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3 students languish in prison over Boko Haram joke •Richard Branson, Amnesty, others intervene

3 students languish in prison over Boko Haram joke •Richard Branson, Amnesty, others intervene Pressure is mounting on Cameroon’s President Paul Biya to release three students each sentenced to ten years in prison for sharing a joke about Boko Haram. The United Nations says at least 20,000 people have died in Nigeria and neighbouring states since the Boko Haram insurgency became violent in 2009. The...... more

Robots begin duty as policemen in Dubai

Robots begin duty as policemen in Dubai The “world’s first operational Robocop” started its tour of duty Sunday in Dubai, the first in the emirate’s planned robot police force, according to the Daily Mirror. The Robocop, five feet five inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, speaks six languages and reads facial expressions. “He can chat and interact, respond to...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Terrorists kill 19, injure many others at Manchester music concert

BREAKING NEWS: Terrorists kill 19, injure many others at Manchester music concert Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. PM Theresa May said her thoughts were with those affected by "what is being treated...... more

Trump begs Muslims to fight terrorist groups

Trump begs Muslims to fight terrorist groups President Donald Trump looked to make clear that the United States is not at war with Islam in a major speech on Sunday, instead defining the battle against terrorist groups as a “battle between good and evil” as he urged Muslim-majority countries to redouble their counter-terrorism efforts. “This is not a...... more

China cripples CIA

China cripples CIA Up to 20 CIA informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, the New York Timesreports, damaging US information-gathering in the country for years. It is not clear whether the CIA was hacked or whether a mole helped the Chinese to identify the agents, officials told the...... more

Tension in Cameroon as Southerners demand independence

Tension in Cameroon as Southerners demand independence Tension is heightening in the Republic of Cameroon as Southern Cameroon, an English-speaking people, on Friday in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, demanded restoration of their sovereignty. They also raised the alarm over alleged planned genocide against their people by citizens of the Republic of Cameroon. Speaking in Abuja at a press conference,...... more

Facebook chooses 60 from Africa, Middle East Messenger Developer Challenge finals

Facebook chooses 60 from Africa, Middle East Messenger Developer Challenge finals Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Developers, in teams...... more

UNICEF cries out over ordeal of refugees, migrant children •Highlights case of raped Nigerian teenager

UNICEF cries out over ordeal of refugees, migrant children •Highlights case of raped Nigerian teenager  The global number of refugee and migrant children moving alone has reached a record high, increasing nearly five-fold since 2010, UNICEF said Wednesday in a new report. At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000...... more

US lawmaker calls for Trump’s impeachment

US lawmaker calls for Trump’s impeachment Rep. Al Green on Wednesday became the first lawmaker to officially call for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump. “This is where I stand, I will not be moved; the president must be impeached,” Green told the House of Representatives in an impassioned plea from the floor. The Texas Democrat said...... more

Terrorists execute 145 civilians, hang bodies on poles

Terrorists execute 145 civilians, hang bodies on poles The ISIS (Islamic State Iraq and Syria) has executed more than 145 civilians for trying to flee the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to official. The official said on Saturday that the civilians from al-Zanjili neighbourhood in western Mosul were executed after they were caught attempting to...... more

Microsoft blames NSA for cyber attack that spread to 150 countries

Microsoft blames NSA for cyber attack that spread to 150 countries Microsoft Corporation has blamed the National Security Agency (NSA) for the recent ransomware cyber attack that has affected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The computer giant blamed NSA for storing data on software vulnerabilities which it discovered and such data was accessed by hackers. According to Microsoft, NSA (a military...... more

Heavy shooting in Ivory Coast’s two largest cities

Heavy shooting in Ivory Coast’s two largest cities Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast’s two largest cities – Abidjan and Bouake – witnesses said, as the military pressed an operation aimed at ending a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments. Loyalist troops began advancing towards Bouake, the epicentre of the revolt, on Sunday and sporadic gunfire...... more

Man jailed for threatening to kill Obama, family

Man jailed for threatening to kill Obama, family An Oregon man who made threats to kill former President Barack Obama over social media will serve five years in a U.S. federal prison. The Mail Tribune reported Friday that U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane sentenced 62-year-old John Roos of Medford to 63 months in prison. Roos was also sentenced...... more

Osama Bin Laden’s son threatens U.S.

