Malawi

Malawi empowers children to fight sexual abuse

Rape is Malawi’s most reported crime. Ujamaa initiative is helping schoolkids defend themselves against perpetrators. Chimoya, Malawi –  Small fists fly towards throats, knees jerk from under pinafore dress hems up to groin level and two-pronged fingers shoot for the … read more

Africa

Al-Shabab fighters attack Somali army base

At least 10 soldiers killed after a coordinated assault on an army base southwest of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishufrom their training camp south of the capital in this October 21, 2010 … read more

Politics

Philippine troops kill 40 Abu Sayyaf fighters

Military spokesman says 22 fighters killed on the island of Jolo and another 18 on the neighbouring island of Basilan. Philippine troops have killed 40 Abu Sayyaf Group fighters and wounded 25 others, in two battlefronts on the southern islands … read more

World

Salva Kiir and Riek Machar: South Sudan’s shaky peace

President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar discuss the prospects for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan. South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation in July 2011, but despite independence the country went to conflict again two years later, … read more

Biz

Boeing signs £3bn deal for nine marine patrol planes

The UK government will buy nine new maritime patrol planes from Boeing in a decade-long deal worth £3bn. The Ministry of Defence’s deal for the submarine-hunting P-8A Poseidon aircraft also covers training, maintenance and support. Boeing will build a new … read more

Tech

How To Get Apple’s New iPhone Software Today

Apple’s new mobile operating system is available to download today, with revamped Messages and Music apps. Apple’s new operating system is available to download today – if you’re willing to put up with a few glitches and bugs. iOS 10 … read more