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French and Spanish police arrest five over ‘Basque Eta arms cache’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG French and Spanish police have arrested five people following the discovery of a suspected weapons cache of the militant Basque separatist group Eta. The guns and explosives were found in the town of Louhossoa, near Bayonne in south-west France, officials said. However, French human rights lawyer Michel Tubiana said those arrested were activists who wanted to ...

These Are The Two Men Behind South Sudan’s crisis

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG December 2013: President Salva Kiir (right) accused former Vice-President Riek Machar (left) of plotting a coup Fighting between factions of the presidential guard took an ethnic turn between Dinkas and Nuers Thousands killed and millions forced from their homes Many accusations of atrocities, such as rape and people being burnt alive April 2016: Machar returned to ...

South Sudan refugee crisis: The wooden bridge between death and safety

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG For three years South Sudan has tumbled deeper into self-inflicted chaos, and it now finds itself on the brink of something even more terrifying. United Nations officials rarely use the words “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” but they now say potentially both could envelop the world’s youngest country. Since violence flared in Juba in July and spread ...

Trump ally Rudy Giuliani SHOCKS Washington after withdrawing from secretary of state race

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Trump’s transition team announced on Friday that former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has been withdrawn from consideration to become secretary of state – one of the most important positions in government. Mr Giuliani, a close friend of New York native Trump, was a key adviser to the incoming President during his hard-fought election campaign. Trump ...

RUSSIA TO DESTROY MERKEL: US official discovers intelligence of takedown plot

REPORTED BY KALAHN DENG RUSSIA has launched a cyber campaign to take down Angela Merkel and promote far-right groups in the upcoming German elections, a US official has claimed. Moscow will escalate a decade long operation to boost support for the far-right and nationalist groups in Germany. It comes as a CIA probe confirms Moscow helped Donald Trump win the ...

Istanbul Besiktas stadium hit by explosion

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least one explosion has been heard outside Istanbul’s Besiktas sports stadium, Turkish media and witnesses say. There are reports of several people wounded, in what appears to have been an attack on riot police. Ambulances and police were seen rushing to the scene, and TV footage showed a fire burning outside the stadium. Turkey has ...

Dylann Roof trial: ‘I did it,’ church gunman says

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The South Carolina man accused of shooting dead nine black church-goers last year admitted the massacre, in a video shown to the jury. In a videotaped FBI confession aired at the death penalty trial, Dylann Roof laughed several times and made sweeping gun motions as he described the attack. The 22-year-old told interrogators he wanted the ...

What is ‘big problem’ Obama supposedly shared with Trump?

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump said President Barack Obama had told him about a “big problem” for the US, but he wouldn’t say what it was. What could it be? “I was actually surprised a little bit,” said the president-elect when telling New York Times reporters about his private conversation with the outgoing White House incumbent. He said they ...

Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow: Yahya Jammeh must concede

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has called on incumbent Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in last week’s election. President Jammeh initially appeared to concede after results showed he had clearly been defeated, but on Friday said he rejected the results “totally”. Mr Barrow said the president had “no constitutional authority to reject the results” and demand another ...

Ghana election: Opposition leader Akufo-Addo declared winner

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has won Wednesday’s tightly contested presidential election. President John Mahama called Mr Akufo-Addo to admit defeat, a spokesman for his party said, as the Electoral Commission announced the result. Mr Akufo-Addo has promised free high-school education and more factories but critics have questioned the viability of his ambitions. Celebrations have broken ...