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Katy Pownall

Katy Pownall

    Gunmen attack Nigerian oil facilities
    Gunmen attack Nigerian oil facilities
    Gunmen attacked two oil facilities operated by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria's restive south, a private security official said on Tuesday.
    Nigerian death-row prisoners 'may be innocent'
    Nigerian death-row prisoners 'may be innocent'
    Amnesty International called on Nigeria's government on Tuesday to declare a moratorium on capital punishment, saying dozens of prisoners on death...
    Brutal Ugandan rebels ask for forgiveness
    Brutal Ugandan rebels ask for forgiveness
    Five years ago, Ugandan rebels bayoneted Ellen Atim's husband and five of her children to death. Atim narrowly escaped and fled with her surviving...
    Urgent appeals sounded for Africa flood relief
    Urgent appeals sounded for Africa flood relief
    Aid agencies have appealed for millions of dollars to help more than one million Africans affected by deadly floods that have swept across the...
    Africa floods: 'We don't know what tomorrow will bring'
    Africa floods: 'We don't know what tomorrow will bring'
    Tiny fish swim beside the dugout canoes that residents use to escape their flooded homes, riding the water gushing through the streets of Soroti,...
    Africa hit by deadly floods, towns submerged
    Africa hit by deadly floods, towns submerged
    Torrential downpours and flash floods across Africa have submerged whole towns and washed away bridges, farms and schools. This summer's rains have...
    Elderly Ugandan chimp celebrates with banana cake
    Elderly Ugandan chimp celebrates with banana cake
    Uganda's oldest captive chimpanzee turned 43 on Wednesday with a banana cake and "regular love and grooming" from his female companions, his...
    Uganda's fragile peace talks back on track, says govt
    Uganda's fragile peace talks back on track, says govt
    Stalled peace talks to end a brutal 20-year insurgency by the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are to resume, government officials said...
    Ugandan priestess buried in her home village
    Ugandan priestess buried in her home village
    Alice Lakwena, a Ugandan warrior priestess who led an ill-fated insurgency to topple President Yoweri Museveni in the 1980s, was laid to rest on...
    Ugandan rebel chief hints at ceasefire
    Ugandan rebel chief hints at ceasefire
    Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony told journalists he was committed to negotiating peace after 19 years of war, and denied he had committed war...
    Ugandan rebel chief holds formal meeting with mediator
    Ugandan rebel chief holds formal meeting with mediator
    The elusive leader of a brutal 19-year northern Uganda rebellion held his first formal meeting with a chief peace mediator and a Ugandan government...
    Violent-death rate in Uganda higher than Iraq
    Violent-death rate in Uganda higher than Iraq
    The rate of violent deaths in war-ravaged Northern Uganda is three times higher than in Iraq, and the East African country's 20-year insurgency has...