Who are the fighters launching attacks in northern Mozambique?

The latest attack in Cabo Delgado province kills dozens of civilians and forces thousands of Palma residents and IDPs to flee towards safety. Fighters stormed the strategic town of Palma in northern Mozambique last week in a dramatic escalation of an armed campaign that has wreaked havoc in the gas-rich ...

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Tanzanian police say 45 died in stampede at Magufuli tribute

Thousands of grieving citizens were trying to push their way into a stadium to pay tribute to the late president. Tanzanian police say 45 people died during a stampede in Dar-es-Salaam on March 21 as mourners paid their last respects to the late President John Magufuli. The stampede took place ...

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Myanmar coup: Dozens killed as army opens fire on protesters during deadliest day

Dozens of people have been killed by security forces in Myanmar, on the deadliest day since last month’s military takeover of the country. More than 90 deaths, including children, were confirmed by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group. “They are killing us like birds or chickens, even ...

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Tokyo 2020: Olympic torch relay finally begins in Japan

A year later than planned and despite an ongoing global pandemic, the torch relay for the delayed Tokyo Olympics finally got under way in Japan on Thursday. The 121-day relay signals the start of the build-up to this summer’s Games, which were postponed from 2020 by coronavirus. The torch was ...

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FIFA bans Blatter for second time over financial wrongdoing

Sepp Blatter, the former chief of football’s world governing body FIFA, has been banned for a second time by the organisation over financial wrongdoing, seven months before the 85-year-old’s first ban expires. FIFA said on Wednesday its ethics committee banned both Blatter and former Secretary-General Jerome Valcke for six years ...

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Kenya orders closure of Dadaab, Kakuma refugee camps

Nairobi gives UN refugee agency two weeks to present plan to shut the two sprawling refugee camps. Kenya has ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the UN refugee agency – UNHCR – two weeks to present a ...

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Who Is Mahmoud Werfalli and Some of His Alleged Crimes

While Mahmoud Werfalli is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the war crime of murder, the commander of the Saiqa Brigade has continued conducting executions in Libya. MTN Updates has extensively discussed and analysed the Werfalli arrest warrant, as it is solely based on evidence collected on social media. This ...

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Libyan commander wanted for war crimes by ICC shot dead

Top military figure loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar killed in the eastern city of Benghazi by unidentified attackers. Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a senior Libyan military figure loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar and wanted for alleged war crimes, has been shot dead by unidentified attackers in the eastern ...

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