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Insurgents assassinate Somali lawmaker, second in 24 hours

Some Al Shebab fighters

Insurgents assassinated a Somali lawmaker Tuesday 22 April, police and witnesses said, the second such killing in 24 hours and the latest in a series of attacks in the war-ravaged capital. Abdiaziz Isak was shot “several times and he died instantly,” police officer Mohamed Dalane said, close to where the lawmaker was killed in the […]

Brunei postpones introduction of tough Islamic law

Sultan of Brunei: Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei has postponed its implementation of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin Tuesday 22 April and have drawn condemnation from the United Nation’s human rights office and rare criticism at home. No confirmed new date was given for the start of the sharia penalties, which will eventually include flogging, severing of limbs […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Farewell To The Magic Muse

Garcia Marquez

By Niyi Osundare Gone, the Magic Muse of Aracataca. In a manner similar to his wondrous tales, I can see him levitating towards the skies, a pen in one hand, a trumpet in the other, a rueful smile on his face. For his body is too precious, too imperishable for the grave’s cramping dungeon and […]

South Sudan rebels slaughter hundreds

White Army: a rebel force in South Sudan

JUBA(AFP) – Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred “hundreds” of civilians because of their ethnicity when they captured a key oil town last week, the UN said Monday, calling for a probe into one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation. In the main mosque alone, “more than 200 civilians were reportedly killed […]

Three Bosnian Croats arrested for wartime rape

Jolie: launch an international appeal aimed at ending rape as a weapon of war.

Three Bosnian Croats, suspected to have raped Serb women at the beginning of the 1992-95 inter-ethnic war in Bosnia, were arrested today, war crime prosecutors said. The suspects, members of the Bosnian Croat armed forces during the war, were arrested in the northeastern region of Odzak, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. “They are […]

Armed man takes 3 persons hostage in Russian bank

Police were in talks with a man armed with a hunting rifle who took three people hostage in a bank in Belgorod, southwestern Russia on Monday, security services said. “He issued a demand to hand him over a certain amount of money,” police in Belgorod said in a statement, without saying how much he had […]

Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies at 84

Win Tin dies

The co-founder of Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition and the nation’s longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died at the age of 84, his party said Monday, after battling for decades to bring freedom to the formerly junta-run country. The veteran campaigner, whose near two decades in jail failed to dull his commitment to the democratic cause, […]

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