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Kenyan Tax System Hacked

Alex Mutunga Mutuku, 28, is accused of electronic fraud but he denies any wrongdoing.

Mr Mutuku was arrested after police conducted an operation following a tip-off that institutions were losing money.

To read the article titled, "Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker'" click here

Bomb Blast in Nigerian Migrant Camp

"There were four explosions inside the camp," the coordinator of the Muna camp Tijjani Lumani told AFP. "The bombers struck at different locations around 04:30.

"The explosions triggered fires which burned down many tents", he said, adding that casualties details were not known.

The emergency services confirmed the attacks.

To read the article titled, "Multiple bomb blast rocks migrant camp in Nigeria" click here
 

Somali Pirates Demand Ransom for Oil Tanker

An EU Naval Force statement said the operation had finally made contact with the ship's master, who confirmed that armed men were aboard the Comoros-flagged tanker Aris 13.

Monday's hijacking was the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012. It came as a surprise to the global shipping industry as patrols by the navies of Nato countries, as well as China, India and Iran, had suppressed Somali pirate hijackings for several years.

Kenya Doctors End 100-day Strike

Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi.

The doctors are to receive increased allowances as negotiations over other issues continue.

The doctors have been demanding higher wages and better working conditions and say more doctors need to be hired.

To read the article titled, "Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal" click here

South Korean Prosecutors Summon Park for Questioning

Park, who was dismissed by the Constitutional Court last Friday, will be required to attend a prosecutors' office in Seoul next Tuesday, a spokesperson said.

Park, a criminal suspect in the scandal, had repeatedly refused to make herself available for questioning by the prosecutors before the country's highest court confirmed a parliamentary impeachment motion against her.

Cyclone Enawo Kills Four

Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly announced the increasing death toll, as the storm tracked towards the capital Antananarivo threatening severe flooding.

Evacuations were underway in some parts of the city, which was deluged by torrential rains ahead of the cyclone's forecast arrival overnight.

The national meteorology agency issuing a red alert, advising citizens to seek shelter.

BBC Launches Pilot Chatbot from Nigerian Developers

It is the latest stage of the BBC World Service’s activities in Africa, which has already seen pilots launched in Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa as the BBC looks to increase its global reach to 500 million by 2020.

BBC Newschatta is a chatbot developed by Nigerian technology company Codulab, which generates news stories based on the user’s input, using keywords and topics to send relevant news stories to them via the WeChat Messenger app.

Bread Subsidy Protests in Egypt

The protests followed a supply ministry decision to limit the number of subsidised loaves bakeries can sell to people who do not yet have digital cards introduced under a new distribution system.

Protests were reported on Tuesday in the provinces of Alexandria, Kafr el-Sheikh, Minya and Assiut, with a small demonstration also taking place in Cairo, officials said, requesting anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to reporters.

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