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Uganda police arrest BBC journalists ‘working to embarrass govt’

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Ugandan Police on Wednesday night arrested three journalists working with the BBC, including their driver, accusing them of illegal possession of drugs. Patrick Onyango, Uganda’s police spokesman, said on Thursday five suspects had been detained overnight. They included two Ugandans and one Kenyan working for the British broadcaster, as well as[…]

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Egyptians seeks death penalty for plot to kill Sisi

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An Egyptian court is seeking the death penalty for eight defendants who allegedly plotted to kill President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. The accused are said to have formed a terrorist cell that planned to strike in 2014. They’re alleged to have intended to assassinate both Mr Sisi and the former Saudi[…]

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DR Congo defends ‘golden parachute’ decree

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The government of Democratic Republic of Congo has defended the decrees that grant ministers lifetime salaries and other benefits. In a statement released on Monday, the government said the payments “are not to enrich the officials”. The two decrees, which grant former ministers benefits worth at least $2,000 (£1,530) have[…]

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Senegal coach Aliou Cisse extends contract until 2021

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Senegal’s Football Federation (FSF) has officially extended coach Aliou Cissé and his staff until August 2021. As anticipated for several weeks, the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) on Thursday announced the extension of Aliou Cissé, who has been coach of the Teranga Lions since March 2015. “Appreciating positively their collaboration and[…]

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US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana over deportee row

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The US has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana for refusing to accept the return of 7,000 Ghanaian nationals that it wants to deport. The US embassy in Accra will limit the awarding of visas to certain applicants, such as the domestic staff of diplomats posted to America. The sanctions could[…]

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