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NIGERIA POLITICS: Moshood Abiola Could Not Have Died the Way He Reportedly Did: Ishaya Bamaiyi

NIGERIA POLITICS: Moshood Abiola Could Not Have Died the Way He Reportedly Did: Ishaya Bamaiyi 0

“The release documents were ready, and Abiola was to go and sign them, but some NADECO members advised him against doing so, and he remained in detention until his death.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Passes Away

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Passes Away 0

Laloo ‘Isu’ Chiba: “Comrade Kathy was humane and humble soul. He was determined revolutionary, gave his entire life to liberation struggle in our country.”

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Funeral Takes Center Stage

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Funeral Takes Center Stage 0

“I’m here to see history,” said Antoinette McGuinness, 66, from Leitrim in the Irish republic. She said there were bus loads of mourners traveling from south of the border.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: IRA Peacemaker Martin McGuinness Mourned

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: IRA Peacemaker Martin McGuinness Mourned 0

“Martin McGuinness never went to war, it came to his streets, it came to his city, it came to his community,” fellow Republican leader Gerry Adams told Irish national broadcaster RTE.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Passes Away

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Passes Away 0

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, deputy first minister in 2007, passes away aged 66. McGuinness died in hospital with his family by his side. Read more.

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HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Passes Away

HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Passes Away 0

President Jovenel Moise described Preval as a “dignified son of Haiti,” in a statement on Twitter. The United States extended condolences, saying Preval had “shepherded his country through tragic times and good times.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away 0

President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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DR CONGO POLITICS: Etienne Tshisekedi Passes Away

DR CONGO POLITICS: Etienne Tshisekedi Passes Away 0

Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country, then known as Zaire, for decades before being overthrown by Rwanda.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Brunhilde Pomsel Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Brunhilde Pomsel Passes Away 0

Brunhilde Pomsel died on January 27 in a care home in the southern city of Munich, said Christian Kroenes, who conducted extensive interviews with her for his 2016 film “A German Life”.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets

MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets 0

Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Adenan Satem Passes Away

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Adenan Satem Passes Away 0

Adenan Satem, the veteran chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, died of a heart attack. There was no official confirmation of the cause.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away 0

Roman Herzog, who as German president was a powerful advocate of economic reforms in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has died. He was 82.

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PORTUGAL POLITICS: Mario Soares Passes Away

PORTUGAL POLITICS: Mario Soares Passes Away 0

Born in Lisbon on December 7, 1924, Mario Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares was raised in a family opposed to the dictatorship of Antonio Oliveira Salazar.

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INDIA POLITICS: Jayaram Jayalalithaa Passes Away

INDIA POLITICS: Jayaram Jayalalithaa Passes Away 0

Jayaram Jayalalithaa inspired loyalty among film fans and political supporters alike. Jayalalithaa died after undergoing surgery following a heart attack.

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CUBA POLITICS: ‘Ever Onward To Victory’ – Fidel Castro Says And Passes Away

CUBA POLITICS: ‘Ever Onward To Victory’ – Fidel Castro Says And Passes Away 0

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Castro was 90.

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QATAR: Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani Passes Away

QATAR: Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani Passes Away 0

Sheikh Khalifa used Qatar’s oil and gas to transform the monarchy into a modern Gulf state, which has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

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RWANDA: King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa Passes Away

RWANDA: King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa Passes Away 0

Born Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa, King Kigeli came to power in 1959 and was forced to leave the country after clashing with the Belgian colonial power.

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ISRAEL: Shimon Peres Passes Away

ISRAEL: Shimon Peres Passes Away 0

“Our father’s legacy has always been the future. Look to tomorrow, he taught us,” said Chemi Peres, Peres’ son, in a press conference.

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GRENADA: Lamuel Stanislaus Passes Away

GRENADA: Lamuel Stanislaus Passes Away 0

Lamuel Stanislaus, a former Grenada Ambassador to the United Nations.

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UZBEKISTAN: Islam Karimov Passes Away

UZBEKISTAN: Islam Karimov Passes Away 0

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has two daughters. One of them, Gulnara, tried to position herself as a pop star at home and an international socialite.

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