First Kenyans Expel From Afghanistan

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Three Kenyans have been expelled from Afghanistan, while nine remain stranded in the country following the Taliban’s seizure of power on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said, in a statement.

The 12 worked for international organisations – including the World Bank and the International Rescue Committee.

Kenya had no diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, and had urged the organisations which employed the 12 to evacuate them as a matter of urgency, the statement said.

“One, working for the International Development Law Organization, arrived back to Kenya on Wednesday, while two, working for Action Contre la Faim, have been evacuated. They are expected back home tonight,” it added.

Mauling of children by lion in Tanzania being probed

A lion

A conservation organisation in Tanzania is still looking into the mauling of children by a lion near the Ngorongoro wildlife park nearly three weeks ago, Anadolu agency reports.

Three children were killed and one was injured as they ventured into the forest to trace their cattle.

William Ole Seki of the Kope Lion NGO said the lion was not collared but was believed to be part of the resident pride at the park.

He said the organisation that helps prevent lion-human conflict was working with the authorities to ensure the incident does not happen again.

Local authorities had said the family of the three boys who were killed would be compensated.

There’s growing concerns of the revenge killing of lions following the attack, the Chronicle newspaper reports.

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Algeria declares Morocco a ‘hostile’ country

A house burns during a wildfire in Tizi Ouzou, one of the most populous cities in Algeria's Kabylie region, on August 10, 20

Algeria has decided to review its relations with Morocco, accusing its neighbour of hostile acts.

It follows an investigation into the killing of man falsely accused of starting wildfires.

“The repeated hostile acts committed by Morocco against Algeria require a review of our relations and the intensification of border controls,” the Algerian president’s office said in a statement.

The decision was made in a meeting of the High Security Council assessing the damage caused by huge wildfires that hit the country.

The authorities have concluded the majority were “criminal acts”.

They accuse Morocco of “backing” a separatist group suspected of being involved in criminal activity in the Kabylie region, including the killing of a man falsely accused of starting forest fires.

The Algerian police investigating the killing of Djamel Bensmail by a mob in the province of Tizi Ouzou have released a video of suspects confessing to the crime and to being members of the MAK separatist group.

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