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Malawi President Mutharika leads election count

  DW | Published: May 23, 2019   Incumbent President Peter Mutharika is set to win a second term in the impoverished, landlocked southeast African state. With most votes counted, he led his main challenger by five percentage points. With 75% of votes counted, 78-year-old Malawian President Peter Mutharika had a 40% share. That put him ahead of his main ...

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Another general resigns from Sudan’s TMC

  May 23, 2019   KHARTOUM – General Mustafa Mohamed Mustafa, a member of the Sudanese military council, resigned from his post on Thursday. Details of the resignation of the former director of military intelligence have not been made public. But Mustafa was seen as the last Islamist within the Transitional Military Council (TMC). His resignation, also, comes amid conflicting ...

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Police reportedly attacked, arrested a journalist in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia

  May 23, 2019   It is not too long ago when Ethiopia is praised as a country without journalists in prison as freedom of expression and press freedom showed a remarkable improvement from pre-Abiy Ahmed Era Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). But that seems to be changing fast. Citizen report on social media on Wednesday say that a ...

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Pentagon plans to send 5,000 more troops to Middle East amid Iran threat: US officials

  May 23, 2019   Tehran and Washington have this month been escalating rhetoric against each other The US military deployed a carrier strike group, bombers and Patriot missiles to the Middle East earlier this month US Army commandos move train in desert warfare in this file picture. (Shutterstock image)   By Associated Press   WASHINGTON – The US Department ...

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Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up

  May 23, 2019   US President Donald Trump convened an unscheduled press event in the Rose Garden of the White House to hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that he engaged in a “cover-up”. AFP / Jim WATSON   WASHINGTON (AFP) – Donald Trump erupted in fury Wednesday at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as ...

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Somalia protests after its officials deported by Kenya

  May 23, 2019   File – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation oF Somalia, Mr. Ahmed Isse Awad.   By Abdi Sheikh   MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country. Senators Ilyas Ali and Zamzam Dahir and minister Osman ...

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5 Dead in Somalia Car Bomb Blast

  May 22, 2019   Somalis walk near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, May 22, 2019.   By VOA News   Police in Somalia say former foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye was among at least five people killed when a car bomb exploded Wednesday near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu. ...

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Stalemate in Sudan

  May 22, 2019   While it has not been decided whether Sudan’s sovereign council will be headed by a civilian or a military figure, the division of seats on the council remains the main point of contention between the two camps Supporters of Sudanese Islamist movements hold banners as they rally in front of the Presidential Palace in downtown ...

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Air raids kill 12 civilians in Islamist-held Syrian town: Monitor

  May 22, 2019   At least 12 people were killed and 18 others wounded in air strikes on the Idlib town of Maarat al-Numan. PHOTO: AFP   BEIRUT (AFP) – Air strikes by Damascus or its ally Moscow killed 12 civilians in a market in Syria’s Idlib province, a monitor said on Wednesday (May 22), as fierce fighting raged ...

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Ocasio-Cortez says it is time to open impeachment inquiry against Trump

  May 22, 2019   U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during the town hall meeting in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon   By Susan Cornwell   WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to ...

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