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Uganda: Police arrests 30-year old for exhuming human remains

A 30-year- old traditional healer in Uganda is in police custody for allegedly exhuming human remains in Uganda’s eastern district of Namutumba, The New Vision reported on Thursday. 

Yunus Mwanja, a resident of Busembatya town council in Iganga district was reportedly arrested last Saturday after he was found exhuming human remains in Buwalira village in Ivukula Sub County in Namutumba district.

Kenya Airways announces US $ 247 million loss

Kenya Airways has reported a record Sh25.7 billion  or approximately US $ 247.7 loss after tax attributable to competition from Middle East carriers and high operating costs, Daily Nation reported on Thursday.

According to reports, Kenya Airways blamed travel advisories that led to a slump in the tourism industry, as well as runway closures for renovation, for eating into the company's 2014/2015 full-year earnings.

Boko Haram rebels brutally kill 10 fishermen in northeastern Nigeria

A leading fisherman and a resident in northeastern Nigeria have said the notorious Boko Haram rebels on Monday  killed 10 fishermen on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria , Express Tribune reported Thursday.

“On Monday around 4pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, all of them fishermen,” Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fishermen’s union in Borno State, told AFP according to Express Tribune.

Libyan court hands Gaddafi’s son death sentence over alleged war crimes

The son of deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi along with eight others have been sentenced to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution, BBC reported Tuesday adding that more than 30 close associates of Gaddafi were tried for suppressing peaceful protests during the uprising.

Saif al-Islam was reportedly not in court, but has previously appeared via video link. BBC says the son of colonel Gadafi is being held by a former rebel group from the town of Zintan that refuses to hand him over.

Bomb kills 13, injures over 40 people in Somali Capital Mogadishu

A bomb explosion hit a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 40 others, BBC reported Sunday evening adding that a lorry was used to attack the Jazeera Palace Hotel near the airport.

According to a BBC correspondent in Mogadishu, the attack one of the worst scenes of destruction he has witnessed in Mogadishu.

Sources say Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaeda linked group said it was responding to assaults by an African Union force and the Somali government.

U.S President Barack Obama arrives in Kenya under tight security

U.S President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on the first visit to his father’s home as serving US president. BBC reported that Obama's Air Force One touched down at Nairobi's international airport shortly before 20:10 local time ( 17:10 GMT).

According to reports, Mr. Obama was received at the airport by Kenyan  President Uhuru Kenyatta with a handshake and embrace. BBC says Mr Obama also hugged his half-sister Auma, who then travelled in the presidential limousine to the hotel where the US leader is staying.

U.S: Gunman opens fire at cinema killing one person and self in Louisiana

At least two people were killed and several others injured after a gunman  opened fire at a cinema in the US state of Louisiana, officials said according to BBC. The gunman, a 58-year-old white male armed with reportedly turned the gun on himself and died on spot

Witnesses said the man opened fire about 20 minutes into a screening of a film at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Police chief Jim Craft reportedly  said officers responded to reports of a shooting at about 19:30 local time (01:30 GMT).

U.S : 4 Marines killed following shootings at US Navy buildings in Tennessee

In what the local district lawyer said is investigated as an "act of domestic terrorism", four US Marines have been killed on Thursday after shootings at two US Navy buildings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

According to BBC, Chattanooga city police said it was the same gunman at both locations and confirmed he had been killed.The gunman was identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez by an unnamed official, according to the AP news agency. He is believed to have been born in Kuwait, but it is unclear whether he was a US or Kuwaiti citizen.