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Left-wing pan-Africanist, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, on Tuesday became Senegal’s youngest president, pledging systemic change after years of deadly turmoil and announcing his mentor, opposition figure Ousmane Sonko, as prime minister. Faye, 44, has never previously held an elected office. He swept to a first-round victory on a promise of radical reform just 10 days after […]

The Australian government has watered down its proposed vehicle emission standards amid pressure from car manufacturers. Chris Bowen, the minister for energy and climate change, and Catherine King, transport minister, announced changes to fuel efficiency legislation to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday. It came one month after Mr Bowen unveiled the government’s proposal for […]

China’s manufacturing and investment improved in the first two months of the year, while weakness in the property sector weighed on the economy, the National Bureau of Statistics said today. The report said industrial output rose 7 per cent from a year earlier in January-February, better than analysts had forecast. Spending on factories and equipment, […]

Britain’s foreign minister David Cameron on Monday said the result of the Russian elections showed “the depth of repression” under President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin praised Putin’s landslide re-election for a fifth term in office as “eloquent confirmation” of the people’s support. But Cameron, who on Sunday evening said the election was neither free nor […]

A growing number of children in Gaza are dying from dehydration and malnutrition, the Palestinian health ministry said Sunday, amid desperate conditions due to Israel’s throttling of aid and destruction of the besieged enclave — reinforcing the urgency of this week’s ceasefire talks. Negotiators gathered in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday for talks on a Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal […]

Aaron Bushnell, a 25-year-old active-duty Air Force member and software engineer, died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C. on Sunday. He reportedly livestreamed the act as a protest against the ongoing violence in Gaza. Friends described Bushnell as kind, gentle, and principled, actively involved in social causes like helping […]

  The mosque was inaugurated on Sunday by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Associated Press reports. According to the AP, ‘the Great Mosque of Algiers’ was constructed by a Chinese construction company over the course of the 2010s. The mosque is said to feature the tallest minaret globally, standing at 265 metres (869ft). It is […]

More than 204 million people were registered to vote across the archipelago in one of the world’s biggest and most complex elections. Counting is under way in Indonesia after millions of people turned out to choose a successor to Joko Widodo, the hugely popular president known as Jokowi, who is barred from running for a third term […]

Liberia’s newly appointed Defence Minister, Mr. Prince C. Johnson, has stepped down after just 10 days in office. This dramatic development marks the first political crisis for President Joseph Boakai since his inauguration in January. Soldiers’ wives staged protests across the country, citing grievances like low salaries, poor benefits, and corruption within the armed forces. […]

Pressure on Nigeria’s foreign exchange market eased significantly on Wednesday as commercial banks responded to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) 24-hour ultimatum to sell excess dollars. Banks offloaded dollars into the official market, leading to an 85.36% increase in dollar transactions compared to the previous day. This surge in activity pushed the daily foreign […]