Egypt’s president will inaugurate the country’s biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians.
A suicide blast in a mainly Shi’ite area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians, soldiers and policemen over recent days.
Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who was injured by a bomb blast in the city of Bulawayo, on Sunday vowed the July 30 election will go ahead despite the attack.
Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will consult with the Chair of the Organ on Politics Defence and Security to ensure that appropriate protection is provided ahead of the elections in Zimbabwe.
Somalia has called on neighbouring countries to help with blood donations and humanitarian aid as a massive cleanup operation got underway in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.