Over 3 million people die from harmful use of alcohol yearly – WHO

The organisation says the harmful use of alcohol caused more than 5 per cent of the global disease burden.

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South African president appoints panel on land reform

Land remains predominantly in hands of the whites more than two decades after the end of apartheid , sparking discontent among the blacks.

Hundreds missing, 44 confirmed dead in Tanzania ferry sinking

Tanzania has been hit by several major ferry disasters over the years.

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South Africa’s cabinet approves new mining charter

More details about the charter would be announced on Friday.

Rwanda on map

Rwanda discovers mass graves with bodies of 5,400 genocide victims

More than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in only 100 days in 1994.

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Half of the world’s poor are children – UN

A total of 104 countries considered in the study.

Ebola: Russian ministry gets new powder vaccine

The vaccine is being tested on volunteers and has shown promising results so far.

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Uganda tightens security ahead of Bobi Wine’s return

Robert Kyagulanyi, a 36-year-old pop star, is widely seen as posing a significant challenge to Museveni, who has ruled since 1986.

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Chinese peacekeepers head to DR Congo

The rest of the 218-member batch will leave on September 28.

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30 passengers fall sick on India flight due to pressure problem

Pilots forgot to switch on pressurisation system.

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UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, named World’s safest City

The city surpassed more than 300 others across the world to be so graded.

Angela Merkel

Journalist covering German protest against tree-felling, dies in fall

The journalist has for some time been observing activists in the tree houses they had built in Hambach Forest.

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu

Zambian President fires Minister over misuse of poor people’s fund

UK, Sweden and Finland suspended funding to the social cash transfer.

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German police officer suspended after xenophobic incident

Five people were slightly injured, police say.


Zimbabwean President approves $64 million budget to fight cholera

Mr Mnangagwa recently declared the outbreak of the disease state of disaster.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In

North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear facilities, President Jae-In says

He said North had agreed to allow international experts to witness the dismantling of its west coast Sohae missile engine testing facility and launch pad.

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

They also agreed to “participate jointly” at international competitions including the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu

UK, Finland halt aid to Zambian social-welfare scheme over alleged misuse

The withdrawal of the funding will hurt the poor in the southern African country.

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UN general assembly opens in New York

The president pledged to use her tenure to bring the world body closer to the people.

Donald Trump

Trump says U.S. may make a trade deal with China

The U.S and China has been engaged in a trade war.

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Nigerian govt seeks Bangladesh’s support on flood resistant seed

The two officials speak on areas of mutual concerns.

Ethiopia on map

Ethiopian police arrest 269 over deadly attack on civilians

Twenty three persons were confirmed dead while 886 others displaced.


Fresh Polio case detected in Afghanistan – Official

Polio virus could be rapidly transferred and the only preventable way was vaccination, the official said.

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Seven dead, 28 wounded in bus accident in Western Turkey

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

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Three seriously injured after fire in German Prison cell

The prison director said the cause of the fire was not clear.