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Nobel Peace Prize: Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wins

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Mr Abiy’s peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their ...

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Iranian Instagram star ‘arrested for blasphemy’

An Iranian Instagram star famous for her radical appearance and cosmetic surgery has been arrested for blasphemy by the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office, according to the country’s semi-official Tasnim News agency. Tasnim News said the influencer, who goes by Sahar Tabar on Instagram but was identified as Fatemeh Kh by Iranian media, using ...

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Canadians kidnapped in Ghana, Global Affairs Canada says

Canadian officials working alongside local authorities, in touch with families CBC News · Posted: Jun 06, 2019 1:09 AM ET | Last Updated: June 6 Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in Ghana. (CBC) Global Affairs Canada is confirming reports that Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in Ghana. ...

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Theresa May to resign as prime minister

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement in Downing St, she said she had “done my best” to honour the 2016 EU referendum result. It would remain a ...

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Five Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram battle – Army

Five soldiers were killed after Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in northeastern Nigeria, military sources reported on Monday. Members of the Islamic State Group in the West African Province (ISWAP), took the base of Mararrabar Kimba, in Borno State, 135 km from the regional capital, Maiduguri, on Friday. ...

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UN gives Mozambique $13 million for Cyclone Kenneth damage

The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to infrastructure, the organisation said late on Sunday, after the second cyclone in a month slammed into the region. Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the northern province ...

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At least 5 killed in Burkina Faso church attack

At least five people including a Senior Pastor have died following an attack on a protestant church in Burkina Faso, Sunday. Security and local reports say the attack took place in Silgadji, 60 km from Djibo, the capital of Soum province in the north of the country. “Unidentified armed individuals ...

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Nigeria opposition demands fresh polls in four states

Nigeria’s opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), is demanding fresh elections in four states after citing manipulations of results. PDP also wants the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to halt collation of results “until data from the smart card reader accreditation at the polling units are made available to ...

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