Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ukraine comedian ‘leads’ in presidential election

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A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections, according to exit polls. They say...

Egypt Coptic monks sentenced to death for killing bishop

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Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed. Bishop Epiphanius,...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Child in Uganda dies of virus

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A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials have said. The death is the first in Uganda, amid a deadly outbreak in...

Uganda to Register Cattle and Issue Them Birth Certificates – Minister

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The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing birth certificates for the animals, so it can trace...

Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament

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Female MPs have walked out of Kenya's parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby. Zuleika...

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives home from Singapore

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The body of Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe after a private flight from Singapore, where he died last week aged 95. Mr Mugabe...

Zimbabweans march against EU and US sanctions

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Thousands of people are marching across Zimbabwe in government-organised protests against US and EU sanctions. The demonstrators say the sanctions have ruined the Zimbabwean economy. But...

Somalia al-Shabab: US forces took part in raid on militants

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US troops took part in a raid on the Islamist al-Shabab group alongside Somali troops, American officials say. Al-Shabab earlier said it had "fought off"...

R Kelly pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges in court

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R Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors at the...

Kenya police seize ‘$20m of fake cash’ from bank

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Police in Kenya say they have arrested six people after seizing fake currency worth more than $20m (£15m) from a branch of Barclays Bank...