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Girl Suicide Bomber kills 5, Injures 41 in Northeast Nigeria.

Girl Suicide Bomber kills 5, Injures 41 in Northeast Nigeria.

  Police say a girl suicide bomber killing five people in an attack at the crowded entrance to a bus station in Damaturu in northeast Nigeria. Assistant Superintendent Toyin Gbagedesin says 41 people were wounded in the Tuesday morning explosion. He says the bomber appeared to be about 14 years old. Suspicion fell on Boko [&hellip

Spain and Morocco Make ‘Islamic State’ Arrests.

Spain and Morocco Make ‘Islamic State’ Arrests.

  Spain and Morocco have arrested 14 people in a joint operation targeting suspected recruiters for the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The arrests were made in suburbs of Madrid and in various Moroccan cities. Those arrested are suspected of involvement in a network to send fighters to areas of Syria and Iraq under IS [&hellip

Simba, Mwadui share spoils

Simba, Mwadui share spoils

    MAINLAND Premier League giants Simba saw their pre-season winning run come to an end after being held to a goalless draw by newly-promoted Mwadui FC of Shinyanga at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Dylan Kerr’s side, however, have yet to concede defeat this pre-season that has seen the Reds record high-profile [&hellip

Chinese Stocks Tumble for a Second Day After Global Fall.

Chinese Stocks Tumble for a Second Day After Global Fall.

  Chinese stocks have plunged for a second day after worries over China’s slowing growth triggered a global sell-off. The Shanghai Composite, China’s main stock exchange, fell 7.6% on Tuesday – after losing 8.5% on what state media have called China’s “Black Monday”. It was the worst fall since 2007 and caused sharp drops in [&hellip

Confident Shein Picks Forms For Top Isles Post.

Confident Shein Picks Forms For Top Isles Post.

  ZANZIBAR presidential candidate in the forthcoming general election on CCM ticket, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, on Monday collected nomination forms for the isles’ highest office, saying he was confident he will win by a landslide victory due to his track record in implementing the ruling party’s 2010-2015 Manifesto. It would be his second and [&hellip

Salam TV Revives Islam in Uganda.

Salam TV Revives Islam in Uganda.

  Fulfilling an old dream, Muslims in Uganda have opened the country’s first-ever Islamic television channel in the country, hoping it will launch a revival of their faith in the country after years of absence of Muslim voice in the media. “Our listeners demanded for a Television station they would relate with and that is [&hellip

Guinea-Bissau Parliament Condemns Appointment of New PM.

Guinea-Bissau Parliament Condemns Appointment of New PM.

    Guinea-Bissau’s parliament condemned the president’s choice for prime minister Saturday and called a special session to discuss the political crisis gripping the troubled country. President Jose Mario Vaz swore in new Prime Minister Baciro Dja on Thursday after firing his predecessor, putting him at loggerheads with the ruling party which had renominated the [&hellip

Burundi Used Acid and Iron Bars to Torture Opposition: Amnesty

Burundi Used Acid and Iron Bars to Torture Opposition: Amnesty

  Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday. Testimonies recorded by Amnesty in the report accuse both the police and National Intelligence Service (SNR) of carrying out “torture and other ill-treatment” since [&hellip

World Championships 2015: Bolt Triumphs in His ‘Hardest Race’.

World Championships 2015: Bolt Triumphs in His ‘Hardest Race’.

  Usain Bolt has described his World Championships 100m final victory over Justin Gatlin as the “hardest race” of his career.   The Jamaican, 29, lived up to his billing as the saviour of athletics as he held off the challenge of the two-time drug cheat to win in 9.79 seconds.   Pre-race favourite Gatlin [&hellip

Ban Ki-Moon Arrives Nigeria

Ban Ki-Moon Arrives Nigeria

    The UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, is set to arrive Nigeria today to begin a two-day official visit. Mr Ki-Moon is expected, to among others, meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock Villa on Monday. The UN chief’s visit coincides with the commemoration of a deadly attack on the UN building in [&hellip