Ernest Bai Koroma questioned by police over attempted coup

Koroma, Photo: Heritage Times Former Sierra Leone president reported to police in Freetown on Friday to be questioned over what the government has called an attempted coup at the end of November, an AFP journalist said. Koroma, who led the West African nation for 11 years until 2018, arrived at around 10:00 am local time […]

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Nigeria calls for Niger junta to free ousted president

Nigeria is calling for the release of ousted Niger president Mohamed Bazoum and for the military junta to allow him to leave for a third country, its foreign minister said. Nigeria is the current chairman of the regional group Economic Community of West African States or ECOWAS which has imposed sanctions on Niger following the […]

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Aid entering Gaza amid pause ‘not even enough for triage’: UN

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid wait to cross from the southern Gaza Strip into the northern Gaza Strip along Salah Al Din road in the central Gaza Strip, November 25, 2023. Mohammed Saber, EPA-EFE. The United Nations welcomed on Tuesday the increase in aid deliveries into Gaza afforded by a temporary truce but warned it was not […]

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Floods in Ethiopia kill over 20, displace thousands

More than 20 people have died and over 12,000 others have been forced out of their homes in Ethiopia’s Somali region due to flash flooding triggered by torrential rains, the regional government said Saturday. Bridges and roads have been destroyed by the downpour, making it difficult to reach affected households, the Somali Regional State Communication […]

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Armed commandos take Guinean ex-dictator from prison

Guinea’s military junta chief, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara speaks in Conakry on September 30, 2009. – Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara was taken out of prison on Saturday morning by a heavily armed commando in an operation that led to heavy exchanges of fire in central Conakry (Photo by Seyllou Diallo / AFP) Former […]

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Israel-Hamas war affecting regional economies – IMF

The Managing Director of IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, disclosed on Wednesday, to a Saudi investor forum that the ongoing Israel-Hamas war is adversely affecting the Middle East regionally economies. “You look at the neighbouring countries -Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan – where the channels of impact are already visible,” Georgieva said at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in […]

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Macron says releasing hostages Gaza ‘first objective’

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses French ambassadors during the conference of ambassadors at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on August 28, 2023. (Photo by Teresa SUAREZ / POOL / AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron said on a solidarity visit to Israel Tuesday that saving hostages held by Hamas in Gaza must be the “first objective” […]

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Several missing after two cargo ships collide in North Sea

Handout picture dated 2021 and released on October 24, 2023 by the “Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS, German Maritime Search and Rescue Service) shows sea rescue cruiser ship Bernhard Gruben of the DGzRS station in Hooksiel, northern Germany, that is used among others after a collision between two cargo ships in the North Sea, […]

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