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What is going on in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been removed from power |’Robert Mugabe is under house arrest’ South African president, Jacob Zuma, says | Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace ‘flees Zimbabwe for Namibia’ | Photos of what Zimbabwe looks like following military takeover

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been removed from power

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been removed from power Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country for over 37 years, since independence from the UK, has been removed from power and his former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who he sacked some days back, has been installed as an interim president. The move comes after the Zimbabwe army seized ...

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Italian pathologists begin autopsies on 26 drowned Nigerian migrant girls

Italian pathologists begin autopsies on 26 drowned Nigerian migrant girls

Italian pathologists on Wednesday, began post-mortem examinations of 26 Nigerian migrant girls, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. As authorities began the grim task, the bodies of five victims of another Mediterranean tragedy were brought to shore in Pozzallo in Sicily. The young female victims believed to be aged between 14 and 18 years old were discovered on Sunday 5th ...

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Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being ‘disloyal’

Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being 'disloyal'

Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been removed from his post for being disloyal. Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo says 75-year old Mnangagwa had displayed “traits of disloyalty” making it more likely that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace will follow in her husband’s footsteps as leader of Zimbabwe. She had earlier called on her husband to remove his vice-president. “Mr Mnangagwa’s ...

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President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks his 35th year in office today, November 7th, 2017 making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. Paul Biya first took office in 1982, when the country had a one party system and even though the country now has a multi-party system, he has managed to cling on to power. In 2011, after a controversial ...

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Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

East African nation, Burundi is the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout takes effect Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court that prosecutes the world’s worst atrocities. Burundi is the only one of three African nations to ...

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U.S. court jails Nigerian over identity fraud

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Kevin Kunle Sodipo Williams, a Nigerian living in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison over a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. A U.S. federal judge on Friday also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams was charged with mail ...

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South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African president, Jacob Zuma who was recently honoured with a huge statue by the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has been given till November 30, 2017 to defend the corruption charges against him in his country. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Zuma yesterday that it will only consider new representations on why he should not face corruption charges ...

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U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

US congressman, David Cicilline has pledged to donate his brain to concussion research after listening to the testimony of former NFL players about traumatic brain injury. The Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island who played Pop Warner football in his youth, agreed to make the donation after he dies in order to help researchers study the effects and impacts of the ...

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Like US, Isreal has also announced plans to withdraw from UNESCO

Like US, Isreal has also announced plans to withdraw from UNESCO

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will withdraw from UN’s cultural and education body after a United States decision to do the same on accusations of bias against the Jewish state. Netanyahu’s office in a statement said, ‘the prime minister instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organisation alongside the United States’. Netanyahu “welcomes the ...

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Forbes Magazine says Lagos is the 3rd worst city for drivers

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According to Forbes Magazine , this is the list of 10 worst cities in the world for driving and Lagos, Nigeria makes the 3rd position. 1. Kolkata, India: 69% congestion, 11.20 mph average speed 2. Karachi, Pakistan : 59% congestion, 11.20 mph average speed 3. Lagos, Nigeria : 60% congestion, 10.70 mph average speed 4. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia : 65% congestion, ...

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South African union workers protest against President Jacob Zuma

South African union workers protest against President Jacob Zuma

Thousands of workers from South Africa’s largest trade union federation, Cosatu marched against corruption throughout the country. The country’s leadership has been engulfed by allegations of corruption and business interests have undue influence on government officials for dodgy contracts. Dressed in red T-shirts and chanting old liberation songs, some of the protesters in Johannesburg were calling for President Jacob Zuma ...

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If you didn’t like my new book, read the one I wrote for kids – Hillary Clinton replies Donald Trump

If you didn't like my new book, read the one I wrote for kids - Hillary Clinton replies Donald Trump

Yesterday, President Trump reacted to Hillary Clinton’s newly published book ‘What happened’ Where she explained why she lost the 2016 elections. In the book, Clinton blamed the Electoral college, former FBI director, James Comey, Russian President Vladimir Putin and eventually took responsibility for the loss. In his reaction, President Trump who won the election tweeted, ‘Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody ...

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N/Korea challenges Trump, test-fires most powerful hydrogen bomb |World leaders angry, condemn N/Korea’s hydrogen bomb test

N/Korea challenges Trump, test-fires most powerful hydrogen bomb

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile. This marks a dramatic escalation of the regime’s stand-off with the United States and its allies. The announcement from Pyongyang came a few hours after international seismic agencies detected a manmade earthquake near the North’s test ...

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Now it’s getting serious! Donald Trump shares photos of  U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers  ready to ‘Fight Tonight’ if called upon to do so (Photos)

Donald Trump shares photos of  U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers  ready to 'Fight Tonight' if called upon to do so

President Trump has warned North Korea to be very afraid and he’s repeatedly said that if they act unwisely, things will happen to them, the likes of which have never been seen before. Now, he’s just shared photos of USAF B-1B Lancer Bombers at Guam standing ready to fulfill USFK’s FightTonight mission if called upon to do so. On August 7, ...

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Jailed Athlete, Oscar Pistorius to be freed from jail for a second time on ‘compassionate leave’

Jailed Athlete, Oscar Pistorius to be freed from jail for a second time on 'compassionate leave'

Jailed South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius is to be freed from jail on ‘compassionate leave’ next week to attend a funeral for his grandmother, who died earlier this week at the age of 93. This will be the second time the convicted murderer will be given such preferential treatment by the Prison authorities. Last October, the 30-year-old was driven by prison ...

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South Korea To Broadcast The Sentencing Of Former President Park Geun-Hye

South Korea To Broadcast The Sentencing Of Former President Park Geun-Hye

South Korea’s Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a ban on the filming of trials ahead of the sentencing of disgraced president Park Geun-Hye and Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong, which now indicates the possibility of live TV coverage of high-profile trials. At a rare meeting of justices presided over by Chief Justice Yang Sung-Tae, the court adopted new regulations on the ...

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15-year-old Girl Strangles Her Newborn To Death, Dumps The Body In Pit Toilet

15-year-old Girl Strangles Her Newborn To Death, Dumps The Body In Pit Toilet

A 15-year-old girl from KwaZulu-Natal has been arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) for strangling her newborn to death. According to Buzz SA, the teenage girl is said to have given birth to the baby, strangled her and dumped the body in a pit toilet. Confirming this, Police spokesperson, Colonel Thulani Zwane, related that the KZN girl is in ...

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Demand for Qatar to shut down Aljazeera is unacceptable and a threat to media freedom – United Nations

Demand for Qatar to shut down Aljazeera is unacceptable and a threat to media freedom - United Nations

                                                                                United Nations human rights chief said the demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close ...

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Three journalists resign from CNN following Russia story retraction

Three journalists resign from CNN following Russia story retraction

Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a story linking a top President Trump adviser to a Russian investment bank. CNN, which Trump has frequently referred to as “fake news”, has come under a lot of criticism since retracting the story and making apologies. Thomas Frank (the author of the story), Eric Lichtblau (an editor in the CNN ...

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South African Church bars black people from worshiping

South African Church bars black people from worshiping

                                                                 A South African Church; The Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk church in Orania has barred blacks from attending service as the church on Sunday disallowed two black journalists from entering. ...

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