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  • Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers

    October 29, 2017 7:51 PM 26

    With the counting almost done after Thursday's presidential re-run, the results remained on hold as officials mulled what to do about 25 constituencies in four western counties where voting was blocked. There, supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga managed to prevent hundreds of polling stations from opening, prompting violent clashes with police

  • Latest Attack On Mogadishu Ends With At Least 23 Dead

    October 29, 2017 7:44 PM 3

    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

  • DR Congo's Kasai conflict: 'Millions face starvation without aid'

    October 29, 2017 9:56 AM 9

    The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai. David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation. He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered. Violence flared

  • 8 things you should know about the upcoming UAE Flag Day

    October 29, 2017 8:59 AM 4

    On December 2, 1971, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan raised the UAE flag for the first time, marking the beginning of a new era. The flag of the UAE is a symbol of pride for all Emiratis and was created using traditional pan-Arab colors. The UAE Flag Day is a national campaign that was launched in 2013 by Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

  • Hillary Clinton marks painful date with Twitter quip

    October 29, 2017 7:28 AM 10

    By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Washington, United States, Oct 29 – Hillary Clinton got a reminder that exactly one year ago, then FBI director James Comey said he was re-opening a probe into her emails. “Oh is that today?” the former Democratic presidential candidate quipped on Twitter late Saturday, in response to a post by election forecaster Nate Silver

  • It’s a boy! Navy Kenzo share Akika’s baby bump photos

    October 29, 2017 6:00 AM 5

    Tanzania’s Navy Kenzo are back and this time to share exclusive photos of Aika’s baby bump. The couple who killed it with under water photos also revealed the sex and name of the baby. “Dear #Gold we can’t wait to see you 'little guy’’ Nahreel posted as well. Aika is said to be about five months pregnant as they eagerly await the arrival of baby Gold. Among

  • A walk to remember for the LGBT community

    October 28, 2017 10:20 PM 4

    PANAJI: For the first time in the state, members of the local LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community came out in the open to advocate for equal rights. The first LGBT Rainbow Pride walk in Panaji on Saturday evening saw support from members from other states, foreigners and straight supporters. "I am gay, that's ok. I am lesbian that's

  • South Sudan situation: Regional update 1

    October 28, 2017 6:30 PM 6

    UNHCR hosted a high-level Side Event on the South Sudan situation at the annual Executive Committee meeting in Geneva to further raise the profile of the refugee crisis to delegates from the international community, South Sudan, refugee hosting countries, UN and NGO officials. The event included moving testimonies from South Sudanese refugees and a panel

  • Burundians cheer court withdrawal with 'bye bye ICC'

    October 28, 2017 3:23 PM 9

    Thousands of Burundians on Saturday answered the government's call to celebrate the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, cheering the "historic" day using slogans such as "bye bye ICC". Burundi on Friday became the first ever nation to leave the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal, set up some 15 years ago to prosecute those

  • Burundi leaves ICC amid row

    October 28, 2017 7:32 AM 11

    Burundi has become the first country to withdraw its membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC). It accused the ICC of deliberately targeting Africans for prosecution. The government of Burundi is accused of committing crimes against humanity, including execution and torture. The UN Commission of Inquiry is urging the ICC to open a prosecution