Tag Archives: Ground floor

#VOA. | DRC priests with children called to resign

“Considering on the one hand the rights and obligations of parents with regard to” their family, “on the other hand the incompatibility of the office of + father of the family + with the ministry and the priestly life in the Roman Catholic system, we ask any priest (…) having …

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#REUTERS. | More than 70 dead and a hundred injured in a train accident in the DRC

The previous balance sheet established on Saturday reported at least 60 dead and 52 injured. Following a visit to the site of the derailment, in the province of Lualaba, the director general of the National Railway Company of Congo (SNCC), Fabien Mutomb, “communicated the official toll of 75 deaths and …

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Skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dies at the age of 20 ~ #AFP:

The young athlete’s coach Andrei Khekalo said on Saturday the young woman fell from a window on the sixth floor of a building in central Moscow. Russian media claimed that she left a note suggesting that it may have been suicide. In 2017, the young woman was crowned junior world …

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Former Algerian minister Moussa Benhamadi dies of coronavirus in detention ~ #AFP:

Former Algerian minister of telecommunications Moussa Benhamadi, close to the clan of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and who was in preventive detention, died at 67 years Friday of the coronavirus in Algiers, announced one of his brothers on Saturday. “Moussa Benhamadi died last night” Friday, Hocine Benhamadi told Liberté daily. …

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At least 11 dead in Taliban bombing in Afghanistan ~ #AFP:

Several countries have ordered retraining for fear of a second wave of new coronavirus, while Latin America has become the second region of the world most affected by the pandemic in number of deaths, ahead of North America. In Spain, the regional government of Catalonia has launched an arm wrestling …

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Republican Mitt Romney Denounces “Historic Corruption” ~ #REUTERS:

Republican Senator Mitt Romney, one of the few members of the presidential party to openly criticize Donald Trump, strongly attacked the president’s decision on Saturday the day before commuting the sentence of his friend Roger Stone. “Historical, unprecedented corruption: a US president commutes the prison sentence of a person convicted …

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Resignation of the Minister of Justice in the DRC ~ #AFP:

The Minister of Justice of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Célestin Tunda Ya Kasende, announced his resignation on Saturday, two weeks after his brief arrest in the middle of a political crisis in the ruling coalition. Tunda Ya Kasende has tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, …

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Twenty civilians killed in a new massacre in Ituri ~ #AFP:

Twenty civilians were killed Wednesday in Ituri in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where hundreds of people have been the target of “crimes against humanity” that could be brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) d ‘after international bodies. The killing took place just before dawn in …

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Insecurity generates influx of internally displaced Malians to urban centers ~ #REUTERS:

The simultaneous deadly attacks perpetrated by unidentified armed men against four villages in the commune of Bankass, in central Mali, resulted in massive displacements of populations from surrounding villages to the cities. On July 1, around 4 p.m., the villages of Gouari, Djimdo, Dialakanda, Pangadougou were attacked, leaving a total …

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Will the presidential copy in Malawi inspire other African countries? ~ #AFP:

Lazarus Chakwera, who is to be invested on Monday, won the ballot by winning with 58.5% of the votes the outgoing head of state Peter Mutharika, whose re-election last year had been invalidated by the courts. The landmark decision of the Malawian Constitutional Court, which has no precedent in sub-Saharan …

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Donald Trump touts a “strong” and “proud” America ~ #REUTERS:

Far from Washington for one evening, Donald Trump boasted on Friday of an “exceptional” America and denounced the “violent disorder” caused by anti-racist demonstrations, in the majestic setting of Mount Rushmore, without dwelling on the alarming figures of the Covid -19 in a worried country. Very criticized for his management …

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Arrest and charge of former collaborator Jeffrey Epstein for trafficking minors ~ #AFP:

Far from Washington for one evening, Donald Trump boasted on Friday of an “exceptional” America and denounced the “violent disorder” caused by anti-racist demonstrations, in the majestic setting of Mount Rushmore, without dwelling on the alarming figures of the Covid -19 in a worried country. Very criticized for his management …

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Former audiovisual boss Amadou Vamoulké must have a “fair trial” for Paris ~ #AFP:

“We have repeatedly argued that the independence of the judiciary must be respected but that the law must (also) be respected, that Mr. Vamoulké has the right to a fair trial”, said the head of diplomacy French Jean-Yves Le Drian, before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. “In …

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US Supreme Court overturns Louisiana abortion law ~ #AFP:

Faced with Donald Trump who criss-crosses the country despite the pandemic, Joe Biden, masked, opts for small meetings close to his home. And despite the mockery of the Republican president, who accuses him of hiding, the Democratic candidate for the White House takes off in the polls. The road remains …

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Chadian President Idriss Déby becomes “marshal”, like Mobutu Sese Seko and Jean Bédel Bokassa ~ #REUTERS:

World Refugee Day was celebrated in Chad against the backdrop of the new coronavirus pandemic, as more refugees and asylum seekers live on its territory. In addition to television shows and reports from refugees involved in the fight against the pandemic, the UNHCR office, the United Nations Refugee Agency, donated …

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