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Ethiopian PM loses father – State media

State media in Ethiopia have reported the death of Ahmed Ali, father of the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on Monday. The Fana Broadcasting Corporate, FBC, report quoted a local government office as confirming the death. Ahmed Ali is expected to be buried tomorrow in line with Islamic norms. PM Abiy is a Christian despite growing up in an Islamic setting. His father was Muslim whiles his mother was a Christian, the Reporter portal said in a March 2018 article chronicling his rise to power. The report describes his…

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Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday. It said Mursi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards. Mursi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against this rule. He had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race. In March 2018, a panel of British politicians and lawyers warned that Morsi’s prison conditions were poor and could lead to his early death. Morsi had…

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Kenya case not Ebola-related, WHO chief visits DRC, Uganda

June 17: Kenya Ebola scare, WHO chief visits DRC, Uganda Kenyan doctors are testing a hospital patient in western Kenya who has Ebola-like symptoms, as eastern Congo is struggling to control the outbreak that has killed 1,400 and which has spread to neighboring Uganda where two deaths have been caused by the deadly hemorrhagic fever. If the Kenyan patient is confirmed as having Ebola, it would be the East African country’s first ever case of the virus and represent a worrying spread of the disease from eastern Congo. Kenya has…

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2019 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria, South Africa in action (Match Day)

The 2019 Women’s World Cup kicked off last Friday with 24 teams in the race to be crowned “queens” of the game over the month-long tournament in France. There are 24 teams classed into six groups. Africa’s representatives are Nigeria’s Super Falcons, Banyana Banyana of South Africa and the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. The groups with African representatives are as follows:GROUP A: France (hosts), Korea Republic, Norway, NigeriaGROUP B: Germany, China, Spain, South AfricaGROUP E: Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands In this rolling coverage, Africanews keeps up to date with…

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Chad opposition leader arrested in France on crime against humanity charges

DAKAR (Reuters) – France has arrested a Chadian rebel leader along with two other people for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Monday. General Mahamat Nouri, who served as a minister under former President Hissene Habre and current President Idriss Deby, joined the armed opposition against Deby in 2006. Nouri founded the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD) rebel coalition. He sought exile in France in 2010 after he was expelled from Sudan, where he had fled following a failed coup against Deby in…

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News24.com | ANC urged to build an honest, competent state

The South African state needs to shift from being a “deliverer of services” to being an “enabler of development by the people and communities”. The country should also move to build a “professional, competent, committed, passionate and honest civil service” in the departments and state-owned enterprises. This was the message delivered to the ANC’s recent National Executive Committee lekgotla by experts on the developmental state. In hard-hitting presentations to the gathering, veteran public official Bernie Fanaroff and economic and urban development guru Andrew Boraine painted a picture of a stodgy…

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Triple suicide attack by Boko Haram kills at least 30 in Nigeria

At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a triple suicide attack attributed to Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, emergency services said on Monday. Three suicide bombers set off their explosive charges on Sunday evening in front of a football broadcasting centre where dozens of people were watching a match in the city of Konduga, 38km from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.  Please follow and like us:

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Deadly weekend as bombs in Kenya, Somalia, Cameroon kill police officers

Bombs in Cameroon, Kenya and Somalia over the weekend killed at least 12 police officers, and injured dozens as authorities struggle to contain the Anglophone security crisis and the Al Shabaab insurgency respectively. While authorities blamed the bombing in Cameroon on separatists from the English-speaking regions, the terrorist group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bombs in Kenya and Somalia. Cameroon’s separatists accused of detonating bomb Cameroon’s government said on Sunday that separatists in its restive English-speaking region had detonated an improvised explosive device that killed four police and wounded…

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Wheels24.co.za | #YouthDay2019 – here are some of the best starter pack cars

You are young and keen to get mobile. Owning a car is a major step towards independence and opens open a realm of possibilities. But which vehicle should you choose? Do you need a funky hatchback to suit your outgoing lifestyle or something larger, more practical on the road? READ: The cars your petrolhead dad always wanted We list some of the best wheels to start your journey.  Best hatch – Ford Figo Blu That first hatchback you own, should have some touch your individuality, shouldn’t it? Would be nice…

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