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Somalia fires top ministers in reshuffle

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somalia’s prime minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, fired three key ministers on Thursday after weeks of political conflict with opposition and clan leaders. Foreign Minister Yusuf Garad Omar, Trade Mminister Khadra Ahmed Duale and Interior Minister Abdi Farah Said all lost their jobs. No reason was …

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RAILA ODINGA: Veteran Kenyan oppositionist vies again

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Raila Odinga, Kenya’s veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is taking his fourth tilt at the presidency in next week’s election. The 72-year-old has been a mainstay of Kenyan politics since the 1980s but has never achieved his presidential ambition. His career emulates that of …

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Pakistan parliament elects ex-oil minister Abbasi as new PM

JUST IN: Pakistan parliament elects ex-oil minister Abbasi as new PM Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP | Pakistan’s parliament elected ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister on Tuesday, days after three-times premier Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court. Abbasi is seen by the ruling party as a placeholder for Sharif’s designated successor, …

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Pakistan court disqualifies PM Sharif from office

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP | Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over long-running corruption allegations, a highly anticipated decision that forces him out of office. “He is disqualified as a member of the parliament so he has ceased to be holding the office of Prime Minister,” Justice …

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DR Congo appoints new prime minister

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s president on Thursday named an opposition lawmaker and former diamond dealer as prime minister under a controversial power-sharing deal that effectively extends President Joseph Kabila’s term in office. Samy Badibanga will be the country’s next prime minister, according to a presidential decree …

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