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Hizbul Islam Official Killed in Mogadishu 's Bakara Market

A Hizbul Islam official called Bare Ali Bare was on Tuesday gunned down by unknown assailants in Mogadishu 's Bakara Market, a stronghold for Somali rebel fighters. According to witnesses who spoke to Garowe Online, the official was killed by four gunmen armed with pistol inside the market, which populated by people at the time. The slain official...

Nigeria Places Troops on Red Alert over Jos Crisis

Nigeria Places Troops on Red Alert over Jos Crisis Over 200 people, mostly women and children, were murdered in the early hours of yesterday following attacks on Dogo-Na-Hawa, Ratsat and Jeji villages in Foron district, Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State. The attacks were visited on the Berom villages by men suspected to be Hausa-Fulani fighters who had descended from the hills from...

Misery covers Bududa school kids after landslide‎ in Uganda

ELEVEN-year-old Aggrey Musene is perhaps one pupil who demonstrates the misery pupils and students in Namashet parish are going through, after a devastating landslide that buried and killed several of his colleagues. At least 50 pupils and students have been confirmed dead and over 100 are still missing, according to the Uganda Red Cross Society....

300 Feared Dead As Landslides Bury Villages in the Eastern Uganda

300 Feared Dead As Landslides Bury Villages in the Eastern Uganda At least 300 people, including 100 children, are believed to have been killed when landslides buried three villages in eastern Uganda late on 1 March after heavy rains. Some 2,000 people have been displaced and entire fields of crops ruined. According to David Wakikona, Minister for Northern Uganda, who travelled to the scene shortly after the...

Heavy Shelling Kills 2, Injuries 10 Others in Somali capital Mogadishu

Heavy Shelling Kills 2, Injuries 10 Others in Somali capital Mogadishu At least two people have been killed and about 10 others have been wounded in heavy shelling targeted at neighborhoods in the north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Sunday. Reports say that all the people who were wounded and injured during the shelling were civilians who were one of the few residents remained in...

Kenya Trains '2,500 Somalia Troops'

Some 2,500 Somali troops have finished training in neighbouring Kenya and are ready to join a Somali government offensive against rebels, which control much of the war-torn country. According to Kenyan officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, the new recruits are only waiting their final assessments before actual deployment. "The recruits...

Thousands of Flood-Affected Still Need Aid in Kenya

Thousands of flood-affected households still require assistance as ongoing rains in parts of Kenya continue to cause population displacement and destroy property and crops, according to humanitarian sources. "Countrywide, 8,270hh [households or 40,165 persons], have been displaced and 40 people killed by floods. Livelihoods have been greatly...

90 Presumed Dead as Ethiopian Plane Crashes off Lebanon

90 Presumed Dead as Ethiopian Plane Crashes off Lebanon Rescuers found bodies but no survivors on Monday in a massive search operation launched after an Ethiopian airliner with 90 people on board plunged flaming into the sea off Lebanon. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 lost contact with Beirut airport shortly after takeoff at 02:37 am (0037 GMT) and crashed into the Mediterranean 2.5 nautical miles off...

Jos Crisis - 150 Bodies Recovered From Village

Seven days into the latest round of sectarian crisis in Jos, capital of Plateau State and its environs, at least 150 bodies have been recovered from Kuru Karama, a village near Jos, the village head, Umar Baza, said yesterday, taking the unofficial death toll past 400. This came as Plateau State Government yesterday alleged that the plan by the...

UN Agency Says 63,000 Somalis Already Uprooted by Fighting This Year

An estimated 63,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Somalia in just the first few weeks of this year due to ongoing fighting, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. Some 14,000 of them were uprooted in the capital, Mogadishu, where clashes last week between Government forces and Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam militants left...

20 Feared Killed in Another Jos Riot in Nigeria

20 Feared Killed in Another Jos Riot in Nigeria The fragile peace in Jos, Plateau State, collapsed last Sunday when another riot broke out in Dutse-Uku quarters in Nasarawa-Gwong area of Jos North local government, leading to the death of at least 20 people and leaving many injured. THISDAY gathered that the state Governor Jonah Jang has imposed a dusk-to-down curfew to contain the situation. A...

Rwanda Former President Habyarimana Killed By His Own Army

Rwanda Former President Habyarimana Killed By His Own Army Rwanda is this week expected to release the findings of an investigation by UK defence experts into the causes of the April 6, 1994 air crash that killed president Juvenal Habyarimana and his Burundian counterpart Cyprian Ntaryamira, triggering off a 100-day genocide in which nearly a million Rwandans, mainly Tutsi, died. The presidential jet...

Nations Cup - Gunmen Attack Togolese Football Team

Gunmen yesterday opened fire with machine guns at a bus carrying Togo's national football team players and officials to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, wounding many of them. Officials say the shooting occurred in the Angolan oil-rich territory of Cabinda, where rebels have been fighting for independence. Togo is due to play its first Nations...

Airlines Refuse to Fly Jamaican Cleric Home

Airlines Refuse to Fly Jamaican Cleric Home Airlines on Wednesday refused to allow radical Jamaican preacher Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal aboard their aircraft, frustrating efforts of the Kenyan Government to deport him. At the same time, mystery deepened over who invited him to Kenya, with Muslim leaders denying knowledge of his visit. Mr al-Faisal was held at the Jomo Kenyatta International...

More than 1700 killed in Somali clashes in 2009 - group

A Mogadishu-based Human Right group says fighting between insurgents and government troops backed by African Union forces has claimed the lives of more than 1700 people, mostly civilians. Elman Peace and Human Rights group (EHRO) says most of the deaths occurred in the last months of the years in the war-ravaged capital Mogadishu but the number is...