Britain condemns deadly Al Shabaab attack in Kenya

They boarded the bus to return to their loved ones. They ended up terror victims of Al Shabaab.

By Staff Writer The United Kingdom has strongly condemned an attack in the Kenyan Town of Mandera in which 28 people were taken off a country bus by the Al Shabaab militants and shot dead. Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire condemned the attack and pledged continued UK support in the fight against Al Shabaab. In a statement issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Swire said: “I strongly condemn the attack that took place in Mandera County, Kenya, today, killing 28 people. I offer my condolences to the families and loved ones of those who died.” He went on to say: “There can be no place for such senseless … Continue reading

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Sejusa exposes plan to arrest opposition leaders this weekend

(L-R) Dr Kizza Besigye with Kampala City Mayor Erias Lukwago. No Ugandan politicians in recent history has been arrested and harassed as much as these two for opposing the Ugandan dictator.

By Henry D Gombya in London and Nkonge I Kaggwa in Kampala A plot to arrest Uganda’s most known opposition figures on trumped-up charges of treason and using a fictitious terrorist threat against the opposition has today been revealed here in London. Those on the list include, among others, top opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye and the use of a terror threat to cause mayhem in Kampala during which many more opposition figures would be rounded up and detained while Kampala is closed down. These revelations were made by Gen David Sejusa who leads the opposition Free Uganda while in exile in London. In a message he has sent to … Continue reading

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Could Rwanda’s Paul Kagame be Africa’s worst ‘serial killer?’

Juvenal Habyarimana was the third president of Rwanda (July 5, 1873 - April 6, 1994). He died when his plane was allegedly ordered to be shot down by now President Kagame.

We belatedly bring our readers the last section of the amazing revelations concerning the leadership of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. The authors of this article, Edward S Herman and David Peterson have written a book ‘Enduring Lies: The Rwandan Genocide in the Propaganda System, 20 Years Later (The Real News Books, 2014), which is now on sale in good bookshops around the world. In the final part here, they accuse Kagame of having been involved in the killing so far, of three African leaders. In addition to having already agreed with a BBC documentary on Rwanda that it was indeed Paul Kagame whose actions started the 1994 Rwanda genocide, … Continue reading

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Mandela’s SACP membership main topic at London seminar

Stephen Ellis, former editor of Africa Cindfiential was first person to give to provide extensive evidence that Mandela had been a member of the Central Committee of the SACP and had helped form Umkhonto we Sizwe.

By Trevor Grundy Nelson’s Mandela membership of the South African Communist Party (SACP) will be one of the main topics up for discussion in London on December 5 when the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) hosts a one- day seminar on the myths and realities surrounding the life and legacy of one of Africa’s greatest sons. Around 150 academics, journalists and members of the public will gather at The Senate at London University on the first anniversary of Mandela’s death to discuss some of the complexities of his ideology, political relationship with other liberation movements within South Africa and his record as the first black President of South Africa. A conference … Continue reading

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Burkinabe army gives in to people’s power, appoints new leader

Burkina Faso

By Our Special Correspondent Attempts by the army in Burkina Faso to hold onto power after the sudden departure last month of long-time president Blaise Compaore have failed after the self-appointed new military leader Lt Col Isaac Zida gave in to pressure and allowed the appointment of a transitional civilian leader. In a move that will no doubt please many African living under tyrannical leaders who have held onto power for more than 20 years, Col Zida quickly moved away from threats he made last week that he would crack down on dissenters who took to the streets to oppose an army takeover after the collapse of the Compaore regime. … Continue reading

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