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Thieves invade police station, steal rifles as officers watch UEFA match

Thieves broke into a Kenyan police station on Tuesday night as all officers on duty abandoned their post to watch a UEFA Champions League match at a nearby trading centre. Kenya Standard newspaper reported that the incident happened at Kobujoi Police Station, Nandi County. The thieves made away with three rifles and ammunition. On returning to Read more

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Sudan’s new military ruler al-Burhan goes populist

Sudan’s second new military leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced a series of populist measures Saturday in a bid to placate demonstrators demanding civilian rule. “I announce the restructuring of state institutions according to the law and pledge to fight corruption and uproot the regime and its symbols,” al-Burhan said, a day after he was Read more

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Cyclone Idai: Death toll nears 1,000 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, is nearing 1,000, according to the latest figures released by the two governments. Zimbabwe on Tuesday updated its toll to 344 while Mozambique said recorded fatalities stood at 602, taking the combined tally to 946. Zimbabwean Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told reporters Read more


Algerian President Bouteflika resigns, bows to mass protest

Algerian President Bouteflika has resigned, bowing to mass protest, Algeria’s state news agency APS reported on Monday. He will give up his office before his designated end-of-term date on April 28. The decision came after hundreds of people demonstrated in Algiers against Bouteflika’s new government. Protesters carried slogans describing the new cabinet as “a blow Read more