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Tensions in Ivory Coast as ex-rebel chief Soro’s plane diverted

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Former Ivory Coast rebel chief and presidential candidate Guillaume Soro landed Monday in neighbouring Ghana after his private flight was diverted “against his will”, his party said. Soro’s planned return to the Ivory Coast as candidate in next year’s ballot is raising tensions in …

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Algeria’s powerful army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah is dead

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s powerful army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah has died of a heart attack at age 79, state television reported Monday. Gaid Salah was seen as Algeria’s de facto strongman following the April resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the face of massive protests …

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US House speaker Pelosi , Senate leader spar over Trump trial

Washington, United States | AFP | US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sparred on Monday over the ground rules for President Donald Trump’s trial in the Senate on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Pelosi, the speaker of the Democratic-controlled House of …

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Ugandan court issues arrest warrant for Sudan’s Bashir

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has issued an arrest warrant in respect of Omar al-Bashir and questioned Uganda’s failure to arrest him when he last visited Uganda. Justice Dr Henry Peter Adonyo ordered that the arrest warrant against Bashir …

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Sudan marks anniversary of uprising that ousted Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A year after demonstrations broke out in Sudan over soaring bread prices, celebrations are planned across the country on Thursday to mark the uprising that brought down veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir. In the central town of Atbara, the cradle of the revolt, hundreds of people are …

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TRUMP IMPEACHED!

House votes 229-198 & 230-197 to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress Washington, United States | AFP |  The US House of Representatives voted 229-198 on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress. Trump was facing two articles of impeachment — for abuse of power and obstruction of …

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