Africa 18.5.2017 10:44 am

Ethiopia sentences Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab militants to lengthy jail terms

The Ethiopian Federal High Court accused them of planning to carry out terror attacks inside the East African country.

A court in Ethiopia has sentenced 23 people to up to 15 years in prison for establishing links to the Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab extremist groups.

Ethiopia sentences Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab militants to lengthy jail terms
Ethiopia sentences Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab militants to lengthy jail terms

Ethiopia sentences Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab militants to lengthy jail terms

The Ethiopian Federal High Court accused them of planning to carry out terror attacks inside the East African country.

Nigerian MP in court for falsifying varsity certificates
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Nigerian MP in court for falsifying varsity certificates

Nigeria has a reputation for corruption, a scourge the APC pledged to address when it came to power in 2015.
European Commission bans AirZim over air safety concerns
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European Commission bans AirZim over air safety concerns

The commission has updated the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards.
Washington opposes Bashir’s participation in US-Arab Islamic summit
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Washington opposes Bashir’s participation in US-Arab Islamic summit

It remains unclear if the Saudis will take the American position into consideration.
Palestinian hunger strike reaches critical stage
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Palestinian hunger strike reaches critical stage

The hunger-striking prisoners are calling for an end to the denial of family visits, the right to pursue higher education, appropriate medical care and treatment.
Ivory Coast mutineers dispute government claim of pay deal
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Ivory Coast mutineers dispute government claim of pay deal

While the Ivory Coast government claims a deal has been reached with mutinous soldiers involved in a four-day revolt over unpaid bonuses, the mutineers beg to differ.
South Sudan the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis
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South Sudan the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

Communities hosting refugees are among the world’s poorest and are under immense pressure.
Boko Haram insurgents kill six farmers in Nigeria
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Boko Haram insurgents kill six farmers in Nigeria

At least 20 000 people have been killed and more than 2.6 million made homeless in northeast Nigeria since the start of Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency in 2009.
Nigeria: 20 farmers killed in suspected herdsman attack, say police
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Nigeria: 20 farmers killed in suspected herdsman attack, say police

The shooting was a revenge attack after farmers killed one herder in a clash days earlier.
Ivory Coast launches military campaign to stem mutiny
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Ivory Coast launches military campaign to stem mutiny

In the ensuing violence, three protesters were shot, with one succumbing to his wounds over the weekend.
Hundreds seek refuge in mosque as Christian militias massacre 30 in CAR
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Hundreds seek refuge in mosque as Christian militias massacre 30 in CAR

Hundreds of heavily armed men have been targeting Muslims as the situation in the CAR continues to deteriorate after years of conflict.
Ebola in DR Congo’s isolated far north a logistical challenge
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Ebola in DR Congo’s isolated far north a logistical challenge

Nine suspected infections have been reported in the country, three of which have proved fatal.

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