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ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

Ex-Congolese militia leader ordered to pay $ 1m (£800,000), but he is broke. BBC News – Africa

US bans electronics on some flights – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

Time Short to Avert Starvation in Yemen and Somalia, Red Cross Says

The aid agency needs $ 300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan. NYT > Africa

Falling Trees Kill at Least 19 at Kintampo Waterfall in Ghana

A rainstorm toppled trees onto people, most of them students who had come to swim at the popular site, Ghanaian officials said. NYT > Africa

Fifa bans Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life for ‘match manipulation’

Fifa bans Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life for “match manipulation” during a 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal. BBC News – Africa

Ship’s crew released without ransom

Eight crew members of a fuel tanker hijacked off the coast of Somalia earlier this week have been released unharmed without a ransom payment, according to the Sri Lankan government.

Dream of better life in US within sight for Somali refugee family

Each time Suriya Muse Iftin thought she was finally leaving an overcrowded Kenya refugee camp, her hopes were dashed. – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

Somalia ship hijack: ‘Pirates’ release vessel without ransom

The hijackers let the ship go hours after exchanging gunfire with naval forces. BBC News – Africa

Tanzania broadcaster suspends staff over fake Trump news

The fake story says Donald Trump called Tanzania President John Magufuli an “African hero”. BBC News – Africa

Tristan Voorspuy killing: Suspect arrested in Kenya

The suspect, Samson Lokayi, appears in court but has not yet submitted a plea. BBC News – Africa

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