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BREAKING: Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says.   Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela.   The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle […]

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Trump Picks Personal Doctor Ronny Jackson To Replace Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  North-America  /  No Comments

United States President Donald Trump has announced the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and picked the presidential doctor to replace him.   Thanking Mr Shulkin in a tweet, he said he intended to nominate Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who gave him his first medical as president in January.   Unnamed officials told Reuters […]

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Trump Sacks Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  North-America  /  No Comments

United States President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do “a fantastic job”. BBC reports that Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only […]

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Guatemala To Move Its Embassy To Jerusalem In May-President

By   /  March 5, 2018  /  South-America  /  No Comments

Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales said he will move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem two days after the US will.   Speaking on Monday at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee ((AIPAC) conference in Washington DC, Jimmy Morales said that the embassy move “strongly evidences Guatemala’s continued support and solidarity with the people of Israel”. […]

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Doctor Performs Brain Surgery On Wrong Patient In Kenya

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

The doctor, a neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday. The hospital said the surgeon, as well as two nurses and an anaesthetist, had been suspended pending an investigation into the operation “on the wrong patient”. The scandal, […]

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South Africa Explores Constitutional Change To Allow Land Seizures

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

South Africa’s parliament voted Tuesday to examine how to amend the constitution to allow land seizures without compensation, a move that resonates deeply in a nation where the white minority still controls much of the farmland.   But the strongest proponent of the motion immediately sought to reassure the nation that nothing too drastic would […]

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Ethiopian Jews Threaten Mass Hunger Strike Over Israel Move

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that country.   Hundreds gathered at a synagogue in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to express concern that Israel’s proposed budget removes the funding to help them immigrate to […]

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Famous And Influential US Evangelist Billy Graham Dies At 99

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  North-America  /  No Comments

US evangelist Billy Graham – one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century – has died aged 99.   Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, beginning his worldwide mission in large arenas in London in 1954.   He died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, a spokesman for the […]

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Breaking: Ex-Soccer Star George Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Election

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Africa, Headlines  /  No Comments

Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia’s presidential run-off election with 61.5 percent of the vote based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday. Weah will succeed incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month in what will be Liberia’s first democratic transition since […]

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Liberians Still Waiting For Presidential Election Results

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Liberians are waiting to find out who will be their next president as officials continued to tally votes from the West African nation’s runoff election. Former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are vying to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after two terms, the maximum allowed under Liberia’s […]

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