Hundreds wounded in weekend of east Jerusalem violence

Palestinians assist a wounded protester run amid clashes with Israeli security forces outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 8, 2021. Emmanuel Dunand/ AFP Tensions ran high Sunday in annexed east Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were wounded in a weekend of clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces, sparking global concern […]

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Buhari, US Secretary of State Blinken to meet Tuesday

Buhari, Blinken United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will meet with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, during his first virtual trip to Africa since US President Joe Biden came into office. Blinken’s spokesman, Ned Price, in a statement on Monday, said his principal will also virtually visit Kenya after meeting with the Nigerian […]

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Biden expels 10 Russian diplomats over alleged election meddling, hacking

Russia says retaliation ‘inevitable’ United States President, Joe Biden, on Thursday expelled 10 Russian diplomats as part of stiffer new sanctions being proposed by the new administration against Moscow. He said that the development was in response to Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s US presidential election and hacking of its federal government agencies. Russian […]

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Mali post-coup govt sets elections for February 2022

A man holds a national flag as he celebrates with others in the streets in the capital Bamako after a mutiny in Mali. – Photo: Associated Press Presidential and legislative elections in Mali will take place next February, the country’s post-coup government announced Thursday, saying it was honouring the timetable it promised to the international […]

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Niger president to be sworn in after ‘attempted coup’

Niger’s newly-elected president Mohamed Bazoum is set to be sworn into office on Friday, a democratic watershed overshadowed by jihadist violence and alleged coup bid two days ago. The inauguration will mark the first-ever transition between elected presidents in Niger’s six decades of independence from France — a historic moment that has been widely praised. […]

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