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Who is Guinea, Alpha Condé powerful miner president?

Alpha Conde an all powerful miner president Upon his election in 2010, Conde claimed he would strengthen Guinea as a democracy and fight corruption in his country, but he and his son have since been implicated in a number of corruption scandals mostly related to the mining industry,and suspected of election rigging. Condé who had

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Uganda: Child marriages worry Dokolo leaders

Sensitisation. Some of the teenage mothers attend a sensitisation meeting against early marriages in Kapchorwa District, another district with rampant cases of child pregnancies. DOKOLO. Authorities in Dokolo District are battling early child marriages and pregnancies, which they say have significantly contributed to the high school dropout rate. About 55 per cent of girls dropped

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Oil supertanker bound for Syria detained in Gibraltar

FILE PHOTO: The Rock of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, is seen from El Saladillo beach in Estepona, southern Spain January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo British Royal Marines and officials in Gibraltar have detained the supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria, in breach of European Union sanctions, the government of

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UAE crown prince’s son found dead in UK

Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Death of fashion designer Khalid Al Qasimi, 39, ‘unexplained,’ say British police The son of the crown prince of the UAE has been found dead in his U.K. home, according to local reports. Khalid Al Qasimi, who founded a fashion brand and exhibited collections in London and Paris, was

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Somaliland leader in Guinea as it seeks International recognition

Photo/Somali Times Somaliland Leader is in Guinea is visit seen as cementing relations as it seeks international recognition. Mr Muse Bihi arrived in Conakry for a two day visit where he has been received by his host Alpha Konde. The latest move from Somaliland is one of the latest diplomatic charm offensive that the country

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At least 40 killed in strike on Tripoli migrant detention center: official

A migrant picks up her belongings from among rubble at a detention centre for mainly African migrants that was hit by an airstrike in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, Libya July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny An air strike late on Tuesday hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a

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Iranians say US sanctions hurt people, not government

People shop at the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. From an English-language teacher hoping for peace to an appliance salesman who applauded Donald Trump as a “successful businessman,” all said they suffered from the economic hardships sparked by re-imposed and newly created American sanctions. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) By JON GAMBRELL

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Iran rejects U.S. accusation it long violated nuclear deal

Photo/ Reuters Iran rejected on Tuesday a White House accusation that Tehran was long violating the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers, after the Islamic Republic said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under the accord. “Seriously?” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a message on social network Twitter, after

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Kenya: State could lose Shilling 823bn ‘bad loans’

Photo/Daily Nation Auditor-General (AG) Edward Ouko. AG’s report shows that the government risks losing more than Shilling 823.7 billion worth of outstanding loans advanced to 72 State corporations. The government risks losing more than Shilling 823.7 billion worth of outstanding loans advanced to 72 State corporations, most of which are facing financial challenges. About Sh47.52

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Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures 65

Smoke rises from the site of a blast and gunfire in Kabul, Afghanistan July 1, 2019.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Afghan security forces were battling gunmen on Monday who had forced their way into a building in the capital, Kabul, after a bomb-laden truck exploded near a defense ministry compound during rush hour, injuring at least 65 people,

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