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The Gambia bans international calls and internet as voters go to polls

The Guardian Ruth Maclean in Banjul and Emma Graham-Harrison Thursday 1 December 2016  Nearly 900,000 people are eligible to vote in election that could end President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule The internet, international phone calls and demonstrations have been banned in the Gambia as voters go to the polls for an election that poses the first real threat to President ...

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Ohio State University attacker may have self-radicalized, officials say

Guardian staff and Reuters Tuesday 29 November 2016 19.48 GMT Investigators have found no strong evidence to link Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who injured 11 before he was shot dead, to other militants, authorities say The assailant who ploughed into pedestrians at Ohio State University on Monday and stabbed several others with a butcher’s knife may have been self-radicalized, US officials ...

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Ohio State attack: Police identify suspect as student

The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday November 28, 2016 4:32 PM Local law-enforcement officers have confirmed the name of a man who they say injured at least nine people on the Ohio State University campus this morning by running a car into a group of people, then slashing others with a butcher knife. Less than a minute after the attack, an ...

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Rwenzori clashes: Museveni phoned Omusinga before his arrest

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27 2016 Heavy fighting broke out Saturday in the western town of Kasese, home to King Mumbere, when his royal guards allegedly attacked patrolling security forces, killing 14 police officers and 41 militants, said police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi By AGENCIES Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni phoned King Charles Wesley Mumbere of the Rwenzururu kingdom on Sunday morning and ...

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Car bomb attack hits Somalia’s Mogadishu

Saturday 26 November, 2016 At least 11 people killed in a car bomb attack on a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Waberi district. A suspected car bomb has killed at least 11 people and injured another 16 when it exploded at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital, police and witnesses said. ...

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Fidel Castro: leader proves as divisive in death as he was in life

Emma Graham-Harrison, Stephen Gibbs and Julian Borger Saturday 26 November 2016  Havana mourns as brother and successor president Raúl announces death of Cuba’s revolutionary icon – but leader’s enemies celebrate Fidel Castro proved as divisive in death as he was in life, with enemies and admirers agreed only on his place in the history books, as a towering figure who ...

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Senior Somali security officer killed, 3 others injured in explosion

Xinhua, November 24, 2016 A senior Somali security official was killed and three others were injured in an explosion in the restive capital Mogadishu on Thursday, officials said. Spokesman of the local government in Mogadishu Abdifitah Omar Halane said the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-trained military officer was killed after a bomb which was fitted in his car exploded in Shibis ...

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4,000 troops needed by AU force to fail Al Shabaab in Somalia

Thursday, November 24 2016 Head of UNSOS, Hubert Price, who is also an Assistant Secretary-General,  said that resources are available but there are still discussions where the troops will come from. By FRED OLUOCH The African Union Mission in Somalia will need additional 4,000 troops to liberate the remaining Al Shabaab controlled areas in the Juba Valley,  Bakool, Hiraan and ...

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Lufthansa pilot strike to continue on Friday

General Anzeiger 24.11.2016 FRANKFURT/MAIN. Lufthansa pilots are striking today and have announced the strike will continue on Friday. The pilot’s union “Cockpit” has announced a further strike for Friday. The union said,  “only shorthaul connections flying out of Germany during this time will be affected.” Lufthansa is counting on having all longhaul flights operating again on Friday. Passengers can check ...

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Dutch lawmakers debate ban on Muslim headwear

ALJAZEERA Wednesday 23 November 2016 Bill set to pass in parliament outlawing face coverings in government buildings and health-and-education settings. Dutch lawmakers on Wednesday debated a limited ban on face-covering headwear worn by some Muslim women that would outlaw veils in places such as schools, hospitals, and on public transportation. Only a few hundred Muslim women in the Netherlands wear ...

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