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AFCON 2019:Algeria orders military planes to fly fans to Egypt

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1,335 total views, 108 views today BY AFP,ALGIERS,13TH JULY 2019-Algeria’s hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final will be boosted by the arrival of another 2,000 fans in time for Sunday’s semi-final against Nigeria in Cairo. Six military planes, along with 10 from Air Algeria, will put on special flights to help encourage the Desert Foxes as they attempt to win the tournament for the first time in 29 years. According to a statement received by AFP, the Algerian Ministry of Defence said that the army high command had taken…

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3 Kenyans, 2 Americans and Briton among 26 killed in Kismayo terror attack

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2,468 total views, 8 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Mogadishu, Somalia, Jul 13 – Twenty-six people were killed and 56 injured in a 12-hour attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on a popular hotel that ended early Saturday in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo. A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the Medina hotel on Friday before several heavily armed gunmen forced their way inside, shooting as they went, authorities said. It was the largest coordinated attack by the Shabaab in Kismayo since 2012 when it lost control of the city.…

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Somalia hotel siege over, 12 dead

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1,078 total views, 82 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Mogadishu, Somalia, Jul 13 – At least 12 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a security official said Saturday. “The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed”, Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, said. “There are dead bodies and wounded people strewn inside the hotel and we cannot give exact detail of the casualties but we have confirmed so…

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Train collision kills 20, injures 78 in Pakistan

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1,237 total views, 76 views today  BY AFP,PUNJAB,PAKISTAN,11TH JULY 2019-20 people were killed and nearly 80 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said. The incident took place in Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab province when a passenger train coming from the eastern city of Lahore rammed into a goods train that had stopped at a crossing, a senior government official said. A senior Pakistan Railways official gave AFP the toll, adding: “We fear the death toll will rise as rescue teams are still cutting (through) the wreckage.” Earlier,…

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7 members of Azam Media die in grisly accident on their way to Chato

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2,060 total views, 77 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH JULY 2019-Azam Media Group in Tanzania is mourning the deaths of its 7 crew members who died on Monday on  their way to Chato through a tragic accident . Three other people sustained injuries during the crash that reportedly occurred when the vehicle they were travelling in collided head on with a lorry. The deceased  were scheduled to cover an event officiated by President John Pombe Magufuli on Tuesday. The 5 Azam Media crew members who died in the crash, according to sources…

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Congolese rebel Bosco ‘Terminator’ Ntaganda guilty of war crimes: International Criminal Court

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1,290 total views, 2 views today BY AFP,THE HAGUE, 8TH JULY 2019-International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted Congolese rebel chief Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda of war crimes including directing massacres of civilians and rape, in a badly-needed victory for prosecutors in The Hague. Ntaganda, 45, was a “key leader” who gave orders to “target and kill civilians” in Democratic Republic of Congo’s volatile, mineral-rich Ituri region in 2002 and 2003, head judge Robert Fremr said. The atrocities included a massacre at a village where people including children and babies were disembowelled or…

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Sudan generals, protesters in landmark agreement on new governing body

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1,711 total views, no views today BY AFP,Khartoum,5TH JULY 2019-Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough power sharing accord aimed at ending the country’s months-long political crisis. The landmark agreement came after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body — a civilian or soldier. “The two sides agreed on establishing a sovereign council with a rotating military and civilian (presidency)…

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1,717 total views, no views today By AFP,SRINAGAR,1 JULY 2019- At least 20 people were killed Monday when an overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said. The bus skidded off a road in the remote Kishtwar region and fell into a deep, narrow valley, senior police official M. K. Sinha said. Twenty passengers died instantly and 10 others were badly injured, Sinha told AFP. Seven of those were in critical condition and were evacuated to a nearby hospital. Road accidents are common in the mountainous parts of the…

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Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

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338 total views, no views today BY                                                                                                          AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Khartoum, Sudan, Jun 30 – Troops deployed Sunday in Sudan’s capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country’s ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new…

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4 wounded in Second attack on national guard in Tunisia: ministry

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2,657 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, TUNIS,Tunisia, Jun 27 – A second suicide attack Thursday in the Tunisian capital on a base of the national guard wounded four security personnel, the interior ministry said, after a first blast targeting police injured five people. “At 11:00 am (1000 GMT) an individual blew himself up outside the back door” of the base, wounding four security personnel, ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag told AFP   Loading…

