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France agrees to withdraw troops from Burkina Faso

France has agreed to a request from Burkina Faso's military leaders to withdraw all its troops from the country. France said it would also recall its ambassador to the country for consultations, noting that there are currently 400 French Special Forces in the country, who have just one month to leave. Burkina Faso, which is currently battling an Islamist insurgency, says it wants to defend itself. France has kept close […]

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Court Begins Trial of Mauritania’s Former President

A court in Mauritania has begun hearing the corruption trial of a former president Mohamed Aziz. Aziz is accused of amassing a fortune of more than $70m during his time in office. His lawyers said he rejected the accusations against him and that his arrest at home on the eve of the trial amounted to kidnapping. The former leader stepped down in 2019, and has accused his successor Mohamed Ghazouani […]

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Peru Lawmakers Submit Motion to Impeach President

Peruvian lawmakers have submitted a motion that looks to impeach President Dina Boluarte. A document filed by the lawmakers’ citied permanent moral incapacity. The motion, signed by more than 20 leftist congressmen who support Former President Pedro Castillo, must be approved by 52 votes before it can be debated in Congress. The move comes in the midst of violent protests following the impeachment and arrest of Castillo.

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Cholera Deaths in Malawi Rises

Malawi’s worst cholera outbreak has left more than 1,000 people dead even as cases have reached 30,621. According to the Country’s Health Minister, Khumbize Chiponda, revealed that most of the deaths occurred in the two main cities, where children have recently gone back to class after schools delayed opening. Chiponda urged people to use proper decontamination procedures with chlorine and plastic body bags. According to the World Health Organization, the death […]

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New Zealand Swears in New Prime Minister

Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand’s new prime minister following the resignation of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins formally took office in front of New Zealand’s governor-general, the representative of the United Kingdom’s King Charles who is the country’s head of state. He was elected to head the party on Sunday after Arden announced she would step down. Carmel Sepuloni was also sworn in as deputy prime minister, the first person of […]

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Cameroon Denies Seeking External Help Over Anglophone Separatists

Cameroon’s government says it has not asked any country to mediate its conflict with Anglophone separatists. According to the Cameroonian government, it has not entrusted any foreign country or external entity with any role of mediator to settle the crisis. This is apparently denying a statement from Canada that it had been assigned to work on a peace process. Canada’s foreign ministry said it had accepted a mandate to facilitate […]

today01/24/2023 4

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Kuwait government resigns over political standoff

Kuwaiti government has resigned following the latest political standoff in the country. Prime Minister Ahmad al-Sabah submitted the resignation of his cabinet to the country’s crown prince on Monday. Crown Prince, Meshal al-Sabah, named Ahmad as premier and called early legislative polls after dissolving the previous parliament to end feuding that impeded fiscal reforms. Tensions recently resurfaced between the country’s elected parliament and the government, as lawmakers pressed for a debt relief bill, under […]

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China reports highest jump of Covid 19 hospitalization

China reported a large jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the week through to January 15. This is according to a report released by the World Health Organization. According to the report, the number of people hospitalised with the disease in China rose by 70 % to 63,307 versus the previous week. This is the highest weekly figure China has reported since COVID-19 first emerged more than three years ago.

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Senegal’s Opposition Leader to Face Sexual Assault Charges

Senegalese opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko will face trial on charges of rape and making death threats to a beauty salon employee in 2021. According to an investigative, the matter has been referred to Senegal’s criminal chamber for trial. Sonko’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the politician has previously denied all the charges. He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who worked in a […]

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