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Mourners pay respects to Tanzania’s late President John Magufuli

Mourners in Tanzania have lined the streets of the country’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, to pay their respects to President John Magufuli, days after the government announced his death after nearly three weeks missing from public view. People on Saturday wept...

Taliban expect US withdrawal in May; vow to restore Islamic rule

The Taliban warned the United States on Friday against defying a May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan, promising a “reaction” though failing to specify exactly what it would be. The Taliban issued their...

Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at 61

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has died, the country’s vice president announced, after weeks of uncertainty over his health and whereabouts. In a televised address to the nation late on Wednesday, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said the 61-year-old president had...

EU regulator ‘convinced’ AstraZeneca benefit outweighs risk

The European Union’s medicines regulator has said the benefits of using the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 still outweigh the risks of side effects, as a growing number of mostly European countries have halted the use of the jab amid...

Houston police shoot 1-year-old child in the head while pursuing robbery suspect

A 1-year-old boy is “fighting for his life” and struggling to breathe on his own after being shot in the head by Houston police, the baby’s mother and attorneys representing her said Tuesday. The shooting took place March 3 when...

Minneapolis to pay George Floyd family $27m

The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27m settlement with the family of George Floyd, the unarmed US black man whose death last May sparked protests worldwide. Mr Floyd's death after being trapped under the knee of police officer Derek...

Libya’s interim government takes power after handover in Tripoli

A transitional government in Libya has taken power in the capital, Tripoli, officially beginning a process designed to end 10 years of chaos and lead elections late this year. Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the outgoing United Nations-recognised Government of National...
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LGBTQ+ community is not funding National Cathedral project – Rev. Kusi Boateng

The secretary to the board of trustees of the National Cathedral Secretariat Rev. Kusi Boateng, has denied rumours that...