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NY Times, Wall Street Journal win Pulitzers for Trump probes

New York, United States | AFP | The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family. The Times won the prestigious journalism award for explanatory reporting for its probe of the Trump family’s …

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Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule to 2030

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, began Tuesday a session to vote on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030. The proposed amendments were initially introduced in February by a parliamentary bloc supportive …

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Civilian Prime Minister mooted for Sudan

Sudan protesters demand ‘immediate’ civilian rule Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protesters on Sunday demanded the country’s military rulers “immediately” hand power over to a civilian government that should then bring ousted leader Omar al-Bashir to justice. Thousands remained encamped outside Khartoum’s army headquarters to keep up pressure on …

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‘Africa politics lost track with introduction of multi party politics’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenyan Law Professor, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has argued that Africa’s politics lost track after the introduction of multiparty politics. Lumumba, a renowned Pan Africanist says multiparty politics introduced in 1980s and 1990s diverted African politicians from politicking about ideas to politicking about money. …

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Sudan: three decades under Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Here are key dates in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir seized power three decades ago, after he was ousted on Thursday by the military following months of protests against his iron-fisted rule. – 1989: coup – In June 1989 army brigadier Bashir and a group of …

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in key dates

  Paris, France | AFP |  Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, ousted by the army Thursday after months of anti-government protests, ruled with an iron fist since seizing power in a 1989 coup. Here are key dates in his life and career. – January 1, 1944: Bashir is born to a …

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Border ’emergency’: the problem Trump can’t fix

  Washington, United States | AFP | The resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen underscored the failure of President Donald Trump to halt uncontrolled immigration, one of the key promises of his presidency. More than two years after he took office, tens of thousands of mostly Central Americans travel across …

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