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Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country — Report

South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic are at the bottom.

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit: Today.ng]

10 killed as herdsmen clash in Kenya

The government is deploying security forces as herders fight among themselves.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo  [Photo: Pulse.com.gh]

Ghana’s president sets record with 110 ministers

Critics are alarmed at the cost of governance.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [Photo Credit: The New York Times]

Algerian president, Bouteflika, makes first video appearance after month of health rumours

Since a stroke in 2013, Mr. Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public.

Striking Kenyan doctors [Photo: capitalfm.co.ke]

Tanzania to send 500 doctors to Kenya to help overcome effects of doctors’ strike

Tanzanian Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu, said Tanzania had many qualified, unemployed doctors.

Pilgrims at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia says Iranians will rejoin Hajj

Relations between the two regional rivals reached a low point in 2016.

Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone [Photo: ABC News]

Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

The stone is yet to be valued but could be worth millions of dollars.

Rex Tillerson [Photo: The New Yorker]

U.S. says policy of ‘strategic patience’ with North Korea over

U.S. says it will respond if North raises its threat level to a certain point.

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Trump seeks extra $30 billion to rebuild U.S. military, fight ISIS

The request was for 2017 fiscal year, which ends on September 30.

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South African opposition figure to face disciplinary process for colonialism tweet

South Africa was colonised by the Dutch and the British for about 300 years.

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Interpol goes after North Koreans over Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Four North Koreans present at the airport on the day of the murder are being sought.

Police outside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices where an envelope exploded in Paris, France, March 16, 2017.        REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Letter bomb at IMF office injures 1 – Police

A militant Greek group claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb recently mailed to German finance minister.

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Cambodia deputy prime minister dies at 66

Sok An died in Beijing after a long illness.

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After initial denial, Uganda admits killing over 100 in palace assault

The government initially claimed 62 people died.

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Trump blasts rapper Snoop Dogg for music video

Threats to kill or injure the president are illegal under federal law.

Doctors protesting the neglect of health sector in Ogun State

Ogun doctors protest poor state of healthcare infrastructure, personnel

The government agreed the demands of the doctors are genuine.

President Trump (Photo credit: France24.com)

Courts to hear arguments challenging Trump’s new travel ban

The ban affects six Muslim-majority countries.

The woman was quoted as saying in the statement that “they were sparking and had small amounts of fire [Photo Credit: news.com.au]

Passenger’s headphones explode mid-flight

The bureau did not mention which company had manufactured the headphones.

The case went to trial after Ms. Hodne refused to pay an initial fine. [Photo: express.co.uk]

Norwegian court orders hairdresser to pay fine for discriminating against Muslim woman

The case went to trial after Ms. Hodne refused to pay an initial fine.

Taliban Militants

Taliban cut off man’s hand, foot for stealing

The UN said in a report that they registered 41 such cases in 2016.

Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte

Dutch govt urges travellers to be alert in Turkey following diplomatic tensions

The Turkish government planned to campaign in the Netherlands.

U.S attack drones [Photo: Sputnik International]

U.S. deploys attack drones to South Korea amid tension with North

Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems are part of a broader plan to deploy attack drones with every division.

Ethiopian dump site

Garbage dump landslide kills 35 in Ethiopian capital

Hundreds of people rely on the 50-year-old dump to survive.

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Troubled South Africa’s ANC releases new policy document

The party pledged to end corruption and infighting.

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South African taxi drivers protest against app-based taxi service, Uber

Uber has faced protests from other taxi drivers in Europe, Latin America and Asia.