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October 19, 2017 5:59 AM Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters in both states

October 19, 2017 5:57 AM Turkish jets destroy PKK arms depots in northern Iraq

Wednesday's airstrikes target terrorist camps in Zap region, Turkish military says Turkish jets have destroyed shelters and weapon emplacements of the PKK terrorist group in northern Iraq, the military announced on Thursday. In a written statement, Turkish General Staff said that the airstrikes targeted the PKK camps located in Zap region on Wednesday

October 18, 2017 10:14 PM Why Isn't Somalia's '9/11' Drawing as Much Global Attention?

Somalians are calling the twin truck bombing—one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years—their 9/11, but the assault has drawn little global attention compared to extremist attacks in the U.S. and Europe. Hashtags like #PrayForSomalia and #IAmMogadishu, referring to the eastern African country’s capital where more than 300 were killed, failed to trend

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs accuse NASA leaders of trying to obstruct police from doing their job

Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi has accused the State of persecuting him for falling out with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Wanjigi, who spoke after emerging from hiding, faulted the Government following a 72-hour siege on his palatial home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. The three-day lockdown by officers from the paramilitary General Service Unit, Directorate

October 18, 2017 4:07 PM South Sudan must end “personality politics” – Envoy

The people of South Sudan have been held hostage to personality politics for long enough and accountable institutions must be allowed to take over, UN Peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix has said. Lacroix observed that the conflict in South Sudan is a man-made conflict and urged that the international community builds institutions so that politics

October 18, 2017 12:39 PM I’m an innocent man, Wanjigi says after 72 hours siege

By JOSEPH MURAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has recounted his family’s ordeal during the 72-hour police siege at his palatial residence in Nairobi’s posh Muthaiga suburb and accused them of harassment, while dismissing as a smoke screen another raid at his Malindi villa. Wanjigi, who addressed a press conference accompanied by his family 2

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse

October 18, 2017 9:36 AM Farmajo blames al-Shabab for Mogadishu blast

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo says group's 'fingerprints' can be found on blast that killed more than 300 people. Somalia's president has blamed al-Shabab for the countriest deadliest attack, which killed more than 300 people. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo told Al Jazeera that the armed group's "fingerprints" could be found over Saturday's blast in the capital 1

October 18, 2017 2:55 AM Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift

For the first time in several generations, a democratically-elected President in Liberia is going to hand over power to another democratically elected President in Liberia. It is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s singular legacy that she has made this look normal, but there is nothing normal about what happened in Liberia last Tuesday. Liberia was supposed to be a success 1

October 17, 2017 8:31 PM Police find firearms in Jimi Wanjigi's home

Police who stormed the home of controversial businessman Jimi Wanjigi, breaking doors with axes and metal cutters, were looking for guns, ammunition and explosives. They said they found an M4 — a military-grade rifle — five pistols and a shotgun at his Muthaiga home in Nairobi and that they were hoping to find documents with information on importation 1