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Top Dem signals possible legal moves against McCarthy, Republicans over unprecedented Jan. 6 subpoenas

In an unprecedented move, the House select committee on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has issued subpoenas for five House Republicans, including GOP leader Kevin McCarthy. All five had previously been asked to appear voluntarily and quickly refused. Now, their testimony is being compelled by month's end, a move most of them quickly slammed on Thursday. In addition to McCarthy, the panel also subpoenaed GOP Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama. None have said yet […]

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Google Translate adds 10 new African languages

Global tech giant Google has added 24 new languages spoken by more than 300 million people to its Google Translate platform. Ten of the new additions are in Africa, including Lingala - Democratic Republic of Congo, Twi - Ghana and Tigrinya - Eritrea. "For years, Google Translate has helped break down language barriers and connect communities all over the world," the US-based company said. This new addition is aimed at helping those whose languages "aren't represented in most technology", the […]

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A Ghanaian company makes wine from cocoa

Cocoa has been Ghana's main commercial crop for several decades. And although the West African country is the second largest cocoa producer and exporter in the world, some are still looking into different ways to exploit it. Such as Dr Harrison Adjimah who uses cocoa and other local raw materials in his wines. The senior lecturer conducts an entrepreneurship programme to encourage students to be innovative which allows him to demonstrates the potential of value addition to local raw materials. "We were looking […]

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Sudanese protests against military rule persist

Sudanese demonstrators are back on the streets to protest against the military in power and ask for the implementation of a civil government. Large crowds could be seen around the presidential palace in Khartoum responding to calls from several dissident groups on May 12. This is the most important turnout since the holy month of Ramadan. "All we are asking now is for the military council to step down and hand the state over to a civilian government in order to save […]

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CAR: Call for justice on 8th anniversary of French journalist’s murder

French photojournalist Camille Lepage, 26, was killed while covering the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic Monday May 12, 2014. 8 years after the death of French journalist Camille Lepage, NGO Reporters without borders denounced on Wednesday investigations that made no headway. The Central African Republic and France opened investigations following the killing in a shoot-out between rival militia of the photojournalist. NGO Reporters without borders regretted that some eyewitness were not heard and no reconstruction of the events […]

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Algeria receives Russia FM Sergei Lavrov as EU continues search for alternative gas

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited gas-producing ally Algeria for talks Tuesday as Europe jockeys to secure alternative energy supplies in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Algeria is a major gas supplier to Europe, providing 11 percent of its imports, compared with 47 percent from Russia. Algiers abstained when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution in March demanding Russia immediately withdraw from Ukraine. "We very much appreciate Algeria's considered, objective and balanced position on the Ukrainian […]

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Earth given 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026

The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years, teams of meteorologists across the globe predicted. With human-made climate change continuing, there's a 48% chance that the globe will reach a yearly average of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels of the late 1800s at least once between now and 2026, a bright red signal in climate change […]

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Zimbabwe government under fire for suspending bank credit

  The Zimbabwean government has come under fire since Saturday for imposing a freeze on bank lending. Stakeholders in the business sector on Monday warned that the move will encourage the development of a shadow banking system and jeopardise the country's economic recovery. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday ordered banks to suspend their lending activities as part of a plan to revive a country overwhelmed by soaring inflation driven by the war in Ukraine and soaring commodity prices. In early […]

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Vigils in West Bank for killed Al Jazeera journalist

A journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces, who said they were investigating. Sherine Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian female reporter for the broadcaster's Arabic language channel, was shot and died soon afterward. Ali Samoudi, another Palestinian journalist, was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the back. Abu […]

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