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Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend's local elections, a local official said.Read More
Conakry (AFP) Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend’s local elections, a local official said. Unrest has flared in the West African country after the ballot, with seven deaths recorded so far across the country amid violent clashes between opposition supporters and riot police. “After the violence in Kalinko, security forces made arrests of at least 50 people who were all transferred to Faranah prison,” Mamadou Lamarana Diallo, a local official, told Guinean radio on Wednesday.Read More
Conakry (AFP) Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend’s local elections, local official said Thursday. Unrest has flared in the West African country after the ballot, with seven deaths recorded so far across the country amid violent clashes between opposition supporters and riot police. “After the violence in Kalinko, security forces made arrests of at least 50 people who were all transferred to Faranah prison,” Mamadou Lamarana Diallo, a local official, told Guinean radio. Diallo saidRead More
Cairo (AFP) A Russian belly dancer faces charges in Egypt for alleged “incitement to debauchery” after a video showing her scantily-dressed went viral, security sources said. The sources said the woman identified as Ekaterina Andreeva and known by her stage name “Gawhara” (jewel in Arabic) would be deported, but her lawyer said she would go on trial. Authorities also accused the dancer of not having the proper documents allowing her to work and live in Egypt. But her lawyer Mohammed Saleh denied the accusations against Andreeva and said rather thanRead More
Macerata (Italy) (AFP) A far-right supporter suspected of wounding six Africans in a shooting spree in central Italy said the “trigger” for his attacks was the murder of an Italian woman, allegedly by a Nigerian asylum seeker, according to media reports Sunday. Luca Traini was arrested and taken into custody after drive-by attacks in the town of Macerata wounded five men and one woman from Ghana, Mali and Nigeria on Saturday. It came a day after a Nigerian asylum-seeker and drug dealer was arrested in the same town for theRead More
Kenyan police on Saturday detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", the third such arrest within four days.Read More
Nairobi (AFP) Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president”, the third such arrest within four days. Police said they arrested George Aladwa at his home early on Saturday morning, before releasing him several hours later after questioning. Aladwa is accused of helping to organise the January 30 symbolic swearing-in in Nairobi in front of tens of thousands of supporters, in a fresh challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election lastRead More
The UN on Friday followed the United States in criticising the Kenyan government after it took three major TV channels off the air despite a court order to end the suspensions.Read More
Kenyan police on Friday arrested an outspoken member of the opposition, Miguna Miguna, in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home, police and his party said.Read More
Nairobi (AFP) Kenyan police on Friday arrested an outspoken member of the opposition, Miguna Miguna, in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home, police and his party said. Armed officers used explosives to break down the door before arresting Miguna, a witness said. “There were several blasts heard at his home before he was finally taken out,” said a neighbour who did not want to be named. Miguna is a provocative firebrand who attended the Tuesday mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president”, in defiance ofRead More