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Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody: report

Washington, United States | AFP | A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in American custody after being detained by US border police in New Mexico, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The girl who illegally crossed the border from Mexico along with her father and dozens of others died last week …

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Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump tried to shield himself from rising legal heat Thursday with tweets insisting that he never ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. The US president enters his third year in office facing an increasingly perilous situation as federal prosecutors …

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Nearly 80% of Kinshasa vote material destroyed in fire

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Nearly 80 percent of the materials for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, were destroyed when an election warehouse was torched overnight, officials said Thursday. The blaze ripped through a large warehouse in central Kinshasa in the early hours of …

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Nigeria presidential challenger signs peaceful poll pact

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital. “Earlier today, I appended my signature to the Peace Accord,” Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples …

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Teen killed, election depot torched as DRC campaign heats up

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A teenager was shot dead in DR Congo’s central Kasai region on Thursday as party faithful gathered to welcome one of the leading opposition candidates vying to replace President Joseph Kabila in the December 23 elections. The bloodshed occurred ahead of a rally by …

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S.Africa’s Zuma must pay mounting legal fees: court

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former South African president Jacob Zuma must pay back state funds and cover his own costs, a court ruled Thursday, leaving him facing massive legal bills as he fights graft charges. Zuma, who was ousted in February over multiple graft scandals, could be liable …

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Fire breaks out in DR Congo election commission building

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A fire broke out in an electoral commission building in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo in early hours of Thursday, officials said, 10 days ahead of presidential elections that have been foreshadowed by violence. The blaze came after three people were killed …

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