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Sudan probes al-Bashir after 'large sums of cash found at home'

0 Visits: 41 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 00:01:26
Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source told Reuters news agency on Saturday. The source said that military intelligence had searched…

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U.S. says airstrike in Somalia kills 2 terrorists

0 Visits: 34 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 00:00:07
Friday's airstrike was conducted in coordination with Somali forces, and was the second by the US forces this week. The attack was carried out in the vicinity of Jamaame, some 50 kilometers from Kismayo which was a few years ago an al-Shabaab-controlled region. Africom said its assessment had showed…

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Kenya, Ethiopia move to end inter-clan wars

0 Visits: 40 | Saturday April 20, 2019 - 23:58:19
Meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last week for a two-day cross-border regional conference, authorities from both countries said violence along the border posed dangers to joint infrastructure projects planned under the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset). In 2015,…

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Uganda Supreme Court upholds lifetime term for Museveni

0 Visits: 39 | Saturday April 20, 2019 - 23:56:47
Uganda's Supreme Court Thursday upheld a constitutional court ruling in 2018 that stated Museveni — elected for the fourth time in 2016 — could run. Led by Chief Justice Bart Katureeba, Justice Eldad Mwangusya read the final court ruling. "By a majority decision of 4 to 3 on the process…

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DP World to finalize feasibility studies on regional logistic hub

0 Visits: 31 | Saturday April 20, 2019 - 23:54:51
Suhail Al Banna, CEO and Managing Director of DP World for Middle East and Africa, said that the feasibility study to establish a regional logistics hub, centered on the Port of Berbera, will be finalized in the coming three months. It is to be recalled that back in October, while launching the initial…

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Ilhan Omar once addressed gender-segregated audience in Somalia

0 Visits: 39 | Saturday April 20, 2019 - 23:46:25
According to a translation of the remarks, though, she did not raise the matter of the audience's segregation during that 2016 speech. Omar, the embattled freshman Democrat who's faced numerous controversies over comments decried as anti-Semitic and other statements, appeared on the "Deprani…

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DR Congo declares mourning as 127 feared dead in boat sinking...

0 Visits: 37 | Friday April 19, 2019 - 21:04:50
Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a day of mourning for Friday, with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said.

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Ethiopia: Former jail to become museum

0 Visits: 45 | Wednesday April 17, 2019 - 23:35:26
The Ogaden jail in the regional capital Jijiga was used for more than 10 years to systematically abuse and kill political dissidents, their relatives and other inmates.

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Omar Al-Bashir thrown into prison in north Khartoum

0 Visits: 35 | Wednesday April 17, 2019 - 22:43:04
Bashir was ousted by the army last Thursday after four months of protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The country's new military rulers had said he was being held "in a secure place". Witnesses said there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary…

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UN Chief Appoints Adviser to Help AU Mediation in Sudan

0 Visits: 33 | Wednesday April 17, 2019 - 20:18:14
"He is being put at disposal of the African Union, which we understand will be engaged in some mediation capacity between the transitional council in Khartoum and various parts of Sudanese society," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Tuesday. "Mr. Haysom will be there to support…

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Twitter left up Ilhan Omar death threats so law enforcement could investigate

0 Visits: 41 | Wednesday April 17, 2019 - 00:06:14
Twitter left up tweets threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar's life over the weekend so law enforcement could investigate them, BuzzFeed News has learned. Omar on Sunday said that threats on her life have increased after President Trump tweeted a video on April 12 that juxtaposed images of the World Trade…

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Rep. Ilhan Omar says she has experienced increase in death threats

0 Visits: 41 | Monday April 15, 2019 - 23:10:05
She also alleged that President Trump is encouraging right-wing extremist violence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders denied earlier Sunday the President was trying to incite violence. "Since the President's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my…

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The man behind Somalia's only free ambulance service

0 Visits: 41 | Monday April 15, 2019 - 11:54:54
Somalia's capital city - where there are frequent and deadly bomb blasts - only has one free ambulance service, which was founded by Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan 13 years ago. When he returned from Pakistan, where he had been studying dentistry, to Mogadishu as a fresh graduate he was struck by the…

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Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members

0 Visits: 40 | Monday April 15, 2019 - 11:50:07
Sudan's transitional military council has arrested members of the former government and promised not to disperse protesters. A spokesman also urged the opposition to pick the next prime minister and vowed to implement their choice. Months of protests in Sudan led to the ouster and arrest of long-time…

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Assange tried to create a 'centre for spying' inside the Ecuadorian embassy, says nation's president

0 Visits: 41 | Monday April 15, 2019 - 11:41:09
Lenin Moreno also said that no other country had an influence over the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum, which the leader claimed followed repeated violations by Assange. The comments in an interview with The Guardian show the degradation of Assange's relationship with Ecuador,…

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South Africa is not overrun by immigrants - experts

0 Visits: 43 | Monday April 15, 2019 - 11:32:04
Cape Town - Even if all foreigners leave South Africa, it would not make a difference to socio-economic issues facing the country. And the idea that the country is overrun by immigrants is not supported by data. That's the word from Loren Landau, Chair of the African Centre for migration and society…

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Cuba working to rescue 2 doctors abducted in Kenya: president

0 Visits: 43 | Monday April 15, 2019 - 11:27:20
HAVANA (Xinhua) -- The Cuban government is working to rescue two doctors abducted in Kenya by suspected Al-Shabaab militants, said President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday. "Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya," Diaz-Canel tweeted.

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Somali security forces kill at least six people in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 46 | Sunday April 14, 2019 - 00:03:41
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital on Saturday and killed another four people who were protesting against the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said. The protesters threw stones at police and burned tires filling the streets with…

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Sudan's new ruling military council chief steps down

0 Visits: 47 | Saturday April 13, 2019 - 00:04:01
ieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan will be the new head of the transitional military council, Ibn Auf said in a speech broadcast on state television on Friday.

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Kenya's forces mobilized as search for Cuban doctors extends to Somalia

0 Visits: 39 | Saturday April 13, 2019 - 00:02:14
NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan security forces have been mobilized to join in the search for two Cuban doctors abducted from Mandera on Friday morning and taken to Somalia, raising fresh security concerns in the volatile region. One of the two police officers escorting them to work at the local county hospital…

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