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  • Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official

    October 16, 2017 8:42 AM 21

    Authorities on Monday confirmed that 300 people died in twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. Abdikadir Abdirahman, director city ambulance service, told Reuters on Monday that the death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts

  • Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

    October 16, 2017 8:42 AM 17

    NAIROBI — The death toll from two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital reached 300 on Monday, as the deadliest attack in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists signaled that the insurgency is far from defeated, despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations. Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday

  • Netherlands Prime Minister rides bicycle to palace

    October 16, 2017 8:19 AM 20

    A photo of the Netherlands prime minister, Mark Ruthe, all smiles as he rode a bicycle to the palace of the king of Netherlands, as gone viral. The viral photo showed Ruthe locking his bicycle upon arrival at the palace with palace guards manning the entrance already adorned with red carpet. Netherlands, a country of over 17 million, is believed to have more bicycles

  • Somalia’s ‘deadliest attack ever’ kills 276, injures 300

    October 16, 2017 7:14 AM 19

    At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. A picture taken on October 15, 2017 shows a general view of the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu

  • Practical ways to restructure Nigeria before 2019 election — Anyaoku

    October 16, 2017 4:19 AM 16

    I nternational diplomat and statesman, Chief Emeka Anyaoku topped his illustrious diplomatic career with his appointment as third Secretary-General of the Commonwealth in 1989. He had earlier served for three months as Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1983. Do you think Nigeria can survive the several challenges it is facing? For me, I do not think

  • On the Ground in Mogadishu: Terrorists Kill More 250 in a City That Had Been Coming Alive

    October 15, 2017 7:55 PM 19

    One of the victims, an American who wanted to go back to his Somali roots, and thought he's be safe at last in the country's capital. MOGADISHU, Somalia—It was two in the morning when Abdinasir finally found his friend’s body. Badly burned and wedged between concrete blocks, Ahmed Abdikarim Eyow’s remains were barely recognizable. The rescue team Abdinasir

  • George Weah: from football pitch to presidential palace?

    October 15, 2017 6:13 PM 19

    George Weah, 51, emerged from Liberia’s slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has leveraged his status as a revered figure among young people in his second run for the presidency. Former international Liberian football star turned politician, and presidential election candidate George Weah (C) waits prior to casting his vote for Liberia’s

  • At least 231 dead from powerful bomb blast in Somalia's capital in deadliest single attack ever

    October 15, 2017 6:12 PM 18

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise. Abshir Abdi Ahmed cited doctors at overwhelmed hospitals he visited in Mogadishu

  • Truck bombs in Somalia’s capital kill at least 189

    October 15, 2017 2:32 PM 24

    NAIROBI — Two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital killed at least 189 people, the deadliest attacks in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists, signaling that the insurgency is far from defeated despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations. Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday outside a popular

  • Death toll rises after Somalia explosion

    October 15, 2017 9:21 AM 23

    Residents examine the scene of an explosion in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 14, 2017. (Reuters) Hospitals in Somalia's capital struggled to cope with a high number of casualties Sunday after a huge truck bomb blast killed at least 53 people and injured more than 60, security and medical sources said. Somalia's government has yet to release