jeune Afrique in which he was critical of how Cameroon has handled a sometimes violent secessionist movement in some English-speaking 31

07 December 2017 2:31 PM African Union to bring 20 000 migrants home from Libya

Addis Ababa- The African Union has upped its goal to repatriate stranded migrants from Libya, saying in a statement that it aims to bring 20 000 Africans home in the next six weeks. Pressure has grown on the continental body and individual African states to get their citizens out of Libya after CNN broadcast a report showing black Africans being sold as slaves 37

06 December 2017 3:32 AM UN rights chief: Dehumanising Rohingya can fan more violence

Geneva - The UN human rights chief says actions by Myanmar's government to "dehumanise" the Rohingya minority are likely to fan more violence and draw in communities from across the region. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also urged the Human Rights Council to consider asking the UN General Assembly to authorise another UN investigation into abuses and violence 31

05 December 2017 5:30 PM German tourist killed in attack in northern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - The German Foreign Office confirms that a German national has been killed in an attack in northeastern Ethiopia. Ethiopia's state-run news agency says Sunday's attack occurred near a volcanic lake at Erta Ale. The tourist's local guide was wounded. "The two got separated from a group of tourists and were taking photos around when they were shot at by unknown 28

05 December 2017 8:29 AM LIVE: The cross examination of State pathologist continues in the #Rohde trial

The pathologist who conducted a second autopsy on Susan Rohde, at the request of her husband’s legal team, omitted or missed vital information that pointed to manual strangulation, the Western Cape High Court heard. In the witness stand was Dr Deidre Abrahams, the Western Cape government’s chief of forensic pathology based in Paarl. Abrahams effectively 47

02 December 2017 10:56 AM Nearly 1 300 Nigerians repatriated from Libya in November

Lagos - Nearly 1 300 Nigerian migrants were brought home from Libya in November -- nearly twice as many as in the previous month, the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Friday. "1 295 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in November after being stranded in the volatile North African country en route (to) Europe," said Mustapha 30

30 November 2017 2:26 PM African Union says 3 800 migrants in Libya need urgent repatriation

Abidjan - The head of the African Union's executive commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Thursday said around 3 800 migrants needed to be repatriated urgently from Libya. "They want to get out of this mess as swiftly as possible," he said at a summit of the AU and the European Union in Abidjan dominated by the issue of migrant abuse in Libya. He said there 42