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Sudan revolution: Meet the ‘Mother of martyrs’

Ahlam Khidir’s son was killed in a peaceful protest against Sudan’s government in September 2013. She refused to give up her fight for justice. In the movement that started in December 2018 against then-President Omar al-Bashir, Ahlam became a prominent protester, leading rallies with strong ties to the youth on the ground. She was part […]

Ghana FA: Kurt Okraku is elected as new president after three rounds of voting

Kurt Okraku, the newly elected president of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Okraku is the new president of the Ghana Football Association after edging a close election in Accra on Friday that required three rounds of voting. The 48-year-old former sports journalist was endorsed with 93 votes in the third round after his closest challenger, […]

Maria Butina: Russian agent deported from US to Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Butina was greeted by her father after she arrived in Moscow A Russian pro-gun activist, who was jailed in the US after admitting to acting as an agent and infiltrating US political groups, has been deported. Marina Butina, 30, tried to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) to influence policy, […]

Microsoft pips Amazon for $10bn AI ‘Jedi’ contract

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Pentagon wants to replace ageing computer networks with a single cloud system The Pentagon has awarded a $10bn (£8bn) cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, following a heavily scrutinised bidding process in which Amazon had been seen as the favourite. The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure, or […]