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N.Korea talks invite vindicates isolation strategy: Pence

Washington, United States | AFP | Kim Jong Un’s decision to invite Donald Trump to a historic summit is evidence that the American leader’s efforts to isolate his North Korean counterpart are bearing fruit, US Vice President Mike Pence said Friday. “North Korea’s desire to meet to discuss denuclearization — while …

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Boko Haram kidnap raises school safety, education fears

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Boko Haram’s abduction of 110 girls in northeast Nigeria has prompted fresh fears about safety at schools, nearly four years after a similar kidnapping led to promises of better security. The disappearance of the students from Dapchi, in Yobe state, on February 19, also threatens …

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Ambassador Ocheger now in Mali

Mali’s President Keita hails  Museveni as Ocheger lands in Mali Bamako, Mali | THE INDEPENDENT | Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has hailed his Ugandan counterpart, President Yoweri  Museveni as a true Pan Africanist committed to the development and integration of the African continent. Keita made the remarks after receiving …

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Man fatally shoots himself in front of White House

Washington, United States | AFP | A man fatally shot himself on the crowded pedestrian avenue directly in front of the White House on Saturday, officials said. “Adult male has been declared deceased,” the Washington, DC Police Department said on Twitter. The Secret Service said a white male approached the …

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Buhari under pressure over Boko Haram abduction, attacks

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Another Boko Haram mass kidnapping has cast doubts on Nigeria’s claims to have virtually defeated the jihadists, putting the government under scrutiny as elections approach next year. Heavily armed Islamist militants abducted 110 girls from their school in Dapchi, in Yobe state, northeast Nigeria, on …

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Four UN troops killed in central Mali mine blast

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Four UN peacekeepers were killed on Wednesday when a mine exploded under their vehicle in central Mali in a deliberate attack, capping a bloody week for civilians and security forces in the West African nation. Jihadists have ramped up their activities in central Mali in recent …

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White House denies being weak on Russia, says more sanctions to come

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House is weighing additional sanctions against Russia, senior administration officials said Wednesday, pushing back against allegations that Donald Trump has been a soft touch on Moscow. Speaking on condition of anonymity, officials said a “task force” has been set up to address …

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Russia’s propaganda tools in the 2016 US election

Washington, United States | AFP | Fake social media accounts, rallies for and against Donald Trump, paid protesters: Russia managed a vast propaganda operation to support the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election, according to a court indictment. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, investigating possible collusion between the campaign and …

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