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Jul 29th, 2014
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Gaza (DIPLOMAT)- Israel bombed the Gaza Strip’s only power plant Tuesday in a further sign that its military campaign against Hamas is showing few signs of slowing down as the conflict enters its fourth week. In a separate development, a cease-fire proposed by a senior official from the Palesti...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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Hashmat Khalil Karzai, right, in Kabul in 2010 Kabul (DIPLOMAT) — Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of President Hamid Karzai and a powerful supporter of the presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday as he greeted well-wishers at his home, go...
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Harare (DIPLOMAT)- Between 2000 and 2001, about 3,000 mainly white farmers were evicted from their properties in Zimbabwe as the autocratic president Robert Mugabe sought re-election and implemented a populist land reform that gave the land to black farmers. That led to 18 people dying in the farm in...
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Nairobi (DIPLOMAT)- The Kenya Government will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government. The Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amb Amina Mohamd Saturday said that President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead ...
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Jerusalem (DIPLOMAT)- Soon after barrages of rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Sunday morning, the Israeli military announced that a humanitarian lull in its Gaza offensive, which was meant to last through midnight, was over. Then, on Sunday afternoon, Hamas backtracked on its earlier rejec...
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Kampala (DIPLOMAT)- The Uganda army has come out and clarified on a media report on a “scam” regarding payment of salaries of UPDF soldiers serving in Somalia on peace-keeping missions. In response, UPDF spokesman, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, said in a press statement nn Saturday that the repor...
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Jul 25th, 2014
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Mombasa (DIPLOMAT)- A German female tourist was Thursday evening shot dead by unknown gunmen who escaped without stealing anything from her in Old Town Mombasa. Her partner, believed to be Ugandan, was wounded in the attack and rushed to hospital following the 5.30pm incident. The deceased was shot a...
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Jul 25th, 2014
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Geneva (DIPLOMAT)- The United Nations said on Thursday that militant group Islamic State (Isis) had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. But doubts emerged on social media about the basis for the report. One document poste...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Algiers(REUTERS + DIPLOMAT) – An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casu...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Algiers (DIPLOMAT)- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane’s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation...