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London police probe destruction of Haile Selassie statue

  July 02, 2020   British police on Thursday said they were investigating the criminal damage of a statue of former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, which was smashed in a London park. © Michael TEWELDE A waxwork of former emperor Haile Selassie in his palace compound   By AFP   The Metropolitan Police said it received a report of damage ...

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Canadian police arrest armed man near Justin Trudeau’s residence

  July 02, 2020   Neither Trudeau nor the governor general, Julie Payette, were present at the residences on the grounds man accessed Justin Trudeau at Rideau Cottage, his residence on the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa, in March 2020. Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex/Shutterstock   By Reuters in Ottawa   Canadian police have arrested an armed man who had gained ...

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Ethiopia deploys military after more than 80 people killed in unrest following murder of protest singer

  July 02, 2020   Ethiopia deployed its military in the capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday to quell a second day of unrest following the killing of a popular protest singer that has left more than 80 dead. A still from the video of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa’s 2015 hit Maalan Jira. © Haacaaluu Hundeessaa videos   France 24 with Reuters   ...

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US coronavirus cases rise by nearly 50,000 in biggest one-day spike of pandemic

  July 02, 2020   In the first week of June, the United States added about 22,000 new coronavirus cases each day. PHOTO: AFP   By REUTERS   WASHINGTON – New US Covid-19 cases rose by nearly 50,000 on Wednesday (July 1), according to a Reuters tally, marking the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic. The record ...

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Russia votes in referendum that could extend Putin’s rule to 2036

  July 02, 2020   Analysis: Putin is looking to secure his future as president for another 16 years with a national vote. Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday.Alexei Babushkin/Sputnik / Reuters   By Matthew Bodner | NBC News   MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin looked set to secure his ...

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Rights Groups Call for Swift Response to Ethiopian Singer’s Death

  July 01, 2020   FILE – Ethiopian musician Hachalu Hundessa poses while dressed in a traditional costume during the 123rd anniversary celebration of the battle of Adwa, where Ethiopian forces defeated invading Italian forces, in Addis Ababa, March 2, 2019.   By Salem Solomon | VOA News   WASHINGTON – As anger boils over among Ethiopia’s Oromo population after ...

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Taiwan and Somaliland to set up representative offices: MOFA

  July 01, 2020   Foreign Minister Joseph Wu announces Wednesday at a press conference that Taiwan and Somaliland have signed an agreement to set up representative offices in each other’s territory.   By Chiang Yi-ching   TAIPEI, Taiwan (CNA) – Taiwan and Somaliland, a self-declared state in East Africa, have signed an agreement to set up representative offices in ...

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Jawar Mohammed reportedly arrested

  July 01, 2020   Oromo Media Network (OMN) has confirmed the arrest of Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba. It also said that employees in its Addis Ababa are arrested by the Federal Police and the studio is also said to be closed. Jawar Mohammed | Photo: Via Social Media   By Borkena News   OMN announced that Federal Police ...

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Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by President Trump’s niece

  June 30, 2020   FILE- In this Thursday, June 25, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House in Washington. The president’s brother Robert Trump has filed a second court action seeking to halt publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece, after his first bid ...

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Somalia’s tumultuous 60-year journey after independence

  June 30, 2020   Since gaining independence on July 1, 1960, Somalia has faced civil war, clan conflict, secessions, and al-Shabab. The road to self-sufficiency for Africa’s most culturally-homogeneous country is full of hurdles. Three decades on from the beginning of Somalia’s ongoing civil war, unrest and terror has become firmly rooted in the country’s post-independence political upheaval. In ...

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