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November 2, 2017 7:15 AM With China flexing muscle in seas, India guards all entry, exit points of Indian Ocean: Navy chief

With China flexing its muscle in the seas, India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said. India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean - one of the most militarised regions of the world with at least 100 warships, including those of the Chinese People's Liberation 213

November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 193

November 1, 2017 7:49 AM Liberia's Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed next week’s presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party challenged the results of last month’s vote, which set up a Nov. 7 run-off between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President 38

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent 38

October 30, 2017 10:09 PM America's wars are ‘spreading more chaos’ in Africa

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (right) and Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni attend the opening of the National Dialogue committee in Juba, South Sudan May 22, 2017. (Reuters photo) BLOOMBERG VIEW: The Indonesian military killed as many as 1 million suspected communists in the mid-1960s, paving the path for a dictator, Suharto, who ruled the country 37

October 30, 2017 4:00 AM Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

ANKARA: A mass trial in Turkey is set to resume Monday (Oct 30) of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The suspects face life sentences if convicted of charges ranging from using violence to try to overthrow the government and parliament 33

October 29, 2017 7:44 PM Latest Attack On Mogadishu Ends With At Least 23 Dead

Somali soldiers inspect the wreckage of vehicles after an attack claimed by al-Shabab left at least 23 dead in Mogadishu on Saturday. Somali security forces finally put an end to a deadly siege Sunday that had dragged on through the night at a hotel in Somalia's capital, but not before at least 23 people were killed. Al-Shabab claimed the attack as the Islamic 35

October 28, 2017 11:13 AM Raila rules out negotiations with Uhuru

Opposition leader Raila Odinga now says his coalition will announce the next plan of action on Monday if President Uhuru Kenyatta is declared president. In an interview with American broadcaster CNN, the NASA leader said the only negotiation he can have with President Kenyatta is on holding a fresh and credible election within 90 days. Raila who spoke 27

October 27, 2017 8:20 PM Four killed as opposition asks supporters to keep out of harm’s way

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have urged their supporters stay out of harm’s way as four people died in Bungoma, Migori, Karachuonyo and Kawangware. Speaking separately, the opposition leaders claimed security officers attacked defenseless women, children and other residents of various places in Nyanza and Bungoma. A young man who was reportedly 36

October 26, 2017 9:17 AM KDF patrol Coast during poll

Security has been beefed up in Tana River, Kilifi and Lamu counties to prevent al Shabaab threats during the repeat presidential election on Thursday. Tana River County Commissioner Oningo’oi Olesosion said the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), police Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), Quick Response Team (QRT) and General Service Unit (GSU) will work closely to monitor 17