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Sierra Leone's President, Maada Bio Promises Peace, Social Harmony

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The newly elected President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, has assured outgoing President, Ernest Bai Koroma, that there would be no witch hunt when he takes over power.

Park Geun-Hye: South Korea's Ex-Leader Jailed For 24 Years For Corruption

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South Korea's former President, Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion.

More Tributes Pour In For Late Winnie Mandela

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As South Africans continue to pay tribute to the late Winnie Mandela, the rest of the world is also honouring the late activist who fought against apartheid in the rainbow country.

Spanish Police Arrest Former HSBC’s Employee

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Spanish police have arrested a former employee of HSBC’s Swiss private bank who was convicted of industrial espionage after leaking clients’ tax information.  

Russia Releases Phone Recording Of Poison Victim, Yulia Skripal

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Russia state TV has aired a recording of an alleged phone conversation, which it says took place between UK poison victim Yulia Skripal and her cousin.

French, Mali Troops Kill 30 Islamists Near Niger Border

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The French army says its personnel and Malian troops have killed about 30 Islamist insurgents during a gun battle in a region near the border with Niger, where the Islamic state is known to be active.

Sierra Leoneans React To Maada Bio’s Victory

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Sierra Leoneans have high expectations of the new President, Julius Maada Bio, which includes to fight corruption, diversify the economy and unify the country which has been divided along ethnic lines.

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Gets Five Years In Jail For Poaching

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An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan, to five years in jail for poaching rare antelope back in 1998.

Sierra Leone Election: Julius Maada Bio Fast-Tracks Presidential Oath In A Hotel

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Sierra Leone's opposition candidate, Julius Maada Bio, has rushed to take his presidential oath in a hotel after winning the run-off election.

Zuma Pays Tribute To Madikizela Mandela

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Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, has paid tribute to anti-apartheid heroine, Winnie Mandela, at her house in Soweto.

Sierra Leone Presidential Candidates Sign Agreement On Release Of Results

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Sierra Leone’s two presidential candidates on Monday in Freetown signed an agreement on the procedure for tallying of ballots before announcement of results of the March 31 run-off vote.

White House Criticises China For $3bn Tariffs On US Imports

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The White House has criticised China after it imposed retaliatory tariffs against the US on a range of goods, including pork and wine.

Heads Of International Observation Missions Meet Ahead Of Announcement Of Sierra Leone's Poll Results

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Heads of International Observation Missions met in Freetown on Sunday ahead of announcement of official results of Sierra Leone's closely watched March 31 presidential run-off election.

Spy Poisoning: Russia Escalates Spy Row With New Expulsions

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Russia has announced further measures against UK diplomats while at the same time declaring tit-for-tat expulsions of officials from 23 other countries.

US Visa Seekers Will Have To Disclose Social Media Identities

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Travellers to the United States will soon have to submit their social media identities, previous telephone numbers and email addresses, a measure that could touch 10 million people per year.

Zambian Opposition Leader Jailed For Lying

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Zambian opposition party leader, Nevers Mumba, has been jailed for three months for gaining access to the country’s state broadcaster by lying to a police officer.

U.S. To Send Liberians Packing

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The United States government has announced that it is ending a programme that protects Liberian citizens who live in the country.  

Vicky Momberg: South African Estate Agent Jailed For Racist Abuse

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A former estate agent has become the first person in South Africa to be sentenced to prison for racist abuse.

Kim Jong-un Was In Beijing, China And NK Confirm

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After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, did pay a visit to Beijing.

Kemerovo Fire: Russia Crowd Condemns Officials Over disaster

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Hundreds of protesters are rallying in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, angry at Russian officials over the leisure complex fire that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children.


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