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​Suspected al-Shabab Islamists behead 9 at Kenya’s coastal city of Lamu.

​Suspected al-Shabab Islamists behead 9 at Kenya’s coastal city of Lamu.

Islamist militants are suspected in the beheading of nine men in Lamu County, on Kenya’s southeast coast. The attack occurred in Jima village, James Ole Serian, leader of a task force of government security agencies combating al-Shabab, told the Associated Press. The attack is the latest in a series of fatal assaults by ­al-Shabab on [&hellip

​Rooney To Join Everton.

​Rooney To Join Everton.

Wayne Rooney is to rejoin Everton, 13 years after signing for the Reds from the Merseyside team. Jose Mourinho said, “It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years [&hellip

​Kenyatta, chief Justice Maraga clash as elections approach.

​Kenyatta, chief Justice Maraga clash as elections approach.

Kenya’s chief justice warned President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday not to undermine public confidence in the judiciary, in an unusually sharp exchange between the two men less than a month before national elections are due. Kenyatta had earlier responded to a court victory for the opposition against Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) by [&hellip

​TBS Now Tests Welded Metal Joints.

​TBS Now Tests Welded Metal Joints.

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has purchased a state of the art, ultrasonic array which can be used to test welded joint structures in a bid to prevent hazards that can cause harm in case of failure. TBS head of the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Mr Clarence Haule, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that [&hellip

​Hamas Praises South Africa’s decision to downgrade embassy in Israel.

​Hamas Praises South Africa’s decision to downgrade embassy in Israel.

The Hamas Movement has expressed its appreciation to the African National Congress (ANC) for adopting a recommendation calling for downgrading the South African embassy in Israel to a liaison office in a bid to reduce diplomatic ties. In a press release, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem hailed the step that was taken a few days ago [&hellip

​Zimbabwe’s Mugabe In Singapore For Medical Check: Report.

​Zimbabwe’s Mugabe In Singapore For Medical Check: Report.

Harare – Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for a “routine medical check-up”, state media reported on Sunday. “President Mugabe on Friday left the country for Singapore for a routine medical check-up,” the Sunday Mail newspaper reported. The paper said the veteran ruler is expected back in Zimbabwe midweek. Mugabe’s medical trips to [&hellip

​Egypt: 292 On Trial For Attempting To Kill Sisi.

​Egypt: 292 On Trial For Attempting To Kill Sisi.

Some 292 people have been referred for trial in a military court in Egypt accused of attempting to assassinate Present Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, judicial sources revealed yesterday. Head of the defence team, Islam Salama said in a statement yesterday: “The military authorities today referred 292 to military courts, and stopped the renewal of their detention [&hellip

Somali Forces Say They Kill 18 Insurgents In Northern Puntland Region.

Somali Forces Say They Kill 18 Insurgents In Northern Puntland Region.

Somali security forces said on Sunday they had killed 18 Islamist insurgents during an operation in the northern region of Puntland, although the militants denied sustaining any casualties. “We killed 18 militants and burnt six of their bases in Galgala hills in an operation over four days to eliminate al Shabaab,” said Colonel Mohamed Ismail, [&hellip

Mkapa’s Date With JPM.

Mkapa’s Date With JPM.

Former President Benjamin Mkapa yesterday arrived in Geita region to hand over ten houses constructed by the Mkapa Foundation for Chato district hospital staff today. The former president is also expected to attend a public rally to be addressed by his host at Mazaina grounds in the district this morning. Accompanied by his wife, Anna, [&hellip

​Majaliwa Welcomes Investors, Assures Stability.

​Majaliwa Welcomes Investors, Assures Stability.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has assured foreign investors that Tanzania remains a peaceful country with rapidly growing economy. Premier Majaliwa particularly commended the Aga Khan Institutions networks in the country for their noble roles in giving equal opportunities to the low income earners to participate in production to raise their standard of life, a statement [&hellip