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1 American Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded In Somalia Firefight

1 American Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded In Somalia Firefight

🕔22:46, 8.Jun 2018

An American Special Operations forces soldier was killed and four others were wounded on Friday in a southwestern Somalia gun battle against fighters for the Islamic extremist group the Shabab, three Defense Department officials said.

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Corruption: Jacob Zuma Makes Second Court Appearance

Corruption: Jacob Zuma Makes Second Court Appearance

🕔13:39, 8.Jun 2018

Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was ousted by his own party in February, arrived at the Durban High Court on Friday for his second appearance on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the late 1990s.

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Burundian President Promises To Step Down In 2020

Burundian President Promises To Step Down In 2020

🕔14:55, 7.Jun 2018

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Thursday he would not run for another term, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power. “I will not go back on my word. Our mandate ends in 2020,” Nkurunziza said in a speech to supporters and diplomats in the central region of Gitega.

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Sierra Leone Demands Doctors, Teachers From Nigeria

Sierra Leone Demands Doctors, Teachers From Nigeria

🕔10:59, 31.May 2018

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allie Kabba, has requested Nigeria’s assistance in the education and health sectors. Mr Kabba, who made the call on Wednesday in Abuja when he visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, also requested Nigeria’s help

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More Revelations Emerge On Super Hero French Spiderman

More Revelations Emerge On Super Hero French Spiderman

🕔06:40, 31.May 2018

Emerging report indicates that Mamoudou Gassama is a real-life superhero. The 22-year-old Paris man scaled a four-story building to pluck a child dangling precariously over a sidewalk in the 18th Arrondissement, earning him the nickname “Spider-Man of the 18th.” For

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Africans To Enter Ethiopia Without Visas Soon

Africans To Enter Ethiopia Without Visas Soon

🕔18:26, 27.May 2018

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The policy will open up the east African country to African visitors, and will

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JUST IN: Zimbabwe President Sacks Minister

JUST IN: Zimbabwe President Sacks Minister

🕔13:46, 22.May 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired Minister of State for Mashonaland West Province, Webster Shamu, but gave no reasons for the move. Shamu becomes the first Minister to be sacked since Mr Mnangagwa took office last November. The Minister,

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15 Years After, Zimbabwe Applies To Re-join Commonwealth

15 Years After, Zimbabwe Applies To Re-join Commonwealth

🕔07:07, 22.May 2018

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth after the country withdrew its membership 15 years ago under former President Robert Mugabe. Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, said Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa submitted an application on May 15 for the country to

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Update On Ebola Cases In Congo

Update On Ebola Cases In Congo

🕔17:44, 18.May 2018

The number of confirmed Ebola cases in Congo DR has risen from three to 14, according to the Central African country’s Health Ministry. “In total since the start of the epidemic, there have been 45 cases of hemorrhagic fever, including

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South Africa Withdraws Ambassador After Deadly Gaza Attack

South Africa Withdraws Ambassador After Deadly Gaza Attack

🕔07:39, 15.May 2018

South Africa has withdrawn its Ambassador to Israel following the killing of Palestinian protestors at the Gaza border. In a statement, the South African Government says it condemns in the strongest terms possible the latest act of violent aggression carried

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