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Macron Threatens to Withdraw French Military Troops from Mali following Second coup in nine months
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Macron Threatens to Withdraw French Military Troops from Mali following Second coup in nine months

France President, Emmanuel Macron has warned that France would withdraw troops from West African nation, Mali, following the country's second military coup in just nine months. France has 5,100 troops in the Sahel region and has helped in the war against Islamist militancy but Macron has warned of the risk of Mali "moving towards" greater Islamist influence if there is no democratic government in place. For decades France has provided military support to its former colonies in Africa, but has told regional leaders that France had no intention of keeping its troops in Africa forever. Macron is also annoyed by a lack of commitment from other European countries to fight the multiple militant Islamist groups in the region as Europe could be affected by possible jihadist attack...
Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President
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Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President

Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of the post-coup junta in Mali has been named as the country's transitional President by the constitutional court. The ruling issued late on Friday May 28, said Assimi Goita would “lead the transition process to its conclusion” and carry the title of “president of the transition, head of state”. The court said Goita who led the first coup last August, which saw the elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta forced out of office, was named as the transitional President due to the "vacancy in the presidency". On Monday May 24, the two men tasked with steering the country back to civilian rule, interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were detained by soldiers. Col Goita said that both men had failed in their duties and were seeking to s...
Sudan to Allow Alcohol Consumption; Decriminalises Leaving Islam
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Sudan to Allow Alcohol Consumption; Decriminalises Leaving Islam

For the first time in decades, Sudan is to allow non-Muslims drink alcohol. The country has also scrapped laws that had made leaving Islam potentially punishable by death, the justice minister said. The raft of amendments comes a year after Islamist dictator Omar al-Bashir was toppled following mass protests against his three-decade rule. Sudan now “allows non-Muslims to consume alcohol on the condition it doesn’t disturb the peace and they don’t do so in public,” Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said in an interview Saturday evening on state television. While Islamic tradition forbids the faithful from drinking, Muslim-majority Sudan has a significant Christian minority. Abdulbari, part of a transitional government that took power after Bashir’s ouster, also announced ...
‘There’s something wrong when De Gea sets for shots’ – Bosnich points out technical flaw in Man Utd keeper’s game
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‘There’s something wrong when De Gea sets for shots’ – Bosnich points out technical flaw in Man Utd keeper’s game

The man who once served between the sticks at Old Trafford himself has highlighted the reasons behind the Spanish shot-stopper's recent slump in form Mark Bosnich has pointed out a key technical flaw in David de Gea's game, insisting "there is something wrong" when the Manchester United goalkeeper "sets for shots". De Gea carved out a reputation as arguably the finest goalkeeper in world football during his first eight years on United's books, having arrived at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011. The Spain international has been named the club's player of the year on three occasions, with his performances between the sticks helping to limit the damage during a frustrating transitional period for the club.
African Union  Suspends Sudan
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African Union Suspends Sudan

African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan as its member. The announcement followed an emergency meeting by the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, began on Monday, Al Jazeera reports. The AU’s Peace and Security Department disclosed this in a post on its official Twitter page on Thursday. The post reads: “ The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority “As the only way to allow Sudan to exit from the current crisis, participation in all AU activities would be suspended with immediate effect.” At l...
May Wins Business Support For Draft Brexit Deal
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May Wins Business Support For Draft Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday won support from big business for her draft Brexit deal ahead of “intense negotiations” with Brussels in the coming week. Theresa May May told the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK’s main business lobby group, that she was “determined to deliver” her Brexit deal as she prepares for Sunday’s European Council summit to sign Britain’s divorce papers with the EU. “We now have an intense week of negotiations ahead of us,” she told some 1,000 business leaders at the CBI annual conference in London. “I expect us to hammer out the full and final details of the framework that will underpin our future relationship. “I am confident that we can strike a deal at the Council that I can take back to the House of Commons.” The embattl...

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