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Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has rallied followers to join a military parade across Iraq yesterday Thousands of Shia militia loyal to the powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have paraded through the streets of Baghdad, raising sectarian tensions amid continued fighting in areas of Iraq. ...

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “totally out of control,’’ a senior official for Doctors without Borders has said. Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the group in Brussels, told Associated Press on Friday that the medical group was stretched to ...

Kampala – Police in Uganda said yesterday they were testing two piglets for “terrorism related material” after they were sneaked into the country’s parliament by two anti-corruption protesters. ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops in central Russia to be on “full combat alert” yesterday as a new wave of attacks by rebels supportive of his regime placed pressure on a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine. ...

ABUJA – Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from. ...

Pope Francis Pope Francis said in an interview on Friday  last week he will ask God’s advice when the time comes to consider retiring like his 87-year-old predecessor Benedict XVI. ...

The late Nelson Mandela Johannesburg - The family of former president Nelson Mandela were expected in Qunu in the Eastern Cape to mark the end of the mourning period, the SABC reported yesterday. ...

DAR ES SALAAM - A bomb explosion killed one person and wounded at least seven in front of a mosque near  Zanzibar’s capital Stone Town, police said yesterday. ...

Hlaudi Motsoeneng Traditional Venda chiefs have given SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng a wife, a cow, and a calf, Sowetan reported last Friday. ...

Jacob Zuma Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma was rested and would resume public engagements next week, the presidency said yesterday. Spokesperson Mac Marahaj referred to a statement issued by the presidency on Friday last week. ...