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Comoros court sentences former president to life in prison

France24 | 28 Nov 2022

A court in the Comoros on Monday handed down a life sentence for high treason to ex-president Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, who was convicted of selling passports to stateless people living in the Gulf. ......

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Four dead in hotel siege in Somali capital: Security agency

Gulf News | 28 Nov 2022

Mogadishu: At least four people were killed in an ongoing attack by Al Shabaab militants who laid siege to a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu overnight, a security agency official told AFP on Monday. Sporadic gunfire and...

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Equatorial Guinea: World's longest-serving president to continue 43-year-rule

Yahoo Daily News | 27 Nov 2022

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema seized power in 1979 The world's longest-serving president has won re-election in Equatorial Guinea to continue presiding over his authoritarian regime. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, 80, secured almost 95% of votes, officials announced six days after the vote. "The results prove us right again," Vice-President...

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Coup attempt thwarted in Sao Tome and Principe, PM says

Al Jazeera | 25 Nov 2022

A coup attempt has been thwarted in Sao Tome and Principe, according to the prime minister of the African island nation generally praised for its stability. Military barracks came under attack early on Friday, Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada said at a news briefing aired on private broadcaster Radio Somos Todos Primos. “We were targeted by an...

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Barrick faces new lawsuit for alleged rights abuses in Tanzania - Mining Dot Com | 25 Nov 2022

In 2020, a group of eight Tanzanians filed a legal claim at the British High Court against a subsidiary of Barrick Gold, alleging human rights abuses by security forces at North Mara mine. The claimants were assisted by two non-profit organizations, RAID and Miningwatch Canada, and were represented by British law full story...

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Starvation being used as a weapon of war in South Sudan, report reveals

The Guardian | 25 Nov 2022

Starvation is being used as a weapon of war by South Sudan government forces against their own citizens, an investigation has found. Deliberate starvation tactics used by government forces and allied militia, and by opposition forces, are driving civilians out of their homes, exacerbating Africa’s...

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Stop the crisis of violence against women and girls: stand in solidarity and say “enough”

APO | 25 Nov 2022

Download logo With the global population recently reaching 8 billion, we can celebrate many signs of human progress. Better health and longer lives brought us to this point. Yet a sobering reality is how uneven progress has been, and how systematically violence against women and girls still robs so many of dignity, well-being and the right to...

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49 people sentenced to death for mob killing in Algeria

The Guardian | 25 Nov 2022

The murder in 2021 came after a man was falsely accused of lighting deadly wildfires that he had come to help fight An Algerian court has sentenced 49 people to death for the brutal mob killing of a painter who was suspected of starting devastating wildfires – but had actually come to help fight...

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ICC prosecutor seeks charges against Ugandan fugitive Joseph Kony

Al Jazeera | 24 Nov 2022

The International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor has sought to revive the case against fugitive Ugandan rebel commander Joseph Kony, who remains at large since an arrest warrant was issued in 2005 on allegations of war crimes. Prosecutor Karim Khan said he had asked judges for authorisation to hold a hearing to confirm the charges against...

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Isabel dos Santos from Angola has been red alerted by Interpol

Swords Today | 24 Nov 2022

A 2020 ICIJ investigation showed how “Africa’s richest woman” built her empire; The businessman says the warrant is based on lies A Interpol (International Organization of Criminal Police) appointed Angolan Isabel dos Santos. Africa’s richest womanM “Red Alert”If you put it is There is a warrant “Find,...

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Uganda sees ‘downward trend’ in Ebola cases: Health minister

Al Jazeera | 24 Nov 2022

Uganda has recorded a drop in the number of new Ebola cases, with some districts going for at least two weeks without registering new infections, health ministry officials said. The development is a major sign the East African country is having a measure of success in efforts to combat...

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I’m a Sudanese woman – the protests in Iran mirror my own tangled history with clothing and freedom ...

The Guardian | 24 Nov 2022

As a teenager, I argued with my parents about covering up. Then I saw a photo of my mother wearing a short dress in 1950s Sudan On 16 September, Mahsa Amini was arrested by Iran’s morality police after supposedly wearing her hijab incorrectly and sporting skinny jeans. Later that night, she died in...

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Nigeria hopes new currency notes curb inflation, corruption

The Buffalo News | 23 Nov 2022

By CHINEDU ASADU - Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria on Wednesday launched newly designed currency notes, a move that the West African nation's central bank says will help curb inflation and money laundering. The newly designed denominations of 200 (5 U.S. cents), 500 ($1.10) and 1,000 naira ($2.20) also would drive financial inclusion...

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Egypt signs deals with Greece amid talk of rapprochement with Turkey

The Arab Weekly | 23 Nov 2022

CAIRO - Egypt and Greece signed two bilateral deals on Tuesday, including a pact to improve cooperation in migrant search and rescue missions across the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. The deals, signed in Cairo, marked the second meeting between the Greek and Egyptian foreign ministers after their countries' shared rival Turkey signed a...

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UN to vote on new tax convention proposed by African states

The Guardian | 23 Nov 2022

Developing nations are hoping to secure greater power over global tax affairs at a critical United Nations vote in New York on Wednesday. If the body’s members vote in favour of a resolution put forward by the African Group of states, it could pave the way toward fresh intergovernmental talks on...

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Harvard guru gives Biden a D+ for China policy

Asiatimes | 23 Nov 2022

Asia Times published on November 19 remarks made at a Harvard seminar this month by China expert William Overholt, “Why Xi Jinping will not enjoy his third term.” Former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers led a Q and A after Overholt’s speech. Excerpts edited for length and clarity from that session follow. Lawrence Summers: I think it’s fair...

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Drought worsens in Kenya amid insufficient rain

Anadolu Agency | 23 Nov 2022

A drought in northern Kenya is worsening, despite the country receiving sporadic rainfall in November, which weather forecasters say will not be sufficient. Chris Ngetich, a climate scientist from the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), in a statement noted that “in most parts of the country, we’re likely to receive depressed...

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Sahel conflict could ‘engulf’ West Africa: Ghana president

Al Jazeera | 22 Nov 2022

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has warned that a rampant rebellion in West Africa’s Sahel is threatening to engulf the entire region. Akufo-Addo was speaking on Tuesday at a meeting of West African leaders and European ministers in Ghana’s capital Accra to discuss regional solutions to the conflict in Mali. The meeting took place on the heels of...

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Tight Security, as Buhari Arrives Bauchi to Inaugurate Oil Rigs

This Day | 22 Nov 2022

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi President Buhari has arrived Bauchi State Capital on a one – day working visit amid tight security. The President who arrived the state capital 10.51 am Tuesday in company of his entourage including Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the...

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In war-torn states hurt by climate, scant hope for new funds

Al Jazeera | 22 Nov 2022

In conflict-ravaged nations such as Yemen and Somalia, devastating floods and droughts kill hundreds of people and uproot tens of thousands from their homes. These countries and many others in the Middle East and Africa have been plunged into turmoil and wars for several years. Now climate change is an added disaster for those already struggling...