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The legacy of Fela Kuti lives on at the Afrika Shrine

Still struggling – Fela Kuti's family fights on

The legendary nightclub that carries on the family tradition for music and protest has been shut down once again by the Nigerian authorities, angered by its activism

Inside Africa

A picture of Edwin Dyer released by al-Qa'ida in the Maghreb in February. The group had kidnapped Mr Dyer while he was on holiday and wanted the release, it claims, of the militant Abu Qatada

British holidaymaker is 'beheaded by al-Qa'ida'

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Tourist executed in Mali after British Government refuses to pay for his release

This picture of British hostage Edwin Dyer was released by al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb on 18 February and distributed by IntelCenter

Al-Qa'ida 'murders British hostage' in Africa

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Gordon Brown condemns the "barbaric" killing of Edwin Dyer.

A 2004 file photograph of Malian soldiers being trained by US Special Forces in the desert near Timbuktu

The desert ambush that ended in Briton's murder

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Briton Edwin Dyer was captured in Mali and held hostage for more than four months before being murdered.

Demonstration in London to launch the Boycott Month of Action, 28 February 1960

Anti-Apartheid Movement : 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

It has been half a century since the Anti-Apartheid Movement was formed in London to campaign against the racially motivated marginalisation black people in South Africa.

Egyptian man chops off penis after marriage refusal

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A 25-year-old Egyptian man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family, police reported on Sunday.

Rousing slogans celebrating the Sudanese President Omar al Bashir decorate billboards in the streets of Khartoum

I'm innocent, insists the world's most wanted man

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Sudan's ruler stands accused of being the architect of Darfur's suffering. But the blame lies elsewhere, he tells Katherine Butler

Dozens of whales beach on South African shore

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Dozens of pilot whales beached this morning near the storm-lashed tip of South Africa, prompting a massive rescue operation.

A woman tends to her crops in Kaputei, a town built to help people 
escape Nairobi's slums

Kenyan eco-town: From the slums to a shining town on the hill

Thursday, 28 May 2009

In Kenya a little bit of money and a can-do attitude go a long way. Daniel Howden sees how Kaputei has transformed the lives of the country's poor.

Refugees wait for food rations in southern Sudan. Omar al Bashir is retaining his stance against foreign aid agencies, which he expelled from the country

New Darfur crisis looms as Bashir digs in on aid

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Workers fear catastrophe without help of international agencies during rain season

Fatuma Omar Ismail: A scholar born into squalor

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

270,000 people are marooned in the hopelessness of Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp. But one extraordinary Somali girl found a way out. Daniel Howden reports

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John Walsh: We all got a kick out of the Kung Fu master

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