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Coalition formed in South Sudan following agreement to end civil war

South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war on Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many...

UN warns of ‘major shock’ as Africa locust outbreak spreads

Uganda is scrambling to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades. An emergency government...

French military carries out first armed drone strike in Mali

France’s defence ministry announced it had carried out its first armed drone strike, killing seven Islamic extremists in central Mali over the weekend. France joins...

Robert Mugabe buried in grounds of rural home

A priest declared Robert Mugabe “lives forever” as the family of the former Zimbabwean leader gathered to bury him at his rural home. They chose...

Harry tells how Africa became his refuge after Diana’s death

Britain's Duke of Sussex has told how Africa became his refuge following the death of his mother Diana, as he returned to his second...

Libya’s prime minister tells UN he will not deal with rival faction

Libya’s prime minister Fayez Sarraj has ruled out peace talks with the leader of his country’s rival government, describing him as a “war criminal”. Mr...

Tunisia seeks new leader to boost economy and fight terror

Tunisians are casting ballots in the North African country’s second democratic presidential election. They are choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard...

Thousands attend state funeral for former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe

African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe, whose burial has been delayed for...

Attacks on foreign-owned shops continue in South Africa as toll increases

Two people have been killed in Johannesburg, police in South Africa confirmed, bringing to 12 the number of deaths since violence against foreign-owned shops...

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, former prime minister and president of Zimbabwe whose rule was mired in accusations of human rights abuses and corruption, has died aged...

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1,900 complain to Ofcom over BGT episode featuring Alesha Dixon’s BLM necklace

Ofcom has received more than 1,900 complaints over an episode of Britain’s Got Talent which saw Alesha Dixon wear a Black Lives Matter necklace. The...

Judge rules Eric Trump must testify in NY probe before election

Eric Trump must testify in a New York investigation into the family’s businesses before the November presidential election, a judge has ruled. State Judge Arthur...

German prosecutors charge eight more Volkswagen employees over diesel scandal

Charges have been filed against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company’s diesel scandal. Prosecutors in Braunschweig did not identify the eight,...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils breakthrough in battery technology

Tesla is working on new battery technology that chief executive Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make...

WWE star Road Warrior Animal dies aged 60

WWE star Road Warrior Animal has died at the age of 60. The wrester, real name Joseph Laurinaitis, was one half of the Road Warriors...
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