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  • Gunman shoots spectator during Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania

    Donald Trump says he has been shot in the ear at a political rally, describing a “whizzing sound” and feeling a “bullet ripping through skin” A male attacker was shot and killed by a member of the Secret Service after the apparent assassination attempt on Trump at the event in Butler, Pennsylvania. The attacker killed one spectator at the rally,…

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  • China hits back at Nato over Russia accusations

    China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has hit back at Nato’s “groundless accusations” that Beijing is helping Russia in its war on Ukraine. He has also warned the Western alliance against stirring up confrontation. Mr Wang’s comments, made in a call with his Dutch counterpart, came hours after leaders of Nato member states gathered in Washington DC and issued a declaration…

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  • US reportedly foiled Russian plot to kill boss of German arms firm supplying Ukraine

    Plan to assassinate Rheinmetall’s Armin Papperger believed to have been at a relatively advanced stage US intelligence services have foiled a Russian plot to assassinate the chief executive of Germany’s leading arms manufacturer, which was an apparent attempt at retaliation over the company’s role in providing a large amount of armaments for Ukraine, according to reports on Thursday. The plot…

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  • USAID launches N115bn program to boost Nigeria’s energy sector

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a N115 billion program aimed at supporting Nigeria’s energy reform and clean energy transition. The announcement was made by USAID’s Mission Director in Nigeria, Ms. Melisa Jones, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Power in Abuja. The MoU aims…

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  • Kenya’s President Ruto fires almost entire cabinet after protests

    Kenyan President William Ruto has fired almost his entire cabinet after weeks of anti-government protests, he announced Thursday. Only Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi have been left in their posts, the president said. The decision was taken “upon reflection, and a holistic appraisal” of his cabinet, he told reporters from State House Nairobi. “Even with…

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  • Burkina Faso junta adopts draft law to criminalise homosexuality

    Burkina Faso’s military junta said it has adopted the draft of an amended family code that criminalises homosexuality. The West African nation has been among just 22 out of 54 countries on the continent that allow same-sex relations, which are punishable by death or lengthy prison terms in some states. Burkina Faso has been under military rule since two successive…

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  • Belarus, Nigeria to strengthen economic, educational ties

    By Kunle Sanni President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has expressed his country’s eagerness to enhance economic collaboration with Nigeria, focusing on key sectors such as agriculture, food processing, industry, and education. In a recent meeting with Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, President Lukashenko emphasized the importance of bilateral relations, highlighting potential areas for cooperation. “We know your needs and…

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  • Rwanda rejects UK reimbursement request for $300 million asylum deal

    The Rwandan government announced it will not reimburse over $300 million received from the United Kingdom since 2022 under a deal to deport asylum seekers deemed to have arrived illegally in the UK to Rwanda. This decision comes after newly-elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer declared his intention to scrap the controversial agreement. A Rwandan government spokesperson, Alain Mukuralinda, clarified…

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  • Two armies accused of backing DR Congo’s feared rebels

    Uganda is backing M23 rebels fighting across its border in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, UN experts say, warning that a rapidly escalating crisis “carried the risk of triggering a wider regional conflict”. The well-armed M23 is often accused of being a Rwandan proxy force, but the UN experts have put forward evidence to suggest that it also has Uganda’s…

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  • Russia promises release of Indians fighting in its army

    Russia has promised an early release of all Indian citizens fighting in its army, India’s foreign ministry has said. The announcement came at the end of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Moscow, during which he raised the issue with President Vladimir Putin. Delhi has been seeking the release of Indians, who say they were lured to Russia on the promise of…

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