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Togo declares state of emergency in the north

The Togolese government has declared a “state of security emergency” in its northern border region. The measure will last for three months and could be extended by the national assembly, the government spokesman said on Monday. It allows security forces there to have more flexibility to deal with threats of jihadist attacks. The move follows […]

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Former British soldier dies fighting for Ukraine

A former British soldier has been killed fighting for the Ukrainian armed forces, The Northern Press reports. Jordan Gatley, who left the British army in March and travelled to Ukraine, was described as “a hero” by his father Dean in a tribute on social media. He died in the battle for the eastern city of […]

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Uganda Considers Jail Time for Those Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccination

Ugandan rights groups are criticizing a proposed law that would punish people who refuse to be vaccinated during an outbreak with up to six months in prison. Last week, Uganda’s state minister for trade introduced an amendment to the Public Health Act that would impose fines and jail sentences on those who evade measures meant […]

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No state funeral for former South African president FW de Klerk

Cape Town, South Africa | A Free Press | FW de Klerk Foundation, established by South Africa’s last apartheid president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, on Sunday announced that the late president’s cremation and funeral will take place on Nov. 21 in a private manner for family members. The ceremony will not be open to the […]

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WhatsApp will be blocked on MILLIONS of phones in a few weeks

WHATSAPP will soon stop working on millions of older smartphones. Affected users will need to either update their software or buy a new phone. It’s possible that your handset may be too old to update, so you’ll need to get a new mobile anyway. More than 40 different smartphone models are expected to be affected. […]

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Afghan Radio Journalist Shot in Leg During Commute Home

Bleeding heavily, Ahmadi lay on the side of the street. A passerby finally came to his aid, using a scarf as a tourniquet to stanch the bleeding. At first, it seemed like a regular commute home for Mohammad Ali Ahmadi. The Kabul-based journalist was riding a city van home Saturday evening after leaving work at […]