Presidential elections in the Congo, is it decided by Joseph Kabila after two years of postponement?

After a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, the UN Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council said in a joint statement that the December 23, 2018 elections "should lead to a democratic transfer of power, according to the constitution."

Hours before the announcement, Congolese President Joseph Kabila delivered a speech in which he affirmed his "firm respect for the constitution" but did not clarify his intentions on his candidacy for the elections.

Kabila said in his speech that the election date set for December 23, 2018 "remains the same" and "our commitment to respecting the Constitution remains constant as well."

He added that organizing elections in the DRC was a "sovereign issue" and therefore financed by the Congolese state.

Nigeria: Search for 23 military men who disappeared after an attack from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army is looking for five officers and 18 military personnel who disappeared after being ambushed by the Boko Haram group in the northeast of the country, military sources and a source close to the pro-government militias said.

President Trump announces his candidacy for a second term

US President Donald Trump plans to enter the next US presidential election in 2020, he said in an interview with Britain's Mail on Sunday.

Before his first term of office expired by about two years, Trump said he planned to run for president in 2020.

"Well, I intend to do it completely," Trump said when asked about the nomination. "Everyone seems to want me."

The arrest of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter

The ousted prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, and his daughter Maryam will spend 10 years in prison, a Pakistani court sentenced to corruption charges, recently arrived there and arrested for carrying out the sentence.

Nawaz Sharif was prime minister of Pakistan for three sessions before he was forced to step down after corruption investigation. He was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison last week after a corruption court convicted him last week of owning four luxury apartments in London.

Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in his first appearance

Tunisian activists on Twitter circulated recent pictures of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali at his residence in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

According to the pictures, Ben Ali appeared with Tunisian jurists Saber Hamrouni, who confirmed his meeting with Ben Ali.

Saber al-Hamrouni, head of the "Glory of Human Rights" association, said he visited former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali at his residence in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

All police were arrested in the Mexican town of Ocampo

All police were arrested in the Mexican town of Ocampo on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a candidate for mayor of the town, Fernando Angelis Juárez, aged 64, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his home.

According to the BBC's website, Angels, the third politician killed in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico in more than a week; more than 100 politicians were liquidated throughout Mexico, ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for early July.

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, has her first baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Ingrid that she had given birth to her first child

Jacinda Ardern, 37, was younger than New Zealand's prime minister when she took office last year and is now the country's first female prime minister and is the second prime minister to have a child in power.

Her deputy, Winston Peters, will serve for six weeks, until she returns from maternity leave.

Turkish presidential elections: adoption of 6 candidates

Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council adopted the files of six candidates for the presidential elections.

 If each candidate does not exceed the 50 percent threshold during the first round of elections scheduled for June 24, the two contenders run a second round two weeks later.

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