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Connecticut School Massacre: And Obama Wept As Flags Are Lowered At Half Mast

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United States of America President, Barack Obama, couldn’t holds back his tears as he expressed his condolences for those who perished in the Connecticut shooting.

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President Obama: Paused For Close To 13 Seconds To Compose Himself As He Wiped Out A Tear

On Friday morning, 20-year-old Adam Lanza had stormed the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut with guns and shot and killed at least 26 people – including 20 children before committing suicide.

In a sign of respect for the victims of the shooting, Obama issued an official proclamation ordering the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House, all public buildings and military posts until Dec. 18.

“As a country, we have been through this too many times,” President Obama remarked. “Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago — these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.”

This was the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting, reportedly exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007.

on Friday morning, killing at least 26 people — including 20 children.
The gunman who committed suicide at the school has been identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza. Lanza’s mother was a teacher at the school.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N'Daw, coup leader, Goita

President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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