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Ecuador: indigenous protesters reject president’s efforts to end unrest

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Ecuadorean Indigenous organizations have said they would meet with the government to discuss demands for lower fuel and food prices which have sparked two weeks of protests, hitting the country’s weakened economy and ...

Presidents eulogize Madeleine Albright at funeral: ‘Freedom had no greater champion’

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Presidents and dignitaries gathered in Washington on Wednesday to remember Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as US secretary of state, while drawing upon her life’s work to warn of the increasing precarious...

Sri Lanka: protesters try to storm president’s house as economic crisis deepens

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A protest by hundreds of people trying to storm the home of Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has turned violent, with at least one man critically wounded, as residents criticised the government’s handling of th...

Honduran president’s fall from grace poised to end in US indictment

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Along a paved road that climbs the hillside to Celaque Mountain national park in south-western Honduras, one-room shacks are overshadowed by high-walled mansions – including the homes of President Juan Orlando Hernánd...

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban seven months after site deleted president’s post

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Nigeria has lifted a ban on Twitter, restoring access to millions of users, seven months after it clamped down on the social media site when it deleted a post by the president. Twitter was restored on Nigerian network...

Rebuilding bridges: Former president’s mission to defeat Bolsonaro in Brazil

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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is set to make a globe-trotting start to 2022 as he ramps up his campaign to defeat Brazil’s far-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro, with a series of international trips ...

VR experience offers journey into US president’s nuclear bunker – video

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Nuclear Biscuit, a simulated experience, allows US officials to wargame a missile attack and see the devastating consequences of their choices. Players experience what the president would have to do in the event of a ...

Shots fired at car carrying Ukrainian president’s top aide

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A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying the principal aide of the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in what a senior official has called an assassination attempt. More than 10 bullets hit the car near th...

Haiti president’s widow suspects ‘oligarchs’ of organising his killing

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The widow of Haiti’s recently assassinated president has said she suspects his murder was engineered by wealthy Haitian “oligarchs” who have yet to be apprehended. Martine Moïse, who survived the 7 July assault in whi...

Haiti minister says ‘big fish’ behind president’s killing still at large

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The “big fishes” who masterminded the assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, remain at large, a senior government minister has admitted, as the Caribbean country unveiled a new prime minister in a bid to d...

Haiti president’s assassination: what we know so far

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There are few things that can be said with absolute certainty about the assassination save for the fact that at some point during the night of Wednesday 7 July, the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, was shot and kille...

Haiti security forces arrest six alleged gunmen after president’s assassination

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Six people, including one US citizen, have been arrested and seven reportedly killed as Haitian security forces pursued the gunmen responsible for the assassination of the Caribbean country’s president, Jovenel Moïse....

Nigeria suspends Twitter after president’s tweet was deleted

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Nigeria’s government has announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter in the country, two days after the social media company removed a post from president Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessio...

Twitter deletes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ Biafra tweet

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Twitter has deleted a tweet by Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in which he threatened to punish pro-Biafra groups blamed for escalating attacks on government and security authorities. The social media firm said B...

Kenya’s high court overturns president’s bid to amend constitution

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The high court in Nairobi has overturned the president’s three-year quest to amend Kenya’s 11-year-old constitution. In a ruling heavily critical of President Uhuru Kenyatta, five judges said he had no authority to br...

Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months

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Facebook allowed the president of Honduras to artificially inflate the appearance of popularity on his posts for nearly a year after the company was first alerted to the activity. The astroturfing – the digital equiva...

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