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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