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    Malaysia’s new prime minister is world’s oldest elected leader

Malaysia’s new prime minister is world’s oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has been sworn in as Malaysia's new Prime Minister, making him the oldest elected leader in the world.Mohamad had ruled the South Asian country for 22 years, between 1981 and 2003.His alliance of four parties defeated the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition of 64-year-old former Prime Minister Najib Razak, his protege turned rival.Mohamad’s historic win ousted the BN coalition which [...]

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    DR Congo records four fresh cases of Ebola

DR Congo records four fresh cases of Ebola

Four new cases of Ebola have been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two days after the country reported a fresh outbreak of the disease.Of the four affected persons, two are caregivers at the hospital in Bikoro where the Ebola outbreak has been concentrated, Serge Ngalebato, the hospital's chief surgeon, said.The latest Ebola outbreak in the northwest of Kinshasa [...]

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    Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction’, deaths

Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction’, deaths

A Kenyan town dam burst after weeks of heavy rain has resulted in “huge destruction” and deaths, a government official said on Thursday.At least 21 lives have been lost.The burst happened in Solai, Nakuru County, 190 kilometres (120 miles) northwest of the capital, Nairobi, late on Wednesday.“The water has caused a huge destruction of both life and property.“The extent of [...]

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    Forbes ranks Dangote 66th most powerful person on earth

Forbes ranks Dangote 66th most powerful person on earth

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, has been ranked by Forbes as the 66th most powerful person on earth, ahead of Mike Pence, US Vice-President.In the American business magazine's 75-person list, Dangote clinched the second position in Africa, trailing President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, who was ranked 45th.Both men are the only Africans on the list. Dangote is up [...]

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    Ghanaian president suspends four judges

Ghanaian president suspends four judges

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday suspended four high court judges on the advice of the judicial council.The affected judges are Uuter Dery, Mustapha Logoh, Gilbert Addo and Charles Quist. The decision takes immediate effect.The suspension follows the establishment of a prima facie case against the four justices by the committee set up by the chief justice to investigate alleged [...]

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    North Korea releases three jailed Americans

North Korea releases three jailed Americans

Three American citizens held for months in North Korea have been released, US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday.Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk were freed during US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's second visit to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in two months.CNN said the detainees are returning to the United States as Trump prepares to [...]

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    17 Nigerian migrants sue Italy for returning them to Libya

17 Nigerian migrants sue Italy for returning them to Libya

Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea-crossing in 2017 have filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them to North Africa.Seventeen plaintiffs petitioned the European Court of Human Rights last week, Violeta Moreno-Lax, a legal advisor for the Global Legal Action Network, told reporters. She was among four lawyers and several humanitarian [...]

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    Ebola resurfaces, kills 17 in Congo

Ebola resurfaces, kills 17 in Congo

Ebola deadly virus, that raged in some African countries several years ago, has staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people.Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday described the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.”“Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it [...]

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    Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal

Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of Iran nuclear deal, an international agreement aimed at stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, saying he would reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran immediately.Trump’s move is a snub to European allies such as France, Britain and Germany who are also part of the Iran deal and tried hard [...]

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    Zimbabwean first lady relinquishes parliamentary post

Zimbabwean first lady relinquishes parliamentary post

Auxillia Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s first lady, on Tuesday relinquished her post as the chairperson of the Southern African Regional Caucus of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) to concentrate on her role as the wife of the president.She had been chairperson of the organisation since 2015.The First Lady bade farewell to her counterparts during the Sixth Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament of [...]

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