Cape Verde, eyeing economic recovery, votes for new president

The West African archipelago nation of Cape Verde, one of the continent’s most stable democracies, voted on Sunday for a new president who will be tasked with righting its tourism-driven economy after the COVID-19 pandemic sent growth cratering. Seven candidates are vying to replace the term-limited Jorge Carlo Fonseca, but only two are considered real contenders: Carlos Veiga from Fonseca’s […]

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UK says considering more safety measures for lawmakers after attack

The British authorities are considering more safety measures for parliamentarians after a lawmaker was stabbed to death, interior minister Priti Patel told Sky News on Sunday. Conservative David Amess, 69, was knifed repeatedly in the attack at about midday on Friday in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, during a meeting with constituents in a church.   Source: Tap News Agency

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China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger […]

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African junior swimming championships: Jamila Boulakbech offers Tunisia its 4th gold medal (14-15 years)

Tunisian swimmer Jalima Boulakbech, on Sunday, won the gold medal in the 3000m pool event (14-15 years), at the African Junior and Senior Swimming Championships in Akra, Ghana. Boulakbech, who clocked 36:43.00, offered Tunisia its 4th gold medal. The other three medals were won by Kahlil Ben Ajmia (16-18 years) in 1500, 400 and 800 m. Jamila Boulakbech had won […]

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Rugby – three-team African women’s series: Tunisia win tournament

Tunisia women’s rugby XV team won the three-team African Tournament Series, after an emphatic victory 61-0 over Côte d’Ivoire, at a third and final day game played on Sunday afternoon in Tunis. On the first day of the series, the Tunisian XV had defeated Senegal (14-3), while the second day saw the Senegalese team beat their Ivorian counterpart (45-5). Tunisian […]

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