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Seven people hurt in Arabic school attack in southern Nigeria

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Listen Lagos (Alshahid)-A bomb attack on an Arabic school in southern Delta state of Nigeria has left six children and one adult wounded. The incident was likely to deepen sectarian divisions following Christmas day attacks on Christian churches in Boko Haram militant group claimed the responsibility. The latest incident has contributed to already existing fears […]

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Kenya Police search for woman over ‘al-Shabaab’ links

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Listen Nairobi (Xinhua) — The Kenyan police on Wednesday released a photo of a woman they believe has crucial information on activities of suspected Al-Shabaab militants and urged the public to help in tracing her. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Natalie Faye whose passport shows she is South African has entered into the country twice […]

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Troubled Ethiopia-Somalia history haunts Horn of Africa

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Listen Nairobi (Reuters)-Five hundred years ago, an Imam who ruled much of what is now Somalia, led a daring invasion of Christian Ethiopia, looting monasteries, burning down churches and slaying all who resisted. Centuries on, memories of Imam Ahmad Gragn still haunt both countries, and echoes of that long and bloody history still ripple across […]

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Pirates piloting hijacked Italian tanker to Somalia

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Listen Muscat (Times of Oman)- The Italian vessel Enrico Ievoli, which was hijacked off shore Oman coastline early morning on Tuesday, is heading towards Somalia. “At about 0730GMT yesterday, the ship Master informed that the vessel under the control of pirates was sailing towards Somalia waters. According to the Master, the hijacking went through without […]

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