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Zimbabwe Investigates Grace Mugabe’s Degree

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Zimbabwe's anti-corruption agency has launched an investigation into whether the former first lady grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate degree. Mugabe undertook research into children's homes, according to state-run newspaper the herald. She was awarded the PHD just months after enrolling at the university when doctorates typically require years of full-time...

WHO Okays Chinese-Produced HIV, Hepatitis Vaccines

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Two Chinese-produced vaccines, a Bivalent Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine (BOPV) and a Hepatitis “A” Vaccine (HAV), have received prequalification by the WHO. The move indicates that the WHO has given the vaccines its stamp of approval for the safety and efficacy, and UN procuring agencies may now source them. Mr Fabio Scano, an...

Google Sued For Discrimination Against Men

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Google has been sued for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men in a class action lawsuit filed by two former engineers. The duo say they want to represent all staff discriminated against due to their “perceived conservative political views, male gender and Caucasian race”. James Damore, fired last year over a controversial...

Equatorial Guinea Foils Coup

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Clashes have been reported in equatorial guinea near the border with Cameroon shortly after the west African state said it had thwarted a coup against president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest-serving leader. Government troops had shot dead a "mercenary" and "used gunfire to disperse them in the forests along the border...

South Africa Train Crash Kills At Least 12

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A passenger train has caught fire in South Africa after colliding with a truck, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 268. The collision occurred near Kroonstad city in free state province, after the truck failed to stop at a crossing. Police say about 850 passengers had been safely evacuated from...

Iranians Stage Pro-Government Protests

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Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the people of Iran to engage in civil disobedience and press on with nationwide protests that are posing the boldest challenge to its leaders since pro-reform unrest in 2009. Media reports  quoted Iran’s most famous human rights lawyer as saying Iranians should stay on...

Japan Says North Korea Missiles Pose Serious Threat

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the security situation facing japan is the most perilous since world war two due to North Korea’s “unacceptable” provocations. Prime minister Abe who  said this  on Thursday at a news conference  vowed to bolster defenses to protect the Japanese people. Tension in the region has been rising, particularly since north...

Trump’s Lawyers Threaten Steve Bannon

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US President Donald Trump's lawyers have written to his former strategist Steve Bannon, saying he has violated a non-disclosure agreement. The cease-and-desist notice accuses Bannon of defaming the president in speaking to author Michael Wolff. Wolff’s forthcoming tell-all book describes the president as being unprepared for the job. Trump responded by saying Bannon had...

Trump Threatens To Withdraw U.S. Aid To Palestinians

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U.S. President Donald Trump has said the us may stop aid payments to Palestinians who are "no longer willing to talk peace", Trump twitted that the United States received "no appreciation or respect" in return for its aid. He also said his controversial recognition of the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s...

Zambia Foreign Minister Resigns

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Zambia's foreign minister has announced his resignation in a scathing Facebook post, denouncing the country's "path of insatiable greed and shame". Henry Kalaba said his decision was prompted by the "swelling" levels of corruption "perpetrated by those who are expected to be the solution". Analysts suspect the move is an attempt to...

Two Killed In South Africa’s Mountain Accident

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The bodies of a tourist and his guide have been recovered from south Africa’s table mountain following an accident which trapped hundreds of people at the top of the popular tourist attraction. The man, his local guide and a second tourist were reported to have been using ropes to scale the...

China Billionaire Defies Order To Return Home Over Debts

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The billionaire co-founder of struggling Chinese technology giant Leeco has defied a demand from regulators to return to the country. Jia yueting had been given until the end of 2017 to come back to china from the U.S. and deal with mounting debts. But he has responded with a message on social...

Russia Charges One For Supermarket Bombing

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Russian authorities have charged a St Petersburg man Dmitry Lukyanenko with terrorism over the bombing of a supermarket in the city that wounded 18 people. The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Dmitry Lukyanenko, who had had psychiatric treatment. Russia's investigative committee said he was reported to be a member of a...

Migrant Arrivals In Italy Drop

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Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fell by a third in 2017 compared to a year earlier, the interior ministry said on Sunday, as Libyan authorities helped to slow departures during the second half of the year. More than 119,000 came to Italy by boat last year after a record 181,000 made...

North Korea Offers Dialogue

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Kim Jong un on Monday warned the united states that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if north Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to south Korea, saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul. After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating...

ECOWAS, AU Observers Declare Liberia Election Free, Fair

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The ECOWAS election observation mission to Liberia has released its preliminary report on Tuesday’s presidential runoff polls in the country, declaring it as peaceful, transparent and fair. Head of the mission and former president of Ghana, John Mahama, presented the report at a joint press conference with the African Union election...

Africa Must Resolve To Fight Against Climate Change, Migration- Miss Africa

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The need for Africans to resolve and fight against climate change and illegal Migration as a common enemy ready to destroy Africa continent has been advocated. Newly Crown Miss Africa Queen Gaseangwe Balopi,made the advocacy in Calabar shortly after she Emerged as the new queen  after beating twenty four others in...

North Korea Sanctions

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The US has placed sanctions on two North Korean officials it says have led the development of nuclear missiles. The us treasury named the two men as Kim Jong-Sik And Ri Pyong-Chol, and said both were "key leaders" of north Korea’s ballistic missile programme. The UN security council imposed new sanctions on...

Brazil Expels Diplomat

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Brazil has declared Venezuela’s most senior diplomat in Brazil, Gerardo Delgado, as persona non grata. The move came days after Venezuela’s decision to expel brazil's own ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira. Explaining its decision, Venezuela said Brazil had acted illegally in impeaching its former left-wing president, Dilma Rousseff. On Saturday, Venezuela also expelled...

US Snow Emergency

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Heavy storm has brought a record amount of snow to the US city of Erie on Christmas day, forcing officials to declare a state of emergency. A total of 34in of snow blanketed the city and surrounding areas in the Pennsylvania state. There was no respite on boxing day, with meteorologists registering...


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