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Trump spokesman Jason Miller not taking White House job

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Jason Miller, President-elect Donald Trump’s spokesman, has decided he will not take the job of White House communications director he was tapped for just two days earlier. Citing family reasons, Miller announced he will not continue on to the White House and will hand off his responsibilities as communications director to Sean Spicer, the Republican National ...

Donald Trump campaigner faces court over role in foreign donor scandal

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A prominent campaigner for Donald Trump is facing court action over his role in a fundraising scandal exposed by the Telegraph. US prosecutors reported Jesse Benton for breaching the terms of his probation for a recent conviction when he met reporters to allegedly​ seek an illicit donation from a foreign backer. The Department of Justice warned that ...

LOSERS ARE ON THE RUN.Boko Haram ousted from last remaining stronghold in the Sambisa forest, says Nigerian president

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Nigerian army has defeated Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest, one of the jihadists’ last remaining strongholds, President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday. A campaign lasting for months in the 1,300 square-kilometre forest in northeastern Borno state led to the “final crushing of Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa Forest” on Friday, Buhari ...

Australians roll down lawns of Parliament House to protest against fence

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Hundreds of Australians have gathered to roll on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra, in protest against plans to build a security fence there. Under new anti-terror measures, a 2.6-metre barrier could soon block public access to the much-loved grassy space. The mass tumble took place on Saturday morning, after news of the event spread ...

Film highlights Fiji’s baffling rate of albinism

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Fiji is a popular destination for travellers in search of tropical beaches and sunshine, but many visitors would be unaware the country struggles with an unusually high rate of albinism. A new film has highlighted the issue, writes Ben Collins. Christine Nestel called Fiji’s largest television station to ask if she could use footage from a ...

Burkina Faso militant attack: Twelve soldiers killed

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Twelve soldiers have been killed and two are missing after an attack by Islamist militants near Burkina Faso’s border with Mali, the army has said. Insurgents who carried out the attack did so on pick-up trucks and motorbikes, waving black flags. The soldiers were in the area to guard Burkina Faso’s long and porous border with ...

Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF confirms Mugabe as 2018 election candidate

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 elections. Mr Mugabe, who is 92, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980. At the party’s conference, the Zanu-PF youth wing even proposed that Mr Mugabe should be declared president for life. However, there have been unprecedented protests ...

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 ...

Turkish bus attack: 13 off-duty soldiers killed by car bomb

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A suicide car bomb in central Turkey has killed 13 soldiers aboard a bus and wounded 56 more, officials say. The blast destroyed the bus carrying soldiers visiting a local market in the city of Kayseri. An army spokesman said civilians may also have been injured. No group has admitted carrying out the attack, but Turkish ...

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 ...

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