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​Somalis refuse to bury dead until state admits killing them in U.S.-backed raid.

​Somalis refuse to bury dead until state admits killing them in U.S.-backed raid.

Somali families are refusing to bury the bodies of 10 loved ones, including three children, until the government takes responsibility for killing them in a U.S.-backed military raid, officials said on Sunday. The ten were shot dead when Somalia’s army, supported by U.S. troops, carried out an operation in Bariire village, about 50 km (30 [&hellip

​US journalist killed in South Sudan, State Department confirms.

​US journalist killed in South Sudan, State Department confirms.

A US journalist has been killed in South Sudan. The State Department confirmed that Christopher Allen was killed in the East African nation on Saturday. “We can confirm that U.S. citizen Christopher Allen died in South Sudan on August 26, 2017 while working as a journalist. We express our condolences to Mr. Allen’s family,” it [&hellip

​JK Stresses Good Governance, Rule Of law For Peaceful Africa.

​JK Stresses Good Governance, Rule Of law For Peaceful Africa.

Former President, Dr Jakaya Kikwete, has underscored the role of good governance and rule of law in steering peace and security for an integrated united and sustainable Africa. Discussing a paper presented here yesterday by former Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa, Professor Barney Pityana, on Good Governance and Rule of Law, Dr Kikwete [&hellip

​Three children among dead in joint attack in Somalia.

​Three children among dead in joint attack in Somalia.

At least 10 civilians, including three children, have been killed in a joint raid by Somali forces and US troops in the country’s south, local officials said. The attack, which took place in the early hours of Friday, targeted a farm on the outskirts of the town of Bariire in the southern Lower Shabelle region. [&hellip

​Road accidents claim at least 10 lives.

​Road accidents claim at least 10 lives.

At least ten people died in two separate road accidents in Morogoro region yesterday. In the first incident, seven people died instantly and 38 others were injured after a bus with registration number T915 BGF, Mfundo Express, plying between Ilonga and Morogoro Urban veered off the road and plunged into a basin at Ndororo hill, [&hellip

UNHCR repatriates over 70,000 Somalis refugees from Kenya.

UNHCR repatriates over 70,000 Somalis refugees from Kenya.

The UN refugee agency said Thursday it has repatriated some 70,516 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December 2014. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-weekly update released in Nairobi that a total of 68,697 individuals from Dadaab refugee camp in northeast Kenya were assisted in [&hellip

Angola’s ruling MPLA party takes strong election lead, commission says.

Angola’s ruling MPLA party takes strong election lead, commission says.

Angola’s ruling MPLA party has taken a commanding lead in the country’s parliamentary election, provisional results suggest. Under Angola’s voting system, people were asked to choose both the candidate and party in the same election. The party has received 64.57% of the vote in the first batch of results, the Angolan electoral commission said. The [&hellip

Speed up cases , PCCB ordered.

Speed up cases , PCCB ordered.

President John Magufuli yesterday condemned the slow pace on investigations and prosecution of graft cases, directing the anti-corruption body to discharge the cases, swiftly. “If we curb corruption by 80 per cent, we will be in a position to solve many challenges facing our country; the efforts we are taking now to tame the vice [&hellip

​Diaspora pledge to make ‘home’ better.

​Diaspora pledge to make ‘home’ better.

Vice-President Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan has called for concerted efforts to involve the Diaspora in the country’s economic and social development goals. In her speech at the opening of the fourth Tanzania Diaspora conference held here, she said building the country’s sustainable economy remains a key role for all citizens. “… Let us join hands [&hellip

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation.

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation.

Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after damage was done to the furniture and air conditioning in his [&hellip