Britain’s Prince Harry is in Zambia for two-day visit

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Britain's Prince Harry greets a child as he arrives at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia, November 26, 2018. (Reuters)
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Britain's Prince Harry meets with Zambian President Edgar Lungu in Lusaka, Zambia, November 26, 2018. (Reuters)
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Britain's Prince Harry arrives at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia, November 26, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 26 November 2018
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Britain’s Prince Harry is in Zambia for two-day visit

LUSAKA, Zambia: Britain’s Prince Harry is in Zambia for a two-day visit during which he will attend a commemoration of Zambian military veterans and meet Zambian officials, social workers and young entrepreneurs.
A girl with flowers and traditional dancers welcomed Harry after he stepped off a plane in the Zambian capital of Lusaka on Monday. The Duke of Sussex later planned to attend a reception celebrating ties between Britain and Zambia.
His schedule on Tuesday includes a visit to a military barracks and an event of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which supports the social work of young people worldwide. Harry is president of the trust.
The prince will also visit Circus Zambia, which provides educational and job opportunities to young people, and BongoHive, a Zambian technology and innovation center that helps entrepreneurs.

 


Bomb in Afghan mosque kills senior cleric during Friday prayers

Updated 24 May 2019
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Bomb in Afghan mosque kills senior cleric during Friday prayers

  • No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban and Daesh fighters regularly stage attacks in the capital
  • The explosion hit at a time when dozens of men had gathered for prayers

KABUL: A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and wounding at least 20 men who had gathered for worship.
The preacher, Samiullah Raihan, was a supporter of the Western-backed Afghan government which Taliban militants are trying to bring down. He was also a member of the National Ulema Council, Afghanistan’s top Muslim clerical body.
Firdaws Faramarz, a police spokesman, said explosives were apparently placed near the altar of the Al-Taqwa mosque, a place used by the mosque leader to initiate the prayers.
The neighborhood where the bombing took place is dominated by Sunni Muslims. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban and Daesh fighters regularly stage attacks in the capital.
The explosion hit at a time when dozens of men had gathered for prayers. The death toll could rise, said a second official.