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Tunisians Protest President’s Power Grab as Opposition Deepens

Several thousand demonstrators rallied Sunday in the Tunisian capital to protest President Kais Saied’s seizure of power, calling on him to step down in the biggest show of public anger since his intervention.Saied this week brushed aside much of the 2…

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Scores of Officials Quit Tunisia’s Main Islamist Party in Protest

More than 100 officials of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahda announced their resignations Saturday to protest the choices of the movement’s leadership in confronting the North African country’s political crisis.The split within the ranks of Ennahda come…

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Female Leaders to Speak at UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS — Eight women – three vice presidents and five prime ministers – are scheduled to speak Friday at the United Nations General Assembly.“We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable – the women, the girls the minorities,” Slova…

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Female Leaders to Speak at UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS — Eight women – three vice presidents and five prime ministers – are scheduled to speak Friday at the United Nations General Assembly.“We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable – the women, the girls the minorities,” Slova…

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Malians March Against ‘Foreign Meddling’ on Independence Day

An estimated 3,000 Malians marched Wednesday through the streets of Bamako on the country’s day of independence from France.Protesters, many of whom were against what they perceive as “foreign meddling,” marched in support of the military government, a…

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Biden Opens Door to Sanctions Over Tigray Conflict

An executive order signed Friday by U.S. President Joe Biden seeks to slap harsh sanctions on all sides involved in the war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region — including the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea.In the order, Biden said the region had…

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Aid Group Implores Burkina Faso Government to Accept Assistance in Registering Newly Displaced

International aid groups are calling on Burkina Faso’s government to let them help register the country’s internally displaced people. The Norwegian Refugee Council says the government is taking weeks to register IDPs for food and other aid, forcing so…

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In Conservative Somalia, A Rare Woman Presidential Candidate

The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country’s top office as the Horn of Africa nation moves toward a long-delayed presidential election.Parliame…

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