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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 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 9:27 AM Pan-African parliament in grip of existential crisis

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, MIDRAND, South Africa, Oct 16 – Though its motto is “one Africa, one voice”, the reality of “Africa’s parliament” could not be more different. Since its creation in 2004, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has struggled to make its voice heard, prompting its deputies to ask themselves at a recent gathering: “What are we for?” “Every 2

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Kenya condemns killing of 300 people in Mogadishu attack

President Uhuru Kenyatta has strongly condemned the weekend truck bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left about 300 people dead. The massive bomb attack took place on Saturday living hundreds wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. President Kenyatta took to his Twitter account to condemn what he termed 5

October 16, 2017 8:31 AM Somalia’s ‘deadliest attack ever’ kills 276, injures 300

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct 16 – At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours 6

October 16, 2017 6:57 AM At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. President 5

October 14, 2017 8:59 PM ICT Cabinet Secretary's take on cyber crimes

1. Social media bullying is taking the nation by storm. Recently, two young girls were lured by Facebook friends to accept their sexual advances. They were raped, dumped and left to die in the bush. What is your ministry doing to end social media bullying? This incident is a reminder that the internet and technology are only there to supplement our normal 4

October 12, 2017 8:58 AM Morocco Is Getting Ready To Test The ‘Fastest Train In Africa’

Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test Africa’s first high-speed train this week. The new trains can reach speeds of about 320 kilometres (200 miles) per hour. The French-made double-decker TGVs are being tested ahead of the launch of a flagship new line connecting Tangier with Morocco's economic capital, Casablanca in 2018. They will cut the journey 4

October 12, 2017 4:26 AM S. Africa court to rule on activist’s death 46 years on

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 – A South African court will rule Thursday on whether the suspicious 1971 death of an apartheid-era activist in custody was suicide, as police officers claimed, or actually a regime killing. For many, the case — the culmination of a relentless campaign by the activist’s family — has brought back raw memories 13

October 11, 2017 6:02 AM Night to remember for Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia

THE DAY REPLAYED - On an evening high on emotion and on which fans across South America had one eye on the five matches being played and the other on the standings, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia got the results they needed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Peru’s hopes of checking into their first world finals since Spain 1982 remain 6