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Week of furious protests leaves Chilean leader Pinera stunned

  Santiago, Chile | AFP |  After a week of huge and sometimes violent protests, Chileans are showing no sign of easing the pressure on a government that seems stunned and paralyzed by a popular explosion fueled by years of socio-economic frustration. Seeking to negotiate an end to the crisis, …

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Gov’t releases UGX 16 billion for emergency relief food

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees has started the emergency procurement of food relief for at least 3.5 million people facing starvation in different parts of the county. Severe dry conditions from October-December 2018 and delayed rainfall between January and March 2019 March …

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Seven dead, 23 missing in DR Congo canoe accident

Tshikapa, DR Congo | AFP | Seven diamond miners died and another 23 were missing after two canoes capsized in central Democratic Republic of Congo, government and mining officials said on Friday. Local official Kerozene Kabongo told AFP the canoes were carrying miners who dive for diamonds in the Kasai …

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Egypt extends state of emergency

2106, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended for three months from Saturday a state of emergency for the fourth time since it was first declared last year, the official gazette said. A nationwide state of emergency was first imposed in April last year after two church bombings …

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600 African migrants rescued near Spain

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Around 600 African migrants were rescued off the coast of Spain in 24 hours, a sea rescue patrol said Saturday. The Guardia Civil and Salvamento Maritimo rescue service added that operations to recover further migrants were still under way. Spain is the third busiest gateway …

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Zambia ends emergency powers imposed during crisis

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s justice minister said Wednesday that emergency measures imposed at the height of a political crisis that followed the detention of an opposition leader on treason charges would not be renewed. The southern African nation was earlier this year rocked by soaring tensions that also saw …

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Turkey extends post-coup state of emergency

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkey’s parliament voted on Monday to renew a state of emergency in effect since last year’s failed coup attempt sparked the biggest crackdown in the country’s modern history. The state-run Anadolu news agency said lawmakers agreed to a three-month extension of the current emergency law, which …

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Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |Zambia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu, a move that critics see as an effort to tighten his grip on power. Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote by leaving the chamber, leaving only the 85 members of the president’s …

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