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Breaking news: Missing Malaysian Airline MH370 ‘discovered’

In the first real breakthrough in the search for missing Malaysian Airline MH370 that disappeared 17 months ago, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed on early on Thursday that a Boeing 777 wing segment discovered in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from the missing Flight MH370,according to Reuters.

Uganda: Ex- Premier Amam Mbabazi to run for President as Independent Candidate

Former Prime President of Uganda, Mr. Amam Mbabazi has abandoned his earlier ambition to challenge President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni for the National Resistence Movement (NRM) at primaries as the party candidate for the 2016 general elections.

In a press conference, Mr. Mbabazi  reportedly said he will not contest for presidency on the NRM ticket on grounds that the party primaries are illegal, according to Daily Monitor’s report on Friday.

Nigeria: 5 killed in suicide bomb attack in Friday market in northeastern Nigeria

At least five people are dead after a suicide bomber struck in Gamboru market on Friday, reports from the town of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria said according to VOA.

A reporter with VOA quoted witnesses to Friday's bombing as saying a number of people were injured as well. Although no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, VOA says the region is a hotbed of Boko Haram activity. Boko Haram has carried out a string of such assaults in the area that have killed hundreds in recent weeks.

India executes man for 1993 serial blasts which killed nearly 260 people

A man has been executed Thursday in India in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which nearly 260 people were killed, Xinhua reported. Yakub Memon was executed, after the India's Supreme Court rejected his last-minute plea to stop his hanging in an unprecedented pre-dawn hearing.

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.