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Suspect Charged in Connection With Fire at South Africa Parliament

South African investigators say a fire that destroyed significant parts of Cape Town’s historic parliamentary precinct Sunday may have been caused by arson. Police say they have arrested a suspect who was found with stolen goods.Brigadier Nomthandazo M…

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Mali Conference Recommends Election Delay of Up to 5 Years

A conference in Mali charged with recommending a timetable for democratic elections following a military coup said on Thursday that polls scheduled for February should be delayed by six months to five years in part because of security issues.Mali’s tra…

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Pope: World Must Be Open to Dialogue to Resolve Conflicts

ROME — On Christmas Day, in his message to the city and the world, Pope Francis stressed the importance of being open to dialogue to resolve the large number of conflicts, crises and disagreements that exist in today’s world. He mentioned Syria, Iraq a…

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Malawi’s Army Chief Tells Politicians Not to Interfere in Military Affairs

The commander of Malawi’s army has criticized what he says is interference from government officials into the affairs of the military. General Vincent Nundwe says this could incite anarchy and should stop.Nundwe expressed the concern Saturday during a …

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US, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Britain Voice Support for Sudanese Political Deal

The United States and three other countries voiced encouragement Thursday over a political deal to reinstate Abdalla Hamdok as Sudan’s prime minister.Sudanese military leaders struck a deal with civilian political forces on November 21 to return Hamdok…

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Mali Leader Promises Election Timetable by Jan 31

The head of Mali’s military-dominated government on Sunday promised west Africa’s regional bloc he would provide it with an election timetable by January 2022.The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Mali following military coup…

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Benin Opposition Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

DAKAR — A court in Benin convicted one of President Patrice Talon’s main opponents Saturday for complicity in acts of terrorism.Reckya Madougou was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a trial her lawyers denounced as a political hit job. The verdict …

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France to Unseal Secret Records on Algerian War of Independence

France announced Friday that it would soon declassify some of the most secret sections of its national archives concerning the Algerian war of independence, opening the door for citizens to explore some of bloodiest parts of the country’s history.The A…

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