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World powers meet in Berlin to discuss Libya crisis

Presence of foreign mercenaries, troops in war-torn country and elections to top meeting’s agenda. World powers have met in Germany to seek lasting peace in Libya by ensuring the conflict-racked North African country stays firmly on the path towards general elections on December 24. Representatives of Libya’s interim government on ...

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Ugandan parliament records 200 Covid cases in 3 weeks

More than 200 workers in the Ugandan parliament, who include MPs, have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last three weeks. The news come amid fears that their drivers and relatives could be carrying a contagious variant of the virus that has killed more than 700 people in the country. Sources ...

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G-7 leaders pledge more than 1 billion COVID vaccine doses to poorer nations

G-7 leaders have wrapped up their summit in Carbis Bay, England, pledging more than one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations and calling out China on several issues. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters the doses would come both directly and through COVAX, the U.N.-backed program delivering vaccines ...

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Henri Marie Dondra named Central African Republic prime minister

Former finance minister was appointed prime minister a day after Firmin Ngrebada announced his resignation. Henri Marie Dondra has been named prime minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), the country’s presidency said in a statement. The appointment of the former finance minister on Friday came a day after former ...

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Israel swears in new government, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year rule

Israeli parliament approves new government, with right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett sworn in as prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as Israeli prime minister has come to an end, as the country’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition government led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett. Bennett, the head of an ultranationalist party that controls ...

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Niger coup update: Gunfire near presidential palace Naimey as soldiers attempt coup

A military unit attempted to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital, according to the government, just days before the country’s new president Mohamed Bazoum takes office. A military unit made a failed coup attempt in Niger’s capital Niamey on Wednesday, a government spokesman said, coming just two days before the country’s ...

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Why listing Genocide memorials under UNESCO heritage sites has delayed

Two years since the Rwandan government handed over the file containing all the requirements, the wait for the next steps towards having four of its genocide memorial sites listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites continues. The four Genocide memorial sites are expected to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage ...

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Who Is Phillip Mpango

Dr Philip Mpango Dr. Philip Isdor Mpango (born July 14, 1957) is the current Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, and former Minister of Finance of Tanzania, in office since March 2015. Mpango previously held positions as the acting commissioner general of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), the executive secretary in the President’s Office (Planning ...

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