Al Qaeda claims suicide bombing
“A lion’s cub of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, valiant martyr Hamza Abu Abderrahman, drove a vehicle laden with at least [1,430 pounds] of explosives against the ramparts of the apostates: the judicial police station in Thenia,” said a statement on a Web site routinely used by al Qaeda.
The attack in Thenia, 30 miles east of Algiers, also left 20 persons wounded.
Workers killed in school collapse
KAMPALA — A six-story school under construction in the capital collapsed yesterday, killing at least 15 workers, police said.
More than 30 workers were buried when the school caved in, police spokesman Gabriel Tibayungwa said.
Assurances issued on power crisis
Rolling blackouts have plagued homes, businesses and the crucial mining industry in South Africa for weeks and are likely to continue for about five years, according to state power utility Eskom.
Economists have warned that the power crunch could severely crimp growth in Africa’s richest economy and threaten a multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan, partly aimed at preparing for the soccer tournament.View Entire Story
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