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Ethiopia army chief of staff shot in attempted coup

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3,431 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, ADDIS Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 23 – Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation. Abiy took to national television in the early hours of the morning dressed in military fatigues and announced that army chief Seare Mekonnen had been shot, an AFP correspondent said. His condition was unknown. The internet was cut in Ethiopia, and more…

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US bars civilian flights from area of Iran drone shootdown

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3,038 total views, no views today BY AFP,21ST JUNE 2019-Washington on Thursday barred American civilian flights from the area where Iran shot down a US military drone, a strike that President Donald Trump slammed as a “big mistake.” The downing of the drone — which Washington insists was above international waters but Iran says was within its territory has seen tensions between the two countries spike further after a series of attacks on tanker ships the US blamed on Tehran.Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident in the strategic Strait…

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Egypt’s former president Mohamed Mursi dies in court

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2,963 total views, no views today BY REUTERS ,17TH JUNE 2019-Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday. It said Mursi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards. Mursi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against this rule. He had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race. Loading…

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New Quebec law stresses migrants’ skills, thousands must reapply

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1,434 total views, no views today BY AFP, MONTREAL,17TH JUNE 2019-The Quebec provincial legislature on Sunday approved a controversial immigration bill that will replace a first-come, first-served standard for accepting migrants with one tied to an applicants’ skills. The law is similar to a proposed plan from US President Donald Trump that would shift his country’s visa system from family-based immigration towards bringing in more skilled workers. The law will attempt to more closely match the skills offered by would-be immigrants with the needs of the labour market in Quebec, Canada’s…

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Explosion kills eight, injures 16 in Mogadishu

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1,257 total views, no views today BY AFP,Mogadishu,15TH JUNE 2019-A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said. “We have confirmed eight people killed and 16 others wounded in the blast,” the private Aamin Ambulance service said. A second blast on a key road leading to the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu did not cause any casualtie Loading…

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Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

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1,154 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, KAMPALA, Uganda, Jun 13 – A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. “The deceased has been confirmed as the grandmother of the five-year-old boy who died. Both victims had attended the burial of an Ebola patient in Congo, but returned to Uganda”, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Arrangements are being made to bury the woman…

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Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

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2,703 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, San Francisco, United States, Jun 7 – Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington. The social media giant said it took the step after President Donald Trump’s order barring Huawei from US technology exports over concerns that it works with Chinese intelligence. “We are reviewing the Commerce Department’s final rule and the more recently issued temporary general license and taking…

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Gay couple beaten for refusing to kiss on London bus

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1,885 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,7TH JUNE 2019-Miss Geymonat posted on her facebook page: “In an attempt to calm things down, I started making jokes. I thought this might make them go away. Chris even pretended she was sick, but they kept on harassing us, throwing us coins and becoming more enthusiastic about it. “The next thing I know is that Chris is in the middle of the bus fighting with them. On an impulse, I went over there only to find her face bleeding and three of…

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British PM Theresa May steps down as Conservative leader

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1,552 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,7TH JUNE,2019- British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit. May announced she would step down last month after failing to deliver Britain’s departure from the European Union on time, deepening a political crisis in a divided country struggling to move on from a 2016 referendum on Brexit. She will continue to work as prime minister until her party…

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Sudan death toll rises to 100 as bodies found in Nile, say doctors

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516 total views, 2 views today BY CNN,KHARTUM,6TH JUNE 2019-The Sudan death toll from Monday’s attack on the sit-in of pro-democracy protesters has risen to 100, after 40 bodies were recovered from the River Nile, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD). Sixty people were reported to have been killed in the military crackdown in the capital Khartoum, before scores of bodies were found dumped in the river by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), said the CCSD, which is close to the protesters. The head of Sudan’s ruling military…

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Ebola outbreak: More than 2,000 cases reported in DR Congo

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623 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS, 5TH JUNE 2019-More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 10 months, officials have said. Two thirds of the cases have been fatal, the health ministry added. The outbreak in the east of DR Congo is the second biggest in history, with a significant spike in new cases noted in recent weeks. But health workers’ attempts to contain the outbreak has been hindered by mistrust and violence. Despite the fact that more…

