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    British finance minister ‘to resign’ over May’s spending plan

British finance minister ‘to resign’ over May’s spending plan

Philip Hammond, British finance minister, is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans.According to ITV, senior government sources said tension between officials at the treasury and the prime minister’s office had reached boiling point over May’s spending intentions.May’s intention to spend up to £9 billion ($11.3 billion) each year on education over three years, including [...]

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    VIDEO: Davido, Burna Boy ‘on the beat’ as Raptors celebrate ‘biggest party in Toronto history’

VIDEO: Davido, Burna Boy ‘on the beat’ as Raptors celebrate ‘biggest party in Toronto history’

Ujiri Masai, Nigerian-born professional basketball manager, is not the only Nigerian export in the "success has many fathers" story of Toronto Raptors, who won a historic National Basketball Association (NBA) championship last week.The historic victory has seen many Nigerians, Kenyans, and Canadians claim ties with the basketball executive who helped Raptors secure a great place in history books.On Monday, the players were out with [...]

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    Morsi, Egypt’s ousted president, slumps and dies in court

Morsi, Egypt’s ousted president, slumps and dies in court

Mohammed Morsi, ousted president of Egypt, collapsed and died during a court session on Monday, according to state TV.It is believed that the 67-year-old former leader was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges emanating from suspected contacts with Hamas, a Palestinian sect, when he fainted and then passed away.https://twitter.com/AP/status/1140652304795951105"His body was taken to hospital," said the state [...]

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    Wife of Israeli prime minister indicted for fraud

Wife of Israeli prime minister indicted for fraud

A Jerusalem magistrate's court  has convicted Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, for misappropriating state funds.When she appeared in court on Sunday, the 60-year-old asked the court to approve a plea bargain convicting her of fraud and breach of trust.According to the original indictment, Sara along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained from the state more than $100,000 [...]

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    Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

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    Boris Johnson leads in first ballot round for Theresa May’s seat

Boris Johnson leads in first ballot round for Theresa May’s seat

Boris Johnson, former foreign secretary, edged out nine Tory members of parliaments (MPs) who competed in the first round of ballots in the race for a new Conservative party leader and the next prime minister.The secret ballot poll, which held in the house of commons on Thursday, is to seek a replacement for outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May who resigned [...]

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    EXTRA: Wakanda was more talked about than any African business in 2018

EXTRA: Wakanda was more talked about than any African business in 2018

Victor Oladokun, director of communications at the African Development Bank (AfDB), says Wakanda was a part of more discussions than any African business or sports in 2018.The AfDB director made this known while addressing the press at the ongoing annual meetings of the bank in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea."In 2018, the most talked about African country was the fictitious nation of [...]

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    Botswana court decriminalises homosexuality

Botswana court decriminalises homosexuality

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    NASA to allow tourists visit International Space Station — at $35,000 per night

NASA to allow tourists visit International Space Station — at $35,000 per night

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    AU suspends Sudan over military crackdown

AU suspends Sudan over military crackdown

The African Union (AU), on Thursday, said it had suspended Sudan until a civilian government was formed, intensifying international pressure on the country’s new military rulers to give up power.“Ethiopia meanwhile will launch a mediation effort on Friday,’’ diplomatic sources in Khartoum said.The moves took place after security forces cleared protesters from a sit-in camp in central Khartoum on Monday.Security [...]

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