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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...
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Jul 20th, 2014
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Nairobi (DIPLOMAT)- A dusk to dawn curfew has been declared in Lamu a day after seven people, including four policemen, were killed. Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo last evening announced the ban as security agencies grapple with runaway insecurity in the county for the last one month. Mr K...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 18th, 2014
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Nairobi (AFP + DIPLOMAT) – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks and has warned of mounting internal ethnic tensions. He said the east African nation was now in a state of perma...
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Jul 18th, 2014
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Washington (ABCNEWS + DIPLOMAT)- At least one American was on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carrying 298 people when it was shot down by a missile over Ukraine, President Obama said today. The State Department identified the victim as Quinn Lucas Schansman, a US-Dutch citizen. Obama also called f...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 17th, 2014
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Kuala Lumpur – (DIPLOMAT) Prime Minister Najib Razak today announced an immediate probe into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft, which was reportedly shot down over Ukraine today. “I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation,”...
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Jul 16th, 2014
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Cape Town – Pro-Palestine marchers on Wednesday called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to South Africa and also for the South African government to institute sanctions against the Israeli state. Thousands of people, many with small children and babies adorned in the green, red black...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 15th, 2014
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Moscow (Diplomat)- The death toll in a Moscow metro derailment Tuesday now stands at 20, according to the state-run ITAR-Tass news agency, citing Russia’s Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov. The Moscow health care department gave a slightly lower figure, saying 19 were confirmed dead. Anothe...