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U.S. lifts sanctions on Sudan, ending two decades of embargo

October 06, 2017

The United States permanently lifted a raft of sanctions on Sudan Friday, saying the African nation had begun addressing concerns on fighting terrorism as well as human rights abuses against civilians in the country’s Darfur region.

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2017 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Group Opposing Nuclear Weapons

October 06, 2017

In a year when threats from nuclear weapons seemed to draw closer, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to an advocacy group behind the first treaty to prohibit them.

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Mozambique Mayor Shot Dead in Opposition Stronghold

October 05, 2017

The mayor of Mozambique’s third-largest city, who was planning to run in next year’s election as an independent candidate, was shot dead in the northeastern opposition stronghold of Nampula.

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Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature

October 05, 2017

The English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, known for his spare, elliptical prose style and his inventive subversion of literary genres, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.

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Germany to investigate the origins of 1,000 African skulls

October 05, 2017

A German cultural institution has started an investigation into the provenance of about 1,000 human skulls from the country’s former African colonies in the collection of a Berlin hospital.

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Zimbabwe vice president accused of poisoning 'lies'

October 05, 2017

One of Zimbabwe's vice presidents on Wednesday accused the other of "using lies" over an allegation of poisoning, fuelling political tensions ahead of next year's elections.

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Tillerson called Trump a ‘moron,’ weighed resigning in summer over policy disputes

October 04, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to President Donald Trump as a “moron” after a meeting in July at the Pentagon and was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes with Trump.

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University of Nairobi closed as anger rises over police brutality

October 03, 2017

Administrators closed Kenya’s oldest university on Tuesday, citing fears for students’ safety in a planned protest over police beatings at a campus demonstration last week.

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17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

October 02, 2017

Cameroon’s military is heavily deployed in the country’s English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions.

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Horror in Las Vegas: Over 58 dead, 500 injured in largest US shooting

October 02, 2017

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives

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Catalan leader says region has 'won the right' to secede from Spain

October 02, 2017

Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont said the region had won the right to break away from Spain after 90 percent of voters taking part in a banned referendum voted for independence, defying a sometimes violent police crackdown and fierce opposition from Madrid.

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Cameroon's English-speakers call for independence

October 01, 2017

Cameroon's government has banned public gatherings, suspended transportation and shut businesses in the country's English-speaking regions as activists symbolically declared independence from the majority French-speaking areas.

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U.S. in direct communication with North Korea

September 30, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States of America is in direct communication with North Korea and tensions between the two countries need to cool.

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More than half of schools in Boko Haram's region are shut, UNICEF says

September 30, 2017

More than half the schools in the state at the epicentre of Nigeria’s conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram are still closed, the United Nations’ children agency said on Friday, as the insurgency drags into its ninth year.

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Accused NSA leaker called America 'the worst thing to happen on the planet'

September 30, 2017

A young woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news organization told FBI agents she was frustrated with her job as a government contractor when she tucked a classified report into her pantyhose and smuggled it out of a National Security Agency office in Georgia, according to court records.

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Burundi loses bid to stop U.N. atrocities investigation

September 29, 2017

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to extend its investigation into suspected crimes against humanity in Burundi, dealing a blow to an attempt by a group of African countries to dial down the level of scrutiny.

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Uganda MPs brawl over presidential age limit bill for second day

September 28, 2017

Scuffles have broken out for a second day at Uganda’s parliament during debates over a highly controversial bill that could potentially grant President Yoweri Museveni another term in office.

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British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn criticizes UK foreign policy, Israel oppression, Trump

September 27, 2017

British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has slammed London’s foreign policy, asserting that “terrorism is thriving in a world our governments have helped to shape.”

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New Angolan President Joao Lourenco Sworn in

27 September, 2017

The new Angolan president João Lourenço was sworn in on Tuesday 26 September before thousands of people and a dozen heads of state.

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Detained opposition leader Diane Rwigara charged in Rwanda

September 26, 2017

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday.

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'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for UN threats, says Kim Jong Un

September 22, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.

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Robert Mugabe at UN stands up to 'Giant Gold Goliath' Trump

September 22, 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the "Giant Gold Goliath."

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World Leaders Back Cuba Against US Blockade Following Trump's UN Attacks

September 21, 2017

Following Trump's attacks on Cuba in his UN address, the Caribbean nation has received international solidarity against the U.S.-imposed blockade.

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Kenya’s president calls ‘coup’ Supreme Court ruling on election

September 21, 2017

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has repeated his criticism of the country’s Supreme Court regarding a ruling to annul the results of the August 8 presidential election, saying the decision amounted to a coup against the will of people in the country.

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Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

September 20, 2017

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday criticized the election board for failing to verify official results of last month’s presidential election before announcing them but stopped short of saying there was rigging.

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Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'

September 19, 2017

President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations.

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Togolese to vote on presidential term limits after parliament impasse

September 19, 2017

A bill to limit presidents in Togo to two terms of office will be decided by referendum after it failed on Tuesday to win approval from parliament due to a boycott by opposition lawmakers.

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US Senate passes $700bn military bill, including $60 bn for war

September 19, 2017

The US Senate has passed a massive military bill for the year 2018 that far exceeds President Donald Trump's previous budget request, despite a fight over amendments that slowed down the legislation.

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Uganda police detain 11 protesting 'life presidency'

September 18, 2017

Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life.

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Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

September 18, 2017

Hamas said Sunday it had agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and was ready to hold elections.

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