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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...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Mombasa (DIPLOMAT)- A United States aviation agency has designated Kenya as a hostile region for US aircraft in its latest advisory and prohibition notice. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notice also lists Ethiopia on its full prohibition list and restates Somalia as a no-go area for US air...
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Jul 21st, 2014
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Nairobi (DIPLOMAT)- The Twitter accounts of the Kenyan defence forces and its spokesman have been hacked by activists protesting about corruption. “All of you who have stolen money #Kenya, we are coming after you,” reads one post. The hacked posts were signed as being from activist group ...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 20th, 2014
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Juba (DIPLOMAT)- South Sudanese rebels have launched an offensive to retake a key town near the border with Ethiopia in what the UN says is a clear violation of a truce agreement. “This attack represents the most serious resumption of hostilities” since President Salva Kiir and his former...
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Jul 20th, 2014
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Addis Ababa (AFP + DIPLOMAT) A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists held in jail for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said. The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists w...