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In explaining the reasons for Russia's unexpected military weakness in Ukraine, few have expressed it better than The Economist. The magazine noted "the incurable inadequacy of despotic power" and "the cheating, bribery and peculation" that is "characteristic of the entire administration".

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UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations and partners are trying to increase access to a tense Niger border area where 51 civilians have been slain in clashes this month, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.

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FREETOWN, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Calm has returned to the central business district of Makeni, a city in Sierra Leone's Northern Province after riots between police and commercial motorbike operators subsided Thursday.

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The human affinity for blood sport is both ancient and long standing. But there is an even more distressing angle to viewing man-made evil and horror. In the age of digital technology capturing gory scenes of anguish and death is strangely becoming de rigueur.

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DAKAR, 26th May, 2022 (WAM) -- The Zayed Charity and Humanitarian Foundation (Zayed CHF) announced that it is restoring the "Sheikh Zayed-Hassan II Mosque" in Senegal.

This statement was made during the visit of a Zayed CHF delegation, chaired by Hamad Salem bin Kardous Al Ameri, Director-General of the F

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New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu will pay an official visit to Gabon, Senegal and Qatar from May 30 to June 7. The Vice President's visit to Gabon and Senegal will add momentum to India's engagement with Africa and highlight India's commitment to the African continent, read an official statement.

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New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI/NewsVoir): Lagos Free Zone (LFZ), the first and only economic free zone in Nigeria to be integrated with the country's deepest seaport, has announced that one of its most prestigious clients is expanding its Nigerian business by setting up a unique research and manufacturing facility in LFZ.

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Moscow's increased activities in Africa might threaten NATO security, London and Madrid claim

Russia's expanding presence on the African continent might pose a "worrying" threat to the southern flank of NATO, Spain's Defense Minister Margarita Robles and British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace stated at a joint press conference in Madrid on Wednesday.

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Eleven infants have died in a hospital fire in Senegal, where great disparities exist between public health services in urban and rural areas. The tragedy was one of several incidents at a facility that is raising questions about the state of the country's healthcare system.

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DAKAR, 26th May, 2022 (WAM) -- Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Wednesday that 11 newborn babies died in a fire at the neonatal section of a regional hospital in the town of Tivaouane, around 120 km (74.56 miles) east of the capital Dakar, Reuters reported.

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Eleven newborn babies died in a hospital fire in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane, the president of the country said late Wednesday.

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Just before midnight in Senegal, Macky Sall announced on Twitter that 11 infants had died in the blaze, AFP reported.

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TRIPOLI, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday it has arranged the voluntary return of 141 illegal migrants from Libya to their home country Mali.

"IOM's Voluntary Humanitarian Return (program) continues to offer an immediate safe alternative to migrants in Libya who wish to return home.

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Texas [US], May 26 (ANI): In the wake of the Texas school shooting that resulted in the death of 19 children, the head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) asked on Wednesday: how many more children will die before leaders act?"Tragedy after tragedy, shooting after shooting, young life after young life: how many more children will die before government leaders act to keep children and their schools safe?" asked Catherine Ru

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LAGOS, May 25 (Xinhua) -- A Nigerian state governor confirmed on Wednesday scores of people were killed by extremist militants in their recent attack on a village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state.

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BAMAKO, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Government troops killed 12 terrorists in a reconnaissance mission on Tuesday in central Mali, the Directorate of Information and Public Relations of the Armed Forces (Dirpa) has said.

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Health authorities in France and Denmark want to start a vaccination campaign targeting adults who have been exposed to monkeypox - a milder version of smallpox that spreads easily through sexual activity.

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For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flashpoint Ukraine.

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MINSK, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Test systems for detecting monkeypox will be ready to use in Belarus by mid-June as planned, the country's Deputy Health Minister and Chief State Sanitary Doctor Alexander Tarasenko said Tuesday.

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PARIS, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The French National Authority for Health (HAS) announced Tuesday a reactive vaccination strategy after three cases of monkeypox were detected in the country.

HAS said in a press release that the vaccination is for adults at risk of exposure to the virus, including health professionals.

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MADRID, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Spain's Ministry of Health Tuesday confirmed 15 new cases of monkeypox, bringing the country's total number of cases to 51.

Health Minister Carolina Darias said the country was testing for the virus, "We are seeing more and more negative results and we hope that this is the trend.

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RABAT, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Military leaders from Morocco and Mauritania on Tuesday vowed to boost military cooperation between the two countries.

Moroccan Minister in charge of the National Defense Administration Abdeltif Loudyi and Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) Belkhir El Farouk met with El Mokhtar Bolle Chaabane, the chief of General Staff of the Mauritanian Armed Forces, for an in-depth dis

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LONDON, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Public Health Scotland confirmed on Monday it had identified one monkeypox case, taking the total number of infections identified in the United Kingdom (UK) to 71, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Tuesday.

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UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Capt. Abdelrazakh Hamit Bahar of Chad, who was killed as a peacekeeper in Mali, is honored with the United Nations' highest award for valor for his courage, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Abuja [Nigeria]/ Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 4th edition of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative- MFFLI - Summit 2022, held via a Videoconference, on 18th May 2022.

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