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UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ about crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

– Advertisement – UN Secretary General António Guterres is “deeply concerned” about the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and supports efforts by the African Union to de-escalate the situation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Mr Guterres has also called for the protection of civilians ahead of a threat by the Ethiopian army to start an assault on the region’s capital, Mekelle. “We’re following reports of the possible military action around Mekelle with great alarm. The Secretary General is very concerned about the impact that will have on civilian population, on…

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Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

– Advertisement – The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. Trump still refused to concede and vowed to continue to fight in court after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave the green light Monday for Biden to coordinate with…

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15 African countries hit with Trump’s new immigration rule

– Advertisement – 15 African countries have been hit with latest travel restrictions imposed by outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump. The new rule for foreign travellers means citizens of the 15 African countries will have to post bonds of up to $15,000 to visit the US. According to a new temporary travel rule which comes into effect on December 24 the six-month pilot program targets visitor and business visas. The policy is meant to act as a deterrence to those who overstay their visas, the US state…

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US imposes sanctions on al-Shabab over military base attack

– Advertisement – The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior leaders of Islamist militant group al-Shabab responsible for an attack on a military base in Kenya. In January one US military service member and two contractors were killed when the militants attacked Camp Simba on Manda Island. The attack was the first attack launched by al-Shabab on US forces in Kenya. In a statement the US State Department said it had designated Abdullahi Osman Mohamed and Maalim Ayman as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. “The Department of State has designated Abdullahi Osman Mohamed…

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Trump says Biden won election but he still refuses to concede

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that Joe Biden won the presidential election, but the President refused to concede and blamed his loss on a string of conspiracy theories. Most news networks declared Biden the victor more than a week ago. Since the call was made, Biden has given a victory speech and gotten his transition team up and running. But Trump, who had questioned the validity of the election before votes had even been cast, is continuing to dig in his heels on unsupported legal challenges lodged…

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Biden says ‘time to heal’ after defeating Trump

– Advertisement – Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself to the nation as a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify” a country gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. “I sought this office to restore the soul of America,” Biden said in a prime-time victory speech not far from his Delaware home, “and to make America respected around the world again and to unite us here…

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America’s first black woman VP-elect says she ‘won’t be the last’

– Advertisement – Kamala Harris on Saturday shattered barriers to become the first woman vice president and, in a symbolism-heavy victory speech, told girls she would not be the last. Introducing President-elect Joe Biden in an optimism-fueled outdoor rally, Harris — also the first Black woman and Indian-American as vice president — sported a white suit in recognition of the suffragist movement that fought to give US women the vote a century ago. “While I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last,” she said…

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Donald Trump ‘will not concede defeat’, says his lawyer

– Advertisement – The lawyer to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has said that he will not concede defeat in the US election. Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday. CBS News reported that the president’s attorney disclosed at a press conference Donald Trump won’t concede defeat. I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020 “He’s not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question,” Giuliani said in Philadelphia on…

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The count goes on — with Biden on the cusp of presidency

– Advertisement – Democrat Joe Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. High turnout, a massive number of mail-in ballots and slim margins between the two candidates all contributed to the delay in naming a winner. But Biden held leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, putting him in an ever-stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the…

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Trump in need of ‘Angels from Africa’ to help him win election

– Advertisement – US President Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser Paula White-Cain has said that “angels have been released” from Africa and South America to help him win this month’s presidential election. President trump is currently trailing in required electoral votes to win re-election as his rival Joe Biden gets closer to victory. During a prayer service, White-Cain said “I hear a sound of victory. The Lord says it is done. For I hear, victory, victory, victory in the quarters of heaven.” The pastor also said that “angels have been despatched”…

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