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Botswana mourns former president Ketumile Masire, at 91

It's only fair to share...The second President of Botswana, Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition. A statement by his family and the trustees of the Ketumile Masire Foundation, SKMF, confirmed the death. “He died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by his family at ...

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Ghana lawmakers denied visa privileges by United States government

It's only fair to share...Former presidents, lawmakers and senior government officials in Ghana will no longer have special privileges for private travel to the United States, Washington’s envoy has said.   Until now, such individuals were able to take advantage of “protocol services” where they did not have to physically appear at the US embassy to obtain a visa.   ...

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South Africa: WhatsApp group admins will go to jail for defamatory chats!

It's only fair to share...  WhatsApp group admins in South Africa could face jail-time for defamatory content in chats, after an administrator was arrested in India last month.   WhatsApp recently came under the spotlight after a group administrator was arrested because a defamatory image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was shared by another member in the group, according ...

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Sudan: 4 killed in military helicopter crash

It's only fair to share...A Sudanese military helicopter has crashed in northern Sudan, killing all four crew members, the Sudanese army said on Wednesday. The Mi-17 helicopter crashed on Tuesday after taking-off on an official mission from Dongola town to Al-Daba town in northern Sudan, Sudanese Army Spokesman, Ahmed Khalifa Al-Shami said in a statement. There were no survivors from ...

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Mass graves in DR Congo: 3,300 people killed in atrocities between army and rebels

It's only fair to share...More than 3,300 people have been killed in the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since last October, the Catholic Church says. The figure, reported by Reuters, is from Church sources in the country. The deaths are the result of clashes between the army and a rebel group, but civilians have also been ...

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Accused of 60,000 deaths, Congolese warlord says Rwanda genocide shaped him

It's only fair to share...A former Congolese rebel commander told war crimes judges Wednesday the “horrific events” he saw during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide shaped him to vow to do everything he could to prevent “it happening again”.   Almost two years after his trial opened, Bosco Ntaganda took the stand for the first time expected to talk about events in ...

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Somalia: 9 killed in suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu restaurant

It's only fair to share...Suicide bombing hits popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital   Police say the death toll has risen to nine in an attack on a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital.   Police say a hostage situation is unfolding inside the Pizza House in Mogadishu as gunmen are holed up inside and security forces try to secure the scene. ...

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Kenya: 15 feared dead as 7 storey building collapses

It's only fair to share...Rescue workers said that 15 people had been reported missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in a residential area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday. Reuters photographers on the scene, in the eastern Nairobi suburb known as Pipeline, saw a pile of broken concrete blocks and bent metal. An excavator was moving rubble. Officials said ...

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Morocco joining ECOWAS to overthrow Nigeria’s regional power – Ex-Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Akinyemi

It's only fair to share...A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi, has called on Nigeria to leave the Economic Community of West African States if the organisation fails to drop a plan to accept Morocco as its member.   Last February, the Arab country made an official request to join ECOWAS and has been campaigning to win the ...

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Somalia: 61 soldiers killed by Al-Shabaab jihadists during attack on military base

It's only fair to share...The al-Shabaab extremist group is claiming the killing of at least 61 soldiers in an attack on a military base in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland.   The al-Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for the Thursday morning attack on the base in Af Urur, near the commercial hub of Bossaso.   The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors ...

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