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Morsi Warned of ‘Secrets’ Before Dying

June 18, 2019

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is […]

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Mohamed Morsi, ousted president of Egypt, dies in court

June 17, 2019

Egypt’s state TV says the country’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi has collapsed after a court session and died. Morsi, aged 67, a senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against this rule. He had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race.

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Buhari summons expanded security meeting

June 7, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja summoned an expanded security meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and State Governors in attendance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu also attended the meeting which was presided […]

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World Press Freedom Day: IPC Laments Attacks on Journalists

May 2, 2019

As media stakeholders and freedom of expression activists engage in various discourse on May 3, to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), the International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos has joined in calling attention to the need for deliberate ways to combat the rising tide of fake news and disinformation as well as growing threats […]

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Sri Lanka government says local Islamist group behind blasts

April 22, 2019

The Sri Lankan government believes a local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 people, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said Monday. Senaratne, who is also a cabinet minister, added that the government was investigating whether the group had “international support”.

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Buhari Condemns Horrific Attacks Targeting Christians in Sri Lanka

April 21, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the terrible attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter.

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Security Tops Agenda as Buhari Leaves For CEN-SAD Meeting

April 12, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD. Created by the Treaty of Tripoli on February 4, 1998 with six founding members, Nigeria

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Wikileaks founder, Assange found guilty of jumping bail, awaits US extradition

April 11, 2019

A London judge has found WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange guilty of failing to surrender to bail in 2012. He will now be sentenced on May 2. Assange had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stems from the time he sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy

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Kenyan President Deletes Social Media Accounts Over ‘Unauthorized Access’

March 22, 2019

The Chief of Staff to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, on Friday confirmed that all social media accounts for the President have been deactivated after someone gained “unauthorised access”. 

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Survivors describe horrific New Zealand mosque attack

March 15, 2019

Survivors scrambled for their lives, scaled fences and hid beneath benches as two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, came under terrorist attack from at least one heavily armed shooter Friday. Ramzan Ali said he was in one of the two mosques when the shooting began. He told The Associated

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