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China sends a naval fleet to the Gulf of Aden for the counter-piracy mission

Type 054A frigate YULIN (Photo: China Military) By Dorian Archus PLA Navy continues its activities in the East Africa Region. The 37th fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Saturday left the port city of Sanya in south China’s Hainan Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort

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Australian professor and his son freed after being allegedly tortured in Qatar

Prof Lukman Thalib, right, receives the outstanding teaching award at the Qatar University annual convocation in 2018. Thalib and his son were held for five months in Qatar and allegedly tortured. Photograph: Talib Family By Christopher Knaus Exclusive: Prof Lukman Thalib and son Ismail freed after being held in secret for five months An Australian

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US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter Resigns

Outgoing US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter. By Francis Muli US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter has resigned, following the end of US President Donald Trump’s tenure on January 20, 2021. McCarter will be leaving office the same day Trump leaves office to give way to Joe Biden, who will be sworn in on January

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Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

President-elect Joe Biden departs the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By ELLIOT SPAGAT President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long

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Bobi Wine winner as dictator Yoweri Museveni is Declared President until he died.

Credit: Facebook Photo: Yoweri Museveni Ugandan President dictator Yoweri Museveni has been declared winner for a sixth term in office until he died, amidst allegations of election fraud by former singer Bobi Wine – his main opposition in the election. Bobi Wine, 38, who was just a child when Museveni came into power back in

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Uganda election: Bobi Wine’s party NUP wins all MP seats in Kampala except one

Credit: AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki. Bobi Wine received an overwhelming number of votes in Kampala as he secured 324,463 votes to incumbent Yoweri Museveni’s 105,385 – The NUP leader however, was still trailing Museveni in the national presidential election tally according to provisional results by the country’s Electoral Commission. Ugandan Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s party, the

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Mandera County Governor Ali Roba says more than 50% of Kenya’s roads are controlled by Al-Shabaab

Two years have passed since Al-Shabaab attacked the Dusit D2 hotel in central Nairobi, killing 22 people. The anniversary comes as the town of Mandera in Kenya, on the Somali border, has seen an increase in attacks by Al-Shabaab amid fears of taking control. Mandera Governor Ali Roba said on Friday that he could not

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U.S. urges immunity for Trump from rape accuser’s lawsuit

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday said President Donald Trump should not be forced to defend against a defamation lawsuit by the author E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of raping her a quarter-century ago, and that it should be substituted as the defendant. In a filing with the

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Trump deports 70 Somalis before stepping down

Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon/President Donald Trump Hundreds of Somalis have been deported to Somalia since President Donald Trump took office, and a number more were repatriated yesterday. A total of 70 Somalis were flown out of the US state of Minnesota yesterday, the largest repatriation by the United States this month. Mohamoud Muse Hassan, a

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Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says the military has entered home and taken control

Uganda’s leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda, Friday,Jan. 15, 2021, one day after Ugandans went to the polls. Uganda’s electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursday’s election with results in from 29% of polling stations. He has 63% of ballots while

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