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Phone numbers, addresses point to ‘jihadist link’ to Mali hotel siege

Posted by on 11/08/2015
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Phone numbers, addresses point to ‘jihadist link’ to Mali hotel siege

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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Phone numbers, addresses point to ‘jihadist link’ to Mali hotel siege

Phone numbers, addresses point to ‘jihadist link’ to Mali hotel siege

BAMAKO: Telephone numbers and addresses found on the bodies of four “terrorists” killed in a deadly hotel hostage siege in Mali point the finger of blame at a jihadist group, officials said yesterday. Five UN workers were among the victims when troops ended the protracted standoff with jihadists by storming the Byblos Hotel in the […]

Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends – South African, Russian, Ukrainian hostages freed

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends – South African, Russian, Ukrainian hostages freed

Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends – South African, Russian, Ukrainian hostages freed

BAMAKO: Malian security forces yesterday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died. The gunmen had seized the Byblos Hotel in the town of Sevare, around 600 km (400 miles) northeast of the west African […]

‘Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed’ by traffickers – Italy arrests five men accused of multiple murders

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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‘Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed’ by traffickers – Italy arrests five men accused of multiple murders

‘Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed’ by traffickers – Italy arrests five men accused of multiple murders

PALERMO: Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants in the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity, according to survivor testimony reported yesterday. Italy has arrested five men accused of multiple murders and human trafficking following Wednesday’s shipwreck, which left more than 200 people […]

After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for 4-month response

Posted by on 03/08/2015
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Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

Posted by on 31/07/2015
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Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

KANO: BBoko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said yesterday. “On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, […]

S Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch ‘Killer’ flies into battle – Helped rangers arrest more than 15 poachers

Posted by on 29/07/2015
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Somali president defiant after Shebab bomb diplomats’ hotel – Hotel housing diplomatic missions leaves 13 dead

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

MADRID: A man and a woman of Nigerian origin have been arrested over claims that they forced Nigerian women into prostitution and deployed voodoo to keep their victims under their control, Spanish police said Sunday. The two suspects were arrested on a warrant issued by Norway after a Nigerian woman lodged a complaint against them […]

Sierra Leone president unveils post-Ebola ‘battle plan’

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

NAIROBI: People in Nairobi yesterday gave a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya. Standing alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta outside State House on Saturday, Obama answered a journalist’s question on gay rights by drawing equivalence between homophobia and racism. “As an African-American in […]

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. The federal case alleges Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months […]