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Sudan worshippers turn on imam amid unrest
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"Lead us from this mosque!" one man tells the imam as protests against President Bashir grow. An influential Sudanese imam had to be removed from a mosque in the capital, Khartoum, after worshippers confronted him for not leading protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir. In a video shared [...]
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Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidential vote: Electoral board
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Official results dismissed as 'electoral coup' by rival Martin Fayulu, who led in polling ahead of long-delayed vote. Felix Tshisekedi has vowed to be the president "of all Congolese" after the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) electoral commission declared him the winner of the country's long-de [...]
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Sudan unrest: Protesters killed in Omdurman amid rival rallies
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Three protesters died after police broke up an anti-government demonstration using tear gas. Three protesters have been killed during an anti-government demonstration in Sudan even as thousands chanted support for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in the capital, Khartoum. Sudan's official S [...]
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France, Belgium cast doubt on DR Congo election result
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France's foreign minister says surprise victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi 'not consistent' with results. France and Belgium are challenging the outcome of DR Congo's presidential election, with France's foreign minister saying the declared victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was [...]
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Houthi drone attack hits military base in Yemen: Reports
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Attack on southern al-Anad military base reportedly injures dozens of military personnel, including army chief of staff. A Houthi drone attack has hit a Yemeni government military parade in Lahij Province, killing several, according to Houthi media and Sky News Arabia. The attack on the airbase in s [...]
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Manchester City 9-0 Burton Albion: Gabriel Jesus scores four in Carabao Cup semi-final
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Irresistible Manchester City score nine goals as they thrash League One Burton Albion in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Irresistible Manchester City scored nine goals as they thrashed Burton Albion with an incredible display of attacking football in the first leg of their Carabao Cup [...]
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Smiles as ex-enemies cross frontline to shop
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The reopening of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea has transformed the towns near the frontier. The reopening of the border between former enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea has dramatically changed the towns near the frontier, writes the BBC's Emmanuel Igunza. The sun had just risen but the market [...]
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‘Bye-bye’ – Trump exits shutdown talks
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The US president walks out of a meeting aimed at ending a nearly three-week government shutdown. President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders as negotiations broke down on the 19th day of a US government shutdown. The Republican president ended talks after Nancy Pelosi [...]
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DR Congo election results ‘not negotiable’
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An opposition candidate warns officials not to “disguise the truth” as pressure mounts over delayed results. Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has warned election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo not to "disguise the truth" as tensions mount over the delayed result. Mr [...]
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Leigh Halfpenny to see specialist for ongoing concussion issues
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Wales star Leigh Halfpenny is to see a specialist about the concussion that has sidelined him for almost two months. The Scarlets full-back has not played since Wales' Principality Stadium clash against Australia on November 10. Halfpenny went off near the end of that game after being on the receivi [...]
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Falling apart? UN peace deal for Yemen ‘too vague’, Oxfam says
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Lack of specific orders results in continued fighting around Red Sea port city of Hodeidah as 21-day deadline expires. United Nations - The UN's peace deal for Hodeidah, in war-ravaged Yemen, is unravelling because the text lacked specifics on how rebel forces should vacate the Red Sea port city, th [...]
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Criticism after claims ancient Hindus invented stem cell research
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Organisers distance themselves from speakers who claimed Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were wrong. The organisers of a major Indian science conference have distanced themselves from speakers who made some unusual claims during the five-day event held in the northern city of Jalandhar. The speaker [...]
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‘Tense period’: Pressure mounts as DR Congo awaits vote results
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Ruling coalition, election commission denounce Catholic Church's claim it knows who won Sunday's presidential poll. The Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling coalition has accused the country's Catholic Church of behaving in an "irresponsible and anarchic" way after it said it knew the winner of las [...]
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Why Africa loves China
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Contrary to what the West believes, Africans do not see themselves as victims of Chinese economic exploitation. At the September 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, African Union Chairperson and Rwandan President Paul Kagame lauded the Chinese aid and investment strategy in Af [...]
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Sudan fresh protests planned as Bashir sacks health minister
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President Omar al-Bashir removes Mohamed Abuzaid Mustafa from cabinet over rising drug prices. A Sudanese group organising anti-government protests has called for a march on the presidential palace as President Omar al-Bashir sacked the health minister Saturday over the rising cost of medicine. Dead [...]
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