Top of the Morning: Al Shebab Strikes Again

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Al Shabab Strikes Again

Twenty-two people were killed Tuesday when the militant group attacked a police station in centralSomalia. “Witnesses said a car driven by the militants exploded outside the police station entrance.  A group of four gunmen then stormed the building and began shooting.  Pro-government forces soon surrounded the facility, sparking a firefight that lasted several hours. Officials said all of the attackers as well as a number of police officers and civilians were killed during the incident.” (VOA

Beware the Cholera in Harare

A damning new Human Rights Watch report warns that Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, will be hit by another outbreak of waterborne diseases. “Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 people and sickened 100,000 more, the conditions that allowed the epidemic to flourish persist in Harare’s high-density suburbs. The 60-page report, ‘Troubled Water: Burst Pipes, Contaminated Wells, and Open Defecation in Zimbabwe’s Capital,’ describes how residents have little access to potable water and sanitation services, and often resort to drinking water from shallow, unprotected wells that are contaminated with sewage, and to defecating outdoors.” (HRW