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Ethiopia says building up defense along western border with Sudan

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Ethiopia on Wednesday said it would shift its focus to building up its defense along the western border, where the country has been constructing a $5billion massive hydro dam...
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Central African Republic’s Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada announces resignation

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The prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada, announced on Thursday that his government had tendered its resignation.“We will know within a few hours if the...
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Burkina Faso: Around hundred civilians killed in militant attack

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Armed assailants killed around 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Saturday. The attackers struck during the night on Friday,...
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Nigeria says it suspends Twitter days after president’s post removed

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Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional...
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U.S. warns of further action against Ethiopia, Eritrea over Tigray

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A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Thursday that Ethiopia and Eritrea should anticipate further actions from the United States if those stoking the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray...
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Mali’s coup leader dismisses president and prime minister

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Mali’s former coup leader Assimi Goita fired the president and prime minister of the transitional government Tuesday but promises to still hold new elections next year. The move came a...
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Chad military claims victory over rebels in the north

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Chad's military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield. However, the rebel group Front...
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France to sell Egypt 30 fighter jets in $4.5 bln deal

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France is in advanced talks to sell 30 Rafale fighter jets to Egypt, a government source said on Monday, in a 3.75 billion euro ($4.5 billion) deal which investigative...
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31 Nigerian soldiers killed as ISIS-aligned extremists ambush convoy

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At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when ISIS-aligned extremists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, military sources told AFP...
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Chadian President Idriss Deby dies of injuries suffered on frontline

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Chad's President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the front line of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday, the day after Deby...
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US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

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The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba’s national revolutionary police and its top two officials as the U.S. looks to increase...
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Ilyushin ready to modernize its IL-76 aircraft fleet from all around the world

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MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. OJSC Il (part of United Aircraft Corporation, UAC) is ready to offer a modernized package for upgrades to Il-76 planes...
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Nord Stream 2 is 99% complete, Fortuna barge is working at final section

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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is by now 99% complete, the Fortuna pipe-laying barge is working at the final section, a representative with...
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Il-112V to replace Soviet-time military transport aircraft — chief designer

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MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russia’s latest military transport plane, Il-112V, will help to upgrade Russia’s fleet of military transport aircraft, currently dominated by Soviet-made...

Americans’ optimism about country’s direction over next year drops nearly 20 points since May

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As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans' optimism about the...