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Sri Lanka: Catholic Churches Suspend Services

All of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have been ordered to stay closed and suspend services until security improves after deadly Easter bombings, a senior priest told AFP on Thursday. “On the advice of the security forces we are keeping all churches closed,” the priest said. “There will be no public mass said until further notice.” President calls for resignations of top security ...

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Possible Coup In Sudan As Army Deploys Around Khartoum

In a possible coup move, Sudan’s army deployed troops around the defence ministry, while soldiers and security agency personnel were deployed on key roads and bridges in Khartoum early on Thursday, as thousands of people flocked to an anti-government protest outside the ministry. Earlier, state television said the armed forces would make an important announcement amid speculation a coup attempt ...

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Rwanda Honors Those Killed In Genocide 25 Years Ago

Rwanda began a week of solemn ceremonies on Sunday to commemorate the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago. President Paul Kagame laid a wreath at the Gisozi genocide memorial site, where over a quarter a million of people are buried, before an afternoon of speeches and ...

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Bouteflika steps aside as Algerians push to reclaim and own their history

Algerians protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria, 29 March 2019. EFE/Mohamed Messara Dounia Mahlouly, SOAS, University of London Algeria’s long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has agreed to step down following a series of mass protests against his original plan to bid for a fifth term. After weeks of uncertainty, the country’s military chief Ahmed Gaed Salah declared the 82-year-old ...

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Cyclone Idai Kills Over 1000 In Mozambique, 89 In Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai caused more havoc than initially reported as Mozambique said over a thousand people may have been killed as the cyclone smashed into the central part of the country. In neighbouring Zimbabwe, Idai left 89 dead and at least 150 more missing. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai’s full wrath on Thursday before the storm ...

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Algerians March Against Their President Again

Algerians returned to the streets of Algiers Friday asking President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. It was the fourth consecutive Friday protest by the people, against the 82 year-old ruler, who had spent 20 years in power. With police standing back without intervening, men, women and children gathered Algiers’ landmark Grand Poste square in a festive atmosphere, in numbers that ...

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