Somali PM Sacks Intelligence Chief over Unsolved Murder Case

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has ordered the dismissal of the country’s powerful intelligence chief over the unsolved murder case of a female intelligence operative. In a report published on Somali news outlet Hiiraan Online, the premier decided the …

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Chinese Regulator Investigates Hangzhou’s Senior Government Official for Violating State Law

China’s antigraft watchdog said that a top official in Hangzhou’s eastern tech and tourism hub has been under investigation due to alleged “serious violations of discipline and law.” The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced late Saturday that Hangzhou …

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Some Madagascar Politicians Seeking COVID-19 Vaccinations Abroad

Some Madagascar legislators are opting to receive COVID-19 vaccines outside the country days after the country made public its intention to get vaccines via the United Nations COVAX initiative. Siteny Randrianasoloniaiko, the MP for Toliara posted pictures on his Facebook …

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Dr. Rachel Levine Makes History as First Openly Transgender Federal Official to Win Senate Confirmation

The United States Senate confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine as the assistant secretary of health, becoming the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the chamber. On March 24, the Senate voted 52-48 in favor of Levine, a pediatrician who had …

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Western Countries Impose Sanctions on China over Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

The United States, Canada and the United Kingdom have joined forces with the European Union to impose sanctions on several officials of China over the violation of human rights of the Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang, becoming the first “coordinated …

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U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committee Assignments

The United States House of Representatives voted on Feb. 4 to remove Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments due to her recently surfaced statements promoting conspiracy theories and political violence. The final vote tally to remove Greene …

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