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German court sentences Rwandan man to life imprisonment over 1994 church massacre

A Rwandan man of Hutu tribe was on Tuesday sentenced to life in jail by a German court for his active role in orchestrating a church massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the 1994 genocide.

Uganda’s New Vision reported citing AFP that the former town mayor Onesphore Rwabukombe, 58, had previously been sentenced to 14 years prison for aiding and abetting the crime.

NORWAY: Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet Wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

On Friday October 9, Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for its work in supporting the country’s democratization process in the wake of the so-called "Jasmine Revolution" of 2011.The result was announced Today in Oslo, Norway.

RESS RELEASE :FedEx Pledges $1 Million in Aid to Support Migrant and Refugee Humanitarian Crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 8 October 2015

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) () has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees escaping conflicts,and  provide on-going assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.

Fifa President Sepp Blatter suspended for 90 days

After the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter, 79, last month members of Fifa's ethics committee met this week and BBC reported Wednesday evening that Blatter has received a provisional suspension for 90 days.

Blatter is reportedly accused of signing a contract "unfavourable" to football's governing body and making a "disloyal payment" to Uefa president Michel Platini, 60.

Kenya rejects Somalia’s border case at Court of Justice (ICJ)

Daily Nation reported Wednesday that Kenya has formally rejected Somalia’s boundary dispute case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), terming it “invalid.”

Somalia reportede to International Court of Justice (ICJ) to demand that its boundary be adjusted to give Mogadishu a huge chunk of it with significant oil deposits.

Daily Nation says the area in contest is about 100,000 square kilometres, forming a triangle east of the Kenya coast. According to reports, Kenya and Somalia reached an MoU in 2009, which was then deposited to the UN in 2011.

Egypt: Security ‘mistakenly’ kills 12 including Mexican tourists

The Egyptian interior ministry has said security forces in Egypt have mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists during an anti-terror operation, BBC reported Monday morning that the tourists were travelling in four buses that entered a "banned area" in the Wahat area of the Western Desert, the ministry said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia: Death toll reaches 107 after cranes collapses on Mosque in Mecca

CNN has reported early Saturday morning that the death toll has reached 107 after a crane collapsed on Mosque in Mecca.

BBC  had  cited late  Friday the Saudi Arabian government as saying some 87 people have died after a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Saudi Arabian civil defence authority reportedly said on Twitter that more than 180 people were injured in the accident, according to BBC who added that images from the scene showed part of a huge red crane crashed through the mosque's roof. The cause of the collapse is not known.

Tragedy in holy city of Mecca: 87 dead as crane collapses on Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian government has said some 87 people have died after a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, BBC reported Friday.

Saudi Arabian civil defence authority reportedly said on Twitter that more than 180 people were injured in the accident, according to BBC who added that images from the scene showed part of a huge red crane crashed through the mosque's roof. The cause of the collapse is not known.

Somalia: U.S re-opens Embassy based in Kenya

The U.S State Department has said its Somalia Mission began work Tuesday without an ambassador or an embassy and based in Kenya, Daily Nation reported.

Daily Nation says U.S diplomats will not be based in Mogadishu, scene of the infamous "Black Hawk Down" battle in 1993 that left 18 US servicemen and many hundreds of Somalis dead. Instead, they will commute cautiously from Kenya's capital Nairobi as they gradually work to strengthen Somalia's internationally backed government.

Rwanda: U.S against president Kagame’s third term presidential bid

Although the US State Department said on Friday that  “ [US] respect the ability of any parliament to pass legislation that reflects the will of the people it is elected to represent,” it stressed that “we continue to firmly support the principle of democratic transition of power in all countries through free, fair and credible elections, held in accordance with constitutions, including provisions regarding term limits.”