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Kim Jong Nam, North Korea Kim Jung Un's half brother [Photo credit: CNN.com]

North Korea dispatches high-level delegation to Malaysia over killing

The team will demand the body of Kim Jong Nam.

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Sub-Saharan Africa third on global corruption ranking — Report

The report says people in lower employment cadre in the region are the most common perpetrators of fraud.

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Malaysia AG to arraign 2 suspects in North Korean killing

The women will be charged with murder.

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Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds, water lilies to survive- reports

Many families have gone for days without food.

Xenophobic Attack in South Africa

Xenophobia: No fewer than 100 ransacked shops overnight in Johannesburg — Police

Police said they were expecting victims to come forward.

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Trump’s choice for Navy Secretary withdraws

Two other nominees had earlier rejected their nominations for different positions.

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Trump boycotts White House Correspondents dinner

Every sitting president since 1924 has attended the correspondents’ dinner at least once, according to reports.

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Trump, Obama congratulate Perez as Democratic Party’s Chairman

“I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!” Mr. Trump tweeted.

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Morocco seeks to join ECOWAS

The country was recently re-admitted into the African Union after decades of voluntary withdrawal.

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Trump’s White House bars New York Times, CNN, others from briefing

“Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties.”

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White House bars CNN, New York Times, Politico from briefing

The denial came a few hours after Mr. Trumped railed against the media.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Again, Trump criticises media, labels CNN “Clinton News Network”

“We’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

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South African police use rubber bullets, stun grenades to disperse anti-migrant rally

“It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers,” President Zuma said.

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800,000 people commit suicide annually – WHO

A significant number of victims are young adults between the ages of 15 and 29.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

South Africa’s Zuma condemns violence against Nigerians, others

No Nigerian has been killed in the attack.

Kim Jong Nam

North Korea’s Kim Jong Nam killed with VX nerve agent — Malaysian Police

VX nerve agent is classified as a chemical weapon of mass destruction.

President Adama Barrow
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Gambia charges former spy chief with murder of opposition leader

The charges were part of attempts by President Adama Barrow to re-establish democracy in the small West African nation.

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IMF agrees to $149 million extended credit facility for Benin

The West African country has a population of 10.9 million and a GDP of around $8.3 billion.

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Sweden jails man six-month for terrorism fund-raising

The 34-year-old, who was not named, denied the charges.

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Pope condemns hypocritical Catholics

“It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life,” the cleric said.

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Denmark to charge man with blasphemy over burning Koran

The prosecutor said they would ask for a fine.

Yahya Jammeh

Gambia: Police arrest Jammeh’s intelligence chief, deputy

Yankuba Badjie took over at the intelligence agency in 2013.

Isreali Warplane[Photo Credit: Press TV]

Israeli jets hit arms depots near Damascus

“It was not immediately clear if the targeted sites belong to the Syrian army or its allied Lebanese Hezbollah movement.”

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Court invalidates South Africa’s withdrawal from ICC

In 2016, Burundi, South Africa and The Gambia, expressed their intentions to withdraw from the court.

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EU to close tax loopholes for multinational companies

The directive is the latest of a number of measures designed to prevent tax avoidance by large companies.