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Algeria interim leader makes new call for dialogue

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has called for a national dialogue to prepare for delayed presidential elections, vowing that the state and the military would remain neutral in the process. What does the proposal mean in a country wracked by months of anti-government protests that led …

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China and Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  London summoned Beijing’s ambassador for a dressing down Wednesday in a rapidly escalating diplomatic feud over protests in Hong Kong as China told Britain to keep its “hands off” the city and “show respect”. The demonstrations sweeping the former British colony have also revived tensions …

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‘A bribe’ — Palestinians unmoved by US economic offer

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories | AFP |  An economic conference intended to kickstart a Middle East peace initiative by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has failed to convince Palestinians, who boycotted it and treated it with disdain or disinterest. In a rare show of unity, all Palestinian factions condemned the conference in …

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Sudan to crack more on protesters

Sudanese security forces violently removed a protest camp in the capital, Khartoum, on June 3. SUDAN | Eric Keels and  Joshua Lambert | In addition to brutally beating the pro-democracy protesters, government troops also fired on the demonstrators. Early numbers suggest that at least 61 people died during the week, …

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Sudan prosecutor general sacked as new protests held

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military ruler Thursday sacked the country’s prosecutor general, days after charges of corruption were brought against ousted leader Omar al-Bashir as new protests got underway. The dismissal came as General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s deputy in the ruling military council announced that the mastermind behind a …

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Security chiefs meet over anticipated Bobi Wine protests

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Senior army and police chiefs were locked up in a meeting at Central Police Station Kampala on Monday evening planning for the anticipated protests against the incarceration of Kyandondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. The artist cum politician was arrested …

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