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    100 South Africans raid foreigners’ shops in latest attacks

100 South Africans raid foreigners’ shops in latest attacks

The police on Monday said at least 100 people ransacked shops in Johannesburg overnight, in the latest wave of looting incidents in South African cities.“We are following up on leads and we are expecting to make more arrests,” Mathapelo Peters, police spokesperson, said.She said she did not know the nationalities of the shopkeepers and police were waiting for owners to [...]

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    Trump becomes first president since 1924 to pull out of White House correspondents’ dinner

Trump becomes first president since 1924 to pull out of White House correspondents’ dinner

Following threats by some members of the White House Correspondents’ Association to boycott the group’s 2017 Dinner, President Donald Trump has said that he would not be attending.Trump’s decision came just as the frosty relations between him and the media worsened with some White House Correspondents shut out of a press briefing on Friday.“I will not be attending the White [...]

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    I won’t impose my sucessor, says Mugabe

I won’t impose my sucessor, says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has promised the people of Zimbabwe that he would not impose his successor.Speaking at a ceremony to mark his 93rd birthday, the world's oldest ruler, said if the ruling ZANU-PF party felt he should retire, it would hold an extraordinary congress to choose a new leader.According to reports, some people have asked the president to choose a successor [...]

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    CNN barred from White House press briefing

CNN barred from White House press briefing

Reporters from The Times, CNN and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of Sean Spicer, press secretary of President Donald Trump, on Friday.Spicer reportedly told security aides to allow reporters from only a handpicked group of news organisations.Organisations allowed in included Breitbart News, the One America News Network and The Washington Times, all with conservative leanings. [...]

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    I represent America, not the world, says Trump

I represent America, not the world, says Trump

President Donald Trump of US says his aim is to serve the US and not the rest of the world, doubling down on his “America First’’ message in remarks to a conservative conference.“This is the US of America I’m representing; I’m not representing the globe," Trump tells the Conservative Political Action conference on Friday.“I’m representing your country."Trump vowed to toss [...]

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    Zuma breaks silence on xenophobic attacks

Zuma breaks silence on xenophobic attacks

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has released a statement, condemning the acts of violence on non-nationals in the country.This is in reaction to the fresh surge of xenophobic attacks in the country."This is the wrong attitude to be meted out to foreigners," Zuma said.“Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the [...]

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    Group vows to protect Nigerians from Trump’s travel ban

Group vows to protect Nigerians from Trump’s travel ban

The Nigerian community says it is prepared to legally defend any Nigerian traveller coming to the US if targeted by immigration officials hiding under the aegis of President Donald Trump’s new travel ban on Friday.Already, the Nigerian Lawyers Association (NLA) and the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigeria (OAN), two influential Nigerian community associations in the US, have embarked on [...]

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    Brazil’s foreign minister resigns — to prepare for ‘medical treatments’

Brazil’s foreign minister resigns — to prepare for ‘medical treatments’

Jose Serra, Brazil's foreign minister, has resigned from his post to attend to health-related issues.Serra, in a letter to Brazil President Michel Temer, said he needed to take care of his health and prepare for upcoming medical treatments, CNN reports.The foreign minister expressed sadness over his decision to step down but noted that his doctors told him he would need [...]

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    London metropolitan police appoints first female commissioner

London metropolitan police appoints first female commissioner

Cressida Dick has become the first woman to be named commissioner of London's metropolitan police.Dick, whose former post was director general at the foreign office, will succeed Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.Amber Rudd, United Kingdom's home secretary, on Wednesday made the announcement after "consulting" with London mayor Sadiq Khan.According to the UK's home office, Dick was one of six candidates who applied for [...]

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    We are sorry for xenophobic attacks, South Africa tells Nigeria

We are sorry for xenophobic attacks, South Africa tells Nigeria

Lulu Mnguni, high commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, has apologised to Nigerians, and other foreigners involved in the recent xenophobic attacks.In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Mnguni said the unjustifiable attacks were a poor representation of South Africa’s values.He said the South African government had taken measures to stop them.“We reiterate our view that South Africans are generally not [...]

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