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Djibouti’s long-serving dictator Ismail Omar Guelleh elected himself

Photo: Credit Associated Press/Jason DeCrow. President Ismail Omar Guelleh was declared the winner in Friday’s presidential election in Djibouti. Ismail Omar Guelleh will lead Djibouti for a fifth term staying in power for more than two decades, becoming one of the longest-serving heads of state on the African continent. Djibouti, bordering Somalia in the south

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The Latest: Biden lauds Philip’s decades of public service

File – In this Wednesday June 24, 2015 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip travel by boat on the Spree river in Berlin, Germany. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died, it was announced on Friday, April 9, 2021. He was 99. Philip spent a

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99

File – In this Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Britain’s Prince Philip, in his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, talks to troops as he attends a Parade on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, in central London. The 96-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip made his final solo appearance

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Woman rejected for settled status despite living in UK for 17 years

Dahaba Ali, 27, moved to the UK from the Netherlands aged 10. Photograph: Handout By Diane Taylor EU citizens’ rights campaigner and BBC journalist has bid turned down over insufficient proof A campaigner for EU citizens’ rights in the UK has said she is in a state of shock after the Home Office rejected her

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Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed

President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, AAMER MADHANI and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed

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Al-Shabaab founder Hassan Dahir Aweys becomes a YouTuber

Photo: Credit Associated Press Terrorist Hassan Dahir Aweys, who is in the hands of the Somali government, has joined the Somali YouTuber community, and has shared a wide-ranging video on the Al-Shabaab attack on the Barire and Awdheegle districts in the Lower Shabelle region. Hassan Dahir Aweys, one of Al-Shabaab’s top leaders before he surrendered

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What is the difference of Farmajo and his uncle Siad Barre?

File Photo/Somali Times The dictatorship of Mohammed Siad Barre especially when it is kept alive with terror, can never be legitimized. However, the not-so-distant experiences of Somalia itself demonstrate in which infernal situations these nations can fall when the dictatorships oppressing them are removed by force. The same supporters of the democratic system, appear hesitant

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Is France honest in embracing Libya’s new government?

Head of Libya’s Presidential Council Mohammad Menfi and Vice President of the Libyan Presidential Council Moussa Al-Koni speak to media as they leave after their meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France on 23 March 2021. [Julien Mattia – Anadolu Agency] By Dr Mustafa Fetour On 29 March, the

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‘I know in advance that I will win’: Chad’s Deby eyes sixth presidential term

Photo: Credit Associated Press/Richard Drew/ Chad President Idriss Deby Chad’s President Idriss Deby, an ally of Western nations in the fight against Islamist militants, is poised to extend his three-decade rule in Sunday’s election despite mounting signs of popular discontent with his leadership. Opposition leaders have called on their supporters to boycott the polls and

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UAE general unsuitable for role of Interpol chief, says UK report

File photo of the entrance hall of Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon. Photograph: Laurent Cipriani/AP By Patrick Wintour Election of Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi would serve to validate UAE’s record on human rights, ex-prosecutor says An Emirati general linked to human rights abuses is unsuited to head Interpol and his possible appointment may be seen as a

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