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Federal judge in Seattle puts nationwide halt to Trump’s immigration order

February 4, 2017 Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, center, announced Monday in Seattle that the state is suing President Trump over his executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. (Ted S. Warren/AP) “The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. “No one is above the law — not even the ...

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U.N.’s court says it can rule on Somalia-Kenya boundary case

February 2, 2017 THE HAGUE – The United Nations’ highest court ruled on Thursday it has the authority to adjudicate in a maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia over stretches of the Indian Ocean potentially rich in oil and gas. Somalia asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to rule on the maritime boundaries between the ...

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U.N. says team attacked on Nigeria-Cameroon border, five dead

Wed Feb 1, 2017 DAKAR (Reuters) – An armed group attacked a U.N. technical team working along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, killing five people and wounding several, the United Nations Office for West Africa said on Wednesday. The attack occurred on Tuesday at around 1400 local time near the Cameroonian border town of Kontcha, the statement said. “The ...

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UAE’s top diplomat defends Donald Trump’s travel ban

By SKY NEWS Wednesday 01 February 2017 Sheikh Abdullah says the US has every right to impose the ban and claims some affected countries have “structural problems”. A top diplomat for the United Arab Emirates has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the order, which bars citizens from seven mainly Muslim ...

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Chad foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat to head African Union

Monday 30 January 2017 Outgoing AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks out against US travel ban on refugees from Somalia, Libya and Sudan as she is succeeded by Moussa Faki Ben Quinn and agencies   Chad’s foreign minister has been elected as the new chair of the African UnionCommission, pledging to place development and security at the top of his agenda ...

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Tens of thousands in U.S. cities protest Trump immigration order

Sun Jan 29, 2017 By Frank McGurty and Nathan Frandino | NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. In New York, Washington and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations followed spontaneous rallies ...

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Donald Trump refugee ban causes chaos, panic, anger worldwide

JAN 29, 2017 WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (REUTERS) – President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked confusion and anger on Saturday (Jan 28) after immigrants and refugees were kept off flights and left stranded in airports. In his most sweeping decision since taking office a week ago, Trump, a Republican, put a ...

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Ethiopia’s Oromo leader facing terrorism charges denied bail again

Fri Jan 27, 2017 By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has been denied bail by a court. Gudina is facing terrorism charges by the government which accuses him of meeting anti-government elements during a European tour last year. The privately run Addis Standard news portal reported ...

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Populism is breeding racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: UN chief

January 27, 2017 By Staff The Associated Press Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the rise of populism has triggered an increase in anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance. The new UN chief told several hundred people at Friday’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust that “a ‘new normal’ of public discourse is taking hold, in which prejudice is given ...

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