Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency » Africa http://www.khaama.com The largest news and information source in Afghanistan Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:47:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Boko Haram again kidnapped girls and women in Nigeria http://www.khaama.com/boko-haram-again-kidnapped-girls-and-women-after-killing-32-in-nigeria-2550 http://www.khaama.com/boko-haram-again-kidnapped-girls-and-women-after-killing-32-in-nigeria-2550#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:19:41 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=43029 Read the full article...]]> Boko HaramSuspected Boko Haram rebels in an attack at a village in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state have killed 32 men and kidnapped more than 100 girls and women including children.

Villagers of Gumsuri after escaping to Maiduguri, provincial capital of Borno state, have told media that gunmen attacked their village, killed men and kidnapped girls and women including children on Sunday.

Because of the poor or no electronic communication and poor roads the report is getting late to the media.

Boko Haram in an attack at another village in the same state had kidnapped more than 200 school girls and later announced that the girls were married off to their fighters.

Boko Haram has established an insurgency in Nigeria since five years.

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Miss South Africa Rolene Struss crowned Miss World http://www.khaama.com/miss-south-africa-rolene-struss-crowned-miss-world-9134 http://www.khaama.com/miss-south-africa-rolene-struss-crowned-miss-world-9134#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:23:06 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=42839 Read the full article...]]> Miss WorldA 22-year-old fourth-year medical student Rolene Strauss from South Africa has claimed the crow at this year’s Miss World competition.

Women from 121 countries contested in the 64th annual competition where the contest’s glitzy final was held in London on Sunday.

Edina Kulcsar from Hungary was judged the runner-up and Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit came third.

Strauss was crowned by the outgoing Miss World, Megan Young of the Philippines, to huge cheers in the EXCEL exhibition centre.

She told AFP she wanted to help spread education in her homeland and thereby help other people realise their dreams.

“I am what I am today because of the opportunities I have received and I would love to give others the same opportunities; educating, the opportunity to be educated, to make healthy choices and also to live their dreams,” Strauss said.

Strauss is the third South African Miss World, the title has been held by the country in 1958 and 1974.

Venezuela has held the title for six times since the Miss World began in 1951, while India and the United Kingdom have claimed the tile for five times each.

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70 Ethiopians drowned in Red Sea http://www.khaama.com/70-ethiopians-drowned-in-red-sea http://www.khaama.com/70-ethiopians-drowned-in-red-sea#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:52:12 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=42325 Read the full article...]]> Boat drowned

At least 70 Ethiopians died after the boat they were using to illegally immigrate to Yemen drowned in Red Sea, officials said on Sunday.

Officials in Taiz province added that these people were being transported by human traffickers in unusable jerry-built small boat which capsized in bad weather conditions close to al-Makha port.

Human traffickers often smuggle Africans to Yemen which Africans believe as a gateway to the Middle East’s wealthier life.

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WHO: 16,000 people infected with Ebola http://www.khaama.com/who-16000-people-infected-with-ebola-98765 http://www.khaama.com/who-16000-people-infected-with-ebola-98765#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 03:26:47 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=42056 Read the full article...]]> ebola-3Around 16,500 people have been infected with Ebola virus and nearly 7,000 have died, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization.

The new death toll, released late on Friday by the UN agency, represents an increase of more than 1,000 deaths since a report from two days before.

 Most of the new deaths were recorded in Liberia, but the new toll likely includes deaths that have gone unreported over a significant period of time.

Data from the outbreak has been spotty and slow to come and often death and case tolls see large jumps when backlogs of information are cleared. Because the data is so hard to come by, the World Health Organisation has cautioned that its figures may significantly underreport the actual number of people sickened and killed by the disease.

The current outbreak began in West Africa and has been severely hitting three countries there: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Friday’s data showed there have been 16,169 cases in just those three countries — an increase of 268 cases since a report two days earlier.

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