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Chaos, numerous victims: The whereabouts of president and prime minister were unknown

Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embal said in a video on the Facebook profile of the presidency, published a few hours after the shooting near the complex where government sessions are being held, that some people connected with those events were arrested, but he could not specify their number, Reuters reports.

Somalia’s Khadar Ahmed wins top prize at Fespaco film fest

Somali film-maker Khadar Ahmed won the top prize at the Fespaco film festival in Burkina Faso on Oct. 23 for "The Gravedigger's Wife", which he wrote and directed.

The 40-year-old was not at the ceremony to receive the Golden Stallion award, but his work beat 16 other African films to the top prize. The films in competition were made by directors from 15 different African countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Confirmed: Three Bulgarians Died in Côte d’Ivoire

They were aboard a Mi-24 military helicopter

The information about three Bulgarian citizens who died in a helicopter accident in Côte d'Ivoire has been confirmed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that they had been notified through unofficial channels through the embassy in Nigeria.

Turkish defense minister holds talks with foreign counterparts

Turkey's national defense minister on on Aug. 19 continued with his busy schedule of diplomatic meetings as part of the four-day International Defense Industries Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul. 

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Hulusi Akar and his Togolese counterpart Marguerite Gnakade met in Istanbul and signed a military framework agreement at the meeting.

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