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Kenya's Government Slashes Maize Price By 50% To Curb Rising Food Prices

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Kenya’s government has slashed the cost of maize flour, a popular staple. Willy Bett, Kenya’s agriculture secretary, said that the price of sifted maize flour, will fall nearly 44 percent from 160 Kenyan shillings to 90 Kenyan shillings per two-kilogram packet. “A two-kg packet of maize flour will retail at 90...

Defiant Trump Says He Had 'Absolute Right' To Share Information With Russia

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President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week. "As President, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H....

Clapper: U.S. institutions 'Under Assault' From Trump

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks US institutions are under assault from President Donald Trump. "I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system -- and I...

Sub-Saharan Africa Economic Growth To Recover Slightly In 2017 – IMF

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Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa should recover slightly to 2.6 percent this year after a more than two-decade low in 2016 as commodity exporters faced lower prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The IMF said in its regional economic outlook, that the slight rebound will be driven by a...

Liberal, Moon Jao-In Wins South Korean Presidential Election

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South Korea's presidential election has been won by Moon Jae-in, a liberal who favors a more open policy toward North Korea. Moon, the Democratic Party's candidate to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye, was declared the winner by the country's National Election Commission. With 100% of the votes counted, Moon won with...

India's Supreme Court Jails Judge For Blowing Whistle On Corrupt Judges

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India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a sitting judge to six months’ imprisonment for contempt of court, an unprecedented development in the country’s judicial history, local media reported. Justice CS Karnan, 61, from the Calcutta High Court, was accused of contempt after he named 20 “corrupt judges” in January and sought...

Mystery Illness In Liberia Appears To Be Meningitis - Health Minister

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Medical samples from four of the victims of a disease in Liberia that initially baffled scientists have tested positive for a type of bacteria that causes meningitis, the minister of health said on Monday. So far a total of 31 cases of the so-called mystery illness have been reported, including 13...

Sally Yates: I Warned Trump's White House That Michael Flynn Was Vulnerable To Russian Blackmail

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The fired DOJ official testified before the Senate on Monday.

Emmanuel Macron: French President-Elect To Fight 'Forces Of Division'

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Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

Obamacare Is 'Dead' Says Trump After Healthcare Victory

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President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare "dead" after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress.

Facebook Shares Jump As Users Near 2 Billion

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Facebook shares surged 15.5 percent on Thursday, their biggest percentage increase since July 2013, after the social networking service posted quarterly results that blew away expectations on every key measure. Facebook shares closed at $109.11, putting its market capitalization at about $308.6 billion. That would make it the fourth most valuable...

Somalia Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Abas Killed In Mogadishu

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Somalia's security forces have shot dead a 31-year-old government minister after mistaking him for a militant Islamist, officials have said. He was killed in his vehicle near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the officials added. The president has cut short his visit to Ethiopia following Abdullahi Sheikh Abas' killing, state...

Eight Malian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

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The army in Mali says suspected Islamist militants have ambushed and killed eight soldiers.  A spokesman said the troops were attacked while travelling in a convoy on Tuesday. No group was named and no one has claimed responsibility.  The government extended a state of emergency at the weekend in response to the...

Syria Likely To Feature As Trump Speaks With Putin By Phone Today

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President Donald Trump is set to speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, their first call since Russia denounced a US military strike against Syria last month.   Trump and Putin will talk Tuesday afternoon, a White House official said, in their third phone conversation since Trump took office....

Greece Reaches Deal With Creditors To Pave Way For Bailout Talks

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Euclid Tsakalotos says ‘negotiations are concluded’ and agreement has been reached ahead of meeting with eurozone ministers at the end of May.

US Missile Defence System Ready For Use In South Korea

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The US military says its missile defence system -known as THAAD – has reached initial operational capacity in South Korea. It won’t be fully functioning for some months but a South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed the system has early capability to respond to the nuclear and missile threat from the North. Not everyone...

Trump: 'I Thought It Would Be Easier'

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President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.   "I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in an...

North Korea Faces Tighter Sanctions Under Trump Strategy

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The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes. President Donald Trump's strategy was announced after a special briefing for all 100 US senators. Earlier, the top US commander in the Pacific defended the deployment...

African Union Chief, Moussa Faki Snubbed By US

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African Union chief Moussa Faki was snubbed by the US during a recent visit to the capital, Washington DC, the Foreign Policy (FP) magazine reports. Mr Faki had been invited to the city Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the week of 17 April but Mr Tillerson's office did not confirm the meeting...

Obama Says He's Ready To Train New Leaders In First Post-Presidency Speech

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Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to “prepare the next generation of leadership.” After three months off, Obama broke his silence in his adopted hometown of Chicago, speaking to high school and college students...