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  • 7 Killed at Kenya School; Suspect Lynched After Being Arrested

    October 16, 2017 9:48 AM 2

    A student who had been expelled from a high school in northern Kenya last week is suspected of returning Saturday with armed gunmen and killing six students and a guard in what appeared to be an act of revenge, officials said. The shooting occurred early Saturday at a secondary school in Lokichogio, about 90 kilometers from the Kakuma refugee camp near the Kenya-South

  • Rwanda dials up investment opportunities by playing to its strengths

    October 16, 2017 9:00 AM 2

    Rwanda | Jaco Maritz | The difference between Rwanda and some other East African countries can be likened to removing yellow-tinted sunglasses after having worn them for a while – the world just looks different when it’s not covered in a layer of dust. Kigali’s cleanliness can be attributed to a combination of factors, including people generally not littering

  • Somalia struggles to cope with blast aftermath

    October 16, 2017 8:42 AM 3

    Mogadishu - Somali health workers are struggling to identify and treat the victims of the country's deadliest attack, as more than 100 people are still feared missing. A truck bomb blast on Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 300 people and injured more than 300. Dozens are officially missing, but Al Jazeera has learnt that the number

  • Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

    October 16, 2017 8:42 AM 4

    The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced. More people have died of their wounds in the past few hours, said Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of Aamin Ambulance. Funerals have continued and the government

  • Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

    October 16, 2017 8:42 AM 3

    At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims

  • Kenya condemns killing of 300 people in Mogadishu attack

    October 16, 2017 8:42 AM 2

    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

  • Somalia’s ‘deadliest attack ever’ kills 276, injures 300

    October 16, 2017 8:31 AM 3

    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

  • Uganda: Has Museveni Become Uganda's Problem?

    October 16, 2017 7:13 AM 1

    Kampala — Once celebrated at home and abroad as one of a new breed of African leaders, President Yoweri Museveni now finds himself the subject of intense criticism. Observers say he faces challenges created by lack of new ideas to revive a stunted economy that might prove fatal to his political survival and that his lack of a plan to smoothly step aside

  • At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

    October 16, 2017 6:57 AM 3

    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

  • Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant a welcome sign for refugees

    October 16, 2017 5:35 AM 1

    The queue outside Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant on its opening day showed an appetite not just for Syrian food but for integration in one of the few European countries trying to welcome more refugees. Syrian refugees run Mezze restaurant after money was raised to renovate a former butcher’s shop on a market in the Portuguese capital’s popular Arroios