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A military court in Somalia has sentenced two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February.
Eight other people, including a woman, were sentenced to between six months and four years in prison.

Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.
The boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the migrants tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy vessels.

Five United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and another was seriously injured in an attack in central Mali.

Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks on six Africans last Thursday, the latest in a number of assaults that have strained ties between African countries and India.
Earlier this month, a Congolese man was beaten to death following a dispute over hiring an auto-rickshaw.

Five people convicted of terrorism over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, have been given life sentences.
Among them was Isa Ahmed Luyima, the mastermind of the attacks claimed by militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

Donkeys have been banned from entering Kenya's north-eastern town of Wajir unless they wear nappies.
Officials say the rule is to protect the town's newly laid tarmac road.

Cameroonian inventor Arthur Zang has won a £25,000 ($37,000) prize for his device that does heart examinations.

The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, has been found guilty of terrorism.
Ugandan Isa Ahmed Luyima was one of seven to be convicted on this charge.

The UK is set to send another warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle people-smuggling and movements of arms in and out of Libya, officials say.
David Cameron told the G7 summit in Japan that the UK was ready to take an "active leadership role" in helping Libya deal with trafficking.

The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean has been caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescued 562 people.

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