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Karen Tse: How to stop tortureupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 10:07:00

Activist Karen Tse says the vast majority of judicial torture happens in ordinary cases, not political cases. Sid Lowe: Ballon d'Or voting perhaps better served by using a secret ballotupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 08:28:00

They say the Ballon d'Or is democratic but it's not. Not really. A proper democratic vote surely relies on a universal, secret ballot. By contrast, one of the things that makes the Ballon d'Or vote so interesting to pick over is the fact that you can pick over it. The real fun comes after Messi and Xavi have stepped down from the podium and the list of voters and votes is handed out.

School targets teen girls from war torn nations updated: Sat Nov 12 2011 07:34:00

They've survived the brutality of war, extreme poverty, religious and racial persecution.

U.S. Embassy issues warning for American citizens in Ugandaupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 02:08:00

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda is warning its citizens in the east African nation that regional terror groups "remain actively interested in attacking" American interests.

Slain British aid worker's family pleads for justice after massacreupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 05:27:00

A decade after British aid worker Charlotte Wilson was killed along with 21 others while on a bus ride in Burundi, Amnesty International and Wilson's family are still pushing the Burundi government for a full investigation of her death.

Albinos see hope for protective law in Tanzaniaupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 19:05:00

Now that there is a representative in the National Assembly with albinism, albinos hope to propose a law to ensure that the government guarantees their welfare and security, a representative said Wednesday.

U.N. official is 'hopeful' for Somaliaupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 09:54:00

A U.N. official who toured the Horn of Africa to assess its political climate thinks there's hope for war-torn and chaotic Somalia.

9 tons of fake medicine seized in East Africaupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 10:54:00

Authorities have seized 9,072 kilograms (20,000 pounds) of counterfeit medicine and arrested 80 people suspected of illegal trafficking in six East African nations, Interpol said Thursday.

Afghanistan, Africa most at risk for food shortage, UN saysupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 04:45:00

Afghanistan and several African nations are the most at risk to have a food shortage, an organization that works with the United Nations said in a report Thursday.

Uganda bomb attacks during Cup final kill 9updated: Mon Jul 12 2010 11:20:00

At least nine people were killed Sunday in a pair of bombings that struck a restaurant and a rugby ground in Uganda's capital as patrons gathered to watch the World Cup final, police said.

Congo declares days of mourning after deadly tanker blastupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 08:17:00

The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared two days of mourning Monday and Tuesday for the victims of the massive oil tanker explosion that killed more than 230 people over the weekend.

Congo tanker explosion kills hundredsupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 08:17:00

At least 230 people were killed and 190 injured when an oil tanker flipped and exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

East African states form common marketupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 09:23:00

Five East African states entered into a common market this week, breaking down barriers to trade and employment throughout the region.

Scores arrested in wildlife poaching raidsupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 13:34:00

More than 2 tons of ivory has been seized and more than 100 people arrested in an international operation targeting wildlife crime in eastern Africa, Interpol announced Monday.

Report: Scores of albinos in hiding after attacksupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 06:09:00

As many as 10,000 albinos are in hiding in east Africa over fears that they will be dismembered and their body parts sold to witchdoctors, the Red Cross said in a recent report.

Group urges Burundi to drop new law against homosexualityupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 02:26:00

A human rights group urged Burundi to reverse a law that makes homosexuality illegal, saying it risks worsening the harsh treatment of gays in the eastern Africa nation.

U.N.: 35,000 displaced by new fighting in Congoupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 07:06:00

A new outbreak of fighting in the embattled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced 35,000 people from their homes, the U.N. refugee agency said.

Rwandan held in Germany over 1994 assassinationupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 09:38:00

A top aide to the Rwandan president is in German custody for her alleged role in a 1994 assassination that sparked the Rwandan genocide, the German Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Civilians killed as Somali militants attack peacekeepersupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 17:28:00

Islamist militants launched a massive assault on African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital Wednesday, sparking battles that killed at least 17 civilians, according to witnesses and journalists in Mogadishu.

People flee Mogadishuupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 17:28:00

CNN exclusive video shows people evacuating Mogadishu admist an increase in violence in the area.

China's tainted milk scare spreads globallyupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 22:13:00

African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis which has seen more than 52,000 Chinese children poisoned by melamine-tainted goods spreads.

Militia threatens to close airport in Somali capitalupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 13:18:00

Islamist fighters battling for control of Somalia have threatened to close Mogadishu's only airport, warning all airlines to stop flights into the Somali capital by early Tuesday.

