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ECOWAS, Red Cross Plan Implementation Of Humanitarian Law

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The ECOWAS commission and the international red cross have taken a step towards combating terrorism and other crimes in the region through the implementation of international humanitarian law. This was made clear in Abuja Tuesday at the beginning of a five-day joint review meeting between the two institutions on humanitarian law...

Catalan Independence: Puigdemont Flees To Belgium

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Sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has fled to Belgium and is expected to seek asylum there. Spain's chief prosecutor has called for rebellion charges to be brought against him and other organisers of Catalonia’s banned independence referendum. The Spanish central government took direct control of Catalonia on Monday, replacing sacked officials. It suspended...

Ex-Burkina President’s Brother Arrested For Murder Of Journalist

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The brother of Burkina Faso’s ex-president Blaisecompaore has been arrested in france in connection with the 1998 murder of a reporter in the west african country. A report says that sixty-three-year-Old Francois Compaore, was arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Sunday over the killings of journalist Norbert Zongo...

UNAIDS Seek Better Treatment For HIV Victims In West And Central Africa

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The joint United Nations programme on HIV and Aids, UNAIDS, wants governments from west and central Africa to pay priority attention to issues affecting people living with HIV and aids in their countries. Spokesperson for UNAIDS, Richard Amenyah, said in Abuja on monday at a meeting with women living with HIV...

Uhuru Kenyatta Re-Elected In Rerun Presidential Election

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of the re-run presidential election. He won 98% of the vote. The election commission says the voter turnout was at just fewer than 39% - less than half the number recorded in August’s vote, The opposition leader, Raila Odinga, pulled out of the re-run...

Two Jailed Over South Africa Coffin Case

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Two white farmers in South Africa who forced a black man into a coffin have been sentenced to jail for more than 10 years each. Theo martins Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen were convicted in august for attempted murder and kidnapping. They accused Victor Mlotshwa of trespassing on their land, beat him up,...

Kenya Election Rerun Marked By Boycott, Violence

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Kenya’s presidential election re-run has been marred by isolated clashes and a boycott by the main opposition. A teenage boy was shot by police and later died amid clashes in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, one of four counties hit by violence. The electoral commission said voting in those areas have been...

UNESCO Says Over 264 Million Children Are Out Of School Worldwide

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Over 260 million children and youths across the world, equivalent to the combined population of Russia, Poland and Germany, have no access to education, according to a new report from the UNESCO. There are 61 million children of primary school-age that are disadvantaged, 60 million of lower secondary school-age (12-14 years), and upper...

 

Kenya Election: Supreme Court Fails To Sit

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Kenya is set to go ahead with the presidential rerun election as the country’s supreme court on Wednesday failed to hear a case to stop rerun election filed by a civil society group The Kenya supreme court was hit by a shortage of judges to hear the petition calling for the...

Catalonia Vows To Resist Madrid

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Catalan authorities have stated that it will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva stated that the central government was acting against the will of catalans. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced plans to sack the region's...

Argentina Governing Party Wins Mid-Term Elections

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Argentina's centre-right governing coalition has won a sweeping victory in mid-term congressional elections. The result will strengthen president Mauricio Macri's position as he seeks to complete his pro-market reforms. He told supporters that they had shown it was possible to change the history of Argentina. Former left-wing president Cristina Fernández De Kirchner secured...

Kenya Election: Raila Odinga’s Sister Charged With Inciting Violence

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Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered that opposition leader Raila Odinga's sister should immediately be charged with inciting violence against the election commission. Ruth Odinga is alleged to have entered an election centre without permission, and caused damage to property, although Odinga, a former deputy governor of Kisumu state, has not yet...

Buhari Asks African Leaders To Forge Closer Ties

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President Muhammadu Buhari wants African leaders to speak ‘with one voice’, independent of foreign influence, to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with president Alpha Conde of guinea on Friday night in Istanbul, turkey, president Buhari said leaders should learn from history...

Former US Presidents Gather For Hurricanes Fundraiser

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The five living former us presidents have gathered for a concert in Texas in aid of victims of the hurricanes, which ravaged the us this year. They are barack obama, george w. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. The three democrats and two republicans came together behind the one...

Former U.S. President To Intervene In North Korea Crisis

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions. Ninety-three year old carter was responding to an interview question bordering on if it was time for another diplomatic mission and whether he would do...

WHO Removes Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

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Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been removed as a World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador, the body said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. W.H.O. Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases) in Uruguay last Wednesday, said in...

Roadside Bomb Explosion Kills At Least Seven In Mogadishu

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A roadside bomb killed at least seven people on Sunday - mostly women farmers - in an area outside the Somali capital dominated by Islamist insurgents. Sunday’s bombing hit a minibus in Daniga village about 40 kilometeres to the northwest of Mogadishu. A truck bombing in Mogadishu last weekend had killed over...

Czech Election: Billionaire Babis Wins

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Populist Billionaire Candidate Andrej Babis and his party have won the Czech republic's general election. Sixty three year old Babis is the country's second-richest man and campaigned on an anti-establishment euro-sceptic platform. With all votes counted, his centrist movement ano collected a share of almost 30% - nearly three times that of...

North Korea Nuclear Missile Capability Developing Fast – CIA Director

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CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the verge of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He said though military force remains an option Washington still prefers diplomacy and sanctions. North Korea claims it already has the capability to strike the us. Speaking at the...

Post-Brexit Deal: EU Leaders Prepare For Trade Talks

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EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK - as Theresa May admits there is "some way to go" in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade...