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Farewell Trump, welcome Biden

Farewell Trump, welcome Biden • 25, 000 National Guard troops in Washington DC for Biden’s inauguration • QAnon members planned to infiltrate inauguration, says FBI • Biden to reverse Trump’s policies during first days in office • Cabinet nominees face Congress screening It is the end of the road for the United States President, Donald Trump, who fought...

Uganda tallies votes as opposition slams ‘fraud and violence’

Uganda tallies votes as opposition slams ‘fraud and violence’ Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine said the country’s election had seen “widespread fraud and violence”, as votes trickled in Friday under an internet blackout. The 38-year-old former popstar-turned-MP did not give details about his accusations, which contradicted the government’s account that Thursday’s vote had been largely peaceful. The...

Biden appoints 26-year-old Nigerian-American as White House counsel

Biden appoints 26-year-old Nigerian-American as White House counsel United States President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo as a White House counsel. “Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the Office of the White House Counsel,” a statement on the Biden-Harris transition website read. “These experienced and accomplished individuals...

WAPPC condemns parliamentary violence in Ghana

WAPPC condemns parliamentary violence in Ghana The West African Parliamentary Journalists under the aegis of West African Parliamentary Press Corps (WAPPC) has condemned in its entirety, recent brawl that took place among legislators on the floor of parliament in Ghana. WAPPC in a statement issued in Abuja Thursday by its Secretary General, Ezrel Tabiowo, called for...

Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” at last week’s Capitol riot, BBC reports. Ten Republicans sided with Democrats to impeach the president by 232-197. He is the first president in US history to be impeached twice, or charged with crimes by Congress. Mr...

Trump declares state of emergency in DC ahead of Biden’s inauguration

Trump declares state of emergency in DC ahead of Biden’s inauguration United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Washington D.C.. The declaration came on the heels of a revelation by the police of three plots to attack the Capitol Building ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, including the “largest armed...

Court rules Maradona’s body ‘be conserved’

Court rules Maradona’s body ‘be conserved’ An Argentine court ruled on Wednesday that the body of late soccer great Diego Maradona “must be conserved” in case his DNA is needed in a paternity case. Maradona died of a heart attack last month and was buried on Nov. 26 in a cemetery just outside Buenos Aires. While Maradona’s...

Breaking: At last, Trump surrenders, begins transition moves to Biden in US

Breaking: At last, Trump surrenders, begins transition moves to Biden in US Donald Trump has accepted a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office, BBC reports. The president said the federal agency overseeing the handover must “do what needs to be done”, even as he vowed to keep contesting his election...