Andrew Cawthorne

Desperate Haitians await foreign disaster relief

Thousands of people injured in Haiti's massive earthquake spent a third night twisted in pain, lying on sidewalks and waiting for help.

Haiti quake: Tens of thousands feared dead

Traumatised Haitians slept out in parks and streets on Thursday, fearing aftershocks to the earthquake that flattened homes and buried people.

Divided Venezuelans march for, against Chávez

Thousands of Venezuelans marched on Saturday in protests against President Hugo Chávez while thousands of his supporters held their own rallies.

Kenyan forces again accused of torture, rape

Security forces tortured scores in a sweep against the mainly ethnic Somali population of remote north-east Kenya, a rights group said on Monday.

Pirates haul tankers to Somali coast

Pirates were taking two European-owned tankers to Somali coastal havens on Friday and are likely to demand ransoms soon.

Kenya mourns, frets over 131 dead in disasters

Kenya began a week of mourning on Monday for at least 131 people who died in a petrol tanker blaze and another fire in a Nairobi supermarket.

Somalia a nation in ruins, says rights group

Somalia is a shattered nation and the most dangerous place on earth for aid workers, a US-based human rights group said on Monday.

Hijacked Saudi supertanker spotted off Somalia

A Saudi oil supertanker hijacked by pirates has reached the coast of north Somalia, a regional maritime group said on Tuesday.

Envoy hopes for Somalia peace progress at summit

Somali politicians attending a summit in Kenya next week have a great chance to push forward a peace process intended to stem 18 years of conflict.

IMF sees Africa growth dipping to 6%

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will dip to 6% in 2008 and 2009 due to tough global conditions, while inflation is seen rising to 12% this year.

Kenya accuses West of ‘colonial’ meddling

Kenya accused Western envoys on Friday of ''shameless blackmail'' and condescension for trying to force the head of the electoral commission to resign.

Record-breaking Bolt strikes again

Usain ''Lightning'' Bolt roared to gold in the 200m on Wednesday to become the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win an Olympic sprint double.

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