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Blasts at Uganda MPs homes

Grenade attacks have taken place at the homes of two Ugandan opposition MPs, including singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi. Mr Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, said he was targeted for opposing the ruling party’s plan to scrap the presidential age limit. Mr Kyagulanyi and MP Allan Ssewanyana said their homes shook …

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Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian army camp in Srinagar

Three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured in the attack, which began around 04:00 local time (22:30 GMT Monday). Authorities say security forces continue to exchange gunfire with the attackers. The camp is located just outside the international airport in Srinagar – a heavily fortified area. Airport officials told …

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Nissan faces $220m hit from Japanese recall

Nissan shares fell by 5% on Monday after the firm said the recall could cost about 25bn yen (£167m; $220m). The vehicles were produced in the past three years for the domestic market and will now undergo re-inspection. The firm has begun an investigation into why its safety inspections did …

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Cameroon independence protests result in deaths

Soldiers in Cameroon shot dead at least eight people during independence protests in the English-speaking parts of the country. Rallies were held on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation of the regions into Cameroon. The mayor of the town of Kumbo told the BBC that five of the dead were …

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Rats ‘chase’ Buhari from office

Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after damage was done to the furniture …

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U.S. targets Chinese, Russia entities for helping North Korea

The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang’s weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks. The U.S. Treasury designated six Chinese-owned entities, one Russian, one North Korean and two based in Singapore. They …

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Liberian president wants security as tenure ends

With the elections approximately six weeks away, the winner of the popular vote will be entitled to just a brief moment to gloat and then get down to the business of assuming leadership of the country. And from the day the President-elect and Vice President-elect are announced, a series of …

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