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30 Dead, 200 missing after boat sinks on DRC Lake

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3,025 total views, no views today BY VOA,,27TH MAY,2019-Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers. The mayor says they had traveled to collect their salaries by boat because roads in the region are so poor. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the boat…

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Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa

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3,850 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Pretoria, South Africa, May 25 – Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office on Saturday as president of South Africa, facing a brew of expectations and scepticism after vowing to reform the country and revive its economy. Foreign heads of state will be among 36,000 people expected to witness the ceremony at a rugby stadium in the capital Pretoria. The 66-year-old leader was unanimously elected by parliament after his African National Congress (ANC) won legislative elections on May 8, winning 230 of the 400…

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British prime minister Theresa May to announce resignation

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3,933 total views, no views today BY  INDEPENDENT ,LONDON,24TH MAY 2019-Theresa May is expected to set out when she will quit Number 10 after a Cabinet revolt over her plan to bring back her Brexit deal in the Commons. The prime minister will meet Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, today to discuss her future following “frank” talks between senior ministers and the beleaguered premier. Committee sources have said they expect June 10 to be the date Ms May resigns as Tory leader, whil possibly staying on as a…

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No longer At Ease as Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

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2,750 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, San Francisco, United States, May 20 – US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with foreign companies said to threaten American national security. The measure targets Huawei, a Chinese telecoms giant in Washington’s sights that is listed…

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Missing Tanzanian activist Mdude Nyagali ‘found in bush’

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479 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,9TH MAY 2019-Leading Tanzanian opposition activist Mdude Nyagali, who was abducted on Saturday by masked gunmen, has been found dumped in a bush near a village in the southwestern Mbeya region, local media reports say. He appeared to have been tortured, looked weak, and had difficulty speaking, residents from Makwenje village are quoted as saying. He was taken to hospital for treatment. Mr Nyagali is a member of the main opposition Chadema party, and a fierce critic of President John Magufuli. Chadema accused…

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South Africa ANC takes early lead in election results

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3,271 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, PRETORIA, South Africa, May 9 – South Africa’s ANC was leading in early official results on Thursday following the first electoral test of whether President Cyril Ramaphosa has reinvigorated support for the ruling party. With just over a fifth of voting districts tallied, the Election Commission count put the African National Congress ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing at a distant 26 percent. Ramaphosa, 66, took over last year after the African National Congress (ANC) forced then-president Jacob Zuma to…

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Special school calendar post-Cyclone Kenneth

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3,273 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,MAPUTO,7TH MAY,2019-Mozambique has decided to set up a special academic calendar for students affected by Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula last month. Forty-three people have died and 70 schools have been destroyed across both provinces, affecting more than 22,000 children. “Students in the storm-hit areas lost 10 days of classes,” said Mozambique’s Deputy Minister of Education Armindo Ngunga when he announced the calendar change on Monday. He added that extra assistance would be provided to allow…

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The coming of the royal baby:Meghan Markle gives birth to a boy

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2,557 total views, no views today BY CNN,6TH MAY 2019-Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, she and Prince Harry announced on their Instagram account Monday. “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,” it said. “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during…

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Tragedy hits Russia as plane bursts into flames on landing killing 41

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879 total views, no views today BY AFP,Moscow,6TH MAY 2019-A Russian passenger plane erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke after making an emergency landing at Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 41 people including at least two children. Dramatic footage that went viral on social media showed Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft crash-landing and then speeding along the runway at Sheremetyevo international airport on Sunday, flames pouring from its fuselage. Passengers could be seen leaping onto an inflatable slide at the front and running from the blazing plane as…

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Sri Lanka Catholics say lonely prayers as churches close for second week

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811 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, NEGOMBO, May 5 – Father Suranga Warnakulasuriya said prayers alone in his church Sunday, as Catholic services were suspended across Sri Lanka for the second straight week since the Easter suicide attacks. With the army staging raids across the country and authorities maintaining high levels of security, the country’s 1.25 million Christians are still on edge after jihadist bombers killed 257 people. Warnakulasuriya has been saying mass in an empty church in Negombo, just north of the capital, every day since the slaughter at three…

