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Kenyan Opposition Files Case at Supreme Court Challenging Election Results

0 Visits: 24 | Saturday August 19, 2017 - 12:40:45
NAIROBI - Kenya's opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.

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South Africa Granted Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity: Security Source

0 Visits: 52 | Friday August 18, 2017 - 20:20:03
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday.

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Several People Stabbed in Finnish City of Turku: Police

0 Visits: 75 | Friday August 18, 2017 - 20:01:06
HELSINKI - Several people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive.

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Suspected Al-Shabaab Attackers Behead Three in Kenya's Lamu: Official

0 Visits: 115 | Friday August 18, 2017 - 12:53:56
MOMBASA, Kenya - Suspected members of Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group beheaded at least three men overnight in an attack on a Kenyan village, authorities said on Friday, a month after nine were killed in a similar way nearby.

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Sierra Leone: Hundreds of Mudslide Victims Buried, Search Goes on

0 Visits: 60 | Friday August 18, 2017 - 12:33:01
FREETOWN - Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing.

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Kenya: Civil Society Condemns Attempted Raid and Deregistration of Human Rights Organisations

0 Visits: 122 | Friday August 18, 2017 - 11:07:16
NAIROBI - The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders – Kenya (NCHRD-K), DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and Civil Rights Defenders strongly condemn the targeting of two national human rights organisations…

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Donor Countries Urged to Avert Growing Crisis as South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda Hit One Million

0 Visits: 99 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 12:36:53
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — The international community must deliver and improve on existing financial commitments to help Uganda support the refugees it is hosting, following a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announcement that one million South Sudanese refugees are now…

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Uganda Struggles to Cope as One Million South Sudanese Refugees Pour in

0 Visits: 107 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 09:47:24
BUSIA, Uganda - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war.

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Saudi Arabia to Open Salwa Border Point to Qatari Pilgrims for Haj, Saudi Press Agency Reports

0 Visits: 63 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 09:37:18
CAIRO - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it would welcome Qatari pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform the haj this season, amidst a feud that has triggered tensions between the two nations since June.

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U.N. Inquiry Finds Congolese Militia Likely Killed U.N. Monitors

0 Visits: 69 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 09:24:30
UNITED NATIONS - A United Nations inquiry found that two U.N. investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese, likely militia members from central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved."

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