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Daniel Wallis

Daniel Wallis

    Is Hugo Chávez dead, dying or hiding in a cake?
    Is Hugo Chávez dead, dying or hiding in a cake?
    Demands by Venezuela's opposition for information on President Hugo Chávez's health grew louder on Monday amid speculation the socialist leader...
    US warns 15 Kenyans they are blocking reforms
    US warns 15 Kenyans they are blocking reforms
    The United States has sent warning letters to 15 prominent Kenyans it says are blocking reform in East Africa's biggest economy following last...
    Kenya's Kibaki demotes police chief to post office
    Kenya's Kibaki demotes police chief to post office
    Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki sacked his police chief on Tuesday and sent him to run the post office, in a move cautiously welcomed by rights groups...
    Millions of Somalis in need of aid, survey shows
    Millions of Somalis in need of aid, survey shows
    The number of people needing humanitarian aid in Somalia has leapt 17,5% in a year to 3,76-million, or half of the Horn of Africa country's...
    Mediator calls for DRC truce ahead of summit
    Mediator calls for DRC truce ahead of summit
    Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) guerrillas and government negotiators must agree a ceasefire before a planned heads of state summit this month,...
    Somali pirates hijack Yemeni ship
    Somali pirates hijack Yemeni ship
    Somali pirates have hijacked a Yemen cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, a regional maritime official said on Tuesday.
    Win sparks joy in Obama's Kenyan village
    Win sparks joy in Obama's Kenyan village
    Kenyans in Barack Obama's ancestral homeland sang and danced with joy on Wednesday as the Illinois senator they see as one of their own became the...
    Ethiopian rebels call for Ogaden aid corridor
    Ethiopian rebels call for Ogaden aid corridor
    Ethiopia's Ogaden rebels on Friday demanded that the United Nations Security Council secure an aid corridor to their homeland where they said...
    Somali pirates want $8m to free three ships
    Somali pirates want $8m to free three ships
    Somali pirates are demanding a total ransom of $8,2-million to free two Malaysian tankers and a Japanese-managed bulk carrier hijacked in the Gulf...
    Somali pirates a growing threat to shipping
    Somali pirates a growing threat to shipping
    Rapidly spreading lawlessness as Somalia collapses in the worst fighting for two nearly decades is fuelling a wave of piracy that increasingly...
    Piracy ransoms funding Somalia insurgency
    Piracy ransoms funding Somalia insurgency
    An explosion of piracy this month off the coast of Somalia is funding a growing insurgency onshore as the hijackers funnel hefty ransom payments to...
    Somali factions formally sign peace pact
    Somali factions formally sign peace pact
    Somalia's government has formally signed a peace deal with some opposition figures, United Nations officials said on Tuesday, but the pact...