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Narrow escape for Passengers as plane skids off runway, falls into river

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824 total views, no views today BY CNN,4TH MAY 2019-A Boeing 737 plane arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went off the runway into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said. “I’ve been briefed that all lives have been accounted for,” the mayor tweeted. The plane is in shallow water and not submerged, and everyone is alive, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office said. The plane slid off a runway into the St. Johns River at 9:40 p.m. ET, a spokesman from the Naval Air Station…

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In revamp, Facebook bets on small-scale connections, romance

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1,435 total views, no views today BY AFP,San José, US,1ST MAY 2019-Got a crush on another Facebook user? The social network will help you connect, as part of a revamp unveiled Tuesday that aims to foster real-world relationships and make the platform a more intimate place for groups of friends. The new features were introduced in a revamped Facebook app as the embattled social network embarks on a new strategy emphasising private communications and small groups. “As the world gets bigger and more connected, we need that sense of intimacy more…

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Pope Francis urges hairdressers to cut gossip

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1,284 total views, no views today BY AFP,VATICAN CITY ,29TH APRIL,2019-Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip while feathering locks or painting fingernails. “Practise your profession in a Christian style, treating customers with kindness and courtesy, and always offering them a good word and encouragement,” he said. Snip split ends and wax limbs while “avoiding giving in to the temptation of chatter that easily creeps into your work environment,” he urged them during an audience in the Vatican.…

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Tanzanians flee Mtwara region as Cyclone Kenneth nears

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617 total views, no views today BY  UPESINEWS CORRESPONDENT,25TH APRIL 2019-Tanzanians in Mtwara region on Thursday were scrambling to leave with Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall tonight. Authorities in the region ordered schools and businesses closed to ensure the residents’ safety after warning of life-threatening effects the deluge storm will bring. The order to close schools and workplaces was issued on Wednesday by Mtwara Regional Commissioner Gelasius Byakanwa. Meanwhile, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) said the storm would make landfall in Tanzania and Mozambique on Thursday night. The agency told…

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Powerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblor

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1,720 total views, no views today BY VOA,23RD APRIL,2019-A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country’s north and killed at least 11 people. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4, while the local seismology agency said it was a 6.5. The quake was centered near San Julian town Eastern Samar province and prompted residents to dash out of houses and office workers to scamper to safety. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage…

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Not again:Police arrest Bobi Wine as supporters clash over blocked shows

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216 total views, no views today BY  CORRRESPONDENT,UGANDA,22ND APRIL,2019-Supporters of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine on Monday clashed with police after authorities cancelled his Easter music shows in Kampala, Arua and Lira. Tension ensued after police blocked a procession led by Bobi Wine at his One Love Beach in Busabala. Bobi Wine was arrested and whisked away by a police van to an unknown destination. Police forcefully opened the car in which the MP was driving, breaking his window and pulled him out. However, singer Nubian Li who was with…

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Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as ‘such cruel violence’

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1,876 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,21ST APRIL,2019-Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence” and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter. The blasts, which hospital and police officials said wounded more than 400 people, followed a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. “I learned with sadness and pain of the news of the grave attacks, that precisely today,…

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Queen Elizabeth celebrates 93rd birthday at Easter service

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1,611 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,21ST ,APRIL,2019-Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest reigning living monarch, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday by attending the traditional Easter service at Windsor Castle. Elizabeth was accompanied by members of her family, including grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and William’s wife Catherine, at the Easter Mattins service in St George’s Chapel. Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle, who is due to give birth to the couple’s first child imminently, did not attend. The couple, who were married at the chapel in…

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South Sudan: Thousands receive food, thanks to Emergency Response project supported by the African Development Bank, World Food Programme (WFP)

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1,046 total views, no views today JUBA, South Sudan, April 18, 2019/ — Thousands of people in South Sudan have received relief from a food security project which is addressing the nation’s severe food and nutrition needs. The South Sudan Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP) was launched in December last year by the government with a $43.57 million grant from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). The World Food Programme is implementing the project. To date, WFP has succeeded in procuring 8,500 MT of food, representing about 85 percent of the…

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Congo boat disaster: ‘150 missing’

