Mar 16th, 2013
Sounders FC has announced the long-awaited signing of Obafemi Martins, and the DP forward might even be featured in Saturday’s rivalry game against the Portland Timbers. Obafemi Martins has signed and arrived. It may have taken Sounders FC nearly a month of traveling back and forth from Spain, ...
Mar 30th, 2012
A Cape Town man has received counselling after he was apparently raped by a man dressed as a woman, it was reported on Friday. Lt-Col Andrè Traut told the Cape Times the man, 26, was walking to the Groote Schuur hospital on Wednesday morning when someone who appeared to be a woman approached him in [...
Feb 3rd, 2012
The World Health Organization is defending its numbers on global malaria deaths and disputes a new study claiming that nearly twice as many people die of malaria than previously believed. The study, which appears in the British health journal, The Lancet, reports that more than 1.2 million people die...
In East Africa
Dec 15th, 2011
Norfolk – A former Somali police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for his role as a leader in the hijacking of a yacht that left all four Americans on board dead. Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali was sentenced in US court in Norfolk on Thursday, where he apologised for his actions. He is [&hel...
Feb 28th, 2011
Pirates operating off the coast of Somalia have become more violent and demanded bigger ransoms in the wake of moderate international successes in thwarting their operations and bringing them to justice. However, the pirates’ bloodthirstiness has not emerged from the desperation of impoverished fishe...
In East Africa
Jan 24th, 2011
When Steve Sands walked into the overcrowded Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia in late October, he knew it would be poorly equipped. Just how poorly, he hadn’t anticipated. “It was actually kind of scary,” says Sands, a Seattle-based clinical engineer. “Exposed wires. Equipment ...