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Arrest made over Grace Mugabe PhD award

[ad_1] The vice-chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura was detained by the country’s anti-corruption agency, to be charged with abuse of office. Mrs Mugabe was awarded a PhD …

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Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

[ad_1] Russia’s foreign minister has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts”. The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller are …

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Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

[ad_1] New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating land redistribution and outlined plans to boost the economy …

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Kenyan MP arrested over multi-million dollar scam

[ad_1] A Kenyan MP has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a multi-million dollar scam. Alfred Keter, who represents Nandi Hills, was taken into custody this morning, according to local media. Central Bank of Kenya’s head of communications Wallace Kantai said two other people – Arthur Ingolo Sakwa and …

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New York twins arrested for bomb making

[ad_1] New York police have arrested a former teacher and his twin brother after stockpiles of explosive materials were found at their home. Christian Toro, 27, is accused of paying students from his former school to take fireworks apart to get gunpowder, officials said on Thursday. His twin brother Tyler …

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FBI was warned about Florida gunman

[ad_1] The FBI has launched a review over its handling of a warning about the teenager accused of carrying out Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida. Nikolas Cruz, 19, has appeared in court charged with premeditated murder. With 17 people killed, this is the deadliest US school shooting since 2012. Mr …

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Fears for ‘abducted’ Uganda journalist investigating a death

[ad_1] Concerns are rising for a missing Ugandan journalist investigating the death of a Finnish businessman who died in mysterious circumstances in a Kampala hotel. Charles Etukuri, who works for The New Vision newspaper, disappeared three days ago, had published a story about the death, which implicated some officials in …

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Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over sex scandal

[ad_1] Retired archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu announced Thursday that he had quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations. “The Archbishop is deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality and possible criminality involving humanitarian workers linked to the charity,” …

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Florida shooting: Teachers ‘were warned’ about gunman

[ad_1] Teachers were warned in advance about the teenager who allegedly carried out a mass shooting at his former school in Florida, US media are reporting. Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder following the deadliest shooting at a US school since 2012. A teacher said …

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Ethiopia PM in surprise resignation

[ad_1] The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests, state TV reports. In a televised address, he said his resignation was “vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy”. Mr Hailemariam, who has led the country since …

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