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Somalia under pressure to side with Saudi Arabia, UAE against Qatar

Share the post “Somalia under pressure to side with Saudi Arabia, UAE against Qatar” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Somalia’s neutralitiy in the ongoing Gulf region crisis has generated a lot of pressure for the Horn of Africa country to join the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates faction against Qatar. The latest call is from the autonomous Somali […]

Share the post “100s feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide following heavy rains” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Hundreds of people are feared buried in Sierra Leone after a mudslide that followed heavy rains in the capital, Freetown. A journalist in the country, Umaru Fofana, said the office of national security had confirmed the natural disaster but said it […]

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Share the post “Senegal’s main opposition to boycott future elections after ‘masquerade’” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The leader of Senegal’s main opposition group said on Wednesday it would not participate in any future elections because the parliamentary polls that delivered a large majority to the ruling coalition were a “masquerade”. President Macky Sall’s coalition took 125 seats in […]

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Share the post “Cameroon fights pollution by turning used plastic into jobs” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Plastic waste has become a major problem in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé clogging up drains and rivers and causing flooding in the city whenever it rains. Cameroon’s government has been trying to tackle the country’s plastic pollution troubles for years, but with little […]

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Share the post “24 killed in post-election violence in Kenya” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Violence erupted after the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week, leaving at least 24 people dead nationwide, a rights group said. The victims included a 9-year-old girl, according to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Relatives said the victims were shot […]

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Share the post “Ethiopia’s Edris devastates Mo Farah in 5000m race” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Great Britain’s Mohamed Farah has now been defeated by two Ethiopians sandwiching his 10 gold medals in 5000m and 10000m fields. Farah has said team Ethiopia must have planned to see him out. In Daegu in 2011, Ibrahim Jeilan outran Farah on the […]

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Share the post “Usain Bolt’s final race ends in pain after injury” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail A heartbreaking performance from Usain Bolt during his final race at the World Athletics Championships in London. The eight-time Olympic champion suffered an apparent harmstring injury on his left leg just 21 strides into the final leg of the 4×100m relay. The […]

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Share the post “Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail in Kibera, the largest slum in the capital Nairobi. The international community has urged calm following the vote, which Mr Odinga alleges was fixed. The official results gave President Uhuru Kenyatta 54.3%, and Mr Odinga 44.7%. The allegation has sparked violent protests, with […]

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Share the post “Intense fighting in Ethiopia as key road is blocked, U.S. warns citizens” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The United States embassy in Ethiopia has reported of intense gunfire between two cities leaving a main road linking the capital and another town blocked. A statement released by the embassy read: “The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports […]

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Share the post “South Africa emerges as new sports powerhouse with 2020 Olympics in mind” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Africa has long been considered a hotbed of track and field talent with dozens of champions coming from countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia. But a new sports powerhouse is emerging from an often overlooked part of the continent: […]

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