Explosion outside Somalia’s Mogadishu airport kills at least 8
13 January 2022 | 10:43 am
Several people are killed in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, just days after Somalia's divided leadership agrees on a timetable for long-delayed elections. Also, supporters of a Zimbabwean freelance journalist charged with getting fake accreditation to help colleagues from the New York Times enter the country say he's being set up. Jeffrey Moyo pleads not guilty as his trial begins. And Mali's 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations win over Tunisia is overshadowed by a final whistle controversy. The referee calls time minutes early and the Tunisians refuse to return to the pitch.
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US probe concludes that a lone bomber was responsible for the 2021 Kabul airport blast that killed 183, as thousands tried to flee Afghanistan when the Taliban seized power.
At least seven people were killed following an explosion and fire in southern France, French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said in a tweet on Monday. Darmanin said on his Twitter page he was planning to visit the scene.
A blast tore through a busy restaurant in the Somali town of Beledweyne, killing at least 14 people. Jihadist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Around 60 people have died and dozens more have been injured after a blast at an informal gold mine in southwestern Burkina Faso.
Delaying players and officials of your country’s national women’s football team for over three hours at the airport after a two-hour flight from Abidjan, following a hard-fought 1-0 win against their Cote d’Ivoire counterparts, on the pretext of conducting Covid-19 tests, is not how to welcome heroes back home.
The MMIA terminal, estimated to be worth over $100 million, is one of the five airports – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu – that benefited from the 2013 loan deal between Nigeria and China for the building of new terminals. Port Harcourt and Abuja terminals had been opened since 2018.
Vocal government critic Amina Mohamed is reported to have been killed in a bomb blast in the Somali city of Beledweyne. Hours earlier, security forces battled armed attackers near Mogadishu's airport.
Dozens of people are killed in twin attacks in Somalia. Al Shabaab extremists claim responsibility, saying they were targeting politicians in a bid to disrupt already stalled elections. Also, Tunisian farmers take the law into their own hands in the midst of an ongoing water crisis. Poor planning, scarce water resources and the worsening impact of climate change have all hit the country's agricultural industry hard.
Concerns are growing over rising insecurity in Somalia as the Horn of Africa nation edges closer to a much-delayed presidential election. Al-Shabab militants have warned they will target politicians.
Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers.
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