Live updates: Sudan Prime Minister detained amid reports of apparent coup

The internet services in Sudan are now “severely disrupted with further cuts observed,” according to an update from internet monitor NetBlocks. The service disruption from 4:30 am UTC (12:30 am ET) manifested “in a telecommunications blackout for many,” NetBlocks said in an updated tweet on Monday. Earlier, NetBlocks had reported an internet disruption with “national connectivity at 34% …

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Kenyan Olympian’s Killing Exposes Surge of Violence Against Women

The authorities have yet to commit to help abused women obtain timely medical treatment, seek protection in shelters or even access police and legal services, Ms. Odhiambo said, urging top officials to regularly hold government institutions accountable on the progress they are making. “At the end of the day,” she said, “the legal responsibility lies …

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Pope Francis compares Libyan centers to ‘concentration camps’

The Pontiff’s remarks after Sunday’s angelus come just a day after an Italian prosecutor summoned American Hollywood star Richard Gere to testify in a trial against Italy’s right-wing politician Matteo Salvini. The Pope urged the international community to help find “lasting solutions” for the management of the migration flows. “Many of these men, women and …

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Fresh Ethiopian air force strikes hit Tigray region

One of the strikes hit a military command post and training center belonging to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) — the region’s ruling party — in the city of Mai Tsebri, according to Legese. A second strike targeted the town of Adwa where Legese alleged the TPLF were manufacturing military equipment and fake Ethiopian …

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Slain Kenyan Olympian Agnes Tirop buried in her home village

Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten on October 13, in an incident that has shone the spotlight on violence against women in Kenya. Her funeral was held on the day she would have turned 26. Mourners including fellow athletes lined up to scatter flowers on …

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Several hurt in Uganda blast amid heightened terror threat

“The Information I have is that 3 people came and left a package in Kaveera which later on exploded, killing 1 person and injuring 5 others”, the President tweeted. “It seems to be a terrorist act,” he added, saying “we shall get the perpetrators.” The Uganda Police chief political commissar Asan Kasingye said later on …

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A C.I.A. Fighter, a Somali Bomb Maker, and a Faltering Shadow War

American analysts estimate that Al Shabab command anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 fighters. Under Mr. Mohamed, their bombs have grown more sophisticated and powerful. The group uses its hold on Mogadishu port to smuggle in large volumes of explosive materials and Chinese-made trigger devices, two U.S. officials said. In October 2020, Somali authorities intercepted 79 …

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U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia

A United Nations humanitarian flight to the Ethiopian region of Tigray, epicenter of a year-old war that threatens to cause deepening famine, was ordered to abort a landing on Friday as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day. The flight by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, bound for the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, …

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Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies

Humanitarian sources and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the northern region, said the airstrike hit a university in the regional capital Mekelle. Government spokesperson Legese Tulu confirmed an airstrike to CNN but denied it hit the university. According to Tulu, the strike targeted a communication center being used by the TPLF on …

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