BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's constitutional court has approved President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, the ruling party chairman said on Tuesday, a move that will anger protesters who say his decision to run again violates the constitution. "It has given its decision already," Pascal Nyabenda, chairman of Nkurunziza's ruling CNDD-FDD party, told Reuters in a text message when asked about the court's deliberations. Asked if it had approved the election bid, Nyabenda wrote: "Yes!"
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.
"Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, and this exhibit was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Mohammed," the jihadist group said. "We tell America that what is coming will be even bigger and more bitter, and that you will see the soldiers of the Islamic State do terrible things," the group announced. Police said two men drove up to the conference centre Sunday in Garland, Texas, where the right-wing American Freedom Defense Initiative was organising the controversial cartoon contest, and began shooting at a security guard. According to US media reports, the two suspected jihadists were Elton Simpson, 31, and Nadir Soofi, 34, who shared an apartment in Phoenix, Arizona.