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U.S. targets Chinese, Russia entities for helping North Korea

The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang’s weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks. The U.S. Treasury designated six Chinese-owned entities, one Russian, one North Korean and two based in Singapore. They …

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Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Four men have appeared in a South African court facing charges of cannibalism after one allegedly walked into a police station declaring he was “tired” of eating human flesh. When questioned further, the man produced part of a human leg and hand. Police then accompanied the man back to a …

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Rats ‘chase’ Buhari from office

Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government …

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Secret Service depletes funds because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family

The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump’s family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast. Secret Service Director Randolph …

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Buhari’s first speech since return

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was “distressed” by calls for the dissolution of Nigeria, urging Nigerians to come together. But the president failed to disclose his illness. It was …

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Senegalese nationals ‘expelled’ from The Gambia

 Nearly 70 Senegalese nationals have been expelled from The Gambia into Senegal’s Casamance region, BBC Afrique is reporting. The measure comes only three days after a meeting held by the interior ministers of the two states in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Senegal played a key role in helping President Adama …

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President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was “distressed” by calls for the dissolution of Nigeria, urging Nigerians to come together. But the president failed to disclose his illness. It was …

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North Korea warns of ‘merciless strike’ ahead of US-South Korea drills

North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.” Pyongyang also declared that its army can target the United States anytime, and neither Guam, Hawaii nor the US mainland can “dodge the merciless strike.” …

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Watch Mugabe’s son expose lavish lifestyle in a video

President Robert Mugabe’s son, Bellarmine Chatunga, has appeared in a video in which he exposes his lavish lifestyle at a time when most Zimbabweans can hardly afford a decent meal. Former finance minister Tendai Biti told an opposition rally in Harare last Saturday that most Zimbabweans were “surviving on less …

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2 killed in Togo amid protests against 50-year ruling dynasty

Two protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty, the security ministry said. President Faure Gnassingbe has been in power in the West African country since the death in 2005 of his …

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