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Tunisia: Ghannouchi and 32 other figures charged with terrorism
The Tunisian judiciary charged the head of the Ennahda movement Rached Ghannouchi, along with 32 other figures, with...
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Cameroonian pushes for restitution of deity
A young Cameroonian activist is the force behind a quest to restitute a sacred statue stolen by a German colonialist 120 years ago. Njobati Sylvie believes restitution is integral in confronting the Cameroon&aposs past. ......
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Turkey blocks websites of Voice of America and Deutsche Welle
Istanbul, July 1, 2022 – In response to news reports that Turkish authorities blocked the websites of the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Voice of America and German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle on Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of...
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Buhari: Shiroro Attackers will Not Go Unpunished
* Says it’s an attack on Nigerian nation Deji Elumoye in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to Thursday’s attack in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, saying it’s a direct assault on Nigeria which will not be allowed to go unpunished. The president, in a release...
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Sudan protesters rally against coup leaders, day after nine killed
KHARTOUM: Sudanese protesters rallied again Friday and security forces fired tear gas at them, a day after a mass demonstration drawing tens of thousands was met with the deadliest violence so far this year. Hundreds of activists massed near the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, after at...
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European force battling extremists withdraws from Mali
PARIS (AP) — A European military task force that helped Mali’s government fight Islamic extremists has formally withdrawn from the West African country amid tensions with its ruling military junta. The French military, which spearheaded the Takuba task force, announced Friday that it...
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Tunisia's proposed constitution gives Saied far more power
Tunisia published a proposed new constitution on Thursday that will be put to a referendum next month, limiting the role of parliament and giving President Kais Saied far more power. Last year, in a move his foes call a "coup", Saied brushed aside the...
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International Commission Calls on Ethiopia to End Violations on Its Territory
A U.N. investigative panel is calling on the government of Ethiopia to end conflict-related rights violations on its territory and bring the perpetrators of crimes to justice. The commission has submitted its first report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The three-member International Commission of...
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Indonesian president says delivers Zelensky's message to Putin
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in Moscow on Thursday he delivered a message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Russian leader Vladimir Putin Moscow, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jun, 2022 ) :Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in Moscow on Thursday he delivered...
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Ethiopia blames militia for killing 338 people in Oromiya region in June
ADDIS ABABA, June 30 (Reuters) - About 340 people were killed in an attack in the western part of Ethiopia's Oromiya region earlier this month, the Prime Minister's spokeswoman said on Thursday, blaming a militia formerly allied to an opposition party. Oromiya, home to Ethiopia's...
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