Sunday, January 20, 2019

Blast on Somalia jet points to bomb

MOGADISHU: A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after takeoff from Somalia’s capital was probably caused by a bomb, aviation...

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in a container

ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said...

Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, UN Secretary-General Ban...

Sudan opens border with South Sudan

KHARTOUM/JUBA: Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south's secession...

Angola’s chaotic capital chokes under trash piles

LUANDA: For half an hour, the passenger boat sat stranded off the coast of Angola's seaside capital Luanda. Streams of rubbish clogged its engine...

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Swiss woman’s kidnap in new video

NOUAKCHOTT: Al-Qaeda's North Africa affiliate has claimed the kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali's Timbuktu in a video seen by AFP yesterday, as...

Rat poison sales boom in Nigeria over Lassa fever fears – ‘Lassa doesn’t discriminate...

KANO, Nigeria: Sales of rat poison have taken off in Nigeria following an outbreak of Lassa fever that has left at least 76 people...

Uganda bans maids to Saudi Arabia

KAMPALA: The government of Uganda said on Friday it will stop sending housemaids to Saudi Arabia, eclipsing a deal between the two nations to...

UN council, AU meet for Burundian crisis talks

ADDIS ABABA: UN Security Council ambassadors and African Union leaders met yesterday for crisis talks on Burundi, after the government refused a proposed AU...

Shabab kill ‘nearly 20’ in Somalia restaurant – Kenya mourns war dead

MOGADISHU: Islamist Shabab gunmen killed around 20 people in a popular beachside restaurant in Somalia, police said yesterday, as neighboring Kenya mourned soldiers killed...

Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack

OUAGADOUGOU: In the wake of a weekend attack that left up to 32 dead, security was beefed up across Burkina Faso's capital yesterday as...

Real estate mogul can’t recite single Bible verse – Trump treads among evangelicals in...

WASHINGTON: Manhattan billionaire Donald Trump, a pro-abortion Republican until recently, appears to have little in common with evangelical Christians. But he is increasingly gaining...

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