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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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Egypt mummies: New tombs found in Minya

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Fifty mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era (305-30BC) have been found by Egyptian archaeologists, the antiquities ministry says. The mummies, of which 12 were children, were found in four burial chambers 9m (30ft) deep in the Tuna El-Gebel site in Minya, south of the capital Cairo. Some were wrapped[…]

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‘Resurrected’ Ethiopian man dies

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An Ethiopian man who woke up in his coffin during his burial two months ago has died. Hirpha Negero was pronounced dead in November and was placed inside a coffin, where he lay for five hours, but during the funeral villagers heard knocking from inside the coffin. Mr Hirpha told[…]

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