Monday, January 20, 2020

Kenya: 50 cows to pay for every human life lost

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Two rival communities in Kenya have agreed to pay a fine of 50 cows for every person killed in recent violence, as part of...

Rwandan spy chief Karenzi Karake arrested in London

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Rwanda's intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain for war crimes, has been arrested in London, BBC Newsnight has learned. It is understood...

Bomb at fish market kills at least 20 in Nigeria

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At least 20 people have been killed after female suicide bombers attacked a fish market in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses have told...

Charleston shootings: Church reopens

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People are queuing up to enter the African-American church in which nine parishioners were shot dead in South Carolina, as it reopens for services. Some...

Somalia jihadists al-Shabab launch Mogadishu attack

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The Somali jihadist group al-Shabab has carried out an attack in the country's capital Mogadishu. A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a training centre...

Ghana is 54th in Global Peace Index

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Ghana placed sixth in Africa in the 2015 Global Peace Index (GPI) and also placed 54th worldwide out of 162 countries sampled, scoring 1.840...

Obama to visit Ethiopia

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Barack Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Ethiopia, the White House says.Mr Obama will travel to the capital Addis Ababa...

Man dies falling from SA flight

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A stowaway who is believed to have clung on to a plane has fallen to his death, while another is in hospital. The two men...

Tunisian consular workers freed ‘in exchange for Libyan commander’

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Ten Tunisian diplomatic staff who were kidnapped in Libya a week ago have been freed and returned home. Foreign Minister Taieb Bakouch said the consulate...

Ghana’s election petition benefited Nigeria – Philip Addison

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The success of Nigeria’s recently held elections was largely due to some lessons they took from Ghana's Supreme Court Election Petition of 2013, Accra-based...