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Africa’s wealthiest woman says run for president ‘possible’

The billionaire daughter of Angola’s ex-president, Isabel dos Santos, has said she would consider running for president in the next election in 2022. Dos Santos has been targeted in an anti-graft campaign led by her father’s successor President Joao Lourenco, who has vowed to fight corruption and rebuild the economy of sub-Saharan Africa’s second-biggest oil producer.
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Sri Lanka’s new president, Rajapaksa sworn in after record victory

Sri Lanka’s former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, was sworn in Monday as the country’s new president after a record election victory, officials said. The swearing-in took place before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya in front of a historic Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura, 180 kilometres northeast of the capital. ALSO READ: Bayelsa Guber: Buhari tells opposition to
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Oyo sends 31 to 6 months imprisonment each for violating environmental law

Two arrested in France over alleged attack on president ― Report

Two men close to the ultra-right were indicted for “terrorist criminal conspiracy” and placed in pre-trial detention, as part of the investigation of a bombing project against French President Emmanuel Macron. Franceinfo, a French domestic rolling news channel, reported this on Saturday. The two suspects, aged 30 and 45 respectively, were believed to have planned
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Presidency clarifies report on Cash Transfer Initiative, says 620,947, not 6.6m benefiting

Mrs Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, says 620, 947 poor and vulnerable Nigerians are benefiting from the National Cash Transfer initiative. Uwais, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said that reports claiming that 6.6 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians were benefiting from the scheme were “not correct”. Media reports
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