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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

 

USA: Gunman kills 20 in rampage at Walmart store in Texas

EL PASO, Tx. (Reuters) – A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen before being arrested, authorities said, after the latest U.S. mass shooting sent panicked shoppers fleeing. Many of those in the busy store were buying back-to-school supplies when they were caught up in the rampage, which came just six days after a teenage gunman killed three people at a food festival in Northern California. “On a day that would have been aRead More


Tanzanian journalist Kabendera ‘to face sedition charges’

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera. He lawyer said on August 2,2019, that he will be charged with sedition. PHOTO | FILE  By BBC Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera, who was arrested on Monday, is to be charged with sedition, his lawyer has said. Jebra Kambol said in a statement that the police first questioned his client over his citizenship even though he holds a Tanzanian passport. He was then passed over to the cyber crime unit for interrogation, the lawyer said. Kabendera is now being charged with sedition in connection withRead More


Africa’s week in pictures: 26 July – 1 August 2019 – via BBC

A selection of photos from across Africa and Africans elsewhere this week:Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionAt an entrepreneurs’ forum in Nigeria on Thursday, a photographer captures this shot of a participant’s Africa-shaped tattoo.Image copyrightEPAImage captionA woman walks past this mural in Johannesburg’s fashionable Maboneng neighbourhood on Tuesday.Image copyrightEPAImage captionA young Kenyan makes her voice heard alongside dozens of other protesters calling for urgent investment into nationwide cancer care on Thursday in Nairobi.Image copyrightPA MEDIAImage captionAmong the acts at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe are five Kenyan acrobats known as The Black BluesRead More


CANADA: ‘Hot and humid’: Heat warnings for Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes

Hot weather will blanket parts of Eastern Canada today as heat warnings spread across the region. By CTV News All of Prince Edward Island and nearly all of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick remain under official heat warnings with many areas expected to reach 30 C for the next three days. Some residents welcome the continued “heat dome” that has been covering Eastern Canada this month. “I enjoy the heat,” Fredericton’s Gladys Brennan told CTV News Atlantic. “In January we’ll be complaining about the cold and wishing for this heatRead More


AFRICA: More Than 100 Rescued Migrants Stranded in Cameroon (PHOTOS)

Stranded migrants in Ebodje, Cameroon, Aug. 3, 2019. ( Moki Kindzeka, VOA) EBODJE, SOUTHERN CAMEROON (VOA News) – More than 100 migrants from Togo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Benin are stranded in Cameroon after they were rescued by the central African state’s military from their capsizing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean. The migrants, who are calling on their governments for help, say they do not have food or money. One-hundred-seventeen men, women and children lie on the bare floor at the government school in Ebodje, a Cameroon village on theRead More


KENYA: Police in Mombasa seize 2.9 kilograms of cocaine

Some of the cocaine from Brazil seized in Mombasa on August 3, 2019. PHOTO | AHMED MOHAMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By DAILY NATION Detectives in Mombasa on Saturday seized 2.9 kilograms of cocaine from Brazil worth Sh11 million. Two suspects, among them a Tanzanian, were arrested during the early morning operation in Barsheba, Kisauni sub-county. The suspects Mr Mujib Suleiman and Mr Saady Bashur Omar, a Tanzanian, are being detained at the Mombasa Port Police Station. BLACK SUITCASE The hard drug, which was stashed in a black suitcase, wasRead More


KENYA: Police in Mombasa seize 2.9 kilograms of cocaine

Some of the cocaine from Brazil seized in Mombasa on August 3, 2019. PHOTO | AHMED MOHAMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By DAILY NATION Detectives in Mombasa on Saturday seized 2.9 kilograms of cocaine from Brazil worth Sh11 million. Two suspects, among them a Tanzanian, were arrested during the early morning operation in Barsheba, Kisauni sub-county. The suspects Mr Mujib Suleiman and Mr Saady Bashur Omar, a Tanzanian, are being detained at the Mombasa Port Police Station. BLACK SUITCASE The hard drug, which was stashed in a black suitcase, wasRead More


KENYA: Police in Mombasa seize 2.9 kilograms of cocaine

Some of the cocaine from Brazil seized in Mombasa on August 3, 2019. PHOTO | AHMED MOHAMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By DAILY NATION Detectives in Mombasa on Saturday seized 2.9 kilograms of cocaine from Brazil worth Sh11 million. Two suspects, among them a Tanzanian, were arrested during the early morning operation in Barsheba, Kisauni sub-county. The suspects Mr Mujib Suleiman and Mr Saady Bashur Omar, a Tanzanian, are being detained at the Mombasa Port Police Station. BLACK SUITCASE The hard drug, which was stashed in a black suitcase, wasRead More


Uganda’s Stella Nyanzi bares breasts in protest at jail sentence

Image copyright REUTERSImage caption Stella Nyanzi pleaded not guilty to the cyber harassment charge By BBC  A Ugandan academic who once called President Yoweri Museveni a “pair of buttocks” has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Activists condemned the jailing of Stella Nyanzi for cyber harassment, saying it undermined Uganda’s commitment to freedom of expression. She attended Friday’s sentencing via video link, against her will, and exposed her breasts in protest. She was acquitted on a second charge, of “offensive communication”. But when this was announced on Thursday, sheRead More


Uganda’s Stella Nyanzi bares breasts in protest at jail sentence

Image copyright REUTERSImage caption Stella Nyanzi pleaded not guilty to the cyber harassment charge By BBC  A Ugandan academic who once called President Yoweri Museveni a “pair of buttocks” has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Activists condemned the jailing of Stella Nyanzi for cyber harassment, saying it undermined Uganda’s commitment to freedom of expression. She attended Friday’s sentencing via video link, against her will, and exposed her breasts in protest. She was acquitted on a second charge, of “offensive communication”. But when this was announced on Thursday, sheRead More