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26 Christians killed in Egypt, Friday, by masked gunmen

Masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians who were traveling in in two buses and a small truck to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others. The attack  came on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan and took place on a road leading to the monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Minya province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Africa

Ethiopia shut down the Internet on Tuesday due to school exams

Ethiopia shut down the internet on Tuesday (May 30) ahead of a scheduled national examination that was due to take place in the country on Wednesday, to prevent exam leaks. About 1.2 million students are taking the grade 10 national exams, with another 288,000 preparing for the grade 12 university entrance exams that will take place next week.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Africa

South African hunter killed by a dying elephant in a stupid accident

An experienced South African hunter, Theunis Botha, 51-year-old, died the last weekend in western Zimbabwe when a shot elephant collapsed on top of him. It was a totally unusual hunting accident. He was leading a group of hunters, as he also did during 28 years of activity. Botha rose to become a sergeant in the South African infantry and served in conflict with Angola, the website says, then enrolled at the University of Pretoria.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Africa

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