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The trial of RFI's Hausa-language correspondent in Cameroon, Ahmed Abba, has been postponed for a month, by which date he will have spent 17 months in prison, because experts had failed to provide a report on the contents of his computers and mobile phone at today's hearing. France Médias Monde again called for his release and the dismissal of complicity with terrorism charges.
Mogadishu residents carry a victim of the bombing
Somalia’s Al Shebab has claimed responsibility for a truck-bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed as many as 70 people. The Islamist rebels also launched attacks in towns in the west and south of the country.
The Mogadishu explosion was at an education ministry building and is believed to have gone off as students were queueing for scholarships offered by Turkey.
Estimates of the death toll stood at between 50 and 70 early Tuesday afternoon.
"One of our Mujahidin made the sacrifice to kill TFG [Transitional Federal Government] officials, the African Union troops and other informers who were in the compound," an anonymous Shebab official told the AFP news agency.