Osama Bin Laden’s son threatens U.S. Osama bin Laden’s son reportedly seeks to avenge his father’s death and is poised to become the new leader of Al Qaeda. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death, Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, told...... more

Christian governor jailed for blasphemy in Indonesia

Christian governor jailed for blasphemy in Indonesia The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy and inciting violence. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was the first ethnic Chinese Christian to run Indonesia’s capital, and the case was seen as a test of the country’s religious tolerance. He was accused of...... more

29 pupils die on way to exams

29 pupils die on way to exams Tanzania was plunged into deep mourning today after 29 pupils, two teachers and a driver died in a bus crash in the  northern part of the country. The accident happened near Karatu. The pupils of the Lucky Vincent English-Medium School in Arusha city were en route to write an examination in...... more

Battle over Internet: Group demands immediate release of youths detained by Cameroonian Government

Battle over Internet: Group demands immediate release of youths detained by Cameroonian Government The Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) has demanded the immediate release of all arrested (who are mostly Cameroonian youth) by the Cameroonian Government during the recent agitation for the restoration of internet services in the English-speaking part of the country. The group, in an article made available to News Express on Saturday morning, also...... more

Security forces mistakenly kill Minister

Security forces mistakenly kill Minister Somalia’s security forces have shot dead a 31-year-old government minister after mistaking him for a militant Islamist, officials have said. He was killed in his vehicle near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the officials added. The president has cut short his visit to Ethiopia following Abdullahi Sheikh Abas’ killing,...... more

Terrorist attacks likely across Europe, says U.S.

Terrorist attacks likely across Europe, says U.S. U.S. citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, warned the United States Department of State in a fresh travel alert. The travel alert issued on Monday extended the earlier one issued last year. Malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, airports and...... more

Over 100 countries set for World Economic Forum on Africa

Over 100 countries set for World Economic Forum on Africa Delegates from more than 100 countries are expected to take part in the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa meeting taking place in Durban this week, South Africa. The host nation is fielding an 18-strong team of cabinet ministers at the meeting, which focus is on finding solutions to the...... more

Saudis take 100 per cent control of America’s largest oil refinery

Saudis take 100 per cent control of America’s largest oil refinery America’s largest oil refinery is now fully owned by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s state-owned oil behemoth, took 100% control of the sprawling Port Arthur refinery in Texas on Monday, completing a deal that was first announced last year. Port Arthur is considered the crown jewel of the US refinery...... more

Jacob Zuma whisked out of May Day rally

Jacob Zuma whisked out of May Day rally South African President Jacob Zuma made a hasty exit from a May Day rally in Bloemfontein, on Monday after the crowd of workers that he was due to address became rowdy, with some booing and chanting slogans against him. The labour federation Cosatu abruptly cancelled Zuma’s speech and other addresses at...... more

14 family members die in boat mishap

14 family members die in boat mishap Fourteen people, comprising women and children, from one family died after a boat capsized in a deep pond in Southern India, local police said on Saturday. The accident occurred in a village in the Guntakal region of Andhra Pradesh state on Friday evening when the group was taking a joyride on...... more

U.S. Govt. agents raid offices of famous televangelist Benny Hinn

U.S. Govt. agents raid offices of famous televangelist Benny Hinn Federal agents descended on the North Texas headquarters of television evangelist Benny Hinn and took boxes out of the offices. The search began about 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hinn’s headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grapevine, near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. According to Hinn's website, he was in Paris. Lisa...... more

Coup plotter arrested in South Africa

Coup plotter arrested in South Africa A man accused of plotting a coup was on Wednesday arrested by South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) also known as The Hawks. The man was allegedly planning to assassinate 19 people, including members of the cabinet‚ state owned entities and prominent South Africans. Those in the crosshairs were...... more

Wild animals kill terrorists laying ambush for victims

Wild animals kill terrorists laying ambush for victims Three terrorists loyal to the Islamic State group (ISIS) have been killed by wild boars as they planned to ambush Iraqi tribesmen opposed to the group, according to a local anti-ISIS leader. At least eight ISIS fighters had reportedly taken cover among dense reeds in Iraq’s al-Rashad region, about 55 miles...... more

Terrorists kill over 140 soldiers in daring assault on Army Base

Terrorists kill over 140 soldiers in daring assault on Army Base A Taliban suicide raid on a major military base in northern Afghanistan is reported to have left at least 140 people dead, mostly soldiers, in the deadliest attack on Afghan forces since 2001. Witnesses said a group of 10 heavily armed suicide bombers aboard two army vehicles and disguised as government...... more

Military court convicts journalist over Boko Haram report •May bag death sentence

Military court convicts journalist over Boko Haram report •May bag death sentence A military court in Cameroon has convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale’s (RFI) Hausa service, on charges of “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts,” according to his lawyer and RFI. Abba’s lawyer, Clement Nakong, told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that Abba,...... more

30,000 militants from 100 nations join ISIS

30,000 militants from 100 nations join ISIS More than 30,000 militants from over 100 countries arrived to the Middle East in the past years to join terrorist organisations, such as Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda. UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov disclosed this in a report to the UN Security Council meeting....... more

‘Facebook killer’ kills self during hot chase

‘Facebook killer’ kills self during hot chase Police say a man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather on an Ohio street and posting video of the killing to Facebook has taken his own life. Steve Stephens’ car was spotted on Tuesday morning outside a McDonald’s in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania. State police gave chase and the suspect...... more

 

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