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Egypt’s Sisi to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s president will inaugurate the country’s biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Saturday’s explosion on the eastern …

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Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters attempt march

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters in Sudan’s capital planning to march on the presidential palace, witnesses said, as backers of President Omar al-Bashir announced their own rally for next week. Deadly anti-government protests have rocked Sudanese cities including Khartoum since December 19, …

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Somalia refuses to take back expelled UN envoy

United Nations, United States | AFP | Somalia’s president told UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday that he will not reverse a decision to expel a UN envoy who raised human rights concerns, diplomats said. Guterres spoke by phone with President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Friday — his second call …

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Police fire tear gas at Sudan protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese police fired tear gas at protesters on Friday as they took to the streets after midday prayers to chant anti-government slogans in the capital’s twin city of Omdurman, witnesses said. Anti-government rallies have rocked cities across Sudan since December 19 when protests first broke …

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Five dead as Nigeria chopper crashes during Boko Haram attack

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Five members of the Nigerian air force were killed when a helicopter crashed as Boko Haram militants ambushed a military base in northeastern Nigeria, a spokesman said Thursday. Air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola said the five crew members had died when the helicopter “crashed in …

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Somalia orders top UN envoy to leave

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somalia’s government has ordered the UN top envoy to the troubled country to leave, accusing him of “deliberately interfering with the country’s sovereignty.” The order comes days after the official, Nicholas Haysom, raised concerns at the action of Somalia’s UN-backed security services in recent violence …

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