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Why Somalia rejected Mahama as mediator

Former President John Dramani Mahama

Somalia has formally written to the African Union (AU) to stall its decision to send former Ghana President John Dramani Mahama to the country as the AU High Representative for Somalia in an effort to mediate the political impasse in the country. In a letter dated Sunday, May 9, 2021, …

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TV station suspended for airing porn

TV licence brouhaha

The communication regulator in Kenya has suspended a television station and fined it for airing a pornographic scene during a children’s programme. Mt Kenya television has been fined 500,000 Kenyan shillings ($4,600:£3,300). The station will also be off air for four weeks for the offence. During the same programme, the …

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is dead

John Pombe Magufuli, President of Tanzania has died. The announcement was made by the country’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan on state TV. According to her, Magufuli died of heart complications while being treated at Mzena Hospital in the port city of Dar es Salaam. John Magufuli was known as …

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Meghan reveals ‘concerns’ within royal family about her baby’s skin color

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has said there was concern within the royal family about her baby’s skin tone, and her husband Prince Harry condemned his relatives for failing to criticize colonial undertones in media coverage, in a series of damning and disturbing claims that threaten to spark a racism scandal …

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US election: Donald Trump ‘concedes’ defeat

Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Donald Trump has appeared to concede the US election for the first time, saying that president-elect Joe Biden “won”. He made the admission in a tweet along with more unfounded claims the vote was unfairly and deliberately stacked against him. “NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a …

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US Election 2020: Joe Biden wins the presidency

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Joe Biden has won the race to become the next US president, defeating Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count after Tuesday’s election. The BBC projects that Mr Biden has won the key battleground of Pennsylvania, propelling him over the 270 electoral college vote threshold required to clinch the White …

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Discontinue protests and let’s dialogue – Buhari to #EndSARS protestors

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has urged the youth to discontinue further protests in the country. There’s been unrest in Nigeria since October 2020 as the youth continue to demand security and governance reforms. A recent demonstration held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, turned bloody close to the Lekki tollbooth in …

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Egypt confirms second coronavirus case

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Egypt’s health ministry on Sunday announced that one foreigner, whose nationality was not announced, had tested positive for coronavirus. The ministry said that the patient was being treated in an isolation facility. This is the second confirmed case in the country. The first coronavirus patient, who was announced last month, …

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First case of coronavirus in Nigeria is Italian returning to Lagos from Milan

An Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on Wednesday has tested positive for the dread coronavirus. The Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this according to the Nigerian Health Minister, …

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Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak dies in Cairo

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in hospital in Cairo aged 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was …

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