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Mogadishu — Several thousand fans on Friday watched the first night-time football match to be played in Mogadishu since chaos descended on the Somali capital nearly three decades ago, raucously backing their respective teams in what the mayor called a “historic” event. ...

Members of North Korean women’s union hold a dance party in Pyongyang to celebrate national day Seoul — North Korea’s state media marked the nation’s founding anniversary yesterday with calls for a nuclear arms build-up, in defiance of mounting international sanctions. ...

Ramaphosa Cape Town — SOUTH Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday described claims made about his personal life as an “episode (that) extends far beyond an attempt at political smear”. ...

Shah Porir Dwip — Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as they flee violence in western Myanmar, the UNHCR said yesterday. ...

A student gestures as she stands with others, following a fire at the Moi Girls High School in Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi — At least seven teenage girls died in a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory yesterday, and 10 others were injured, according to Kenya’s education minister. ...

FRANKFURT — Frankfurt emergency service staff started to evacuate patients from two hospitals in Germany’s financial capital yesterday ahead of the planned defusing of a massive World War Two bomb. ...

United Nations — The UN Security Council will vote on Tuesday on a draft resolution presented by France that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali, the council’s Ethiopian presidency said yesterday. ...

Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency has displaced millions in Nigeria and neighbouring countries and killed more than 20,000 people. Maiduguri — Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria’s Borno state in the past week, residents said. ...

Bunia — As many as 250 people are feared dead after a massive mudslide swept over a fishing village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the government came under fire for its slow response. ...

New York — A former Guinean cabinet minister was sentenced to seven years in a US prison on Friday and ordered to pay back $8.5m for laundering bribes from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights. ...