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BREAKING: Supreme Court annulled the presidential elections results – kenya

Kenya’s Supreme Court has overturned the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities in last month’s election. The court has called for a new election within 60 days. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had claimed that the electronic voting results were hacked into and manipulated in favor of Kenyatta, who won …

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Ethiopia begins month-long presidency of U.N. Security Council

Ethiopia today (September 1) begins its presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The East African nation takes over from Egypt who chaired the council’s activities in August 2017. The country in June 2016, won a ‘non permanent’ seat on the UNSC, and officially commenced its two year tenure in January this …

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RSF charges Eritrea to provide info on journalist detained since 2001

Media rights advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has issued a statement tasking the Eritrean government to make known the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held for sixteen years. Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean nationality was arrested in 2001 during a political crackdown in the …

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Outrage as Somalia transfers citizen to Ethiopia in breach of national laws

There is outrage in Somalia following the reported transfer of a citizen to neighbouring Ethiopia. The detention and subsequent transfer of Mr. Abdikarin Sheikh Muse of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has been labeled as a breach of national and international laws. Reports of his transfer to Ethiopia started …

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Sierra Leone: Opposition headquarters faces Petrol bomb attack

Fire has gutted the headquarters of a Sierra Leone opposition party, the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP). Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray, outspoken leader of the party, reporter in that the fire was caused by a petrol bomb. He said the bomb was thrown into their offices in the early hours of Tuesday …

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Turkey sacks 900 public sector workers

Turkey has dismissed over 900 public sector officials in the latest wave of the purge that has followed last year’s failed coup, according to an emergency decree published in the official gazette Friday. Over 140,000 people have been sacked or suspended from their jobs since July 2016 over alleged links …

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