Africa

Canada adds four new terrorist entities on the Criminal Code list

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada’s list of terrorist entities has four new names. “Recent events in our communities should remove any doubts about the serious threat posed by ideologically-motivated violent extremism in Canada,” Public …

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At least 64 killed in Ethiopian air strike on Tigray market

  (AFP) — At least 64 people were killed and 180 injured in an Ethiopian air strike on a market in the war-torn Tigray region, a local health officer told AFP Thursday. “The air strike was in the market area, …

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South African officials chastise Honolulu police for fatal shooting of black man, call on Biden to act

  (Eagle News) – KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive council member Nonhlanhla Khoza rendered her remarks with a mix of sorrow and outrage on Saturday, May 1 as she, other officials, and family members received the remains of South African native Lindani …

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Flights from India and Pakistan banned from landing in Canada

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Flights from the Covid-19 hotspots of India and Pakistan will not be allowed to land at Canadian airports, the Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced Thursday. “Effective 11:30 p.m. eastern time …

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At least 20 dead as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

(AFP) — At least 20 African migrants, including a baby, died and several others went missing after a boat loaded with migrants headed for Europe sank off Tunisia, the coast guard said Friday. Ali Ayari, spokesman for the coast guard …

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Cybercriminals targeting healthcare organizations during pandemic: report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the pandemic to prey upon healthcare organizations with ransomware, says Palo Alto Networks, a California-based cybersecurity company. Ransomware operators tie up an organization’s computer network, …

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Health workers worldwide face pandemic-related violence: Safeguarding Health in Conflict report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Pandemic-related violence accounted for one-third of the attacks on health care workers, facilities and transport around the world last year, according to a new report by the Safeguarding Healthcare in …

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Canadian immigration will likely remain low, Royal Back economist

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — It’s unlikely Canada will meet its immigration target to admit 401,000 newcomers this year, according to an economic report from the Royal Bank of Canada. The bank concludes border restrictions …

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Suicide bombing kills six in central Somalia

MOGADISHU (AFP) — Six people including three senior military officials were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a stadium in the Somali city of Galkayo on Friday ahead of the planned arrival of the country’s prime minister, police said. The …

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Humanitarian situation ‘critical’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray: UN

  GENEVA (AFP) — The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “increasingly critical”, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, warning that access to deliver aid was desperately needed. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered troops into Tigray on November …

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37 die in violent start to Uganda’s election season

  By Grace Matsiko Agence France-Presse KAMPALA, UGANDA (AFP) — At least thirty-seven people died in violent clashes between Ugandan security forces and supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine this week, marking a particularly violent start to the country’s …

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Police arrest 100 over Angola anti-government demos

  LUANDA, ANGOLA (AFP) — At least 100 people were held following violent weekend anti-government protests in the Angolan capital Luanda, a senior government official announced Sunday. Anti-riot police fired teargas and beat protesters to break up the demonstrations that …

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