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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 8:25 PM 'Where are the others?': Somalia praises "genuine brother" Turkey for bombs response

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Turkey’s swift response to Somalia’s deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their “only genuine” international partner. It is an implicit challenge to Western backers that spend billions on security but have not, in the view of many Somalis; jumped to help. “Whenever there is a problem 2

October 11, 2017 3:39 AM Sudan-U.S relations: Khartoum’s animosity went with the wind after sanctions lifting

This article comes in the aftermath of the calming and fading away from the heavy dust triggered by the event of lifting the decades-long US economic and trade sanctions on Sudan on Friday, October 6, 2017. The purpose of the article is to explore these decisions and their immediate and future implications in the two countries. In this context, it is worth 1

October 4, 2017 8:27 PM Are white shooters called ‘lone wolves,’ by default?

When Stephen Craig Paddock — a white American — was identified as the gunman who rained bullets on multitudes at a Las Vegas concert, he was quickly characterized as a “lone wolf.” Had he been of another race or ethnicity, would he have been branded a terrorist, instead — or would aspersions have been cast on his minority group? The question has been raised 4

October 3, 2017 6:32 PM IPOB Accuses Nigerian Army, Abia Governor Of Plan Framing

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the governor of Abia State, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, and has concluded plans to with security agencies, especially the Nigerian Army, to destroy police stations in Aba. This, stated IPOB, is a cover for the arrest of innocent Biafrans under the pretext that they carried out the destruction of the police

October 3, 2017 1:08 AM Las Vegas shooting: Police search for gunman's motive

Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured at a Las Vegas concert. Gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival on Sunday evening. Police found 16 guns in his hotel room, as well as "in excess of" 18 firearms 3

October 2, 2017 2:08 PM Stephen Paddock named as Las Vegas gunman suspect

Police have named Stephen Paddock as the suspected gunman who killed at least 50 people and hospitalised more than 400 others at a Las Vegas concert. The 64-year-old, of Mesquite, Nevada, sprayed bullets at music-lovers as a gig by country singer Jason Aldean was ending on Sunday night, said officers. The suspect opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor 1

September 25, 2017 2:16 PM German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is set for a fourth term in office, despite heavy losses for her party. She now faces months of coalition talks with several parties in order to form a stable government. After winning its first parliamentary 4

September 24, 2017 6:41 AM Kenya’s Christ the Redeemer sculpture: Lodwar's door to heaven

Known for its desolate images of hunger, poverty, marginalisation and everything else that depicts the shortcomings of Kenya, Turkana is the most unlikely of locations for one of the country’s most iconic but little known religious monuments. Towering conspicuously on top of one of the many hills that overlook Lodwar town, the political seat of Turkana 5

September 14, 2017 11:31 AM Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power struggles 6