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US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19

The 79-year-old, who is fully-vaccinated and has twice received booster jabs, is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and will continue to carry out all his duties, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. In a press briefing at the White House on Thursday afternoon, Ms Jean Pierre said that Mr Biden had continued working throughout the day and […]

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Female politician murdered by ex-lover after quarrel, body dumped in well

Police in Zimbabwe say they have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering an opposition activist whose mutilated body was found in a well weeks after she went missing. The suspect has been identified as Pius Jamba, who police previously described as an ex-lover of the victim Moreblessing Ali. Ms Ali was reported missing following […]

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‘How to murder your husband’ writer sentenced for murdering husband

An Oregon judge has sentenced Nancy Crampton Brophy, a romance author who apparently foretold of her crime in an essay titled “How to murder your husband”, to life in prison for the shooting death of her late spouse. Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of second degree murder last month. A jury found that she […]

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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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Life Goes On as Ukraine Army Holds War Weddings

Air raid sirens wailed and one of the brides wore camouflage trousers as the Ukrainian army took a break from frontline fighting in the east to hold a double wedding Sunday. DRUZHKIVKA, UKRAINE —  Two young couples who met just months earlier while serving in the army tied the knot together Sunday in the small […]

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Rwandan forces supported latest rebel attacks as thousands flee

Regional authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said Rwandan soldiers and artillery had supported attacks by the M23 rebel group Sunday, accusing Rwanda of seeking to occupy the Congolese border town of Bunagana. The violence pushed over 25,000 people to flee the area, with thousands escaping to neighboring Uganda, the United Nations humanitarian agency […]

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BAD NEWS: America back in Somalia

On May 03, Al Shabaab fighters stormed an African Union base in near Ceel Baraf, a village some 160 kilometres (100 miles) northeast of the Somalian capital Mogadishu and killed at least 10 Burundian peacekeepers and wounded 25 in heavy fighting. The Burundi’s army said 20 Al Shabaab militants were also killed. It was the […]

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Former president forced to testify in son’s corruption trial

Mozambique’s former President Armando Guebuza has given evidence in a huge corruption trial in which his son is an accused. Mr Guebuza – who is the first former president to take the witness stand in a court case in the country – defended his government’s decision to secretly borrow $2bn (£1.48) to finance a fishing […]

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CONFIRMATION: Burkina Faso military overthrows government

The military in Burkina Faso says it has seized power and overthrown President Roch Kaboré. The announcement was made on state television by an army officer, who cited the deteriorating security situation for the military takeover. Mr Kaboré had faced growing discontent over his failure to stem an Islamist insurgency. His whereabouts are unclear, but […]