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World denounces deadly bombings in Sri Lanka

World leaders condemn bombings that hit churches and hotels, killing scores of civilians The international community has reacted to Sunday’s bombings in Sri Lanka, which left at least 185 people dead hundreds of others wounded. The bombings targeted eight different locations — including churches where Christians were marking Easter Sunday — and 5-star hotels in

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Attacks on Sri Lanka hotels, churches kill 138 on Easter Sunday

Photo Bloomberg Multiple explosions rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka during Easter Sunday mass, leaving at least 138 dead in the worst violence since the civil war ended a decade ago. The coordinated blasts took place at 8:45am local time in churches in capital city Colombo and the towns of Negombo

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Pakistan calls on Iran to take action against militants

Gunmen that killed 14 personnel of Pakistan’s security forces came from Iran, says Foreign Minister Qureshi The gunmen, who killed 14 personnel of Pakistan’s security forces in the southwestern Balochistan province earlier this week, had come from Iran, Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Saturday. “We have authentic information about the Baloch terrorists groups who have

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Sudan investigating Bashir after large sums of cash found at home: source

Photo Reuters Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday. The source said that military intelligence had searched Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000 and six million

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The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi’s rule

The Latest on Egypt’s vote on a referendum potentially extending President el-Sissi’s rule to 2030 (all times local): 9 a.m. Egyptians have begun voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030. The referendum comes amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi’s government has arrested thousands of people,

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Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link

Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish official said on Friday. One of the two men arrived in Turkey in

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UK detectives to help probe Sh21bn Arror, Kimwarer dams scam

The British government has seconded its detectives to probe the Sh21 billion Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal. Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji made the revelation Thursday during a joint press conference with the Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales, Mr Max Hill, at Serena Hotel in Nairobi. “The dam cases are still

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Africa’s ‘Mueller’ Report Is Happening Soon

If African leaders do not want to have a ‘Mueller’ check, they can expect such brutal ousters and checks of inglorious dimensions. The world has been constantly hit by the possible collusion of US President, Donald Trump with Russia during the 2016 elections. Of course, that’s a big deal for many on the continent. Who

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150 missing after shipwreck in eastern Congo

Photo Reuters About 150 people are missing after a boat sunk on a lake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday. “I am very saddened by the shipwreck of a pirogue on (Monday) April 15 on Lake Kivu. The provisional toll is 150 people missing,” Tshisekedi said on his office’s

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Uganda’s top court upholds ruling on extending president’s rule

Photo Reuters Uganda’s supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office. A 4-3 majority decision affirming the validity of 2017 constitutional amendments was widely expected in the East African country where critics say judicial independence has been eroded under President Museveni’s 33-year rule. Parliament,

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