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U.S. urges EU to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s president

Mr Guaido, the Head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself president of the crisis-wracked country in January, piling pressure on the president, Nicolas Maduro.

Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick [Photo: Washington Post]

Pope defrocks Cardinal over sex abuse allegations

The defrocking of a cardinal is the first in almost a century.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt

Egyptian parliament votes to extend president’s term limits

If the proposed amendments is finally adopted, Mr al-Sissi can run for two more terms – six years each, potentially staying in power until 2034.

Ethiopia on map

Ethiopia pardons 45,875 prisoners

The prisoners were granted amnesty following the ratification of an amnesty bill by the House of Peoples’ Representatives.

Egypt on map

Egypt executes three over police officer’s killing

At least five others are serving a 10-year sentence in the same case.

Djibouti (Photo Credit: Google Map)

Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease.

Uganda

13 quarantined in Uganda after contacting dead body suspected of Ebola

The people travelled to DRC’s Bunia hospital to repatriate the body of the deceased 46 year old male for burial in the eastern district of Tororo.

Theresa May during the Tory conference [Photo: The Week UK]

UK’s May seeks more time to find Brexit deal, tells lawmakers

Parliament is to hold a debate on Brexit on February 14.

President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni gestures as he speaks during a news conference in a hotel in St Julians, Valletta, Malta on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Friday Nov. 25, 2005. CHOGM was opened by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday and the event is due to hosted by Uganda in two years time. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Soyinka, Falana, Femi Kuti, others petition against Uganda’s censorship law

The government is proposing regulations that include vetting new songs, videos and film scripts, prior to their release.

Alabama_executes_Dominique_Ray [PHOTO CREDIT: WKRG.com]

Alabama executes inmate without imam following Supreme Court ruling

Ray was sentenced to death for the murder of 15-year-old Tiffany Harville in 1995.

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102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons – Embassy

Some 39 prisoners regained freedom following the intervention of the embassy.

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Zimbabwe: 15 killed in ruthless crackdown on protesters – Amnesty International

“The Zimbabwean authorities will never be able to convince anyone that the country is open for business if they continue to crack down on anyone who dares to criticize them.”

Cameroonian soldiers. [Photo credit: Army.mil]

10 separatists killed, six soldiers wounded in Cameroon clash – Official

The Cameroonian army regularly refers to armed separatists as “secessionist terrorists.”

Philippines flag

22 die in measles outbreak in the Philippine’s regions

An official blamed the high number of cases on low vaccination rates among children.

Maithripala Sirisena [Photo: Colombo Telegraph]

Sri Lanka resumes death penalty for drug convicts

The president says he is determined to impose capital punishment by hanging convicted drug criminals

Uganda State Minister for Tourism Mr Godfrey Kiwanda with Ugandan models at the launch of ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ at a Kampala hotel on February 5, 2019. PHOTO | GODFREY LUGAAJU | NMG

Ugandan minister lists ‘sexy, curvy women’ as tourist attraction

Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda.

Cigarette smoking

Ethiopian parliament passes ‘Africa’s strongest’ tobacco control legislation

The law will save lives and protect over 105 million people in Africa’s second most populous nation, experts say.

France President, Emmanuel Macron

Death toll of Paris building blaze rises to 10

Two more lifeless bodies have been found, bringing the total death toll to 10.

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

ECOWAS, AfDB to build six-lane Accra-Abidjan-Lagos highway

The cities to be connected include Lagos, Accra, Lomé and Cotonou.

Earthquake Photo credit: BBC

5.2-magnitude quake hits Northwestern Greece

There were no injuries or major material damage.

Donald Trump

Trump to focus on immigration in State of the Union

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president provide updates on the state of the union from time to time.

Bibles

1,200-year-old Bible found in South-eastern Turkey

Three suspects were nabbed while trying to sell the ancient book

President Recep Erdogan

Turkey hunts over 100 coup suspects

Police launched simultaneous operations in 58 provinces across the country to catch the suspects linked to a failed coup.

DSTV

Zambia orders suspension of DSTV show over homosexuality

The show was launched in January.

Burkina Faso soldiers (Photo Credit: PressTV)

Burkina Faso Army kill 146 jihadists

Burkina Faso Army kill146 jihadists