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  • Tanzania seizes ex-PM's farm in crackdown on 'idle' land

    August 17, 2017 4:56 PM 1

    DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T anzania's former prime minister Frederick Sumaye has accused the government of unfairly taking almost 800 acres of farmland he and his wife owned, as it presses ahead with a campaign to seize idle agricultural land for redistribution to poor farmers. The east African nation has become increasingly

  • As Rain Keeps Falling, Sierra Leone Scrambles To Find Mudslide Survivors

    August 17, 2017 4:23 PM 1

    Search and rescue team members and soldiers work near a mudslide site and a damaged building near Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 15. Sierra Leone, a country that has been battered by Ebola, civil war and massive floods suffered yet another tragedy this week. Government and international aid workers are racing the clock to find survivors after a mudslide

  • Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

    August 17, 2017 3:31 PM 4

    A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist area. Police are reporting that people were killed in the "massive crash", and emergency services are urging people to stay away from the Plaça de Catalunya. People took cover in nearby shops and cafes, while emergency services have requested the closure of local metro and train stations

  • Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

    August 17, 2017 3:14 PM 4

    Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her “Congratulations” notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics

  • Kenya's immigration department to abolish current passports in 2019

    August 17, 2017 12:56 PM 5

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Immigration department will roll out secure e-passports next month paving way for the phasing out of current passports by August 2019. In March, Immigration Services Maj Gen Gordon Kihalangwa said the rollout is set for September 1, this year. According to the department, the ePassport will have an electronic chip holding the same information

  • Requiem mass for slain IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando- PHOTOS

    August 17, 2017 11:39 AM 6

    The requiem mass for former Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT manager Chris Msando was held today at Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi, today. Chris Msando was killed on July 29 and his body dumped in a forest in Kikuyu, Kiambu County. Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission Wafula Chebukati recognized Chris Msando had left as he was one of the minds

  • Saudi Arabia to open border, airports to Qatari pilgrims

    August 17, 2017 10:18 AM 4

    DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will open a border crossing for Qataris making the haj pilgrimage and provide a plane to fly pilgrims in, despite a rift in which Saudi Arabia and other states in the region severed transport links with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut transport links with Qatar in June and imposed

  • ICC rules jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction

    August 17, 2017 10:13 AM 7

    By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, The Hague, Netherlands, Aug 17 – War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu’s fabled shrines in 2012, as they ordered reparations in a landmark ruling. The International Criminal Court ordered that the victims of the razing of the fabled

  • Kituo Cha Sheria rights group condemns police brutality

    August 17, 2017 8:20 AM 5

    ?A human rights group has condemned police brutality meted out to protesters after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of a disputed election. Kituo Cha Sheria said it was deeply concerned by the excessive force used by security personnel in dispersing protesters. The organisation said it was unjustified and unlawful for the police to use live bullets

  • Security forces ‘massacre’ 37 inmates awaiting trial in Venezuelan jail, governor says

    August 17, 2017 6:51 AM 2

    At least 37 inmates awaiting trial have been killed during a security raid on a Venezuelan jail, the governor of the southern state of Amazonas said on Wednesday. Special security forces, including military units, had stormed the prison in the state capital Puerto Ayacucho to confiscate weapons that had been smuggled in to prisoners, said Liborio Guarulla