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By Taiwo Adediran
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French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has called for a recount of the presidential election results in the Central African nation of Gabon, which saw President Ali Bongo extend his family’s forty-nine-year rule.   He said today in Paris that the European observers on the ground have expressed the...
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Sep 6th, 2016
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French officials have announced plans to open two new refugee camps in the capital, Paris to accommodate those stranded on the streets.   The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo during a news conference today said that the camps will house close to one thousand refugees in a bid to tackle the growing n...
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Sep 6th, 2016
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The African Union plans to send a delegation to help resolve a crisis in Gabon where two opposing candidates claim to have won a presidential election last month. A spokesman for the pan-African body, Jacob Enoh Eben today said Chad’s President Idriss Deby, who currently holds the AU chair, is ...
By Taiwo Adediran
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Sep 5th, 2016
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North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, in a show of force apparently timed to coincide with the ongoing G-twenty economic summit in China.   South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement today that the three m...
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Sep 5th, 2016
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A new generation of activists has for the first time won seats on Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo). Among them is twenty-three-year-old Nathan Law, one of the young leaders of the mass pro-democracy demonstrations of 2014.   It is the first taste of real political power for the youn...
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Sep 5th, 2016
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Turkish forces and Syrian rebels have driven out the Islamic State group from its remaining territory along the Syrian-Turkish border, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim had said.   Speaking from the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Yildirim said on Sunday that Turkish troops and Anka...
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The United States and Russia came up short on Sunday in attempts to finalize a ceasefire deal in Syria, as US President Barack Obama said “grave differences” remained and fighting on the ground continued. Russia and the US have been striving for weeks to secure a ceasefire between Syrian ...
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Sep 5th, 2016
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South Sudan has agreed to allow four thousand additional UN peacekeepers enter the country, after first rejecting the regional protection force as a breach of national sovereignty. The announcement late on Sunday came after a meeting in the capital, Juba, between President Salva Kiir and ambassadors ...
By Taiwo Adediran
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Sep 4th, 2016
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has criticized judges who give permission for anti-government protests which later turn violent. He said the judges show a reckless disregard for peace, and warned that they should not dare to be negligent when making decisions. The opposition has accused him of try...
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Sep 4th, 2016
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats fell to third place in a state election today behind the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, TV exit polls showed.   In a stinging defeat for Merkel one year ahead of p...