tragedy

By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 19th, 2011
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Paris – US, European and Arab leaders on Saturday held a Libya crisis summit with the threat of military strikes against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces growing ever more intense. A French envoy said strikes against the Libyan leader could start within hours of the summit. The United States has ...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 19th, 2011
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Libyan forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi fired artillery shells into the rebel-held city of Misrata early on Saturday and water supplies were still cut off, a resident said. “They (Gaddafi’s forces) bombed the town with four or five artillery shells in the early hours today. The situation i...
By benim
In Article
Feb 26th, 2011
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Mbabane – A Facebook group is calling for the overthrow of Swaziland’s king, Africa’s last remaining absolute monarch, through protests inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia and Lybia. Known as “The April 12 Uprising!!!” it promises, “all hell will break loose in ...
By benim
In News
Jan 20th, 2011
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Tunisia’s fragile new government emerged from its first meeting hopeful that it can reunite a country scarred by deadly riots. Government spokesman Tayyib Al Bakouchi told reporters Thursday the multiparty government pledged to make security their top priority, to prepare for new presidential e...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 3rd, 2011
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KANO, Nigeria — Unidentified arsonists burnt a church in a northern Nigerian city where Islamists torched two churches and killed six worshippers on Christmas Eve last month, police said on Monday. There were no casualties in the weekend attack against the pentecostal church in Maiduguri. “Ther...
By benim
In News
Jan 2nd, 2011
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About three hours before 10.27pm on Christmas eve, bombs exploded in Jos North local government area of Jos, Plateau State killing scores. At about the same time,500km away in Maiduguri, Borno state, North east Nigeria, another set of people launched attacks on two churches, killing seven people. Fou...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 2nd, 2011
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At least 19 people were killed during heavy clashes on Saturday, with government forces staging a violent mutiny in a separate incident, Radio Garowe reports. The fighting sparked overnight Friday after Al Shabaab insurgents attacked bases of Somali government forces and their African Union (AMISOM) ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 25th, 2010
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The Sudanese government says that its forces have killed 40 rebels in clashes in northern Darfur. A military spokesman, Captain Khalid Sawarmy, said that a field commander for the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Mohamed Osman Janjaweed, was among the dead in Friday’s fighting. Accord...
By benim
In Middle East
Dec 25th, 2010
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BAGHDAD — When police came hunting for a 19-year-old woman they believed had been recruited by al-Qaida to be a suicide bomber in a town north of Baghdad, they found she was already dead: Slain by her father, who told police he strangled his daughter out of shame and then cut her throat. The killing ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 24th, 2010
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West African leaders were huddling in Nigeria on Friday over how best to defuse an escalating crisis in Ivory Coast, where President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to concede power. The 15-member Economic Community of West African States has already urged Gbagbo to acknowledge the results of a presidential e...