Mogadishu Truck Bombings Are Deadliest Attack in Decades

More than 270 were killed and hundreds injured in Mogadishu on Saturday, in twin blasts that officials called one of the deadliest attacks to hit the capital since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. By AINARA TIEFENTHÄLER, DAPHNE RUSTOW and MALACHY BROWNE on Publish DateOctober 15, 2017. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. MOGADISHU, Somalia —…

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Weah takes early lead in Liberia election’s first results

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia’s presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results. The National Election Commission data shared late Thursday show Weah ahead in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties while Vice President Joseph Boakai leads in his home county,…

Deadly ‘supercell thunderstorm’ wreaks havoc in South Africa (PHOTOS,VIDEOS)

The South African province of KwaZulu-Natal is assessing the damage of a deadly storm that killed at least 11 people after extreme flooding and tornado-like winds ravaged the coastal city of Durban. The storm was classed as a “supercell thunderstorm” by the South African weather service. These storms are defined by deep rotating updrafts. Cut-off low to…

Kenya’s Raila Odinga withdraws from election rerun

Raila Odinga, Kenya’s opposition leader, has withdrawn from a rerun of the presidential election, saying electoral officials have failed to make necessary reforms. Kenya’s Supreme Court last month annulled the August presidential poll, won by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, due to widespread irregularities in the counting process. Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) had pledged…

Somalia parliament opens probe into handover of citizen to Ethiopia

Somalia’s parliament, the House of the People, has instituted a body to investigate the government’s decision to handover a Somali national to neighbouring Ethiopia. Their position was contained in a press release issued on Monday September 18, 2017 from the office of the Speaker of the House. It comprises 15 persons whose mandate is to…

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