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UK to fine tech companies that fail to remove self-harm material

This illustration picture taken on May 28, 2020 shows social media applications logos from Linkedin, YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter displayed on a smartphone in Arlington, Virginia. (OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) LONDON- Britain's government intends to make it illegal to encourage others to harm themselves online and will fine social media companies that fail […]

Militants attack hotel used by officials in Somalia’s capital

Militants attack hotel used by officials in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU – Islamist militants attacked a hotel used by government officials in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening, police and witnesses said. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, which controls large swathes of the country, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement that it was targeting the nearby presidential palace. "We were shaken by a […]

Equatorial Guinea president wins reelection, VP says

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo speaks after casting his ballot at the polling station of the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malabo during Equatorial Guinea's presidential, legislative and municipal elections on Nov 20, 2022. (SAMUEL OBIANG / AFP) DAKAR – Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has won reelection with 95 percent […]

Uganda’s president extends Ebola epicenter’s quarantine for 21 days

Doctors walk inside the Ebola isolation section of Mubende Regional Referral Hospital, in Mubende, Uganda, Sept 29, 2022. (HAJARAH NALWADDA / AP) KAMPALA – Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has extended a quarantine placed on two districts that are the epicenter of the country's Ebola outbreak by 21 days, adding that his government's response to the […]

Equatorial Guinea president wins reelection, VP says on Twitter

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo speaks after casting his ballot at the polling station of the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malabo during Equatorial Guinea's presidential, legislative and municipal elections on Nov 20, 2022. (SAMUEL OBIANG / AFP) DAKAR – Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has won reelection with 95 percent […]