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Ethiopia Army Chief Shot Dead in Coup Attempt

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In Amhara itself, regional governor

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Egypt’s Ousted President Mohammed Morsi Dies During Trial

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say. A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just spoken from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage on Monday.

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Uganda’s Readiness to Host Commonwealth Impresses CPA Chief

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan, is impressed by Uganda’s readiness to host the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). Mr Khan made the remarks at a meeting with Members and staff of Parliament on Friday, 7 June 2019 to appreciate the progress of preparations to

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Tony Elumelu Foundation to Host the Largest Gathering of African Entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship, will host its 5th Annual Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs – on July 26 – 27, 2019. The two-day event will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The Forum is the culmination of the

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Comedian Wins Presidential Election in Ukraine

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election. With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%. "I will never let you down," Mr Zelensky told celebrating supporters. Russia says it

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Sudan Military Ousts President Omar al-Bashir

After nearly 30 years in power, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested, the defence minister says. Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections. He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in

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New Zealand: Dozens Killed in Terrorist Attack on Mosques

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 others injured in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch in the worst attack in the Pacific country's history. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appear to have been a well-planned "terrorist attack". "This is, and

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Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes Enroute to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines flight between Addis Ababa and Kenya's capital, Nairobi, has crashed, Ethiopian prime minister's office confirmed on Sunday. "The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved

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ICC Acquits Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo of crimes against humanity after seven years of incarceration in The Hague. This comes as the West African Country prepares for her presidential elections next year. According to a report by Bloomberg, Gbagbo, 73, has been acquitted ‘because the

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Coup in Gabon as Military Takes Over Power

Juniors officers say they have seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years. Soldiers in the west African country say they launched a coup "to restore democracy". They took control of the national radio station at 04:30 local time (03:30 GMT) to read a short

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