Sunday, May 22, 2022

Civilian leader sworn in after Mali coup

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Mali's new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked...

Man sets girlfriend’s pulse racing by staging a fake arrest with armed police

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A man certainly made his other half's pulse race when he got down on one knee and proposed - but not necessarily in the...

Rihanna ‘not welcome in Senegal’ – Religious Groups

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Pop star Rihanna is due to appear at a high-level summit in Senegal tomorrow but a religious association have declared her persona non grata,...

Uganda minister shot in assassination attempt

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Gunmen have attacked and wounded Uganda's Transport Minister and former army commander, Gen Katumba Wamala, killing his daughter and driver. Witnesses say men on motorbikes...

Trump’s national security adviser quits

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Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has resigned over his contacts with Russia, the White House has announced. Mr Flynn is alleged to have...

Egypt balloon crash at Luxor resort kills tourist

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A hot air balloon carrying tourists has crashed near the Egyptian city of Luxor, with one person killed and 15 injured, officials say. About 20...

South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor for ‘resurrection stunt’

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A group of funeral directors in South Africa say they will sue a self-styled prophet who claims to have resurrected a dead man. A viral...

Man shot dead during filming in Australia

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An actor has died after being shot while filming a music video in the Australian city of Brisbane. The man, in his 20s, suffered a...

Rwanda leader condemns Burundi violence

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has condemned the upsurge in violence in neighbouring Burundi. "People are being killed every day, bodies are found on the streets......

US troops to help fight Boko Haram

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US President Barack Obama has announced that US armed forces have been deployed in Cameroon to help fight against the Islamist militants Boko Haram. The...