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Britain’s newborn princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have named their second child Charlotte Elizabeth Diana,…

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Saudi Arabia to legalise status of Yemeni illegals

Saudi Arabia on Sunday in Riyadh gave two months to concerned authorities to legalise the…

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3 people rescued alive 8 days after Nepal earthquake

A Nepal police officer said three survivors had been rescued in north-eastern Nepal on Sunday,…

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French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

The French maritime police said on Sunday in Paris that their patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday night. It said two suspected people smugglers were also arrested, while the intercepted vessels have all been neutralised.…

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Prince William, Kate Middleton welcome baby girl

The Duchess of Cambridge,  Kate Middleton, on Saturday delivered a baby girl, the Kensington Palace has announced. The newborn weighing 8lbs 3oz was birthed with her father,  the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, present. Her name, the palace said, will be announced in due course. The palace also stated that…

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French soldiers involved in abuse of boys in CAR ​”​identified​”​

A French judicial source on Thursday in Paris confirmed that some of the French soldiers alleged to have sexually abused children in Central African Republic while on peacekeeping duties have been identified. The source said the matter came to light earlier in the week, when Britain's Guardian newspaper said it…

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10 militants sentenced to life over Malala attack

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday in Islamabad condemned 10 men to life in prison for involvement in the attempted murder of teenage education activist and Nobel peace laureate, Malala Yousafzai. Malala was shot in 2012, as she returned with two classmates from school in Mingora town of the…

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1​0 militants sentenced to life over Malala attack

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday in Islamabad condemned 10 men to life in prison for involvement in the attempted murder of teenage education activist and Nobel peace laureate, Malala Yousafzai. Malala was shot in 2012, as she returned with two classmates from school in Mingora town of the…

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Xenophobia: South Africa condemns Nigeria’s recall of High Commissioner, jabs Jonathan

The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation, has described the recall of Nigeria's High Commissioner as an "unfortunate and regrettable" diplomatic step. In a statement, Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for DIRCO, said the South African government was shocked that the Nigerian government would resort “to such an extraordinary diplomatic…

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Kenyan president cancels trip to U.S. over airstrikes in Yemen

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday cancelled his visit to U.S. and returned home due to increased military activity in Yemen, spokesman Manoah Esipisu said in a statement in Nairobi. Mr. Kenyatta left Nairobi on Thursday evening on board his official Kenya Airforce aircraft for Dubai, the United Arab Emirates;…

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Former U.S. CIA director, Petraeus, gets two years sentence, fine for leaking official secret

A former U.S. military commander and CIA director, David Petraeus, was on Thursday handed two years sentence on probation after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information, news agency, Reuters, is reporting. The retired four-star general admitted to giving the information to his mistress, who was writing his biography. He was…

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Xenophobia: South Africa deploys troops to quell violence

To quell the mounting xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the South African government has deployed troops to the most volatile spots in the country’s capitals, Johannesburg and Durban. South Africa’s Defence minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, said the deployment of the troops is the “last resort” and will serve as a deterrent…

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Egypt sentences ousted President Morsi to 20-year in jail

An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years imprisonment for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. Mr. Morsi faces other trials. The verdict, on Tuesday, is the first he has received since he was ousted by the Armed Forces in July 2013,…

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Multichoice condemns xenophobic attacks in South Africa

MultiChoice Africa, the continent's premier pay-TV company, has described as appalling the violence being visited on foreigners in South Africa. In a statement issued on April 16, MultiChoice Africa said those affected by the wave of anti-foreigner violence are brothers and sisters to their assailants. This, the company said, is…

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In Zambia, anti-corruption chief’s battle against fraud draws fierce reply

On Tuesday, a three-man tribunal headed by a former Chief Judge of Zambia arrived the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka to continue their hearing of allegations of abuse of office against the head of the country’s anti-corruption agency. The Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution, Mutembo Nchito, is accused among…

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15 Nigerians, Ghanians killed in Mediterranean by Ivoriens, Malians, Senegalese

Italian police in the Sicilian capital Palermo said they have arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing 12 Christians from a migrant boat into the Mediterranean on Thursday. The police said on Friday in Palermo (Italy) that 41 more deaths were reported in a separate incident. Police said they had…

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Xenophobia: Zambian radio station stops playing S/African music

A radio station in Zambia on Friday blacked out South African music in protest against xenophobic attacks on immigrants currently taking place in that country. Asan Nyama, QFM Radio station Managing Director, said the move to black out South African music indefinitely starting at 06:00 hours on Friday. He explained…

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Passengers forgot $675,000 “change” at U.S. airports in 2014

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday that forgetful passengers left behind 675,000 dollars in loose change at security checks in US airports in 2014. TSA said that the money, all in pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, was left behind in the bottom of bins that pass through…

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Sudanese vote in presidential, legislative polls

Voters in Sudan started casting their votes on Monday to elect a president and members of the national and state parliaments amid boycott by most of the opposition parties. No fewer than 13.6 million registered voters in the country would cast their ballots at 7,000 polling stations. The polling process…

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Egypt to prosecute 379 Brotherhood members

Egypt's public prosecutor referred a further 379 alleged members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to court on Thursday over sit-ins in August 2013. The protests were broken up by security forces that killed hundreds of the protesters. The 379 were accused of causing the deaths of two policemen at al-Nahda…

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​G​enocide experience ​now ​behind us​ –​ Rwandan Ambassado​r​

The Rwanda High Commissioner to Nigeria, Protogene Nsengumuremyi, said on Tuesday night that Rwandans have put the​tragedy​ of the 1994 massacre behind them and ready to build a prosperous country. Mr. Nsengumuremyi said this in Abuja at the commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the massacre of 1,074, 017 Rwandans…

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Syrian journalist, Mazen Darwish, wins UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize

Syrian journalist and human rights activist, Mazen Darwish, currently imprisoned, has been named winner of the 2015 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The Prize will be awarded during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, May 3, which will this year be hosted in Riga by Latvia. An independent…

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Ban Ki-Moon, Turkish PM, others congratulate Buhari

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has been receiving telephone calls from world leaders calling to congratulate him on his victory. The leaders have also praised the peaceful nature of the election and its outcome. Latest among such callers were the United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon; Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyep Erdogan;…

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5 arrested for alleged roles in Kenya university attack

Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery, confirmed on Saturday that police have arrested 3 more suspects for the Garissa University attack, increasing the number of those in custody to 5. The three are said to be associates of the alleged terror mastermind, Gamadhere, and were nabbed at the Somalia border…

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Al-Shabaab renews threat of more bloodshed in Kenya

The Somali group, al-Shabaab, is threatening Kenya with more bloodshed. "Our message will be written to you not with words, but with the blood of your people," the group said in a new press release sent to media outlets at the weekend. The group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack…