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  • Tanzania arrests Ugandan, 11 visitors for ‘homosexuality’ in Dar es Salaam

    October 18, 2017 10:13 PM

    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

  • 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

    October 18, 2017 8:32 PM

    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

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

    October 18, 2017 8:25 PM

    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

  • Alleged Amanda Lindhout kidnapper tries to explain inconsistencies, despite taped evidence

    October 18, 2017 7:08 PM

    Ali Omar Ader says he wasn't a negotiator, just a captive ordered to make ransom requests In the last day of testimony in the Amanda Lindhout kidnapping trial, the Crown poked holes in the story of the alleged negotiator who handled many of the details of the ransom payment that led to the Canadian journalist's release. Ali Omar Ader, the Somali man lured

  • Two arrested in connection with Somalia bombing as thousands march in defiance over attack

    October 18, 2017 5:08 PM

    MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia’s capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country’s deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday’s truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young

  • South Sudan must end “personality politics” – Envoy

    October 18, 2017 4:07 PM

    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

  • Meet the Brickz court translator who gave Mzansi life

    October 18, 2017 2:11 PM 1

    Court translator Sizakele Mhlongo stole the show at the sentencing of musician Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu but she says she was just doing her job. Sizakele found herself trending on social media after her animated and diligent translations grabbed the attention of those watching to learn Brickz'S fate in the Roodepoort Magistrates Court. Speaking to Sowetan

  • Arrests made in Somalia bombing that killed hundreds

    October 18, 2017 1:19 PM 2

    Militant group al-Shabaab has not commented on attacks, which may have been intended for airport Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as officials said two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Wearing

  • Thousands march in Somali capital as attack details emerge

    October 18, 2017 12:26 PM 2

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday's truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly

  • Shots fired as thousands join anti-bombing protest in Somali capital

    October 18, 2017 12:06 PM 2

    Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu amid tight security. They were answering a call to unity by mayor Thabit Abdi, who said: "We must liberate this city which is awash with graves." Some in Somalia have called the bombing their 9/11, while asking why one of the world's deadliest attacks in years has not drawn