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Air Force One’s new refrigerators will cost taxpayers $24 million

Air Force One is upgrading its refrigerators, and the cost to taxpayers will be a cool $24 million. Under a new government contract awarded to Boeing, the U.S. Air Force will pay the aeronautics behemoth $23,657,671 to replace two of the five chiller units on the plane used by President Trump. Both …

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“I am not in a hurry to do anything” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that his experience as a military dictator is one of the major reasons he is not “in a hurry to do anything.” The president said he prefers to seriously reflect on issues placed before him and ensure that his conscience had been satisfied prior …

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Christmas attack: German government admits mistakes in aftermath

Germany has admitted that mistakes were made in the aftermath of last year’s attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead. “Everything humanly possible” was being done to help those affected and improve security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the first anniversary of the attack. Mrs Merkel …

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Replaces Ministers After Outcry

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced two ministers, two days after announcing his cabinet. Critics said the original line-up showed Mr Mnangagwa had no plans to bring real change to the country despite hailing a “new democracy”. The education and labour ministers have now been replaced, ostensibly to comply …

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Kenyatta Sworn In For New Term

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition. Delighted supporters packed the stadium but riot police drove back others as they tried to get in without seats. In another part of the city, …

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Zimbabwe’s New Leader To Be Sworn In Today

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president – who returned from exile on Wednesday – will be inaugurated at Harare’s stadium. His dismissal this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and …

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Mugabe’s backdoor exit a shame – AU President

President of the African Union (A.U.) Alpha Conde has reacted to the resignation of Robert Mugabe, a week after the army took over political authority. Conde according to the visionguinee news website said he was delighted that the political impasse in Zimbabwe had been resolved. Whiles describing Mugabe, 93, as …

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Suicide Bombing Kills 50 In Nigeria

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in Adamawa State. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appears the bomber was part of …

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Germany coalition talks collapse

Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out. FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was no “basis of trust” with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. What happens next is unclear, but Mrs Merkel is due to meet …

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Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup, African Union says

The Zimbabwean military’s takeover of power and detention of President Robert Mugabe “seems like a coup”, key regional bloc the African Union says. Its head, Alpha Conde, said the AU demands an immediate return to constitutional order. The military denies staging a coup, saying that Mr Mugabe is safe and …

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