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Kenyan officials claim they foiled an anthrax terror attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Kenyan police on Tuesday said they disrupted a plot by an ISIS-linked terror cell to launch a biological attack using anthrax. But critics are skeptical of…

Rescuers scramble to save dozens trapped in collapsed Nairobi building

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | A six-story residential building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya, late Friday left 20 people dead and as many as 73 people trapped in the debris. The…

South Sudan’s transitional government finally takes office

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan installed its long-delayed transitional government on Thursday after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital, Juba, and resumed his role…

Cape Verde soldier arrested for killing 11

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Authorities in Cape Verde, an island nation off the coast of West Africa, arrested a soldier today on suspicion of killing eight fellow soldiers and three…

Kidnappings and unrest in Mali threaten aid efforts

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Islamic extremist group Ansar Dine has freed three members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who where kidnapped Saturday, the…

Hundreds of African migrants drown journeying to Europe

By Onize Ohikere
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Refugees | Hundreds of African migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to illegally cross to Europe, according to reports from Somalia.  The…

Does cross-border raid signal rise of new armed group in South Sudan?

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Gunmen from South Sudan raided a town in western Ethiopia over the weekend, killing 208 people and kidnapping 108 children, officials said on Sunday. The…

Ghana, Togo next on list of Islamic extremist targets

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Islamic extremists in West Africa are planning attacks in Ghana and Togo, following similar attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast earlier this year,

Races for the children

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Families use sports to promote, and take part in, adoption

Parts of Africa declared disaster zones over drought, food crisis

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Malawi has declared a state of national disaster over increasing food shortages triggered by the persistent El Niño drought. Non-governmental organizations…

Muslim sect accuses Nigerian military of inhumane attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The Nigerian military killed and buried 347 Shiite Muslims in mass graves following a December clash, the Kaduna state government said during a public hearing…

Globe Trot: Lebanon uncovers sex-trafficking of Syrian refugees

By Mindy Belz
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International | LEBANON: The three-story Chez Maurice looked more like a jail than a hotel, with a whip lying on one of the guard tables. Here flourished a sex-trafficking…

 
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