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Mali’s Interim President Sworn In

Mali’s interim president, Bah Ndaw, chosen to head a transitional government following a coup last month, was sworn in during ceremonies in the capital Bamako on Friday, AFP journalists witnessed. A committee appointed by the junta which seized power on

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Donald Trump Accused Of Rape

A former model has accused US President Donald Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in 1997 — the latest allegation made against the Republican incumbent just weeks before he seeks reelection. Amy Dorris told Britain’s The Guardian that Trump

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UK Hospital Plea As People Turn Up For Covid-19 Tests

More than 100 people turned up at the accident and emergency department (A&E) at a hospital in Bolton in north-west England asking for Covid-19 tests, sparking a plea from the hospital to only show up “if you need urgent medical attention”. Bolton

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Outgoing UNGA President Successfully Served at Most Trying Time –Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19. Guterres spoke during a get-together by ambassadors at the UN headquarters in New

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Mali Coup: Opposition Rejects Transition Deal As ‘Power Grab’

The opposition coalition which led mass protests in Mali ahead of last month’s coup has rejected a transition charter. On Saturday, the country’s military leadership agreed to establish an 18-month interim government until an election could take place. It followed

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Nelson Mandela’s Lawyer Dies At 92

Renowned South African human rights lawyer George Bizos has died. He was 92 years old. Mr Bizos rose to prominence as a lawyer who represented the Rivonia Trialists, including Nelson Mandela. He also played an integral role in drafting South

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Flood From River Nile Threatens 2,300 Years Old Sudan Pyramids

The authorities in Sudan are trying to protect the country’s ancient pyramids from flooding as heavy rains have caused the nearby River Nile to reach record-breaking levels. They have built sandbag walls and are pumping out water, archaeologist Marc Maillot

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Reelected AfDB President To Be Sworn-in On Tuesday

Joel Ajayi The reelected President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will be sworn-in on Tuesday, September 1, for another five-year term. The ceremony, according to the AfDB in a statement on Monday will be held virtually at

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UAE Fingered In Lethal Drone Strike In Libya

The BBC has uncovered new evidence that a drone operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) killed 26 unarmed cadets at a military academy in Libya’s capital Tripoli in January 2020. At the time of the strike on 4 January,

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Japan’s Prime Minister, Abe Resigns

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation for health reasons. He said he did not want his illness to get in the way of decision making, and apologised to the Japanese people for failing to complete his term

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