Zambian Opposition Denies Arson, Accuses Gov’t for plotting against it

Zambian Opposition Denies Arson, Accuses Gov’t for plotting against it Zambia’s main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused the government on Monday of trying to frame it for arson as an excuse for greater political suppression. President Edgar Lungu said last week he might declare a state of emergency […]

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North Korea Threatens to Sink US Aircraft Carrier

North Korea Threatens to Sink US Aircraft Carrier North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier that is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Carl Vinson will be joined by the Ashigara and Samidare destroyers in “tactical training” drills near the Philippines, the Japan […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills Six Soldiers in Somalia

Roadside Bomb Kills Six Soldiers in Somalia A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia’s semi autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and injuring another eight, a military official told Reuters. The al Qaeda linked Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened on the outskirts of […]

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Kenyan Leader Warns over Electoral Violence

Kenyan Leader Warns over Electoral Violence Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the government will not tolerate violence between rival camps of supporters in party primaries ahead of August’s general elections. He warned that candidates involved in violence would be disqualified from standing and could be prosecuted. Two parliamentary candidates have been treated in […]

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Egypt air strikes ‘kill IS-linked militants’

Egypt air strikes ‘kill IS-linked militants’ Air strikes in northern Sinai have killed 19 members of Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate, including three of its leaders, the Egyptian military said on Thursday. Islamic State this week claimed an attack on security forces near St. Catherine’s Monastery in the south Sinai, the latest incident in a spate […]

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Zambia Court to Rule on Opposition Leader’s Treason Case Next Week

Zambia Court to Rule on Opposition Leader’s Treason Case Next Week A Zambian court will rule next week on whether to throw out a treason case against the leader of the main opposition party whose lawyers say the charges are vague and ambiguous, a magistrate said on Thursday. United Party for National Development (UPND) leader […]

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Rwandan man jailed for life for genocide crimes

Rwandan man jailed for life for genocide crimes A Rwandan man accused of leading and coordinating attacks on minority Tutsis during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the mass slaughter, Rwanda’s high court said on Thursday. In the genocide, an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were […]

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leaders Gang up to Oust Mugabe

Zimbabwe Opposition Leaders Gang up to Oust Mugabe Two leading opposition figures in Zimbabwe have formed an alliance to contest next year’s general election against long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsvangirai, signed the agreement with the sacked Zimbabwean Vice-President, Joice Mujuru, of […]

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Amnesty International Calls For Nyanzi’s Release

Amnesty International Calls For Nyanzi’s Release Rights Body Amnesty International has launched a worldwide appeal to pressure the government of Uganda to immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Stella Nyanzi from incarceration. AI declared Nyanzi a prisoner of conscience being ‘held solely for exercising her right to freedom of expression.’ In a worldwide appeal calling for URGENT […]

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More mass graves Discovered in DR Congo

More mass graves Discovered in DR Congo Seventeen more mass graves have been found in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region bringing the total found since last August up to 40, the UN says. The region has been the “scene of clashes between soldiers and members of a local militia knosn as Kamuina […]

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Buhari suspends Nigeria’s spy chief over $43m cash find

Buhari suspends Nigeria’s spy chief over $43m cash find Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the boss of the intelligence agency, Ayo Oke, and ordered an investigation following last week’s discovery of $43m (£33m) in cash in a flat in an upscale estate in Lagos, a statement from his office says. The money, which was uncovered […]

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Thousands Drown off Libyan coast over Easter

Thousands Drown off Libyan coast over Easter Thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe drowned on Sunday in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, Reuters reported. Reuters’ photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi, who is aboard the rescue ship Phoenix, said he saw 20 bodies while a dinghy was being helped by the crew of the […]

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112 Killed In Bus Bomb Blast

112 Killed In Bus Bomb Blast At least one hundred and twelve (112) people have been confirmed dead in bomb blasts that occurred on Easter Sunday morning in the Syrian city of Aleppo, after several buses exploded. The deadly bombings that targeted a convoy of buses for Shiite evacuees in northern Syria were carried out by […]

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Rebels Claim Victory Against South Sudan Army

Rebels Claim Victory Against South Sudan Army South Sudanese rebels allied to the ex-first vice president Riek Machar have claimed multiple victorious attacks against the government forces in Western Bhar-el-Ghazal and Upper Niles regions. Brigadier William Gatjiath Deng, the rebel spokesperson, says attacks by the government on their positions have forced them to retaliate and […]

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Pope washes feet of former mafia in prison during pre-Easter ritual

Pope washes feet of former mafia in prison during pre-Easter ritual Pope Francis has washed the feet of more than a dozen inmates during his visit to an Italian high-security prison for former mafia members in a pre-Easter ritual to spread the message of hope and love. The pope celebrated Holy Thursday Mass at the […]

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Mugabe’s New Hairdo Locks Social Media

Mugabe’s New Hairdo Locks Social Media Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe debuted a new hairdo on Wednesday at the burial of a former solider. Some believe it’s the first time he has shaved off all his hair as well as his characteristic toothbrush moustache. Images posted on social media have drawn some comments from Zimbabweans. Some […]

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Accelerated North Korean Ballistic Missile Program Worries Congress, Military

Accelerated North Korean Ballistic Missile Program Worries Congress, Military North Korea will “in a matter of time” have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States; but as matters stand now, American defenses would destroy it before it reached its target. Speaking at the Center for Strategic […]

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Peace ‘absent’ in South Sudan Ahead of Easter

Peace ‘absent’ in South Sudan Ahead of Easter A joint pre-Easter statement from the US, UK, Norway and Canada on events in South Sudan paints a gloomy picture ahead of this Easter weekend. As South Sudanese across the country look forward to the Easter holiday, traditionally a time of reconciliation and redemption, they are confronted by an […]

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Egypt Lawyer Gets 10-Year Sentence Plus Social Media Ban Over Facebook Posts

Egypt Lawyer Gets 10-Year Sentence Plus Social Media Ban Over Facebook Posts The human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the jail term given to an Egyptian lawyer for criticising the government on Facebook. It called the conviction of Mohamed Ramadan a “blatant assault on freedom”, and proof that anti-terror legislation was being used to […]

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Nigeria Uncovers Millions Of ‘Dirty’ Dollars

Nigeria Uncovers Millions Of ‘Dirty’ Dollars Nigeria’s security authorities have uncovered more than $40m (£32m) in cash in local and foreign currencies following a raid on a property in Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it got the “neatly arranged US dollars, pound sterling and some naira notes in sealed wrappers” in two rooms […]

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