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Oil, diamonds and nuclear power: Russia eyes Africa business

While Russia has traditionally focused on arms and grain exports to Africa, it is now looking to broaden its activities and influence. Here are four sectors likely to be discussed at the Russia-Africa Summit set for next Wednesday and Thursday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Oil and gas Russia is one of the… Read More »

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US drops plan to withdraw from UN agency

Following a meeting with the President of the United States, Donald Trump, the Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Bishar A. Hussein, has made public the letter revoking the United States’ decision to withdraw from the UN specialized agency for postal matters. David Dadge, UPU Manager, Communication and Events Programme, made the announcement… Read More »

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Angry protesters take to streets as Spain jails Catalan leaders

“I feel fury and a sense of powerlessness,” said Joan Guich, a 19-year-old student protesting in Barcelona after Spain’s Supreme Court jailed nine Catalan leaders jailed over a failed independence bid. “They have been convicted for an ideology which I agree with.” Within minutes of the ruling demonstrators had poured onto the streets of the… Read More »

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UK government sets date for first post-Brexit budget

Britain’s government is planning a first post-Brexit budget for November 6, one week after it expects the country to have left the European Union, finance minister Sajid Javid announced Monday. “This will be the first budget after leaving the EU,” Chancellor of the Exchequer Javid said in a statement. “I will be setting out our… Read More »

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Number of people killed by vaping in US hits 26

Twenty-six people have died from illnesses associated with e-cigarette use since March, US health authorities said Thursday, while some 1,300 have suffered lung injuries linked to vaping. Officials have yet to identify the cause for the outbreak, which dates back to late March and is pursuing multiple lines of investigation. The Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

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Britain’s Brexit talks with EU on verge of collapse

Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union teetered on the verge of collapse on Tuesday, with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence and sabotage before an end-October deadline. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he tried to salvage new divorce terms he has proposed ahead of next week’s pivotal EU summit… Read More »

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Remarks By H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa At The State Banquet During The State Visit Of H.E President Muhammadu Buhari Of Nigeria

Your Excellency and Dear Brother, President Buhari, Honourable Ministers, High Commissioners, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening. It is a great honour to warmly welcome you to our country for the first time following your re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Our relationship is anchored… Read More »

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Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead. “They want to talk and we’ll be talking to them,” Trump told reporters at the White House in his first public reaction to North Korea’s claim to have entered… Read More »

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Impeachment fight escalates as Trump calls probe a ‘coup’

Donald Trump and Congress traded threats Wednesday in a growing impeachment scandal that threatens to engulf the White House in what the president claimed is a “coup.” The power struggle between Trump — accused of leaning on Ukraine’s president to dig up dirt on one of his main 2020 election rivals — and congressional Democrats… Read More »