Africa

Mozambicans Want to Know If Militant Group al-Shabaab Was Behind Police Post Attacks

Around 30 masked men attacked three police posts in northern Mozambique over three days, raising suspicions that al-Shabaab, a militant group that for years has violently fought to impose its intolerant interpretation of Islamic law in Somalia, could have a presence in the country.

Why Is Chad in Trump’s New Travel Ban?

President Donald Trump announced a new travel ban Sunday to replace the old one, which expired over the weekend and targeted six Muslim-majority nations. The new ban, which the White House called a “critical step toward establishing an immigration system that protects Americans’ safety and security in an era of dangerous terrorism and transnational crime,” restricts travel from eight countries in all: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

ETHIOPIA SENDING TROOPS TO REGION OF DEADLY ETHNIC CLASHES

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s government said Friday it is sending troops to a region where deadly clashes have broken out between Oromo and Somali ethnic groups.

Removal of Libya’s Gaddafi A Tragedy- Britons Foreign Secretary

The British secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs, Boris Johnson in an interview with BBC radio4  said the removal of colonel Gaddafi from power was a tragedy for Libyans.

Uganda courts accused of targeting Muslims

A Ugandan court this week jailed four members of a Muslim sect for life on terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.

Senegal restores its ambassador to Qatar

DOHA

Senegal announced on Tuesday that it has reappointed its ambassador to the Gulf state of Qatar who had been recalled amid Gulf crises triggered by the cut-off of ties between Doha and four Arab states.

FM meets Ethiopian delegation

HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani yesterday met a delegation of governors of the provinces of Oromia Region in Ethiopia, during the course of their current visit to Qatar.

South Sudan pardons over 30 political prisoners

JUBA, South Sudan

South Sudan’s government on Friday announced the release of over 30 political prisoners as part of a presidential amnesty.

The move follows repeated calls from human rights watchdogs and the international community to free the men, as promised earlier by President Salva Kiir.

Kenya’s Kenyatta declared winner of disputed presidential election

Kenya’s election commission has declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election.

“Having fulfilled the requirement by law… I therefore wish to declare Uhuru Kenyatta… as president-elect,” said polls commission chairman Wafula Chebukati on Friday.

Rwanda’s Kagame wins re-election by landslide: final results

KIGALI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Rwandan National Electoral Commission (NEC) Wednesday released the final results of the presidential elections, declaring that Paul Kagame wins the third term.

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE