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Heavy rains in Luanda kill at least 14 and leave 8,000 homeless

Brutal flooding on Monday, triggered by torrential rains killed 14 people and left 8,000 families without homes in Angola’s capital Luanda. The intensity of the downpour — which lasted for about seven hours, collapsed bridges, uprooted trees and submerged vehicles. The rain also prevented the circulation of public transport in several areas of Luanda. As such, many people were unable ...

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Chad’s President Idriss Déby dies ‘in clashes with rebels’

Chad’s President Idriss Déby has died suddenly in clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, the army has said on state TV. His death came shortly after provisional election results which projected he would win a sixth term in office, with 80% of the vote. The government and parliament have been dissolved. A military council ...

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Prince Philip dies at age 99

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, ...

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More than 1,800 prisoners escape in Nigeria

More than 1,800 inmates have escaped from a prison in Nigeria after it was attacked by gunmen, officials say. The attackers reportedly entered the prison yard in the south-eastern town of Owerri by using explosives to blast the administrative block. Six prisoners have reportedly returned, while 35 refused to escape. Police have accused the banned separatist group, the Indigenous People ...

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Curfew after inmates escape in Liberia jailbreak

Liberia’s President George Weah has imposed a night-time curfew on the coastal county of Maryland after days of violent demonstrations involving tens of thousands of mostly female protesters. At least 90 inmates on Wednesday escaped from a prison during the protests in Harper city, near the border with Ivory Coast. Police spokesman Moses Carter told the BBC the demonstrators broke ...

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Niger capital on alert as gunfire heard near Presidency

Heavy gunfire was heard in the area around the presidential palace in Niger’s capital, Niamey, in the early hours of Wednesday. The gunfire was heard at around 03:00 local time (02:00 GMT), and it lasted at least 15 minutes before stopping, followed by small arms fire, local residents said. The situation remains confused and the city is on high alert. ...

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Obama loses grandmother

https://tvcdashboard.com/?_dnid=102505&t=1617051247 Sarah Obama, grandmother to former U.S President Barack Obama has died in Kenya. She was aged 99 years. News of her death was announced by her daughter Marsat Onyango on Monday. “It is true she has gone to be with the Lord, she passed on this morning,” Marsat. Family spokesman Sheikh Musa Ismail said she had been unwell for ...

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Western Africa Peace Initiative launching Ceremony held online

On March 27, the “Western AfricaPeace Initiative Launching Ceremony” was held online with 132 participants from various fields from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Sweden and South Korea. Participants from international organizations, youth organizations, NGOs, and media had attended. The launching ceremony was held by the HWPL Southern Seoul and Gyeonggi Branch, an international peace organization based in Korea. HWPL, an ...

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Congo-Brazzaville: Opposition Leader dies from COVID on polls day

The leading opposition presidential candidate in Congo-Brazzaville, who was seriously ill with Covid-19, has died hours after polls closed. Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas died on a plane taking him to France for treatment, his campaign director said. Hours earlier the 61-year-old had appeared in a video shared on social media, where he removed his oxygen mask and told his supporters that ...

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Webinar to Discuss the Implementation of International Law for Peace

Webinar to Discuss the Implementation of International Law for Peace “Marching on Toward Sustainable Peace in a Pandemic Era” On March 14, HWPL’s 5th Annual Commemoration of the DPCW was held as a live webinar, joined by over 1,200 peoplein 132 countries from all sectors of the society including government, international organizations, heads of women and youth groups, religious leaders, ...

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