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Sudan adopts law to dissolve Bashir party, ‘dismantle’ regime

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s new authorities have ordered that the party of ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir be dissolved and his regime “dismantled”, heeding the call of protesters whose campaign led to the leader’s overthrow. Bashir and his Islamist National Congress Party (NCP) had ruled the northeast African country …

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Bloomberg steps into US presidential race

New York, United States | AFP | Michael Bloomberg confirmed Sunday that he is running for president, joining the crowded field of Democrats seeking to take on his fellow New York billionaire, President Donald Trump. His 11th-hour entry highlights the fluid nature of the Democratic contest just three months before …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Battle for the ghetto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Battle for the ghetto: Behind Museveni move on Bobi Wine THE LAST WORD The politics of Uganda’s healthcare: Why our hospitals lack ambulances as public officials indulge themselvesin fancy four-wheel drive vehicles ANALYSIS Ugandan …

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Sondland: Trump never discussed Ukraine aid freeze

Washington, United States | AFP | US diplomat Gordon Sondland said Wednesday President Donald Trump never spoke to him about stalled military aid to Ukraine or any alleged link to Trump’s demands for political investigations. “I never heard from President Trump that aid was conditioned on an announcement of (the investigations),” …

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China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

Beijing, China | AFP | China insisted Tuesday it alone held the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city’s high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters. The statement raised hackles among activists in Hong …

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