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1,002 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,17TH APRIL,2019-About 150 people are missing after the boat they were travelling in sank in Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, President Felix Tshisekedi has said. A total of three bodies had been recovered, 33 passengers had been rescued and the “provisional toll is 150 people missing”, his office quoted him as saying in a tweet in French on Tuesday night. The president was “very saddened” by the disaster, and was “following the situation closely in order to identify…

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Equatorial Guinea ‘promises to scrap death penalty’

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1,145 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS 16TH APRIL 2019-Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has promised to abolish the death penalty so that the country can retain its membership of a group of Portuguese-speaking nations, AFP news agency reports. Speaking during a visit to Cape Verde, Mr Obiang said the the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) has asked Equatorial Guinea to scrap the death penalty, but he did not want to act unilaterally. “So my government will soon put this question to parliament, where my party has…

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Pope hopes for S.Sudan peace as leaders end Vatican retreat

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1,253 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Vatican City, Vatican City State, Apr 11 – Pope Francis called Thursday for warring South Sudanese factions to respect the latest armistice after a two-day Vatican retreat aimed at shoring up the fragile peace. “I express my heartfelt hope that hostilities will finally cease, that the armistice will be respected,” the pope told President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar at the Vatican. The pontiff said he hoped “that political and ethnic divisions will be surmounted, and that there will be a lasting…

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End of an Era as Sudan president Omar al-Bashir steps down

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1,113 total views, no views today BY BBC AFRICA,11TH APRIL2019- Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has stepped down after months of street protests against his leadership, international media reports. There has been no formal announcement about Bashir’s resignation, but local state television said on Thursday morning that the army wass set to make a ‘major announcement’ leading to celebrations on the streets and outside the palace in Khartoum which remains secured by the military. Several international news outlets quoting reliable government sources reported that Bashir had stepped down, with reports indicating that…

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Sudan army to make ‘important’ announcement after weeks of protests

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935 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Khartoum, Sudan, Apr 10 – The Sudanese army was Thursday planning to make “an important announcement”, state media said, after months of protests against longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir. Thousands of Khartoum residents chanted “the regime has fallen” as they flooded the area around army headquarters where protesters have held an unprecedented sit-in now in its sixth day. “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” the state television anchor said, without giving further details. The protests, which erupted in…

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Sudan defence minister: Chaos will not be tolerated

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652 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,9TH APRIL,2019-Sudan’s Minister of Defence and Vice-President Awad Muhammad Bin-Awf has warned that the army will not allow the country to “slip into chaos”, the state-run Suna news agency has reported. The armed forces were not opposed to the aspirations of protesters, but would not compromise on Sudan’s “security, unity and leadership”, he added. Certain groups were trying to sow discord between the various security agencies, but this would not be allowed, Mr Bin-Awf added. His comments – after a meeting with military…

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Algeria protesters demand end to regime after Bouteflika’s fall

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990 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,ALGIERS,5TH APRIL 2019-Thousands have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital demanding a complete overhaul of the country’s political structure. This is the seventh successive week of Friday protests and Tuesday’s resignation of long-serving President Abdelaziz Bouteflika does not appear to have satisfied the demonstrators. According to the constitution, parliament’s speaker should take over. But protesters want all those associated with Mr Bouteflika to go. The president, who had been in power for 20 years, said this week that he was “proud”…

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US revokes prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s visa over Afghanistan war probe

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1,000 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS,5TH APRIL 2019-The US has revoked the entry visa for the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda. The decision is thought to be the US response to Ms Bensouda’s investigation into possible war crimes by American forces and their allies in Afghanistan. The US secretary of state had warned the US might refuse or revoke visas to any ICC staff involved in such probes. Ms Bensouda’s office said the ICC prosecutor would continue to her duties “without fear or favour”. Secretary…

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Algerian leader resigns amid protests

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970 total views, no views today Algerians celebrate Bouteflika quitting BY BBC NEWS 3RD APRIL,2019-Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned after weeks of massive streets protests. Mr Bouteflika, who has been in power for 20 years, had already dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew. The powerful Algerian army had called for the 82-year-old to be declared incapable of carrying out his duties. The ailing leader suffered a stroke six years ago and has rarely appeared in public since. He made a rare appearance on…

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