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Boris Johnson, Conservatives secure smashing win in British election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding overall majority in the United Kingdom's general election and will return to Downing Street with a big majority. Official...

Drug arrest after overnight traffic stop in Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Drunk driving and drug charges are pending against a woman after an early morning traffic stop. Rochester police say Fatima Mohamed Said, 49, was pulled over for...

Ethiopia to swear in new prime minister Abiye Ahmed on April 2

Ethiopia’s prime minister-elect Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in on Monday, its parliament said, after the ruling coalition chose him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as its chairperson. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition on Tuesday voted in the...

Hailemariam Desalegn asks Ethiopians to support ongoing reforms by government

Ethiopia’s outgoing prime minister and former chairperson of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Hailemariam Desalegn, has called on the public to support the ongoing reforms by the government. Desalegn congratulated the EPRDF council upon its election of Dr. Abiy...

Ethiopia, UAE sign MoU on Political Consultations

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu received Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE today (March 07, 2018), and the two ministers jointly addressed the 2nd Ethio-UAE Joint Ministerial Commission,...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Shots fired’ at White House

There are reports of shots fired at the White House. On Saturday, media which were in place there tweeted that they were being told to shelter until further notice. 'We're sheltering in place at the White House briefing room. A report...

Kenyans tear into Farah Maalim online after he fails to unseat Aden Duale

Court has upheld Garissa Township MP Aden Duale’s victory. In a ruling done at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, High Court judge Hedwig Ong’undi dismissed Farah Maalim’s petition, saying that it lacked sufficient evidence.​ Maalim who had cited cases of...

Turkey, Algeria sign several agreements

Turkey and Algeria signed a number of agreements late Monday in the Algerian capital in presence of Turkey’s president and Algeria’s prime minister. Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Ahmed Ouyahia at a hotel in Algiers and a ceremony was held afterwards...

Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF sets Congress date, new PM latest March 3

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has set a date for its much awaited congress, local media portal, the Addis Standard reports. The EPRDF’s Council is expected to begin its meeting on Thursday March 1, 2018. The...

Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of ’80s and ’90s, dies at 54

Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54. The actress was described as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated film industry. She used one name onscreen,...
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The Desert Locust ravages the Horn of Africa

 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that unless early and sustained...
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Boris Johnson, Conservatives secure smashing win in British election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding overall majority in the United Kingdom's general election and will return...

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

An international push to secure sorely needed debt relief for Somalia may be derailed because of a bureaucratic blunder in Washington,...

Somali security forces kill 5 Al-Shabab fighters to end Mogadishu Hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a...

Armed men attack Hotel Near presidential residence in Somalia’s capital

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the president’s residence and fighting was still going on, police and the...