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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Man suspected of killing his wife arrested while fleeing to Tanzania

Hamatton Ismael Karisa alias Ismael Charo Mumba, a murder suspect, was apprehended by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) as he attempted to exit the country at the Lunga Lunga border crossing on Tuesday. The suspect, detectives believe, killed his wife earlier this year before he went into ...

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Coronavirus pandemic ‘a long way from over’: WHO

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says transmission is being driven by ‘complacency and inconsistency in public health measures’. Confusion and complacency in addressing COVID-19 mean the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, the ...

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California: Several dead after shooting at office building

At least four people have died, including a child, after a shooting at a two-story office building in Orange, California. A fifth person has been injured, while the suspect was hospitalized. Police on Wednesday said at least four people died after a shooting at a southern California office building. The violence ...

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US pledges support for Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

Washington has reaffirmed its support for Ukraine in light of Russia’s “destabilizing actions” in the region. Open conflict is threatening to break out again. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(inset)  expressed Washington’s concerns over security in eastern Ukraine during a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday. ...

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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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