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How terror took over the African continent

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid Eight law enforcement officials, including three policemen and five members of a local anti-jihadist force, were killed in a jihadist attack in Burkina Faso on Tuesday. Jihadist raids on two military bases in Somalia, using suicide car bombers, killed 23 on Saturday. On Friday, South Africa decided to deploy its troops

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Egypt says Ethiopia’s intransigence led to failure of dam talks

The latest round of talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has led to no progress because Ethiopia refused a proposal which would have seen the formation of an international mediation quartet, the spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Talks on the dam were held over two days and ended yesterday and saw

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International community calls Somali leaders to find a solution of their differences

File Photo/Somali Times A meeting between the heads of the federal government, regional administrations and the Benadir region has recently resumed in Mogadishu. The conference was the introduction of the general meeting of the 2021 elections in the coming days is expected to open, and the current Afisyoni conference discusses the agenda of the national

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Iran ship serving as Red Sea troop base near Yemen attacked

This Oct. 1, 2020, satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows the Iranian cargo ship MV Saviz in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. The Iranian cargo ship, believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard that has been anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen, has been attacked,

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At least 100 killed in border clashes between Ethiopia’s Somali and Afar regions – official

Ethiopia’s Somali State President Mustafa Mohammad. Border clashes between Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions have killed at least 100 people, a regional official said on Tuesday, the latest outbreak of violence ahead of national elections in June. Around 100 civilians were killed since clashes broke out on Friday and continued through Tuesday, Ahmed Humed, deputy

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US, Iran expected to begin indirect nuclear talks in Vienna

Political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Abbas Araghchi, right, arrives at the Grand Hotel Wien where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Foreign ministry officials from the countries still in the accord, the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, are meeting in Vienna

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At least 570 killed in Myanmar since coup: Rights group

Total of 2,728 people currently under detention, 38 of them sentenced, says Assistance Association for Political Prisoners At least 570 people in Myanmar have been killed since the country’s military seized control on Feb. 1, a Myanmar-based civil rights group said. As of April 5, 570 people were confirmed killed by the military junta, a

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The Somali government closes Abdirashid Janan’s case for human rights abuses

File Photo/Somali Times The Somali government has closed the case against former Jubaland security minister Abdirashid Janan, who recently reached a deal with the government. The attorney general’s office that issued the decision to close Janan’s case is based on the public interest in justice. The Benadir Regional Court, where Janan’s case and arrest warrant

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Saudi terror court sentences Red Crescent aid worker to 20 years in prison

Abdulrahman al-Sadhan and his sister Areej al-Sadhan, prior to his detention (Courtesy of Areej al-Sadhan) Abdulrahman al-Sadhan’s arrest was reportedly linked to an anonymous Twitter account that voiced concerns over human rights in the kingdom A Saudi terrorism court sentenced a local aid worker to 20 years in prison, weeks after his family reported that

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Hashida, who wrote ‘Oshin,’ many other hit dramas dies at 95

File – In this November 2019, file photo, renowned Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida speaks during an interview in Atami, west of Tokyo. Hashida, best known for the internationally popular TV drama series “Oshin,” has died of lymphoma. She was 95. Hashida had been treated for the illness since earlier 2021. She died Sunday, April 4,

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