Katharine Houreld

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Pakistani family sentenced to death for ‘honour killing’

The relatives of Farzana Iqbal who bludgeoned her to death in May outside a Pakistani court, causing a public outcry, have been sentenced to death.

Online abuse a real danger for Pakistani women

Online abuse in Pakistan is triggering real-world violence against women owing to slow responses from Facebook and Twitter and poor law enforcement.

Pakistan PM condemns ‘brutal killing’ of pregnant woman

Nawaz Sharif has questioned why police allegedly stood by while a woman was stoned, adding that a "totally unacceptable" crime had to be dealt with.

Afghanistan’s vice-president Fahim dies

The powerful Afghan vice-president Marshal MQ Fahim has died of natural causes, weeks before the country goes to the polls.

Pakistan marks democratic milestone in violence-marred poll

Pakistanis have voted in a landmark test of democracy and have been quickly reminded of the militant violence that plagues the country.

Kenya’s march to find militants in Somalia fruitless

Kenyan troops marched into a Somalian fishing village two months ago, but they have not yet found the al-Qaeda-linked militants they came to hunt.

Rules of engagement move into the 21st century

The spokespeople of Kenyan soldiers and members of an extremist Islamist militant group have taken their battle to Twitter with insults flying.

AU troops in Somalia face funding shortfall

African Union troops fighting al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in the failed state of Somalia have a $10-million funding gap.

Somali women preyed on by rapists amid famine

Somali refugees are falling victim to rape and assault as the region endures its worst drought in over 60 years.

The lifesaving technology lurking in the laundry basket

What do mosquitoes like more than human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the odour of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes.

Suicide attack on AU base in Somalia kills three

Three people were killed after suicide bombers attacked an African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Monday.

Somali AU bases hit by simultaneous suicide attacks

Five simultaneous suicide attacks targeted African Union bases in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, officials have said.

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

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