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48 to face trial for Egypt church bombings

JOHANNESBURG, May 22– Forty-eight defendants have been referred to an Egyptian military court to face trial over three deadly church bombings in Egypt. A statement released by Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek on Sunday said that in addition to being charged over the bombings, the 48 defendants would also be charged with being members of terrorist […]

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Tanzanian farmer killed by stray elephants

ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 21— A farmer was trampled to death by a herd of marauding elephants in southern Tanzania’s district of Tunduru, authorities said Sunday. The killed man was identified as Ally Kalengo, 56, of Kalulu village in the district 1,205 km from the Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. Limbega Ally, Tunduru District Acting […]

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Somalia hit hard by humanitarian crisis

JOHANNESBURG, May 18– The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations (UN) official has told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty. “The humanitarian crisis has deteriorated more rapidly than was […]