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Attacks Continue In Egypt, Scores Killed

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A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carries a woman after riot police released tear gas at Kornish El Nile

Violence continues in Egypt on Monday as ten people were killed in three separate attacks in Egypt, most of them soldiers and police officers, following violent clashes across the country one day earlier.

The deadliest attack was in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, east of Cairo, where masked gunmen opened fire on an army patrol. Six soldiers were killed, including a lieutenant.

Meanwhile on Sinai, a suicide car bomber attacked the security headquarters in the southern city of El-Tor. Four people were killed, including the bomber, and 55 more were injured.

Mohamed Ibrahim, the interior minister, confirmed that the attack was a suicide bombing and said it was meant to “distract” people and cause instability.

Near-daily attacks on the peninsula have escalated in the three months since the Egyptian army ousted President Mohamed Morsi. But this was among the first in South Sinai, a popular tourist destination which has been mostly quiet for years.

Attackers also targeted the compound housing Egypt’s main satellite earth station in Maadi, a suburb south of Cairo, firing at least two rocket-propelled grenades.

The dawn attack caused only minor damage, but was nonetheless the most significant attack in the capital since a failed assassination attempt against the interior minister last month.

“We are expecting worse,” a senior security official told the Associated Press.

Also on Monday, a panel of judges recommended dissolving the Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, signaling a wider crackdown on the group.

Their recommendations will be delivered to a Cairo court reviewing a case demanding the party’s dissolution on October 19.

Thousands of Morsi supporters have been killed, and more than 2,000 imprisoned, in the three months since his ouster.

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

Donald Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

President Trump declared himself the winner of the US election in a tweet on Monday morning, November 16 by simply tweeting: “I won the election.”

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This came hours after he tweeted that his opponent Joe Biden “won because the election was rigged.”

The latest vote tallies project Democratic candidate, Biden a clear winner in the state-by-state Electoral College that decides the presidency, with 306 votes against Trump’s 232.

However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

US election: Trump claims victory hours after saying Biden won

 

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has reportedly died from suspected COVID-19 complications.

The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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Rawlings initially rose to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, following a coup détat in 1979.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win the presidential race.

Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

“Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

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“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.

“The American people are entitled to an honest election, that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots,” Trump said.

 

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