Thursday, July 9, 2020

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, is Time ‘Person of the Year’

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Time Magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its "Person of the Year". The magazine cited her role in Europe's crises over migration and Greek...

At least eight dead in suspected rebel raid on Congo army camp

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At least eight people were killed in an attack on an army camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late on Thursday that local...

Facebook upgrades its iOS app with new 3D Touch features

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Facebook's iOS app is getting an update iPhone 6S users will appreciate: new 3D Touch actions. The social network is beginning to roll out support...

Rwanda frees 2,000 people including opposition figure

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Rwanda has pardoned more than 2,000 prisoners, including a top opposition figure. Victoire Ingabire, of the FDU-Inkingi party, has been serving a 15-year jail term...

Kenyan film school takes on Hollywood for an Oscar

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When the Oscar winners are announced this weekend, it won't only be Hollywood superstars who will be waiting anxiously. There will also be eight graduates...

Oscar Pistorius, convicted murderer, in court on bail plea

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South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court to apply for bail after judges changed his manslaughter conviction to murder last week. He is...

Russia not aiming to divide EU – Putin

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President Vladimir Putin has insisted Russia is not trying to split the European Union. His remarks come ahead of a visit to Austria, his first...

Somaliland hailed as it swears in new president

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The self-declared republic of Somaliland has sworn in its fifth president, Muse Bihi Abdi. There was excitement and optimism on social media as citizens relished...

ECOWAS, Nigeria working close to attain greater stability in West Africa

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ECOWAS and the Federal Republic of Nigeria have stressed the need to continue working together for the stability, peace and security of the West African...

Fire destroys Zambia’s biggest trading hub, City Market

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Zambia’s biggest market has been on fire since the early hours of Tuesday, local media and journalists are reporting. The City Market, located in the...