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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at age 80

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation confirmed Saturday. Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the

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Ghana president fires minister who misled him on power deal

President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday evening relieved a key cabinet minister of his duties, the presidency said in a statement. The August 6, 2018 statement said

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Ex-Ivory Coast First Lady Granted Amnesty

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo is one of 800 prisoners who were granted amnesty Monday by President Alassane Ouattara for offenses related to the brief but deadly civil

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Zimbabwe President Rules Out Coalition Government With Opposition

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ruled out forming a coalition government, despite his narrow win in last week’s presidential election. The opposition is gearing up to challenge the

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Kenyan President Kenyatta to Visit White House

The White House announced Monday that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta would visit August 27. Kenyatta will meet with President Trump to discuss “ways to bolster trade and investment between the