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2 hours ago
Kenyan police said Thursday they had learned from their "mistakes" as the nation commemorated the 10th anniversary of a bloody siege at an upmarket shopping centre in the capital Nairobi.
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Yemen's Huthi rebels held a major military parade in Sanaa on Thursday, marking nine years since they seized the capital and just days after peace talks with war foes Saudi Arabia.
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The Bank of England on Thursday held interest rates steady, snapping 14 straight hikes following a shock slowdown to UK inflation and one day after the US Federal Reserve also hit pause.
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Libya's flood disaster, which killed thousands in the city of Derna, also displaced more than 43,000 people, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday.
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King Charles III on Thursday follows in his mother Queen Elizabeth II's footsteps by addressing lawmakers in the French upper chamber of parliament on the second day of a visit that has seen him urge stronger ties between the countries.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky makes his second wartime visit to Washington on Thursday in a bid to win fresh aid to fight Russian invaders despite signs of war fatigue among US lawmakers.
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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday began his first official trip to China in almost two decades, state media reported, where he will ask a longtime ally for financial support to help rebuild his devastated country.
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A lawmaker in the Ogun State House of Assembly, Damilare Bello Mohammed, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a cult clash in Sagamu over the weekend. Five suspected cultists were also arrested alongside Mohammed in connection with the incident that started on Wednesday and continued till Sunday, leading to several deaths. Other five…
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The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday confirmed that it has exhumed the corpse of the late Afrobeats musician, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba popularly known as Mohbad. The Lagos Police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this in a post on X (formerly Twitter) with autopsy set to commence. "Exhumation completed. Autopsy to commence as soon as possible.…
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To cushion the biting hardship after the fuel subsidy removal by the government, a United Kingdom-based Nigerian and founder of The Kairos Initiative, Ije McDougall has donated food items to less privileged women in Kaffi Madaki, Ganjuwa Local government area of Bauchi State. The food items that were shared included beans, maize, spaghetti, noodles, sugar,…
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Several Ukrainian cities were targeted by Russian attacks overnight, leaving two dead in Kherson on Thursday, while falling debris from downed incoming missiles caused multiple injuries in the capital Kyiv.
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India suspended Thursday the issuing of visas in Canada, the service provider said, amid a diplomatic row sparked by Ottowa's accusation that New Delhi was involved in the killing of a Sikh separatist near Vancouver.
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The United States yesterday announced $225 million in investments to support emerging democracies in the face of a rise in autocracies around the world.
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Hyundai Motor Group has announced a $1.1 million contribution to aid Morocco and Libya in their recovery efforts following severe earthquakes and floods.
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In a bold response to the unprecedented challenges threatening civic space and democracy in West Africa, over 100 civil society leaders, activists, and development partners recently convened in Lagos State for the inaugural West Africa Civil Society Week (#WACSW23). The conference, organised by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in collaboration with the West…
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Venezuela's government has been intensifying efforts to reduce civic and democratic space, UN experts said Wednesday, voicing alarm at the situation in the run-up to elections next year. A team tasked with probing alleged violations in Venezuela said that while it had received fewer allegations of gross human rights violations than previously, it saw indications…
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Israeli forces killed a 19-year-old Palestinian in a pre-dawn raid in the West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as violence in the occupied territory showed no sign of any letup. Durgham al-Akhras was killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers raiding Aqabat Jaber refugee camp near the city of Jericho to carry…
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Russian modifications could bolster Iran's drone technology and boost its campaign to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the US air force commander in the Middle East said on Wednesday. Washington accuses Tehran of supplying Moscow with drones, which have become a major feature of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and are in regular use…
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King Charles III on Wednesday embarked on his first state visit to France as monarch, a three-day trip aimed at showing that the fundamentals of the cross-Channel alliance remains strong despite a litany of political tensions after Brexit. Charles and President Emmanuel Macron were driven down the Champs-Elysees in Paris for talks at the Elysee…
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The EU confirmed Wednesday its ambassador to Niger was summoned by the country's military-appointed prime minister but used the meeting to stress that Brussels does not recognise the regime's authority. "This meeting allowed us to note the European Union position: calling for the immediate and unconditional release of president (Mohamed) Bazoum and his family; a…
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US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to smooth over months of tensions as they met for the first time on Wednesday since the Israeli's reelection in December. The two leaders shook hands in front of US and Israeli flags at the start of the meeting, held on the sidelines of the…
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US Attorney General Merrick Garland denied Republican allegations Wednesday that he had protected Democratic President Joe Biden's son Hunter while the Justice department prosecutes former president Donald Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan accused the US justice chief of helping to stall a long-running investigation of Hunter Biden, which Republicans claim, without evidence, could…
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Canada's Sikh community is hoping Ottawa's shock accusations against India -- that New Delhi may have been involved in the assassination of one of their leaders on Canadian soil -- will be just the first dramatic step taken against alleged "Indian interference." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assertion on Monday that agents linked to New Delhi…
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Five Americans freed by Iran in a high-stakes prisoner swap landed back in the United States on Tuesday to a joyous reunion with family members. The five arrived aboard an executive jet at a military airfield in Fort Belvoir southwest of Washington. Relatives waved US flags and hugged the freed prisoners as they disembarked from…
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday he was willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking a diplomatic path as tensions soar over Pyongyang's weapons programs. Kishida reiterated the public offer at the UN General Assembly days after his government publicly announced his willingness for a summit. In a speech from the…

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As the world marks the International Day of Peace, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has called for tolerance to push the United Nations drive for tolerance and cease-fire. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi, said Nigeria stands to benefit as a nation when individuals imbibe the culture of peaceful coexistence.…
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An All Progressive Congress (APC), chieftain, Professor Yusuf Magaji, has extolled President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for considering Prof. Abiodun Sule for the coveted office of Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The politician in a statement, yesterday, described the maritime expert as fit for the responsibility. Magaji said while Sule is…