World & Africa

Fresh from a deadly cholera outbreak, Zambia declares drought a national emergency

By Associated Press HARARE: Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema Thursday declared the country’s debilitating drought a national disaster and emergency, saying
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UN hands over 1st military base in Congo to begin its drawdown after decades in

By Associated Press KAMANYOLA: United Nations peacekeepers handed over their first military base to security forces in eastern Congo on Wednesday
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Zimbabweans cannot vote in upcoming SA elections – says Minister

By The Citizen SOUTH AFRICA: Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says no Zimbabwean citizen is allowed to vote in their home
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South Africa: 9 people killed in road crash after attending a ruling party election rally

By Associated Press CAPE TOWN: Nine people were killed in a road crash in South Africa on Sunday after attending
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Namibian President Hage Geingob laid to rest at Heroes’ Acre cemetery after state funeral

By Associated Press WINDHOEK: Namibian President Hage Geingob was laid to rest in the country’s Heroes’ Acre cemetery on Sunday following
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South African prosecutors seek extradition orders in the case of $580K stolen from the president

By Associated Press CAPE TOWN: Prosecutors said Friday they are seeking extradition orders and the arrest of more suspects over
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South Africa sets May 29 elections that could be the most pivotal since apartheid ended

By Associated Press CAPE TOWN: South Africa will hold pivotal national elections May 29 as polls show the ruling African
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United States tells Rwanda and DRC they must ‘walk back from the brink of war’

By Associated Press UNITED NATIONS: The United States told Rwanda and Congo on Tuesday that they “must walk back from
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US lawyers say WikiLeaks’ Assange went far beyond journalism and should face spying charges

By Associated Press LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should face espionage charges in the United States because he put innocent lives at risk
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Eastern Congo residents scramble for food and safety as conflict intensifies

By Reuters Summary Thousands flee as fighting intensifies in eastern Congo Rwandan-backed M23 rebels threaten provincial capital U.S. urge Rwanda
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