ELDERS PROTEST AFTER SOMALI TROOPS KILL JIHADISTS

Somali officials said they had killed eight jihadist fighters during an overnight operation, denying claims  from local elders that they had shot civilians dead, two of them children. Somali community leaders accused the troops, accompanied by US military advisors, of having killing the nine civilians in the overnight operations. An initial government statement said its […]

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OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS BURN BANNER CELEBRATING KENYATTA’S RE-ELECTION

Supporters of Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga in the western lakeside city of Kisumu have burned a banner that was to have been put up, congratulating President Uhuru Kenyatta on his victory in the 8 August election, privately-owned Star newspaper reports. It quoted a man in the city saying that the banner was “disturbing peace”. Another […]

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UGANDA TO SENTENCE SIX FOR TERRORISM

A court in Uganda is expected to sentence six suspects today on terrorism charges. The suspects are among 14 people arrested during investigations into the killing of Muslim clerics in 2014. The court has however not linked them to the murder of the Muslim leaders. The head of Uganda’s Shia community, Sheikh Abdu Kadir Muwaya, […]

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TANZANIAN OPPOSITION FIGURE HELD AFTER DENOUNCING PRESIDENT

Tanzanian opposition politician Tundu Lissu was arrested on Thursday, reports AFP news agency. No reasons were given for the arrest of Lissu, but it comes three days after having called President John Magufuli a “dictator”. On Monday Mr Lissu told reporters that repeated arrests of senior party members were intended to muzzle any opposition to […]

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OVER 1,000 DISPLACED MARLBORO RESIDENTS IN JOHANNESBURG TO BE RELOCATED

More than a thousand people, who were displaced after a fire in an informal settlement in Marlboro in northern Johannesburg, will be temporarily relocated by the City of Johannesburg. The City also pledged to assist with the burial arrangements of a child who died from smoke inhalation on Saturday. Johannesburg Emergency Management Services said that […]

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