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U.S. President, Donald Trump

Trump cites FoxNews for misleading Sweden statement

Sweden sought clarification.

U.S President Donald Trump

Trump reassures supporters after turbulent week

“In a couple of weeks we are going to roll out a new healthcare plan that will repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Kim Jong Nam

North Korea to reject autopsy result of leader’s half-brother

North Korea is suspected of assassinating its leader’s half-brother.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe [Photo Credit: The Standard]

Mugabe’s wife says husband’s corpse will get votes if it contests

Zimbabwe’s first lady says there is no vacancy at the State House.

south-africa

Six South Africans killed at naval base after sewer gas leak

The dead included three soldiers.

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Illegal migrants in Morocco storm Spanish enclave of Ceuta

The police arrested 110 of the migrants.

South Sudan on map
Photo Credit: voanews.com via google

South Sudan general resigns, joins rebels

He is the second top official to join the rebels.

Kim Jong Nam

Indonesian VP says woman suspected in murder of North Korean leader’s brother was deceived

“She was deceived into doing what was thought to be a media prank, a reality show,” he said.

An Australian Supreme Court

Supreme Court fines Australian website $320,000 over botched murder trial

The court convicted the website and journalist of contempt of court.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Trump denies his administration is in disarrray

Mr. Trump says he “inherited a mess’’ both at home and abroad.

Angolan Vice President, Manuel Vicente

Angolan VP charged with corruption in Portugal

Mr. Vicente is accused of bribing a magistrate.

President Rodrigo Duterte

Russia to share intelligence with Philippines, train Duterte guards

Mr. Duterte has made strong overtures towards China and Russia.

Lands deputy minister Bernadus Swartbooi. [Photo credit: Namibian SUN]

Sacked Namibian deputy minister calls former boss idiot in parliament

“He is insulting people. He is an idiot.”

UN chief, Guterres [Photo credit: Reuters]

UN chief, Guterres, counters Trump on 2-state Israel-Palestine solution

President Trump met the Israeli Prime Minister on Wednesday.

Zambian police[Photo credit: Qfmzambia.com]

Zambian police raid newspaper editor’s home, arrest wife

The Post has been critical of the government of President Edgar Lungu.

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

Malaysia arrests third suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s death

A second suspect had earlier been arrested.

U.S. President, Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel must ‘show some flexibility’ in peace talks, Trump says

But he said he “could live” with a one-state solution.

Iran President, Hassan Rowhani

Iranian president begins trip to Gulf seeking improved ties

Mr. Rowhani flew into Oman’s capital Muscat for a one-day visit and met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

south-africa

South African rand hits 16-month high against U.S. dollar

In August 2016, the rand was at 10 months high.

Saudi private sector

Only 16 per cent of Saudi private sector workforce are Saudis

Statistics show that 48 per cent of local workforce in the sector receive less than $800 as monthly salary.

UN Peacekeepers [Photo: therising continent.com]

32 UN personnel killed in 2016

For the third year in a row the greatest loss of lives was recorded in Mali.

A picture of a bicycle used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: FX Tribune]

Belgian minister’s bike stolen

“We left the bike in racks at the station and locked it; when we got back half an hour later, it was gone.”

Michael Flynn

U.S. legislators back ouster of Trump security advisor Flynn

The resignation came just 25 days after President Donald Trump took office.

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

Malaysian police confirm death of North Korean leader’s brother

He was reportedly attacked with poisoned needles by suspected North Korean agents.

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Valentine: Thai govt hands out ‘magic pills’ to promote birth rate

Population growth rate in Thailand slumped from 2.7 per cent in 1970 to 0.4 per cent 2015.