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October 18, 2017 10:13 PM Tanzania arrests Ugandan, 11 visitors for ‘homosexuality’ in Dar es Salaam

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock — they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar es Salaam

October 18, 2017 8:32 PM Jihadists claiming to be 'Islamic State in Central Africa' call for militants to join them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as Middle East 'caliphate' crumbles

Jihadists claiming to be 'Islamic State in Central Africa' have called for militants to join them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the extremist group's self-styled 'capital', Raqqa, was reclaimed by US-backed Syrian forces. A video circulating on pro-ISIS sites purports to be a message from dedicated jihadis, although ISIS has not expanded

October 18, 2017 4:34 PM Man detained over threats to shoot protesters during NASA demos

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man who posted a message on Facebook calling for the shooting of protesters during anti-IEBC demonstrations. David Ochieng Omondi was arrested while he was in his house in Githurai, Nairobi on Tuesday. The suspect posted the messages on Facebook, accompanied by a picture of himself holding an AK47 rifle saying he would

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM Somalia Truck Bomb May Have Been ‘Revenge Attack’ for U.S. Raid That Killed Civilians

The double truck bombing that killed over 300 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu may have been carried out as a revenge attack after a U.S.-Somali raid killed 10 civilians. The driver came from Bariire, a small town around 30 miles west of Mogadishu. Both vehicles used in Saturday’s attack set out from the Bariire. U.S. and Somali forces conducted

October 18, 2017 8:38 AM Final vote set for France’s new anti-terror law

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Paris, France, Oct 18 – France’s parliament is set to pass a new controversial anti-terror law on Wednesday pushed by President Emmanuel Macron which has been criticised by rights groups. The final vote on the legislation is to be made in the upper house Senate after the lower house National Assembly overwhelmingly approved it last week. The new anti-terror 1

October 17, 2017 6:59 PM Court bars police from arresting businessman Wanjigi

The High Court has restrained police from arresting business tycoon Jimmy Wanjigi over undisclosed offences. Justice Chacha Mwita, for purposes of preventive measures admitted Wanjigi to a 50,000 shillings cash bail. He further directed the police not to destroy or break any of Wanjigis properties while carrying out the search on his property following 2

October 17, 2017 6:37 PM Why Kenya’s Odinga pulled out of election

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat, the deputy president said. NAIROBI - Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. Odinga was due to face President 1

October 17, 2017 1:52 PM Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct 17 – Somalia’s allies sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors Tuesday, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing. At least 276 people were killed and 300 injured on Saturday when a truck packed with explosives blew up in a busy commercial 1

October 17, 2017 1:02 PM International aid to help Somalia after bomb that killed 300

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - International aid is arriving in Somalia in response to Saturday's massive truck bomb that killed more than 300 people. Another nearly 400 people were injured in the deadliest attack in Somalia's history and one of the world's worst attacks in years. Scores remain missing and the death toll could still rise, said officials 4

October 17, 2017 10:51 AM Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

Minneapolis - Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said on Monday they are heartbroken and grieving, but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people. The truck bombing in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Saturday also left scores missing and nearly 400 people injured. In Minnesota, home to the largest 3