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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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Death Penalty: Global Abolition Closer as Record Number of Countries Vote to End Executions

After a record number of UN member states today supported at the final vote a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Expert Chiara Sangiorgio said: “The fact that more countries than ever before have

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Labour Ward Selfie Lands Midwife in Trouble

A nurse in Malawi has been suspended pending further investigation after a selfie of her in a labour ward was posted on social media. The selfie was widely shared provoking uproar on social media. Joshua Malango, public relations officer for Malawi's Ministry of Health, told the BBC Focus on Africa radio programme

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Ethiopia Gets First Female President

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken

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Interview: Africa’s Richest Woman Isabel dos Santos on Life and How to Start

By: APO Many people around the world are familiar with Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian who is often described as Africa's richest man. But Isabel dos Santos, 45, an Angolan businesswoman, is Africa's richest woman and the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who was in power from 1979

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