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Only 3 children survived ISIS attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

It's only fair to share...Gunmen opened fire Friday on a convoy of Coptic Christians south of Cairo in Egypt killing at least 28 people – many of them children – and wounding 25, officials said.   Egyptian security and medical officials said a large number of children were among the victims of the attack, but it was not immediately clear ...

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Leaked emails expose the Indian-business Gupta family are ruling South Africa and not President Zuma [MUST READ]

It's only fair to share...From relatively humble beginnings in South Africa in 1993 to a fortune of billions amassed, the infamous Gupta family has made their fortune through dodgy deals with South Africa’s government.   A trail of emails between the Gupta family and their employees has blown the lid off how they have managed to do business with government, ...

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Kenya presidential aspirant attempts suicide after he was disqualified from contesting

It's only fair to share...A Kenyan presidential aspirant was arrested by the police at the country’s electoral commission headquarters for allegedly attempting to jump from the sixth floor after he was disqualified from contesting.   Independent presidential hopeful Solomon Gichira broke a window and attempted to jump off the Anniversary Towers in the capital Nairobi. He was rescued by security ...

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Egypt blocks Al Jazeera and 21 other websites

It's only fair to share...Egypt on Thursday blocked 21 websites, including Qatari news network, Al Jazeera, and Islamist-affiliated platforms, following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Among those blocked since Wednesday evening is the website of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, Ikhwan Online, according to a report in the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper. All websites blocked ...

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South Sudan: President Kiir declares ceasefire and release of prisoners amidst suspicions

It's only fair to share...  The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold.   South Sudan has been mired in a civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired ...

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8 Kenyan police officers killed by improvised bomb blasts near border with Somalia

It's only fair to share...Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials said Wednesday.   The dead included a personal bodyguard for a local governor whose convoy was targeted in what officials said was the seventh assassination attempt on the governor’s life.   The deaths ...

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Tedros Ghebreyesus elected first African Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

It's only fair to share...An Ethiopian medical doctor, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation. Mr. Ghebreyesus, who was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on 1 July, was elected Tuesday as the first African to occupy the position. He had served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, ...

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South African men take collective responsibility as they march against abuse of women and children

It's only fair to share...Hundreds of protesters, most of them men, have marched in the South African capital, Pretoria, over rising levels of violence against women and children. One of the organisers, Kholofelo Masha, said men had to take collective responsibility for the increase in beatings, sex attacks and killings. South Africa has one of the highest rates of sexual ...

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Libya: 5,000 migrants rescued from drowning by Italian and Libyan coastguards

It's only fair to share...Some 5 000 migrants bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya between Thursday and Saturday morning by Italian and Libyan coastguards, statements from both countries said. Migrants aboard a rubber dinghy boat. PHOTO: AFP /STRINGER Around 2,900 people were rescued Thursday, 2,300 of whom were found in international waters and taken ...

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wanted for war crimes to hold conference with President Trump

It's only fair to share...The US has not confirmed the claim. Saudi Arabia has invited Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes, to a summit with US President Donald Trump and Arab and Muslim leaders. Mr Bashir will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday, Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said. The minister added that he hopes ...

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