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UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Central African Republic

UN Integrated Multifaceted Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday continued to patrol the streets of Bria in the Central African Republic (CAR) following clashes between elements of the Front populaire pour la renaissance de la Centrafrique (FPRC) and the Union pour la paix en Centrafrique (UPC) …

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Donald Trump is a mixed blessing for Chinese leaders

Trump’s threats to tear up trade deals and hike tariffs on Chinese goods look ominous. If carried out, they could chill thriving commercial ties at a time when Beijing is struggling to shore up economic growth. At the same time, Trump’s suggestion he might reduce Washington’s global strategic presence to …

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Ugandan Trump supporters arrested outside US embassy

Two supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump have been arrested while campaigning for the Republican Party leader outside the US embassy in Kampala. Ugandan news sites reported on Tuesday that the group, from the Uganda Young Democrats, had tried to storm the embassy in the Nsambya suburb of Kampala …

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Kenya Airways troubles lead to flight cancellations

Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways cancelled several flights and delayed several others on Sunday after outsourced workers downed tools. The national carrier said in a statement staff had stayed away from work since Friday due to issues with their employer. “Some of our outsourced staff, including cabin crew, have stayed …

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Kenya death penalty public debate enters final leg

The second and final leg of the Kenyan national public debate on capital punishment began. The debate is to solicit views from Kenyans on the administration of capital punishment and management of capital offences or what is popularly known as the death penalty. The public discussion being spearheaded by the …

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This Insane DNC Is the Convention the Internet Made

Marcia Fudge never stood a chance. Though party officials had just named her chair of the Democratic National Convention the day before, the Ohio congress member looked more like an exasperated public school principal, patience already worn thin mere hours into the first day of school. As Fudge addressed the …

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