Osama bin Laden’s son reportedly seeks to avenge his father’s death and is poised to become the new leader of Al Qaeda. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death, Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, told CBS News in an interview that will air Sunday. “He...
peacekeeping
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India
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South Africa
Two Nigerians have been shot dead in South Africa, the association of Nigerians living in that country – The Nigeria Union in South Africa – said yesterday. According to the organisation, the Nigerians both of them from Anambra State, were killed in the Western Cape Province. Chairman of the Union‘s chapter in the province Mr. Mike Ibitoye  told the News Agency of...
Barrow
President Adama Barrow on Wednesday fired Gambia’s central bank governor and three other bank officials considered loyal to former dictator Yahya Jammeh, a senior official at the bank said Wednesday. Central bank governor Amadou Colley, two of his deputies and the bank’s financial director, who all served during Jammeh’s iron-fist rule, received their letters of dismissal. Central Bank senior officer Nuha...
park
South African rangers and police on Tuesday captured four of five lions that had escaped from the country’s flagship Kruger National Park, the national wildlife parks’ authority said. The big cats had been sighted on Monday at a road crossing in the town of Komatipoort near the Mozambican border. Three of them were eventually spotted outside the park, SAN Parks spokesman...
Mogadishu
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french
After the scandal that brought out the dirty secrets of most French politicians, and the subsequent declaration of interest by Emmanuel Macron to become the President of France, the man who fell in love and married his high school teacher, has won the French Presidential election. Three projections, issued within minutes of polling stations closing at 8 p.m. (2 p.m....
embassy
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soldiers
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