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Ethiopia on Map

Ethiopia unveils plan to lift 7.9 million people from poverty

Ethiopia, as part of its agenda for 2025, aspires to become a middle-income country.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. [Photo Credit: Daily Maverick]

South Africa to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: Government source

The government expects the move to be challenged in court.

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U.S. Navy removes two commanding officers after warship collision

Administrative action was taken against other top officers.

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Sierra Leone mudslide: UN steps up effort to aid displaced families

At least 109 children lost their lives in the tragedy.

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

South Africa’s ruling ANC suspends parliamentarian who asked Zuma to step down

Makhosi publicly attacked President Jacob Zuma and called on him to step down.

Terrorist scene in Barcelona, Spain. [Photo credit: Hindustan Times]

UPDATED: Death toll rises in Barcelona terror attack

Local police have confirmed that the incident was a terror attack.

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen. [Photo credit: ABC News]

U.S. lawmaker to introduce impeachment articles against Trump

The congressman condemned the president’s statement on the Charlottesville incident.

Congo on Map

40 killed in landslide in eastern Congo

Hundred of residents are missing.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. [Photo Credit: Daily Maverick]

Police put ‘red alert’ on South African borders to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee

Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting a South African model.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman [Photo: CNN.com]

Saudi Arabia to open border, airports to Qatari pilgrims

Saudi Arabia had said Qatari pilgrims would not be affected by the travel restrictions.

India on map

10-year-old Indian rape victim delivers baby

“The girl is stable. The infant has been admitted to the neo-natal intensive care unit for quick recovery.”

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South Africa’s Standard Bank lifts first-half profit by 11 per cent

Shares in the company rose as much as 2.5 per cent shortly after the market opened.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel revokes Al Jazeera journalist’s press credentials

The reporter, Elias Karram, 40, is a Palestinian citizen of Israel.

International Criminal court

East Libyan forces snub ICC over warrant for commander

The ICC issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for Mahmoud al-Werfalli.

Pope Francis [Photo: salon.com]

Pope apologises to sex abuse victims

He equally commended one survivor for telling his story.

Lebanon on map

Lebanon abolishes law allowing rapists to marry victims

“This is definitely a step that needs to be celebrated for all women in Lebanon.”

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Trump praises North Korean leader’s decision not to fire missiles towards Guam

“Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well-reasoned decision.”

120 killed in Nepal flood, landslide [Photo: Hindustan Times]

120 killed in Nepal flood, landslide

Torrential rains battered region for three consecutive days

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Sierra Leone begins national mourning after hundreds die in mudslides

Mass burial slated for Thursday.

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela [Photo: Venezuela Analysis]

China opposes Trump, says Venezuela can solve own problems

“Parties in Venezuela should find an appropriate resolution through dialogue and within the framework of law.”

Police have said they are investigating the incident in the western city of Kisumu [Photo: The Star Online]

Toddler ‘teargassed, beaten by Kenyan police’ dies – Doctor

Police have said they are investigating the incident in the western city of Kisumu.

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

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after being accused of assault in South Africa

Twenty-year-old Gabriella Engels told South African media Grace had attacked her.

President Muhammadu Buhari making a call

Buhari calls Sierra Leonean President over tragic mudslide

At least 270 people have been killed in the mudslide.

Iraq on map. [Photo credit: Operation World]

Governor accused of corruption in Iraq escapes to Iran

The anti-graft agency wants the governor repatriated.

Libyan Soldiers

ICC issues warrant for Libyan army commander’s arrest

A video in March allegedly showed him shooting dead three men.