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Tunisia forces kill fighters planning Ramadan attack

A senior commander in an armed group blew himself up and another was shot dead during a raid by Tunisian security forces on Sunday. The men – suspected of having links with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch (AQIM) – were planning attacks during the

International jazz day: Louis Armstrong's legacy lives on in Zimbabwe

Sunday is International Jazz Day. The history of jazz is entwined with the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. It broke down social barriers and brought people together across the US, and in Zimbabwe too. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa met jazz enthusiasts in Harare. The post International jazz day: Louis Armstrong's

'Racial segregation continues' in South African universities

Twenty-six years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, black students believe university campuses are still effectively segregated. It has led to violent protests over the past two years, as they demand reduced tuition fees, better classrooms and improved teaching. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim speaks with disillusioned students near Johannesberg, in

South Africans riders join elite team working with performance horses

Two South Africans have made history by joining an elite team working with performance horses. They are connected to a more than 400 year-old tradition. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Kyalami, South Africa. The post South Africans riders join elite team working with performance horses appeared first on African Media Agency. Source: AMA

Yoweri Museveni: A five times-elected dictator?

He’s ruled Uganda for 31 years. With five presidential terms in office, Yoweri Museveni is surrounded by controversies related to freedom of speech, human rights, allegations of nepotism, and even the killing of Ugandan citizens. But President Museveni claims Uganda is one of the most democratic countries in the world and

Have settlements killed a two-state solution?

In this week’s UpFront, we speak to Israel’s consul general in New York, Dani Dayan, who defends his country’s expansion of settlements, including the construction of its first new settlement in decades. In the Reality Check, we look at the dark and fascist origins of France’s National Front party, and ask

Nigeriens enjoy an old French ball game

An ancient French ball game is now becoming popular in Niger in West Africa. Players say it helps them forget frequent attacks by armed groups such as Boko Haram and al-Qaeda. The post Nigeriens enjoy an old French ball game appeared first on African Media Agency. Source: AMA

Nigeria: At least 30,000 people forced out from slum housing

At least 30,000 people have been forcefully evicted from their slum housing in Nigeria. Lawyers say they’re the victims of a land grab as real estate developers move in to the commercial capital. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Lagos. The post Nigeria: At least 30,000 people forced out from slum housing appeared

Ndileka Mandela: Zuma should listen and step down

Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, has supported the South African opposition’s call for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Tens of thousands of South Africans have staged protests in recent weeks demanding Zuma’s resignation, and opposition parties, religious groups and civil society activists have joined forces against him. In an interview

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