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Fifteen dead in Nairobi market fire, 70 injured

Fifteen people died and 70 were injured when fire swept through a market and nearby homes in central Nairobi in the early hours of Thursday. The blaze broke out in a timber yard, said Nairobi regional coordinator Kangethe Thuku, a ...

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Zimbabwe leader Mnangagwa visits injured blast victims

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has visited victims of the Bulawayo explosion that rocked Zanu-PF’s rally where he narrowly escaped death. Pictures emerged on social media of Mnangagwa standing next to a hospital bed where one of his vice presidents’ wife, ...

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9 top Ethiopia police officials arrested over Addis rally attack

Ethiopians gather around an ambulance in Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018, after an attack on a rally called by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The deputy commissioner of police in charge of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital ...

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UAE relief ship arrives at Kismayo Port, Somalia

ABU DHABI, 23rd June, 2018 (WAM) — A UAE ship carrying 824 tonnes of food aid has arrived at Port of Kismayo, Jubaland State, Somalia. The relief ship has been sent in line with the directives of President His Highness ...

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Ethiopia: Grenade attack caused blast at rally for PM Abiy Ahmed

An explosion has struck a large rally by supporters of Ethiopia’s new, reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the capital, Addis Ababa. Abiy had just wrapped up his speech at Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square before tens of thousands of people ...

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Trump renews sanctions on N Korea citing ‘extraordinary threat’

US President Donald Trump extended sanctions against North Korea for one year, saying the country still posed an “extraordinary threat” despite insisting just days earlier that Pyongyang was no longer a nuclear danger to the US. The sanctions, which were ...

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10 killed in Zambia copper mine dump collapse

Ten people were killed and another 10 injured after a dumping site for copper mining waste collapsed in the town of Kitwe in Zambia’s Copperbelt province, police said on Wednesday. “The incident happened this morning and at least 10 people ...

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Israeli forces arrests 20 Palestinians in overnight raids across West Bank

Israeli military forces have arrested nearly two dozen Palestinians during separate overnight operations across the occupied West Bank. The rights group Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said on Wednesday that Israeli military vehicles rolled into the northern West Bank city of Nablus, ...

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US, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026

USA, Canada and Mexico will host football’s World Cup 2026 after it saw off a challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress. The joint bid won 134 votes (67 percent) out of the 203 entitled to vote with Morocco bagging ...

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UN Warns That Somalia’s Political Unity at Risk

The U.N. Security Council warned Thursday that “internal and external pressures risk undermining Somalia’s political unity” and expressed serious concern at the ongoing threats posed by the al-Shabab Islamic extremist group. A presidential statement approved by the 15-member council calls ...

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