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South Sudanese rebel leader sworn in as Vice President

Riek Machar, South Sudanese rebel leader, has been sworn in as the country's Vice President,…

President Salva Kiir

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U.S. accuses South Sudan of frustrating peace deal

​T​he U.S. State Department on Tuesday in Washington accused the South Sudan's government of refusing…

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Israel admits imprisoning 438 Palestinian minors

The Israel Prison Service on Sunday in Tel Aviv lamented that the number of Palestinian…

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Ecuador earthquake toll rises to 650

Ecuadoran President, Rafael Correa, said on Sunday in Quinto that the earthquake death toll in Ecuador has risen to 650 people, with more than 12,500 injured and 130 still unaccounted for. He said some 26,000 people remained in emergency shelters a week after the 7.8 magnitude tremblor. Mr. Correa 29…

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

#PanamaPapers: Pakistan Prime minister promises to resign if indicted

Pakistan's embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday announced he would resign if found guilty of having committed any wrongdoing, following a probe into the Panama Papers leak. Mr. Sharif addressed the nation for the second time this month after the opposition increased the pressure on him to come clean…

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Earth Day: 171 world leaders sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Exactly 171 world leaders on Friday in New York signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 171 out of the 193 UN Member States began the signing ceremony. First to sign the agreement was President Francoise Hollande of France. He was followed…

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Chadian President Deby wins 5th term

Chadian Electoral Commission said President, Idriss Deby, has won an overwhelming victory in the April 10 election, extending his 26-year rule. The announcement was made late Thursday in N'Djamena. Deby, who took power in a 1990 military coup and has been re-elected every five years since 1996, took nearly 62…

Barack Obama

Obama urges Britain to stay in EU

Visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday voiced his support for Britain to remain in the European Union (EU), in a message certain to be attacked by Brexit campaigners. Obama said that he was speaking with the candour of a friend in a message published in one of the leading…

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Suicide bomber kills 9 at Baghdad mosque after Friday prayers

A suicide bomber killed at least nine people when he detonated an explosive vest after Friday prayers at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in south western Baghdad. Iraqi police and hospital sources said the second suicide attacker at the mosque in al-Radwaniya district was shot and killed by security forces before…

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

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German law on insulting leaders to be scrapped immediately

A German law that prohibits insulting foreign heads of state is to be scrapped far sooner than initially planned, according to German media report on Thursday. Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, is already working on a draft law to immediately reform the law, the German daily Rheinische Post reported online, citing…

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Malaysia, Australia, China to meet over MH370 search

Officials from Malaysia, Australia and China are meeting in June to discuss how to proceed with the search for disappeared flight MH370. The Malaysian government said on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur that the three recovered plane parts – two in Mozambique and one on the French island of Reunion –…

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Turkey freezes assets of ex-Yemeni president, Ali Saleh

Turkey said keeping in line with a UN Security Council decision, it has frozen the assets of Yemen's former president, Ali Saleh. The UN Security Council had in November 2014 imposed sanctions ​on Saleh and rebel leaders, accusing them of destabilising the country. The government said in its official gazette…

Barack Obama

White House warns Saudi Arabia against sales of U.S. assets amid rift over 9/11

The White House on Tuesday warned Saudi Arabia not to sell U.S. assets and destabilise the international financial system, as the two allies are increasingly locked in a row over the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told journalists while commenting on the reports in Washington. He…

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Suicide attack kills 28, injured 300 in Kabul

No fewer than 28 people were killed and more than 300 wounded after a suicide bomber blew up a bus packed with explosives close to a government building in Kabul, the Afghanistan capital. The police said that more suicide bombers attacked the heavily-guarded compound after the first blast. Witnesses fear…

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Xenophobic riots erupt in Zambia over ritual killings

Residents of the Zambian capital Lusaka on Monday looted shops belonging to foreigners, accusing them of involvement in ritual killings, police said. The xenophobic attacks reportedly started at a house and a shop belonging to an entrepreneur from Rwanda in the low-income Zingalume neighbourhood. They then spread to nearby Chunga…

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Kofi Annan to African leaders: Leave when your time is up

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time is up and to avoid excluding opposing voices if elections are to cease contributing to conflicts on the continent. The renowned international diplomat said that while unconstitutional changes to government on the continent had reduced,…

Malta Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat

Malta parliament debates no-confidence vote over #PanamaPapers

Malta's parliament on Monday debated a motion of no-confidence in the government over Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's failure to sack a minister and his chief of staff, who were implicated in the #PanamaPapers' leak. Opposition deputy leader, Beppe Adami, told parliament in the opening speech in Valletta that the government's…

President Denis Sassou Nguesso

Airstrikes by Congolese troops in residential areas kills 30 people – Amnesty International

At least 30 people were killed after Congolese troops fighting in an armed gang dropped bombs on residential areas, rights group, Amnesty International (AI), has said. Other properties, including a church and a school, were also destroyed by the bombs. Troops in helicopter had dropped over 30 bombs on residential…

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Amnesty International tackles Gambia over death in detention of key political activist  

Authorities in Gambia must immediately investigate the death in detention of a well-known political activist and release all other peaceful protestors who have been detained, Amnesty International said Saturday. According to information received by Amnesty International, Solo Sandeng, the National Organizing Secretary of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), died…

Iran President, Hassan Rowhani

Muslim nations accuse Iran of supporting terrorism

Leaders from more than 50 Muslim nations accused Iran on Friday of supporting terrorism and interfering in the internal affairs of regional states including Syria and Yemen. The leaders, including Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, have been attending a summit in Istanbul this week of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation…

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

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Merkel approves criminal probe into comedian who insulted Erdogan

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said on Friday that her government has given the go ahead for a formal criminal investigation against a comedian who insulted Turkish President Recep Erdogan. "In a state of law, it is not for the government, but for prosecutors and the courts to determine the…

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Nigeria distances self from “gay partner” allegation against Swiss ambassador

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has distanced itself from a report suggesting authorities of the West African country are investigating the Swiss Ambassdor to Nigeria for allegedly sneaking his gay partner into the country.  Eric Mayooraz, the Swiss envoy, was alleged to have brought his same-sex spouse from Switzerland,…

Ban- Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

UN under fire for allegedly concealing another 41 allegations of sex abuse against peacekeepers

AIDS-Free World on Wednesday said it has received leaked information that 41 additional cases of sexual violence by peacekeepers have been documented by MINUSCA, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), following interviews with victims in Dekoa, a remote town in the country’s Kemo prefecture. In…

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#PanamaPapers: ​Headquarters of Mossack Fonseca raided by Panamanian police

Panamanian authorities have raided the headquarters of the Mossack Fonseca, the law firm from where massive data showing the offshore companies of some of the world's wealthiest and powerful people used, were leaked. The organised crime unit of the Panamanian police said it carried out the raid "without incident and…

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Panama president says tax evasion a global phenomenon

The President of Panama, Juan Varela, has criticised the singling out of his country for the various tax dodging schemes revealed in the massive data breach known as #PanamaPapers. “Panama does not deserve to be singled out on an issue that plagues many countries,” Mr. Varela said, adding that the…