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Somalia: police officers arrested for torturing journalists

Somalia: police officers arrested for torturing journalists

The Somali government has said that police officers accused of torturing journalists covering al-Shabab attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, have been arrested. Interior Security Minister Abdullahi Nur said “the armed forces will be accountable for their actions”. The state-owned Somali National TV tweeted a photo of the journalists lying on …

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Zimbabwe: land borders open to vaccinated people

Zimbabwe: land borders open to vaccinated people

Authorities in Zimbabwe have announced the reopening of the country’s borders to people who have fully been vaccinated against covid-19 or tested negative for coronavirus. The reopening follows a drop in the southern African nation’s daily infection rates. Only lorries and trucks carrying essential cargo into the landlocked country – …

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Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

At least five people have been killed and more than 16 others injured during attacks by al-Shabab Islamist militants on the outskirts of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Police say the early morning attacks targeted police stations and security checkpoints. Al-Shabab spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, said the fighters hit government targets in …

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Burkina Faso: coup leader to be sworn in as President

Burkina Faso: coup leader to be sworn in as President

Burkina Faso’s coup leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is ready to be sworn in as the country’s president, just over two weeks after the overthrow of President Roch Kaboré. Last week, the Constitutional Council, after taking note of Mr. Kaboré’s resignation, declared Mr. Damiba president of Burkina Faso. State television says …

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