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Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership


Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.

Trump lashes out at ‘treasonous’ officials after McCabe interview


US President Donald Trump has issued an angry response after a TV interview on Sunday alleged that officials had held discussions to have him removed.

Mr Trump tweeted of “illegal and treasonous” behavior and an “illegal coup attempt”.

Two policemen killed in blast in central Cairo: ministry


Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing detonated in the heart of the Egyptian capital on Monday, an interior ministry statement said.

According to the ministry, security forces were pursuing the man in the search for the perpetrator of an attempted attack against a police patrol in western Cairo on Friday.

Raila Odinga sends Mao to deliver a secret message to Bobi Wine

Kenya’s opposition heavy weight H E Raila Odinga has urged Ugandans to build a strong alliance against President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni come 2021. Odinga who was at the Memorial of his father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga who departed 25 years ago at Kisumu said this is the best time ever for Ugandans to defeat Mr. Museveni.

NRM CEC focuses on Bobi Wine as Besigye weakens – 13b injected


The ruling NRM’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya district has started laying strategies to finish-off People Movement leader Bobi Wine . NRM’s Chairman President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered the committee to focus on how to crush Kyadondo East MP Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine saying he wants to disrupt peace in the country.

Senior al-Shabaab commander Aliyow Iman Ibrahim killed in action


Somali National Army (SNA) killed a senior al-Shabaab commander in an operation in Bakol region in southwestern Somalia, officials said on Sunday.

Warsame Mahamed Diriye, commander of SNA section 60’s unit nine, told journalists that they had killed a senior al-Shabaab leader in an operation conducted on Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Shidle in the country’s southern region of Bakol.

IS teenage bride Shamima Begum gives birth to boy


Shamima Begum, one of three teenage girls to flee east London for a new life with the Islamic State group, says she has given birth to a baby boy.

Ms Begum left four years ago aged 15. Found in a Syrian refugee camp last week, she now hopes to return home.

Why Kenya and Somalia are fighting over ocean boundary


Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre’s defiance not to postpone or stop the London meeting where contentious oil blocks were “auctioned” escalated diplomatic friction with Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Khayre met at State House, Nairobi on January 29, where sources said the PM was asked to put the auction on hold.

Kiir, Machar do not fit to govern South Sudan – opposition leader


South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, and prominent opposition and SPLM-IO leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, do not fit to government South Sudan according to a holdout opposition leader.

In September, Mr Kiir and Mr Machar signed a revitalized peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to end the ongoing five-year old brutal civil war.

Liberia gold mine collapse: Dozens arrested at ‘lawless’ rescue site


More than 60 miners, some armed, have been arrested at an illegal gold mine in north-eastern Liberia where around 40 people remain trapped in a collapsed pit, officials have told the BBC.

They “resisted” a team sent to restore order at the site, said Archievego Doe of the disaster management agency.

 Gen. Malong still in control of his officers


A group of rebel officers who defected last year from the South Sudan United Front and Army (SSUF/A) to the government have rejoined the Malong-led rebel movement,

Last year, a group of military officers led by Ajang Ajang who claimed that he had ousted Malong joined the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardiit accusing Malong of rejecting to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the ongoing conflict with the South Sudan government.

Speaking to whisper eye media team from the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Saturday, Deng Chapath Makuach, a senior member of the SSUF/A said four rebel officers who defected to Malong last year rejoined the movement and that they met Malong in Nairobi to confirm their loyalty.

“Those are officers who defected with Ajang last time. All of them came back to General Malong. They [include] Col. Peter Lual Dut Lual, Lt. Col. Wol Mayen Makak Mayen, Lt. Col. Deng Dut Agiu Deng, Lt. Col. Thiep Thiep and Lt. Col. Aleu Anyuon Deng,”

“The army who went to Juba with Ajang [Ajang] came back to SSUF with the exception of Chan Garang and Ajang Ajang himself only.

They came two weeks from now,” he added.

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria


Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.

Kenya summons its ambassador to Somalia as territorial row escalates


Kenya has summoned its ambassador to Somalia back home after the Mogadishu government’s decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the center of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean, the foreign ministry said.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague is considering a claim on the two countries’ maritime boundaries brought by Somalia in 2014 after negotiations over the 100,000 square km stretch of sea floor broke down.

Mozambican ex-president’s son arrested in $2 billion fraudulent debt case


Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza’s son was arrested at the weekend in connection with a $2 billion government debt scandal, state-owned media and a judicial source said.

The arrest comes just over a month after three ex-Credit Suisse bankers were charged in the United States with fraud over their role in a 2013 deal in Mozambique that involved borrowing to fund projects including a state tuna fishery.

Nigerian candidate says delayed presidential vote could be compromised


While most Nigerians took the delay in a presidential election in their stride on Sunday, after similar postponements in 2011 and 2015, one presidential candidate and civil society groups expressed concern that the vote could now be compromised.

Museveni sole NRM candidate ; 2021 lining behind during primaries


Supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) will chose candidates for various elective positions by lining behind them, the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) has resolved.

Previously, during party primary elections, candidates were chosen through ballots. However, the system was prone to abuse with some candidates accusing their opponents of cheating leading to some of them to contest as independents for various political offices.