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Gen Brice Oligui Nguema: Who is Gabon’s coup leader?

After deposing Gabonese President Ali Bongo, Gen Brice Oligui Nguema was carried through the streets by his triumphant troops, who chanted “Oligui, président! Oligui, président!”. The 48-year-old general certainly appears to to be a man of the people as he’s held aloft by his soldiers, but to many, he’s an unexpected leader. Just five years…

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Proud Boys leader Joe Biggs sentenced to 17 years

A leader of the far-right Proud Boys has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, one of the longest sentences yet handed out over the US Capitol riot. Prosecutors said US Army veteran Joe Biggs, 38, was an “instigator” of the storming of Congress on 6 January 2021. The former Infowars correspondent was convicted of…

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Clarence Thomas: US Supreme Court judge acknowledges ‘gifts’ for first time

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has acknowledged he took three trips aboard a Republican donor’s plane last year, as an ethics row grips the top court. The conservative judge said failing to previously report receiving such hospitality had been “inadvertent”. Supreme Court judges are required to file annual financial disclosure forms. Justice Thomas was…

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