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Witnesses recount terrorist attack on Mogadishu beach resort

The terrorist attack on Mogadishu beach resorts on Thursday evening where 25 people died and 100 others injured was carried out with surgical precision by the al-Qaeda linked militants, al-Shabaab. Several people who witnessed the dastardly act and agreed...

Mauritius police on high alert after Islamic State threat

Police in Mauritius was on high alert Friday after the government of the small island received threat from an alleged Mauritian who had flew to Syria to join IS. The Counter Terrorism Unit in Mauritius had been made aware...

Somali prime minster calls for vigilance after terror attacks

Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke on Friday called on Somalis to remain vigilant after at least 20 people were killed and 25 others injured at a beach restaurant in Mogadishu on Thursday. Sharmarke reiterated that his government will...

Uganda bans maids working in Saudi Arabia over mistreatment

The government of Uganda said on Friday it will stop sending housemaids to Saudi Arabia, eclipsing a deal between the two nations to ship workers to the wealthy Gulf nation amid complaints of poor conditions and mistreatment. The ban...

4 suspected al Shabaab militants killed in shoot out with Kenya police

The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit on Wednesday morning killed four most-wanted terrorists after a shootout ensued in Kenya’s Coastal region of Kwachocha, Malindi. The four were killed following a fierce gun fire exchange after they declined to surrender and instead...

ICC prosecutors to seek war crimes trial for LRA warlord

War crimes prosecutors will Thursday seek to convince the International Criminal Court to put infamous Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen on trial on charges including keeping sex slaves in a rebel army. Known as the "White Ant", Ongwen...

Movie on DR Congo’s rape-care doctor finally screens at home

A documentary about Democratic Republic of Congo's internationally acclaimed rape-care doctor, Denis Mukwege, is finally screening in cinemas at home after authorities lifted a much-criticised ban.To the "relief" of its Belgian director Thierry Michel, "The Man Who Repairs Women"...

Kenya in all out hunt for soldiers held by al Shabaab militants

Kenya said a search and rescue operation was underway in Somalia on Sunday as al Shabaab militants claimed to have killed over 100 Kenyan soldiers in Friday's attack on an African Union base. The base in southwest Somalia was attacked...

Uhuru Kenyatta vows to intensify Kenya onslaught against al-Shabaab

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to intensify onslaught against al-Shabaab amid increased terror attacks by the insurgents who overran a Kenyan military camp in Somalia earlier on Friday. Kenyatta said the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers will hunt down...

Rwanda announce date for local government elections

Barely a month after president Paul Kagame confirmed his desire to seek third term as president, Rwanda is set to hold its local government elections, according to announcement by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Friday. The voting will...
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ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as...
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Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...

Ouattara party dares Ivorians, says will hold election with or without opposition

ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of...