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Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Dubs White Nationalists 'Clowns'

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The chief White House strategist, Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as "clowns" as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon once headed the far-right Breitbart News, seen as both a major channel for nationalism and key in helping Donald Trump win election. But he told The American Prospect:...

Outcome Of Kenyan Elections-Analysis

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected in a hotly contested election in the East African Country  Of Kenya. Kenyatta took fifty four point three percent of the votes while his main challenger Raila Odinga secured Forty Fourth point seven percent.   But the election was not devoid of violence. The presidential poll was...

South Korean president calls on U.S. allies to help prevent a war

2 days ago /

South Korean president Moon Jae-In has called on his U.S. allies to help prevent a war, amid worsening tension over the North’s nuclear threat. Moon told the visiting top us military official that there must be a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Gen Joseph Dunford said the US priority was diplomacy but...

Burkina Faso: Terror Attack Leaves 18 People Dead

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18 people have been killed and a number of others wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses say one Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. A jihadist attack on...

Liberia’s President Sirleaf Praises Nigeria

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Liberia’s president, Ellen Sirleaf says Liberians will forever remain grateful to Nigeria for her display of big brotherly love to their country especially during the civil war. President Sirleaf who said this at the presidential villa  when she hosted a Nigerian delegation to a peace building carnival in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, thanked...

Burkina Faso Terror Attack Kills 18, Government Says

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Eighteen people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses said. One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. The attack is...

2 Shot Dead In Kenya Elections Protests

1 week ago /

There are signs of trouble as Kenya’s leading opposition candidate Raila Odinga has rejected preliminary results of the presidential election held on Tuesday. Already two people have been reported dead in the protests that have begun across the country. Is Kenya heading for another round of blood letting? Politics in the east African...

Voting Commences In Closely Contested Kenyan Election

1 week ago /

Voting is underway across Kenya with a large voter turnout already in various polling stations. At least 19,611,423 million registered voters are set to cast their ballot, in the closely contested general elections. Long queues are building up in various parts of the country, with a similar situation felt in the capital...

US, China Pressure North Korea To Abandon Nuclear Missile Programme

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The united states and china piled pressure on north Korea Sunday to abandon its nuclear missile programme after the un security council approved tough sanctions which could cost Pyongyang $1 billion a year. One day after council members voted unanimously for a partial ban on exports aimed at slashing Pyongyang’s foreign...

Massive Fire Rips Through Dubai Skyscraper For 2nd Time In Less Than 3 Years

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A blaze tore through Dubai's Torch Tower for the second time in two years as fire-fighters frantically worked to save the 84-story building. The Dubai Civil Defense said the fire burned for at least two hours early Friday before firefighters started cooling the building. There were no immediate reports of injuries,  ...

Gambia Revokes Former President Yahya Jammeh’s Diplomatic Passport

2 weeks ago /

The Gambia’s government has revoked diplomatic passports of Yahya Jammeh and his family members. Reports indicate that 207 people have had their diplomatic passports revoked with immediate effect, including Jammeh’s wife, children and other relatives. This latest development comes almost a week after reports about the presence of Gambia’s former first...

US Sanctions Are 'Trade War' On Russia, Says PM Medvedev

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Russian Prime Minister,  Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish...

Key Kenyan Electoral Employee Chris Musando Found Dead

2 weeks ago /

A key Kenyan electoral commission employee has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Musando, an ICT manger with the IEBC, had gone missing on Friday. Kenyan newspaper The Star reports that Mr Musando's body was found with one arm missing. Tension is high in Kenya as the presidential election is...

Saudi Arabia Says That Calls For Internationalization Of Holy Sites 'A Declaration Of War'

2 weeks ago /

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call. "Qatar's demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive...

Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Diplomatic Staff

2 weeks ago /

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress. Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds...

ECOWAS Leaders Call For West Africa's Birth Rate To Be Halved

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Politicians in the Economic Community of West African States have called for measures to reduce birth rate in the region in order to bring the explosion in population under control. According to UN estimates. “We are in a situation of uncontrolled demography and we cannot hope for development with such...

UN Calls For Increased Empowerment Of Women

3 weeks ago /

The United Nations is calling for increased investments in the empowerment of women, as it remains critical to resolving global crisis and entrenching national and global security. The united nations deputy secretary general, Amina Mohammed who led the united nations delegation to Nigeria made this know said n when she met with...

Brazil Freezes Assets Of Convicted Former President Lula Da Silva

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Brazil's central bank has frozen four bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva due to his recent conviction on corruption charges, the federal judge who heard his case said Wednesday. The assets in question amount to more than 600,000 Brazilian reals ($190,000), according to the office of Sergio...

US Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

4 weeks ago /

John McCain, a US senator and former Republican presidential candidate, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. McCain has a malignant brain tumour known as a glioblastoma. The tumour was removed from McCain along with a blood clot during a surgery at the Mayo Clinic. “The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment...

McCain Recovers From Surgery As Vote On Health Care Bill Remains On Hold

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A vote on the Senate health care bill is on hold while Republican Senator John McCain recovers from surgery. His vote is needed to get the bill through -- and even that might not be enough. Meanwhile, the 80-year-old politician had well wishes from his colleagues. "Our friend from Arizona is a pretty...


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