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South Sudan’s Riek Machar speaks from hiding, says he’s still vice president

Mr. Machar says he will not order his troops into Juba.

Malawi arrests HIV-positive man for raping girls in cleansing rituals

The country’s president ordered the arrest.

South Sudan swears in new vice president as incumbent still missing

Mr. Machar’s whereabouts have been unknown ever since his Juba residence was attacked earlier this month.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish president justifies death penalty, slams EU leaders

Erdogan says his government’s attempt to reintroduce it was in line with the will of the Turkish people.

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe

19 killed in care home stabbing in Japan

According to the BBC, the killing is the worst in the country, where mass killings are extremely rare, in decade.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey issues at least 42 arrest warrants for journalists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 20 declared a state of emergency the failed July 15 coup.

80 killed, 231 wounded in Kabul bombing claimed by Islamic State

Most of the protesters were Hazaras, a Shiite minority from central Afghanistan.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

The first decree … authorizes the closure of 1,043 private schools, 1,229 charities and foundations, 19 trade unions, 15 universities.

South Sudan, President Salva Kiir

South Sudan’s president gives vice president 48 hours to return

Machar’s spokesperson said the ultimatum was unreasonable.

President John Mahama

Ghana parliament rejects change to election date

The electoral commission wanted to bring the date forward.

Indian Air Force confirms plane missing with 29 on board

Media reports said four Indian navy ships were to take part in the search.

Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put ‘America first’

Trump vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius

South Africa to appeal ‘shockingly lenient’ Pistorius sentence

Pistorius was sentenced in July to six years.

Why world must work together to ensure Africa’s young can thrive —– Bill Gates

“To exploit Africa’s potential, its young people needed to be given “every opportunity to thrive.”

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

60 killed in Turkey as government declares coup over

Authorities say more than 754 soldiers allegedly involved in the coup, have been arrested.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Military coup in Turkey

Turkey, a member of NATO, has experienced at least three military coups since 1960.

Truck driver in Nice attack identified

World leaders have condemned Thursday’s attack that killed 84 people.

​73 killed as terrorist drove truck into a crowd of holidaymakers in Nice, France

President Obama has released a statement describing the attack as “horrific.”

Cameroon President, Paul Biya

Cameroon committing horrific abuse of Boko Haram ‘supporters’ – Amnesty International

Up to eight people dying each month as a result of desperately overcrowded conditions in Maroua Prison.

EU’s parting shot: “Good riddance, Cameron”

“Goodbye Mr Cameron. Nobody will miss you.”

Cameron bows out with jokes, May to take over as British PM

He was due to present his resignation to the queen at Buckingham Palace at around 1600 GMT.

Uneasy calm returns to South Sudan’s Juba after fierce fighting

Some businesses opened on Tuesday, after days of fierce fighting that killed over 200 people.

Saudi prosecutors bring charges over Grand Mosque crane disaster

At least six Nigerian pilgrims died in the crane disaster last year.

Ghana begins visa-on-arrival policy for AU member states

The country says the policy is in fulfilment of a resolution adopted at the AU Executive Council meeting held earlier this year in Addis Ababa.

Theresa May to become Britain’s prime minister after only rival pulls out of race

Ms Leadsom came under widespread criticism after she suggested she was a better candidate because she’s a mother.