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Helen Vesperini

Helen Vesperini

    Evolution, the Bible: Kenya's fossils challenge religious beliefs
    Evolution, the Bible: Kenya's fossils challenge religious beliefs
    Despite Kenya's fossils providing lessons of mankind's origin, using remains to educate children may contradict religious and traditional teachings.
    DRC and Mali unrest overshadows AU summit talks
    DRC and Mali unrest overshadows AU summit talks
    The collapse of a peace deal for troubled eastern DRC and the question of military intervention in Mali has dominated the latest AU summit.
    Kenya on edge ahead of ICC ruling
    Kenya on edge ahead of ICC ruling
    Kenya is nervously awaiting an ICC ruling on whether to try six officials, including two presidential contenders, over deadly 2007-2008 poll unrest.
    Kagame sweeps Rwanda's presidential polls
    Kagame sweeps Rwanda's presidential polls
    Rwanda President Paul Kagame secured another seven-year term on Wednesday after being declared landslide winner of the country's election.
    African leaders urged to tackle al-Qaeda threat
    African leaders urged to tackle al-Qaeda threat
    Senegal's president urged African leaders on Monday to join forces in the fight against al-Qaeda's North African branch.
    AU leaders turn attention to Africa's hot spots
    AU leaders turn attention to Africa's hot spots
    African Union (AU) heads of state focused on rising tensions in oil-rich, secessionist southern Sudan on Monday.
    Ban slams power-grabs as Gadaffi steps aside
    Ban slams power-grabs as Gadaffi steps aside
    UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday criticised power-grabs in Africa as Libya's Moammar Gadaffi reluctantly handed over the presidency of the AU.
    Nigeria rebels claim to have destroyed oil pipelines
    Nigeria rebels claim to have destroyed oil pipelines
    Nigeria's main rebel group said it destroyed several major oil pipelines in the country early on Monday in response to a military offensive.
    Fire put out at site of Nigerian pipeline blast
    Fire put out at site of Nigerian pipeline blast
    Thousands gathered on Friday around charred destruction from a deadly pipeline explosion as Nigerian firefighters doused flames triggered by the blast that had burnt for more than a day. Local officials put the death toll at 15, disputing the Nigerian Red Cross's claim that about 100 people were killed.
    Nigeria's president-elect faces discontent
    Nigeria's president-elect faces discontent
    Nigeria's president-elect Umaru Yar'Adua on Tuesday faced a growing tide of discontent after being declared winner of a disputed poll that even the outgoing head of state admitted was far from perfect. In his first press briefing late on Monday, Yar'Adua issued an appeal for national unity.
    Trouble mars landmark Nigeria vote
    Trouble mars landmark Nigeria vote
    Voting began on Saturday in Nigeria's landmark presidential elections, hours after a failed attempt to blow up the electoral commission marred hopes of a trouble-free poll in the first post-colonial transfer of power between two civilian presidents. Private vehicles were warned to keep off roads in Lagos and heavily armed troops threw up roadblocks on key thoroughfares.