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Syria air strikes: US and allies attack chemical weapons sites

Syria- The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites. The strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week. Explosions hit the capital, Damascus, as well as two locations near the city of

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Tanzania cyber law introduces $900 fees for bloggers

Tanzania’s government has approved a law that will regulate content posted online, introducing fees for bloggers and online media in addition to policing morals and authenticity of social media users. The regulation known as the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2018, was initially published by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and came

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Uganda: Government Proposes Shs100 Daily Tax On Social Media Users

The government has proposed a daily taxation of Shs100 on all social media users.While addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre today, the State Minister for Planning, Mr David Bahati said the Shs100 will be charged daily on each SIM card that uses internet for social media. President Museveni recently revealed he was planning to introduce

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Turkey tells US, Russia to stop ‘fighting like bullies’

ANKARA-Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has urged the U.S. and Russia to stop “fighting like street bullies”. Speaking at the Gebze Technical University in northwestern Kocaeli province Wednesday, Yildirim said: “‘I have better missiles’ one says. The other says ‘my missiles are better’. They are fighting like street bullies.” The Turkish premier’s remarks came after U.S.

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Somalia has repaid UAE’s support with insult: Bahrain Foreign Minister

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, has weighed in on the diplomatic tension between United Arab Emirates  and Somalia, describing the latter as ungrateful and unfair to its Gulf ally.Khalifa used his official Twitter account to blast Somalia for ‘denying and insulting’ its ally ‘in the name of the nation’s enemies’, despite UAE’s

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Russia may Recognize Breakaway Hargeisa, North Somalia To Open Base

Russia hopes to open a 1500-man naval base in the breakaway Hargeisa, Somalia in the horn of Africa, a region where numerous countries have done so in recent years because of its strategic location. But in exchange, Africa sources say, the  leadership expects Russia to recognize its independence  Hargeisa,  from Somalia. If that happens, Moscow,

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe and Wife Grace ‘Refuse to Vacate State House

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe still has the keys to an official residence more than four months after he was forced to retire, a spokesperson has claimed. George Charamba, who was Mugabe’s spokesperson and is now the spokesperson for new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, told the privately-owned Standard newspaper on Sunday: “Someone is not telling the

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Three-nation Nile talks over Ethiopian dam collapse

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said on Friday that a fresh round of talks to respond to Egypt’s concerns over a mega dam being built by Ethiopia on the Nile has failed A 17-hour discussion between foreign ministers and intelligence officers failed to resolve differences over Ethiopia’s $4bn (£2bn) Grand Renaissance Dam being built along

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Uganda: Museveni Nominates New Commissioners his sister,

position of deputy chairperson of the Education Service Commission . The commission advises the President on matters of education and appointing all personnel in the education service. It also oversees both the teaching and non-teaching staff of post-primary and tertiary institutions, except national universities. Mr Museveni did not give any explanation for the nomination of

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China-Zimbabwe must open new chapter on relations: Xi to Mnangagwa

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday told President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe that they should work towards a new chapter in ties, during the African leader’s first state visit to China since he seized power last year. Mnangagwa, who was sworn in as president in November after a de facto military coup ended Robert Mugabe’s

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