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Algeria to name new government

The Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not be departing immediately, but there will be several changes. On Thursday, Prime Minister, Noureddine Bedoui announced the formation of a new government no later than next week, which he says will be made of technocrats. Bedoui said the new government will tap into the skills of young men […]Read More
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Germany probes ‘neo-Nazi’ email threats

German prosecutors are investigating more than 100 threatening emails sent to politicians, lawyers, a pop singer and others, apparently from neo-Nazis. The anonymous emails are signed “National-Socialist Offensive”, “NSU 2.0” or “Wehrmacht” – suggesting one or more neo-Nazis sent them. Left-wing MP Martina Renner and pop singer Read More
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Bloody Sunday soldier faces murder charges

A former British soldier faces murder charges over the killing of two people on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972. The Public Prosecution Service said there was enough evidence to prosecute Soldier F for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney. He also faces charges for the attempted murders of Patrick O’Donnell, Joseph Friel, […]Read More
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Over 100 dead in Mozambique-Malawi floods

Officials in Mozambique say nearly 70 people have been killed in floods in central and northern regions. More than 140,000 people are affected, with thousands of homes destroyed. Crops and livestock have been lost. The floods have also affected neighbouring Malawi, where nearly 60 people have died and close to a quarter of a million […]Read More
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France seals business deals worth $2.26 in Kenya

French president Emmanuel Macron, who was travelling with a business delegation in Kenya, witnessed the signing of infrastructure contracts worth more than 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion) on Thursday. The deals include a 1.6 billion euro 30-year concession for a Vinci-led consortium to operate a highway between Nairobi and Mau Summit. Renewables firm Voltalia also […]Read More
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Nigeria building collapse: Buhari ‘deeply saddened’, 50 people rescued

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement on Wednesday evening that he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the building collapse. ‘‘I charge the Lagos State Government to do all that is needful, so that such tragic developments do not recur,” the president instructed. Adeshina Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said […]Read More
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MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit

MPs will vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit after they rejected the idea of leaving the EU without a deal. In a night of high drama in the Commons, MPs surprised the government and voted by 312 to 308 to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances. The vote is not binding – under current […]Read More
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US to ground all Boeing crash aircraft

President Donald Trump has issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration had previously held out while many countries banned the aircraft from flying over their airspace. President Trump said the planes would now be grounded until Boeing […]Read More