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Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency After PM Resignation

Ethiopia on Friday announced a national state of emergency barely a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn “unexpectedly” announced his intention to step down amid unrest and political crisis. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move became imperative to stem a wave of anti-government protests as over hundreds of people …

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Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests, state TV reports. In a televised address, he said his resignation was “vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy”. Mr Hailemariam, who has led the country since 2012, …

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Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed as South Africa’s President after Zuma quits

Cyril Ramaphosa was confirmed as the new President of South Africa on Thursday just hours after the scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma resigned from office. Ramaphosa, the leader of the ruling African National Congress party since December, was the only candidate nominated. The announcement was met with singing and dancing by some …

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At least 2 dead in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say

At least two people are dead after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officials told CNN. At least 14 people have been taken to area hospitals following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The shooting caused “numerous” fatalities, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said. …

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South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament. The 75-year-old …

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Liberia’s Ex President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins African leadership prize

Liberia’s ex-president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has won the $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for African Leadership. Mrs Sirleaf, who stepped down last month, became Africa’s first elected female president in 2006. She was praised for her work rebuilding the nation after civil war and leading a process of reconciliation. The prize committee …

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London City Airport Closed After Second World War Bomb Discovered

London City Airport has been closed till further notice after an unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered nearby. All flights into and out of the East London airport will be stopped on Monday after the device was found in the nearby River Thames on Sunday. The closure has led to the cancellation …

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Group to stage #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest February 9th over New Rates

Following the Lekki Concession Company (LCC)‘s increase in fares at both toll gates which leads in and out of the Lekki axis, the Eti-Osa Development Forum (EDF) has called for a protest to be carried out on Friday, the 9th of February, 2018. The price hike took effect on the 1st of February …

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FG to shut down Multichoice, DSTV/GOTV in June 2019

The Federal Government may have notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOTV that their operations, in Nigeria, will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year. According to a letter to that effect issued, on Tuesday, by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation(NBC), the license issued to them …

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US government shuts down for the second time as Congress fails to vote on budget

The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget. Senators struggled with last-minute objections from Republican Rand Paul, but have now passed the bill, which has gone to the House for its vote. …

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