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  • US Wipes 7 Jihadis Off The Face Of The Earth In Somalia

    August 17, 2017 4:19 PM 2

    The U.S. wiped seven al-Shabaab jihadis off the face of the earth in precision airstrikes, Africa Command stated in a press release Thursday. The Pentagon conducted three airstrikes against the militant group al-Shabaab approximately 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu in a city called Jilib, a central hub for al-Shabaab fighters. “U.S. forces work closely

  • South Africa borders on ‘red alert’ for Grace Mugabe

    August 17, 2017 3:30 PM 2

    South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg. Police expected Mrs Mugabe, 52, to turn herself in on Tuesday, but she failed to show up. The first

  • Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

    August 17, 2017 3:18 PM 2

    Hundreds have escaped to South Sudan’s other neighbors — notably Sudan and Ethiopia — where, the refugee agency said, an additional million have sought shelter. Two million more have been driven from their homes for other reasons, the agency said. South Sudan became the world’s newest nation in 2011, when it declared its independence after five decades

  • Is climate change to blame in Freetown?

    August 17, 2017 3:14 PM 1

    Humanity may have worsened the conditions on the ground but is the weather worse anyway? The deadly landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Monday morning was undoubtedly partly the result of deforestation. During the rainy season, Sierra Leone is one of the wettest places on earth, statistically. And from that point of view, it is a surprise that such disasters

  • 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

    August 17, 2017 3:11 PM 2

    Kampala - The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said on Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's civil war and the UN refugee agency urges the international

  • Confederate Conflict: A Look at the Statues Sparking Heated Debate

    August 17, 2017 2:50 PM 2

    The pace of the removal of Confederate monuments has increased in the wake of the deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here's a look at some of the statues and monuments that were removed and some that protesters say need to go. Above: Marchers at a "Unite the Right" walk past a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert

  • South Africa: Cabinet Mum On Diplomatic Immunity for Grace Mugabe

    August 17, 2017 1:13 PM 2

    Cabinet did not discuss if Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is entitled to diplomatic immunity following her alleged assault of a young woman, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Thursday. "We did not speak about that," she said, following Cabinet's regular meeting. It was a matter for the police and the department of international relations

  • Saudi Arabia Reopens Qatar Border for Hajj Pilgrims

    August 17, 2017 12:38 PM 2

    The official Saudi Press Agency reported that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed to enter the kingdom by land and would then be flown onward from two Saudi airports in Dammam and al-Ahsa at the king's expense. The king also ordered that aircraft from the country's flagship carrier be dispatched to Qatar's capital, Doha, to fly Qatari pilgrims to the Red Sea city of Jiddah

  • Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

    August 17, 2017 12:12 PM 1

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The service said it rescued 16 migrants early Thursday in the Strait of Gibraltar, a narrow passage that separates Spain from Morocco. On Wednesday

  • Nana Addo Commended Over Special Prosecutor

    August 17, 2017 9:53 AM 3

    President Akufo-Addo’s decision to establish an Office of Special Prosecutor received a major boost yesterday when members of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country declared support for the initiative. Professor Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, who spoke on behalf of members of CSOs that paid a courtesy call on the president at the Flagstaff House