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Kabila’s party names presidential candidate

The governing party in the Democratic Republic of Congo has named Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as its candidate for the presidential election in December. Mr Shadary, a former vice-president and interior minister in Joseph Kabila’s government, has been targeted by European Union sanctions and accused of a ruthless crackdown on activists. …

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Boris Johnson under pressure to apologize for burqa comments

Britain’s Prime Minister has rebuked her former top diplomat — and a potential leadership challenger — for insulting remarks he made about Muslim women wearing burqas. Theresa May called out former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over the comments, in which he compared women who choose to wear the conservative Islamic dress to …

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Ivory Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo granted amnesty

The jailed former first lady of Ivory Coast, Simone Gbagbo, has been granted an amnesty by President Alassane Ouattara. She’s among about 800 people being pardoned. Mr Ouattara said most had been prosecuted or sentenced for offences connected to the violence that killed thousands of people after the elections that …

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