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Newly-elected president of Somalia was until recently a city employee in Buffalo, New York

KALAHAN DENG Adual US-Somali citizen who until recently worked for the department of transportation in Buffalo, New York was declared president of Somalia on Wednesday. Mohamed A Mohamed, known as Farmajo, was elected by parliament in what observers say were the most democratic proceedings Somalia had seen in decades, leading to celebrations in the streets from his supporters. Mr Farmajo is ...

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Donald Trump’s state visit to UK may be moved from London to Brexit heartland amid security concerns

KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump’s controversial state visit to Britain could move from London to the Midlands to allow the US President to address a mass rally and raise money for Armed Forces veterans. Ministers also say the trip could be delayed from June to July to coincide with Mr Trump’s visit to the G20 summit of developed nations in Hamburg. ...

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Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump is considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. Mr Trump told reporters on Air Force One that a “brand new order” could be issued as early as Monday or Tuesday. It comes after an appeals court in San ...

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Kremlin angry over Fox News ‘Putin’s a killer’ question

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Kremlin has demanded an apology from Fox News over “unacceptable and offensive” comments about Vladimir Putin made by presenter Bill O’Reilly. In an interview with President Donald Trump Mr O’Reilly described President Putin as “a killer”. Mr Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that an apology from the “respected television company” should be sent. Mr Trump ...

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Tony Blair, the World Bank, and Egypt Walk Into a Bar…

Jack Shenker is a very brave man. Having relocated to Cairo in 2008 to work there as a journalist, by January of 2011 he found himself well positioned to cover the popular uprisings that, for a time, were the focus of the world’s attention. Equipped with good sources among Egypt’s young revolutionaries and a sense of daring that seems to ...

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Donald Trump protests: Washington leads global rallies

KALAHAN DENG   It’s true to say that the world have never seen such mass protests against the United States New President . Hundreds of thousands have massed for a “Women’s March on Washington”, part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. The rally is one of more than 600 being held worldwide on the ...

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Egypt’s most famed mom dies at 82

Cairo: Veteran Egyptian actress Kareema Mukhtar, best known for playing the caring mother in dozens of television, cinema and stage productions, died on Thursday night, state television reported. She was 82. Mukhtar, who launched an acting career in the 1950s, died in a Cairo hospital after months of bad health, the broadcaster added. Her death came a few days before ...

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Kim Jong Un says North Korea close to testing ICBM

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that his country is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. “Research and development of the cutting-edge tech weapons are actively progressing and strengthening our defense capabilities, including last stage preparation of tests for intercontinental ballistic rocket launch have been continuously succeeding,” Kim said in a televised address on ...

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President Kiir says ready for positive working relations with new UN chief

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG South Sudan President Salva Kiir expressed readiness and optimism of forging new working relations with the new Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, saying his administration appreciate and wants to enhance better working relations with the new leadership “Sometimes situation creates misunderstanding, it creates confusion but with leadership, these challenges can be turned into ...

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Ghana: Nana Akufo-Addo is sworn in as president

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana’s new president after beating John Mahama in last month’s election. Heads of state from across Africa and thousands of guests and dignitaries watched him take the oath of office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. Mr Akufo-Addo, a 72-year-old former human rights lawyer, promised free high school ...

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