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Ethiopia crash bodies will take days to release

Families of those killed aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 must wait at least five days to begin receiving some victims’ remains, the company said on Tuesday, though the identification of others is expected to take much longer.       Trailing smoke and sparks, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plunged into a field minutes after take-off on Sunday from the […]

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U.S. judge gives Trump ex-aide Manafort leniency: under four years in prison

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Thursday by a U.S. judge to less than four years in prison – far shy of federal sentencing guidelines – for financial crimes uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis imposed the surprisingly lenient 47-month sentence on […]

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INEC to hold supplementary presidential elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it will hold supplementary presidential elections in polling units and local governments where the exercise did not take place. In a statement, the INEC Commissioner of Voter Education and Public Relations, Festus Okoye, said the Commission reached the conclusion following a meeting it held February 28 to review the presidential and national […]

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Senegal president wins re-election with 58 percent of vote

Senegal President Macky Sall won re-election with 58 percent of votes cast in last Sunday’s poll, according to provisional results announced by the official counting body on Thursday. The majority win hands Sall a second term without a run-off vote. Opposition candidate Idrissa Seck came second with 21 percent of votes, while Ousmane Sonko placed third with 16 percent. Sall, […]