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4 wounded in Kenya grenade attack

A grenade attack wounded four people in Kenya's Wajir border region with war-torn Somalia, police said on Thursday, the latest in string of attacks in the volatile region.

Attackers in Wajir, about 100km from Somalia, hurled grenades into a restaurant and a shop late on Wednesday, said regional police chief Philip Tuimur.

"We are looking for the…

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Zanzibar disaster: 80 still missing

Tanzanian officials have given up hope of rescuing more than 80 people still missing after a ferry sank off the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, with the death toll of 62 set to rise.

The vessel, which was officially carrying 291 passengers and crew, including more than 30 children, went down in choppy waters off Zanzibar on Wednesday after leaving…

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60 killed in Darfur tribal fighting

About 60 people have been killed this week in fighting between Arab tribes in Sudan's conflict-plagued Darfur region, the official SUNA news agency said on Thursday.

Fierce clashes along the border between East Darfur state and South Kordofan killed 35 Misseriya tribesmen and 23 from the rival Rezeigat tribe, South Kordofan governor Ahmed Haroun was…

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UN: Sanctions needed on Somali leaders

Corrupt leaders in war-ravaged Somalia should face immediate Security Council sanctions, a UN report said, stressing that 70% of state revenues were stolen or squandered.
The leaked report said key leaders at the very top of government - including the president and the speaker of parliament - were mired in scandal, boosting the cause of…

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