Latest News January 3, 2016
news From All Africa
- Africa: Somali Militants Use Donald Trump to Whip Up Support[Deutsche Welle] Somalian terror group, al-Shabab, has used clips of US presidential candidate Donald Trump in its propaganda film. Trump courted controversy in December when he demanded that all Muslims be barred from entering the US.
- South Africa: Cricketers On the Back Foot[News24Wire] Half centuries from Alex Hales (60), Joe Root (50) and Ben Stokes (74*) ensured that England were in the driving seat after Saturday’s opening day of the second Test at Newlands.
- Sudan: Children Burn in Third Day of Darfur Attacks[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -Two children were burned to death as government troops supported by paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continued their attacks on villages in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra today.
- Somalia: Nisa Says It Foiled Al Shabaab Attack On AU Troops Base in Mogadishu[Shabelle] The National Intelligence and security agency (NISA) of Somalia said it thwarted an imminent Al shabaab attack on African Union troops’ base in Somali capital, Mogadishu.
- Sudan: Rwandan General's Darfur Posting Called 'Dubious'[Radio Dabanga] Darfur -The UN has hired a Rwandan general to head Unamid, despite his previous role as army chief of staff at the height of a deadly, Rwandan-backed insurgency in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- Nigeria: No Ban On Hijab, Presidency Clarifies[Guardian] Abuja -THE Presidency has denied insinuations and rumours that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was considering a ban on Hijab, the Muslim women’s dressing symbol of modesty.
- Africa: Bishop Ukwuoma Unveils Tallest Jesus Statue in Africa[Vanguard] The Bishop of Orlu Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma on Friday unveiled the African tallest statue of Jesus Christ weighing 8.5 metres (28 ft) at St. Aloysius Catholic Parish, Abajah, Imo.
- Nigeria: Buhari – I Will Rescue Chibok Girls[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will do all within its powers in making the best efforts to free the over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls from the captivity of the Boko Haram sect.
- Zimbabwe: 35 Years in Jail for Zim Rhino Poacher[News24Wire] Conservationists in Zimbabwe on Friday welcomed reports that a poacher who was part of a gang that killed two rhinos in the south of the country has been sentenced to 35 years in jail.
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