Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with REUTERS 51 minutes ago

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with REUTERS 51 minutes ago

Farid Zarif, head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) says the country’s democracy is tied to the success of upcoming elections in October this year. ‘‘Liberia’s future as stable democracy will hinge on successful conduct of elections, acceptance...
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US withdraws $5m bounty on former Al-Shabaab deputy leader

US withdraws $5m bounty on former Al-Shabaab deputy leader

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The United States has confirmed dropping a $5m bounty placed on information leading to the capture of a former deputy leader of Somalia’s insurgent group, Al-Shabaab. A Voice of America journalist reported that the US State...
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Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Masire was hospitalised on 18 June and his health status had been the subject of much speculation. He died in the night of June 22. Born: July 23, 1925, Kanye, Botswana 🇧🇼 Died: June 22, 2017 Sir Ketumile Masire, who...
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EU contributes €85 million for refugees in Uganda

EU contributes €85 million for refugees in Uganda

The European Union has offered 85 million euros ($94.89 million) to help fund relief operations for hundreds of thousands of refugees flowing into Uganda from neighbouring South Sudan, it said in a statement on Thursday. The announcement came ahead of...
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1000 Facebook ‘likes’ lands Algerian man in jail for dangling baby from window

1000 Facebook ‘likes’ lands Algerian man in jail for dangling baby from window

A stunt for 1000 Facebook “likes” has landed an Algerian man in jail. He was found guilty of endangering the safety of a baby boy. An Algiers court sentenced the unnamed man to two two-years in prison after he posted...
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Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda face US sanction after used clothes ban

Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda face US sanction after used clothes ban

USA The U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a complaint by U.S. interests about an East African ban on imports of...
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Amended Egyptian law imposes up to 7 years jail term for exam cheats

Amended Egyptian law imposes up to 7 years jail term for exam cheats

Ismail Akwei Egypt has amended its law against cheating in national school examinations with penalties including two to seven years prison term if caught. The Egyptian education ministry announced in a statement on Monday that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ra...
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Benin president Patrice Talon underwent surgery while in Paris

Benin president Patrice Talon underwent surgery while in Paris

with AFP Benin’s president Patrice Talon who returned home on Sunday, is said to have undergone two successful surgical operations during his recent visit to Paris. According to a statement released by the presidency on Monday, one procedure was due...
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Ethiopia bags a continental first with $2.2m smart parking facility

Ethiopia bags a continental first with $2.2m smart parking facility

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban A steel facility that can at once hold 90 cars in a space which could originally hold nine cars. Electronic lifts pick cars and embed them within a structure that is believed to have cost $2.2m...
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412 Algerian women break world record for washing dishes simultaneously

412 Algerian women break world record for washing dishes simultaneously

412 Algerian women broke the Guinness World Record on Friday for the largest number of people washing dishes at the same time. In the presence of an official judge from the world’s authority on record-breaking achievements, the 412 young women...
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