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Police officers killed in a bomb blast in Cairo

A car bomb explosion occurred at the police headquarters in downtown Cairo on Friday, January 24. Witnesses described a plume of black smoke over Cairo after the blast. At least four people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded, according the Egyptian authorities. Two other smaller explosions followed near the police stations of other areas of Cairo, in Dokki and Al-Haram districts. Several people were wounded again.  

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Homosexuality remains illegal and punished in Uganda

Uganda’s lawmakers passed Friday a law that punishes “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment. The new law eliminated the death penalty introduced in 2010, when taking position the US President Barack Obama considered it as “odious”. The motivation for the actual law, exposed in the parliament, was that homosexuals from the West destroy Ugandan families recruiting Ugandan children into the gay lifestyle.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Terrorist attack in Egypt: 14 people killed, many others wounded

A terrorist attack occurred Tuesday in the morning in Egypt. A powerful explosion ripped through security headquarters in Egypt’s Nile Delta of Mansoura, the capital of the Daqahliya Governorate. At least 14 were killed and 130 others were wounded. One of the three bombs was defused. It was placed in a car. As a secondary consequence of the explosion, a nearby five-stare bank building collapsed. Dozens of vehicles in the area were destroyed.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Beer and cigarettes were destroyed in Nigeria based on the Islamic law, Saria

The police destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer, on Wednesday, in the city of Kano, Nigeria. More than 8,000 liters of a local alcoholic brew (“burukutu”) and 320,000 cigarettes were destroyed on the same day using a large bulldozer.
Aminu Daurawa, the Kano’s Hisbah chief, declared “the ardent hope this will bring an end to the consumption of such prohibited substances.”

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

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