Athletes' blogs: The road to Beijingupdated: Tue May 20 2008 02:11:00

The Olympic Games is the undoubted high-point in an athlete's career, with the chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage and against the best in the world.

Aid group to cut food ration to millionsupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 22:36:00

World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.

Somalia car bomb targets peacekeepersupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 13:54:00

A suicide car bomber on Tuesday attacked a building in Somalia that houses African Union peacekeepers, reportedly wounding seven people. An Islamist militia claimed responsibility.

Guards for African leaders battle; dozen injuredupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 11:26:00

A fight between Ugandan and Libyan presidential guards sparked chaos during a ceremony attended by the heads of state from 11 African nations on Wednesday. UN: 13 Countries Use Child Soldiersupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 10:45:00

A senior U.N. official says 58 groups in 13 countries still recruit and use child soldiers many of whom are killed, maimed, abducted and raped and denied access to humanitarian groups

Congo peace dealupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 23:40:00

Congo's government and rebels sign a peace deal calling for an immediate truce. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

5M dead as Congo peace deal signedupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 23:40:00

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and armed groups in the country signed a deal Wednesday to end years of fighting in the country's east, according to Peter Kessler, with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). A Massacre in a Kenyan Churchupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 16:00:00

A nightmarish church burning becomes an echo of the horrors of Rwanda. Will Kenya recover from its controversial election?

Fearful Burundian refugees go home after 10 yearsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 22:10:00

After more than a decade in refugee camps, Jean Kayobera was ready to come home.

U.N.: Iraq war is worsening global refugee crisisupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 08:56:00

The number of refugees worldwide has gone up for the first time in five years, largely because of the exodus of more than 1 million Iraqis from their war-torn homeland in 2006, according to a U.N. report out Monday.

Refugees welcome 'bright' future in new homeupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 07:45:00

Bonifasi Nahimana has traveled around the world for safety -- and for the first time in more than three decades, he says he's not afraid to go to sleep at night.

Iraq drives up refugee count, U.N. saysupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 09:34:00

The number of refugees worldwide has gone up for the first time in five years, largely because of the exodus of more than 1 million Iraqis from their war-torn homeland in 2006, according to a U.N. report out Monday.

The insider's guide to Africa's Great Lakesupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 11:01:00

As a U.N.-backed conference on Africa's volatile Great Lakes region concludes on Friday, we offer a guide to the troubled area and its chances for lasting stability.

Egypt recall for Tottenham's Ghaliupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 09:10:00

Tottenham Hotspur winger Hossam Ghali has won a surprise recall to the Egypt squad for their African Nations Cup qualifer in Botswana on Saturday.

Abdelwahab dies after collapsingupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 09:36:00

Egyptian international defender Mohamed Abdelwahab has died after collapsing on the training field on Thursday.

Mido finalizes return to Tottenhamupdated: Tue Aug 29 2006 04:46:00

Egypt striker Mido has returned to Tottenham after the club reached agreement on a deal with AS Roma, the Premier League team announced on their Web site on Tuesday.

Egypt coach Shehata signs new dealupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 10:50:00

African Nations Cup-winning coach Hassan Shehata has been given a two-year extension to his contract, the Egyptian Football Association said on Monday.

Blasts as Burundi goes to pollsupdated: Fri Jun 03 2005 11:57:00

The sound of explosions and gunfire boomed over Burundi's capital Friday in what the United Nations said was an attempt to disrupt the war-shattered country's first multiparty polls in 12 years.

U.N.: Population to top 9 billion by 2050updated: Thu Feb 24 2005 22:09:00

The world's population will rise from 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations survey released Thursday.

Burundi president condemns attackupdated: Sun Aug 15 2004 00:24:00

The president of Burundi is calling an attack on a refugee camp there "a shame" and a crime against innocents.

U.N.: 150 killed in Burundi attackupdated: Sat Aug 14 2004 07:28:00

Armed attackers have killed up to 150 people in a raid on a refugee camp in Burundi, according to the United Nations.

UK changes tack on travel adviceupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 12:52:00

A number of governments offer advice on countries that travelers regularly visit, but acting on this information and deciding whether or not to go is another matter.

Money Magazine: GIVING THE TOP U.S. CHARITIESupdated: Thu Dec 01 1994 00:01:00

This is the time of year most Americans think seriously about contributing to one or more charitable organizations. The holidays are a reminder that others could use a hand. December is also the la...

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