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State of emergency declared in parts of South Sudan

July 18, 2017   By Ismail Akwei with DENG MACHOL – AFRICANEWS CORRESPONDENT IN SOUTH SUDAN South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has declared a three-month state emergency in the northwestern part of the country after intensified inter-ethnic clashes. The president invoked the state of emergency in a decree read on the state-run SSBC TV evening news on Monday, July 17, ...

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Egypt’s Sisi stresses to Kuwait FM the necessity of confronting ‘policies that support terrorism’

Ahram Online | Monday 17 July 2017 Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi speaks to Kuwait’s FM Shiekh Sabah Al-Khalid with the attendance of Egypt’s FM Sameh Shoukri in Cairo, July 17 (Photo: Al-Ahram)   Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received on Monday in Cairo Kuwaiti FM Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, where El-Sisi stressed the necessity of confronting “policies that support terrorism” in ...

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Venezuela: woman shot dead as thousands vote in unofficial referendum

  President Nicolas Maduro denounces vote as illegal as activists say gunmen fired on crowd of protesters Opposition supporters wait near a polling station for results of an unofficial vote against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters   Reuters Monday 17 July 2017 Gunmen in Venezuela shot into a crowd of voters on Sunday, ...

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Qatar is ‘undermining’ GCC allies, says UAE minister

Monday July 17, 2017 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain, on July 17, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS   LONDON (AFP) – The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar on Monday (July 17) it could not belong to the Gulf Cooperation Council if it undermined regional ...

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Senegal suspends sports events after football deaths

AFP | Sunday 16 July 2017 People look at the scene after a wall collapsed at Demba Diop stadium July 15, 2017 in Dakar after a football game between local teams Ouakam and Stade de Mbour. Eight people were killed during Senegal’s football league final in Dakar on Saturday in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end ...

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets Syrian baby boy named after him

Straits Tmes | July 16, 2017 Mr Trudeau was seen cradling two-month-old Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal as he spoke to the baby’s parents at an annual rodeo event in the Canadian city of Calgary on Saturday (July 15).PHOTO: TWITTER/ADAM SCOTTI   CALGARY – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met his namesake – a Syrian baby boy named after him by ...

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Somalia : IFJ warns new media bill risks damaging free expression

By IFJ | July 15 2017 The Somali Council of Ministers yesterday adopted a new media Bill but journalists have criticised a number of its provisions considered as repressive on press freedom. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in denouncing the bill, saying that it represents a new threat against ...

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