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MTN Nigeria office

MTN scraps mobile money business in South Africa

“The operating costs of providing a mobile money platform has become prohibitive,” MTN said.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundian army officer dies after questioning by secret service

Police claimed the man blew himself with a grenade.

President of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe introduces bond notes to combat cash shortages

Zimbabwe replaced its worthless currency with the U.S. dollar in 2009.

Malaysian Airlines

Investigators confirm Tanzania debris is part of missing MH370

Flight MH370, with 239 people on board, disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014.

Britain’s Libya intervention flawed, Cameron to blame – MPs

“They tell me that I am strong; but Tasha dear, daddy is hurting so bad.”

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffers stroke

The former Israeli leader is a Nobel Peace Price winner

U.S. flies bombers over South Korea in show of force

The demonstration is in response to North Korea’s most recent nuclear test.

Former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, resigns from parliament

Mr. Cameron resigned as prime minister in June after his failed campaign to persuade voters to remain in the EU.

South Africa’s Zuma repays state money in home renovation scandal

Mr. Zuma took out a home loan on standard terms to repay 7.8 million rand ($538,000).

Death toll in Tanzania earthquake reaches 16

Initial reports had put the death toll at about 10 people.

Eight dead in Benin burning waste blast

The blast occurred late on Thursday at a giant trash heap in Tori.

Tanzania earthquake kills 10 people

More than 100 people were injured in the quake.

Death toll from Tel Aviv building collapse rises to 5

Dozens of workers at the site were injured.

European MPs want FIFA to act against Israeli settlement clubs

“I am not asking FIFA to suspend Israel, we just want it to apply the rules.”

North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test, drawing broad condemnation

China said it was resolutely opposed to the test and urged Pyongyang to stop taking any actions that would worsen the situation.

President Ali Bongo.

Gabon’s Bongo shrugs off calls for vote recount

France and the EU dismiss the election as a sham.

Gabonese President, Ali Bongo (Photo Credit: BBC)

France demands recount of Gabon’s disputed presidential election results

France says the EU and the U.S. are supporting calls for detailed results to be published.

Dozens dead in multiple Syria blasts as ceasefire talks fail

“Those attacks are simultaneous and are definitely coordinated.”

Pope declares Mother Teresa Saint

“For Mother Teresa, mercy was the salt which gave flavour to her work.”

Kenyatta

Kenya passes long-awaited Access to Information Law

The bill was in the works for many years.

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, impeached

Sixty-one Senators against 20 voted in favour of the impeachment Wednesday.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish prosecutors issue 35 arrest warrants for journalists

Turkish authorities have also redoubled their crackdown on pro-Kurdish media since July 15.

Impeachment vote for Brazil’s Rousseff draws near

Rousseff is accused of financial irregularities, including manipulating government accounts to obscure a budget crisis.

More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

The Civil Protection Department lowered the official death toll to 290.

Minister beaten to death by striking Bolivian miners

The minister was kidnapped before being beaten to death.