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European Parliament raps Somalia over press freedom, rights violations

Journalist Abdiaziz Guled, aka Afrika, who was killed in a targeted suicide bombing in Mogadishu. The European Parliament now describes Somalia’s media environment as restrictive and conducive for rogue elements to harass journalists By Daily Nation The European Parliament on Thursday raised the alarm over Somalia’s legal environment for the media, describing it as restrictive

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Ethiopia asks Irish diplomats to leave the country

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney/Credit to AFP By Daily Nation Ethiopia’s government is seemingly exacting revenge on Western countries that ordered its citizens out by demanding that some of their diplomats leave too. And it started with Ireland, where Ethiopia earlier this year closed its embassy, citing financial constraints. On Wednesday, Addis Ababa ordered four

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Bid to halt sharing of Moi’s wealth flops

Late President Daniel arap Moi. By Business Daily Africa A health company and the family of a former chief have failed in their bid to halt the distribution of multi-billion shilling properties owned by former President Daniel arap Moi to the beneficiaries. Maestro Connections Health Systems Ltd and the family of ex-chief Noah Chelugui had

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France beefs up sea rescue work, spars with UK over migrant deaths

A damaged inflatable dinghy and a sleeping bag abandonned by migrants are seen on the beach near Wimereux, France, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes By Reuters France said on Thursday it was mobilising reservists and beefing up sea rescue operations as London and Paris traded blame over the deaths of 27 migrants trying to reach

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Interpol elects United Arab Emirates official as president

Inspector general at the United Arab Emirates interior ministry Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi speaks on his cell phone during the first day of the Interpol annual assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Interpol is holding its General Assembly in Istanbul to discuss security threats and to hold a closely watched election for

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Sudanese prime minister says deal with military allows return to democracy

By Anadolu Agency Abdalla Hamdok said he ‘wasn’t hesitant to sign the political agreement’ which could stop bloodshed Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Wednesday that his political deal with the head of the ruling military council allows the restoration of the country’s democratic transition. The agreement announced Sunday between Hamdok and Gen. Abdel Fattah

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Qatar detains 2 Norway journalists amid World Cup coverage

NRK journalists Halvor Ekeland, right, and Lokman Ghorbani, left, are welcomed back by head of NRK sports Egil Sundvor upon their arrival from Qatar, at the airport in Gardermoen, Norway. Security forces in Qatar detained two journalists from Norwegian state television for over 30 hours and deleted footage they gathered at a migrant labor camp

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A new republic is born: Barbados celebrates ditching Britain’s queen

A statue of Royal Navy Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson stands with its plinth vandalised a day after the government of the Caribbean island of Barbados said it wished to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, in Bridgetown, Barbados September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Nigel R. Browne Reuters By Guy Faulconbridge Barbados,

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Blinken, in Kenya, seeks to cool regional crises

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, right, is greeted by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, left, as he arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Blinken begins a five day trip to Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) By Associated Press U.S. Secretary of

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Philippines group seeks to bar Marcos Jr. from election for tax evasion

A demonstrator holds a poster during a protest following the presidential bid announcement of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, at the Commission of Human Rights, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David/File Photo By Reuters A group opposing the candidacy of the son of late

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