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Twin Explosions Rock Kenyan Port City oF Mombasa

by BBC Three people have reportedly been killed in two explosions in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa. According to one report, a grenade was thrown in a bus in the Mwembe Tayari area of the tourist resort, leaving three dead and several others wounded. The other explosion was heard[Read More…]

Kenya’s President Signs Kenya Polygamy Law, Permits Men To Marry More Women

By BBC Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial marriage bill legalising polygamy. It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners. Controversy surrounded an amendment to the bill, supported by many male[Read More…]

“We All Have A Good Story To Tell” South Africans Celebrate 20 Years Since Apartheid

PRETORIA(AFP) – President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption. “Our country has done well,” Zuma said at a ceremony held two decades after the[Read More…]

South Korean PM Resigns Over Ferry Tragedy

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won has offered his resignation amid criticism of the government’s handling of the sinking of a passenger ferry. In a statement, a sombre Mr Chung said the “cries of the families of those missing still keep me up at night”. The Sewol ferry with 476[Read More…]

Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb ‘Kill 11 Algerian Soldiers’

By BBC Islamist militants have killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, security sources say. Reuters news agency reports the troops were searching for militants in Tizi Ouzou region when they were attacked. It is believed the attack was carried[Read More…]

“An Enemy Of Islam” Muslims In Malaysia Protest Against Obama’s Visit

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested Friday outside the US embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam. The demonstration underscored the delicate nature of Obama’s trip to Muslim-majority Malaysia, which will make him the first siting US[Read More…]

Author Of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead At 87

Mexico City (AFP) – Colombia’s Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of 87, Mexican and Colombian media reported. Garcia Marquez, the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” passed away at his home with his wife and two sons by his side, Mexico’s[Read More…]

US, UK Condemn ‘Senseless’ Nigeria Bombing

The United States of America, USA and Britain, yesterday, condemned the bomb attack on a packed bus station in Abuja and called for a full investigation. British Foreign Secretary, Mr William Hague, who condemned the bomb attack, in a statement in Abuja, said: “I was deeply saddened to hear of[Read More…]

MH370 ‘Hijacked & In Afghanistan’: Russian Intelligence Claims All Passengers & Crew Are Alive But Held Hostage

A Russian newspaper has claimed that Flight MH370 was hijacked by “unknown terrorists” and flown to Afghanistan, where the crew and passengers are now being held hostage. The extraordinary comments, attributed to a Russian intelligence source, appeared in the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper. The source told the paper: “Flight MH370 Malaysia[Read More…]

Nigeria Assumes Rotating UN Security Council Presidency

NAN Nigeria on Tuesday assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for April. Mrs Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, took over the role from Mr Sylvie Lucas, Luxembourg’s representative. Nigeria was elected on Oct. 17, 2013 by the UN General Assembly as a[Read More…]