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Somali bombings kill at least 16 people

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/15/18, 10:55 am

Two explosions by extremists in the Somali town of Baidoa on Saturday killed at least 16 people and injured more than 30 others, officials confirmed. One suicide bomber set off his explosives inside a restaurant, and another explosion went off in a nearby hotel. The al-Qaeda–linked extremist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks. The group confirmed via its Andalus radio station that the second explosion targeted a hotel owned by Mohamed Aden Fargeti, a former government minister contesting for presidency in the autonomous Somali region of South West State.

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Theresa May courts Africa to rebound from Brexit

International | British prime minister pledges to invest $5.1 billion in the continent
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/04/18, 04:06 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May made big promises during her first African tour last week, pledging $5.1 billion of investment in the continent during her first stop in Cape Town, South Africa.

May’s visit to three African nations focused on economic ties and migration issues as the United Kingdom works to strengthen and create new diplomatic connections ahead of its planned exit from the European Union. May’s African delegation included 29 business representatives in the fields of technology and finance. Britain also plans to open new embassies in Niger and Chad.

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Human rights not on North Korea summit agenda

International | Plus, Syrian Christians testify to Turkish-led atrocities
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/18, 04:30 pm

NORTH KOREA: With hours to go before President Donald Trump sits down for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, senior U.S. and North Korean officials are huddling over last-minute negotiations.

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