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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
    In Kenya's national museum, wide-eyed schoolchildren gaze at blackened skeletons of long gone ancestors, 1.5 million-year-old remains that...
    DRC and Mali unrest overshadows AU summit talks
    DRC and Mali unrest overshadows AU summit talks
    United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon urged leaders from Africa's Great Lakes region to sign an agreement aimed at ending...
    Kenya on edge ahead of ICC ruling
    Kenya on edge ahead of ICC ruling
    Kenya is nervously awaiting an International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling -- due by Monday -- on whether to try six officials, including two leading...
    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 an election criticised by...
    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, saying the network's...
    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 as they reviewed their response to...
    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 in a speech to the continent's leaders as Libya's Moammar Gadaffi reluctantly...
    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 southern Nigeria 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...
    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...
    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...
    Three Croatians join kidnap list in Nigeria
    Three Croatians join kidnap list in Nigeria
    Three Croatians have become the latest foreigners to be kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria's oil capital of Port Harcourt, industry sources said on...