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Pelosi says public opinion shifting in support of impeachment inquiry

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that public opinion is now on the side of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump following the release of new information about his conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pelosi this week announced her support for an investigation after the surfacing of a whistleblower complaint that said Trump appeared to solicit …

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2 Nigerians allegedly die on plane after drugs they swallowed burst in their stomachs

The hopes of two Nigerian men to successfully smuggle hard drugs hidden in their stomachs ended tragically as they lost their lives while aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight from Brazil to Ethiopia. The two men, Chigozie Pascal Aniagbado and Chijioke Chidioka Ogbuefi, are believed to have swallowed the drugs at the airport in an attempt to avoid being caught, but …

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Egypt, Ethiopia disagree as talks over Nile dam project resume

Talks between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s dam project on the River Nile, have hit yet another deadlock, even as ministers from the two countries met with Sudan on Monday. The meeting, which was the first in over a year, produced no agreements or disagreements, according to the spokesperson at Ethiopia’s foreign ministry, Nebiat Getachew. In a note circulated …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be buried in new national shrine

The burial of Zimbabwe’s founding president, President Robert Mugabe, will be delayed for a month until a special site can be built at the National Heroes’ Acre monument, a family spokesman said Friday. The announcement is the latest turn in a dramatic tussle between his family and the country’s current leader, a once-trusted deputy who helped oust Mugabe from power. …

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African leaders to pay tribute at Mugabe state funeral

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral on Saturday with a dozen African leaders expected to pay tribute to a man lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero. Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore aged 95, left Zimbabwe torn over the legacy of his 37-year rule marked by brutal repression and economic crisis. He died almost …

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At least five dead in Texas random shootings

A mass shooting in the US state of Texas has left at least five people dead and many more injured, police say. At least one gunman shot randomly at people while driving round the western cities of Odessa and Midland on Saturday afternoon. Police say a suspect – a white male – has been shot and killed, but reports of …

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Uganda Airlines relaunches nearly 20 years after it vanished

After a delay to flights that lasted nearly 20 years, Uganda Airlines has once again taken to the skies above Africa, restoring its status as the country’s national carrier. Commercial services resumed on Tuesday with a flight from Entebbe to Nairobi in neighboring Kenya that the airline hoped will usher in a profitable new era for the formerly debt-ridden brand. …

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Sudan’s ex-spy chief banned from the US

The former head of the Sudanese intelligence service, Salah Gosh, has been banned from entering the United States because of his alleged involvement in human rights violations. In a statement, the US State Department said it had credible evidence that Mr Gosh was involved in torture when he was in charge of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Members …

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Ugandan musician dies after abduction and torture

A musician who was close to Ugandan pop star and opposition MP Bobi Wine has died of his injuries after being abducted and tortured. Allinda Michael, known by his stage name Ziggy Wine, was managed by Bobi Wine’s Firebase Crew music label. He was kidnapped on 21 July on his way to recording studios in the capital, Kampala. He was …

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Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree constitutional declaration

Sudan’s ruling military council and main opposition coalition have agreed on a constitutional declaration which will pave the way for a new period of transitional government. African Union mediator Mohamed Hassan Lebatt made the announcement early on Saturday, without giving any details. Sudan has been in turmoil since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April. Protracted talks over the …

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