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US takes Malawi al-Qaeda suspects

Five suspected al-Qaeda members arrested by Malawi have been handed to US authorities, despite an injunction blocking deportation. The BBC’s southern Africa correspondent, Barnaby Phillips, says the five suspects appear to have been whisked out of Malawi, although the Americans are not yet saying where they have been taken. Malawian intelligence officials, quoted by the Associated Press news agency, said the men had been immediately flown to nearby Botswana on an Air Malawi flight. On Tuesday, Malawi’s High Court ruled the country’s government could not circumvent its own laws by handing over the five detainees, who come from Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Turkey. Full Story

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