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Soldiers in Niger claim to have overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum

Soldiers in Niger claim to have overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum

Africa
Soldiers in Niger claimed to have removed President Mohamed Bazoum from power late on Wednesday, hours after members of the presidential guard detained the politician at his official residence. In a statement broadcast on national television, Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane said that “the defence and security forces … have decided to put an end to the regime you are familiar with”. “This follows the continuous deterioration of the security situation, the bad social and economic management.” The soldier said the country’s borders were closed and a nationwide curfew was in place. All institutions of the country were also suspended, he added. Abdramane was seated and flanked by nine other officers wearing fatigues as he read out his statement. The group, which is calling itself th...
Oryx Properties Limited

Oryx Properties Limited

Business Profile
Oryx Properties Limited specializes in owning and managing real estate assets.At the end of June 2022, the group's real estate portfolio, consisting of 28 assets with a total lettable area 176,589 m2, amounted, in market value, to NAD 2.8 billion broken down into shopping centers (63.9%), industrial sites (21%), offices (10.4%) and residential (4.7%).97.9% of the portfolio in value is realized in Namibia.
Wagner mutiny: Group fully funded by Russia, says Putin

Wagner mutiny: Group fully funded by Russia, says Putin

International
Russia's president has said members of the Wagner mercenary group were fully funded by the state. According to Vladimir Putin, Wagner was given 86.262bn roubles ($1bn) from May 2022 to May 2023 alone for salaries and bonuses, which came from the defence ministry and state budget. The private army's revolt on Saturday rocked Russia. Its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, arrived in Belarus on Tuesday after agreeing to leave Russia. His arrival was confirmed by Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Earlier, a private jet linked to Prigozhin was tracked landing in Minsk, the Belarusian capital. On Saturday, mercenary troops led by Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin took over the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, marched on Moscow and shot down Russian military helicopters and a pla...
Titanic sub search: What happens next

Titanic sub search: What happens next

International
Confirmation that the crew aboard the submersible that went missing during a dive to the wreck of the Titanic nearly a week ago have all died means the massive search operation that was launched in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean has new priorities. The US Coast Guard confirmed on Thursday afternoon that all five men aboard had perished following what was probably a "catastrophic implosion" of the OceanGate Titan sub. But many questions about what exactly happened remain and doing everything possible to try and answer these will be the focus moving forward. Will the bodies be recovered? Rear Adm Mauger said he could not confirm whether or not the US Coast Guard would be able to locate the victims' bodies. "This is an incredibly unforgiving environment," he said. Those a...
Biden welcomes Modi to White House in closely watched visit

Biden welcomes Modi to White House in closely watched visit

International
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been officially welcomed at the White House as part of a state visit, kicking off a day of events that will be capped by a lavish state dinner. Modi was greeted by US President Joe Biden on Thursday, as a military band played both countries’ national anthems and soldiers paraded on the south lawn. The Indian leader met chants of “Modi, Modi, Modi” from supporters. Protesters also gathered outside the White House gates. “I’ve long believed the relationship between the United States and India will be one of the defining relationships of the 21st century,” Biden said. “Prime Minister Modi, welcome back to the White House.” “The challenges and opportunities facing the world in this century require that India and the United States work and lead ...
Kenyan suspect in religious cult deaths dies in custody after hunger strike

Kenyan suspect in religious cult deaths dies in custody after hunger strike

Africa
A Kenyan accused of involvement in the deaths of hundreds of members of a starvation cult has died after a 10-day hunger strike in police custody, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Joseph Buyuka was among 30 people, including self-styled pastor Paul Mackenzie of Good News International Church, in custody over the deaths of 337 followers of the church. "The police believe that these individuals... played significant roles in the offences leading to the deaths and illegal disposal of bodies in Shakahola (forest)," court papers said of Buyuka and four others arrested with him. Authorities have exhumed most of the bodies from the forest in southeast Kenya since April. Jami Yamina, senior prosecution counsel, said Buyuka had died two days ago at a hospital in Malindi, about...