South Sudan fighters get emergency UN aid in DR Congo

More than 100 fighters loyal to South Sudan’s sacked vice-president have been found “in extremely bad shape” by the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were discovered near the border and have been evacuated by helicopter to receive medical treatment. Fighting between rival forces in July left hundreds of people dead less than a year after a peace deal was signed. Mr Machar, who had joined a unity government, fled – and was also aided by the UN in DR Congo a few weeks ago. South Sudan has…

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Argentina legend, Diego Maradona Detained Over Fake Passport

​ Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona was stopped by police at Buenos Aires airport and accused of carrying fake documents while attempting to board a flight to Dubai, local media report. The controversial former footballer was eventually released without charge after calling his lawyer, but he still ended up missing his flight to the Middle East. “This complaint for theft is nonsense. My lawyer will be responsible for investigating this lie, which has been orchestrated by some politician.” This is the latest in a long line of controversial episodes in…

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Al – Shabaab Attack Beach Restaurant In Somalia

​ An attack at a beach restaurant in Somalia has been claimed by the terror group , Al- Shabaab. Reports say Al -Shabaab fighters detonated a car bomb at the restaurant in the capital of Mogadishu before engaging security forces in a gunfight . As at the time of this report , there has been no official confirmation of casualty figures and other details of the attack remain unknown . Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack as its spokesperson , Abdiasis Abu Musab told Reuters, “ We attacked the Banadir…

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Turkey asks Greece to extradite military asylum seekers

Turkey has officially requested the extradition of eight military officers who fled to Greece by helicopter and sought asylum there after July’s failed coup attempt. Foreign ministry officials in Athens said they had received the request and passed it on to the Greek justice ministry for consideration, state radio reported on Thursday. On July 15, a faction of Turkey’s military tried to topple the government in a night of clashes that left more than 270 people dead. The government quickly crushed the attempted coup attempt and has since purged tens…

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