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FG questions Italy over burial of 26 dead migrants

The federal government of Nigeria has questioned Italy over the burial of the 26 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean sea. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs, said ...

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Kenyan Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta’s election

The Kenyan Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. David Maraga, the country’s chief justice, said the court dismissed two legal challenges to the vote in a unanimous decision by six judges. The petitioners had argued, amongst other ...

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FRESH: Mugabe’s resignation letter “ready” as he agrees to step down

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and a resignation letter has been prepared to that effect, CNN reported on Monday. Citing a source, CNN  said the army generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands, including full ...

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain’s first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary. The decades-spanning marriage of the Queen — the nation’s longest serving sovereign — has outlasted those ...

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ZANU-PF sacks Mugabe as leader, announces replacement

ZANU-PF, Zimbabwe’s ruling party, has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader and replaced him with Emmerson Mnangagwa, his sacked vice-president. Mugabe’s sack of Mnangagwa, allegedly triggered the military seizure of power last Wednesday. According to Reuters, the leaders of the ...

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Mugabe to meet army chiefs today

Embattled Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is set to meet army chiefs on Sunday. This will be the second of such meeting in the space of one week. Also, the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) ...

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Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

Local Media in Zimbabwe spotted President Robert Mugabeat the graduation ceremony of Zimbabwe Open University in Harare on Friday morning. The appearance was the long-ruling leader’s first since the army seized control of the country on Tuesday. The 93-year-old appeared ...

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Photo Story: Mugabe meets military chiefs, negotiators

Robert Mugabe, the embattled leader of Zimbabwe, today met with military chiefs and international negotiators. According to the Zimbabwe Herald, the meeting was attended by Commander General Constantino Chiwenga of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Father Fidelis Mukonori, South African Defence ...

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Source: Mugabe resisting pressure to quit

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday. The source said Mugabe is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military ...

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5.4-magnitude quake hits South Korea

Earthquake off Mexico

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southeast of South Korea on Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record, in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors. The quake, which was felt across much of the country including in the ...

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