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SA bans meat imports from Brazil

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended some meat imports from Brazil amid a scandal over adulterated meat in the Latin American country. Police launched a corruption probe into the meat industry earlier this week, alleging that industry members had bribed officials to turn a blind eye to shipments of contaminated meat. […]

Zimbabwe 2018 election: 13 opposition parties want UN intervention

Opposition parties in Zimbabwe are calling on the United Nations to intervene in next year’s presidential election after the Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau and her commissioners walked out of a national dialogue held at her Harare offices Tuesday morning. The Elections Commission chairperson accuses the opposition of unfairly targeting her. She appeared to […]

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AU disburses $100,000 to drought-hit Somalia, calls for urgent aid

The African Union this weekend disbursed $100,000 to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation avert starvation caused by drought. The World Health Organisation (WHO) last month warned that Somalia is at risk of its third famine in 25 years after the previous crisis in 2011 that killed about 260,000 people. According to the […]

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Uganda: Palace raid death toll climbs above 100 – Police

Ugandan security forces on Thursday reviewed the death toll of last year assault on a tribal leader’s palace. Officials said  more than 100 were killed in the assault, but denied findings of a new report by Human Rights Watch, which a day before  said the death toll was even higher, at least 155, including 15 […]

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Ethiopia: Armed group kills 28 people, abducts 43 children near South Sudan

Fresh cross-border raid by suspected south Sudan gunmen on Monday and Tuesday left 28 people dead and 43 children abducted in Ethiopia. The attackers came from South Sudan last weekend and killed civilians, including women and children at Gambella’s Gog and Jor areas in Ethiopia territory, a regional government spokesman told Reuters. “The Ethiopian military […]

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South Africa loses Commonwealth Games, New Zealand not interested

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Monday said Durban will not host the 2022 commonwealth games due to financial restrictions. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) confirmed in a statement released later that the Rainbow nation made “significant departures” from its original promises. “The CGF has completed its review of the final information submitted […]

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Ethiopia: Rubbish dump landslide killed dozens in capital city

About 30 people were killed and 28 others injured in a landslide accident near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa this weekend. The accident occurred at the Koshe Garbage Landfill on Saturday night after a landslide swept through a giant rubbish dump. According to the mayor, some 37 people had been rescued from the rubble and […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after medical leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday after he spent about seven weeks on sick leave in UK. The 74-year president who was wearing a black kaftan, landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna and walked unaided, before boarding a presidential chopper, local media reported. The President’s long […]

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Donald Trump Calls Kenya’s Kenyatta

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to “reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries,” the White House said in a statement. Conversation between the two leaders also focused on “economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges through close cooperation,” the statement said. […]

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Botswana president holds talks with German Chancellor

Botswana president Seretse Khama Ian Khama on Tuesday held talks with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel in Berlin ahead of the International Tourism Exhibition (Bourse) – ITB Berlin 2017. According to the southern African nation’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, President Khama has been invited as the guest of honour, and he will thus deliver […]

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