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Cameroonian Women Urge Representation in Politics

  November 19, 2019   Election workers take part in vote counting during the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon, Oct. 7, 2018.   By Moki Edwin Kindzeka | VOA News   YAOUNDE – Delegations of women in Cameroon are visiting towns and villages to encourage women to run for office in the upcoming February local and parliamentary elections. Although half ...

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US blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption

  November 19, 2019   The US imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption. Picture: Reuters/Patrick Olum   By REUTERS   Washington – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to a statement from ...

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Egypt reaffirms that Israeli settlements in West Bank are ‘illegal’

  November 19, 2019   Ministry of Foreign Affairs   By Ayat Al Tawy | Ahram Online   Egypt has said that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are “illegal and inconsistent with international law,” shortly after the United States effectively supported Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied territory. In remarks to reporters, foreign ministry spokesman ...

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US backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

  November 19, 2019   The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sparked anger among Palestinians The move is the latest by the Trump administration seen as favoring the Israeli position over the Palestinians Israeli settlements are seen as the biggest barrier to an independent Palestinian state. (AFP/File photo)   By REUTERS   WASHINGTON – The United States on ...

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Trump says will ‘strongly consider’ testifying in impeachment probe

  November 18, 2019   AFP/File / MANDEL NGAN | US President Donald Trump says he likes the idea of testifying in the House impeachment investigation.   By AFP   President Donald Trump said Monday he is “strongly” considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation. A live appearance by Trump before the House ...

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Somaliland: Waddani Continues to Defy Ban on Demonstrations, Government Rounds up Key Opposition Figures

    November 18, 2019   By Somtribune Staff Writer   HARGEISA – A police officer was shot and wounded, another brutally stoned by a mob supporting Waddani on a Monday protest rally the opposition party called for despite a ban the government ban on nationwide demonstrations which Chairman called. A straggly mob mostly composed of unruly groups of young ...

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Facial recognition makes subtle advance in Britain

  November 18, 2019   The deployment of the cutting-edge technology at one of the British capital’s busiest transport hubs has fuelled controversy in Britain where its use does not yet have a legal framework. PHOTO: AFP   LONDON (AFP) – The experiment was conducted discreetly. Between 2016 and 2018, two surveillance cameras were installed in the Kings Cross area ...

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Amir receives message from Somali president

    November 18, 2019   DOHA – The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani has received a verbal message from President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. The message pertains to bilateral relations and the aspects of developing them. The message was conveyed by Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre when the Amir ...

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Former U.S. officials criticize Trump’s decision to ‘abandon’ Kurds

  November 18, 2019   In interviews with NBC News, Gen. Joseph Votel and Brett McGurk argue that the president’s policy shift in Syria damages American interests. A Syrian boy looks at a U.S. convoy patrolling near the Turkish border on Oct. 31, 2019.Delil Souleiman / AFP – Getty Images file   By Luke Denne and Charlotte Gardiner | NBC ...

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Burkina Faso Army: 32 ‘Terrorists’ Killed in Two Operations

  November 17, 2019   Burkina Faso   By Agence France-Presse   OUAGADOUGOU – The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 “terrorists” in two operations in the north of the country after an attack on a patrol. One soldier was killed in the operations, which come less than a month after 37 people were killed in ...

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