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5 years ago | July 13, 2014

Ghana Muslims seek asylum in Brazil

Hundreds of Ghanaian Muslims who entered Brazil as tourists for the World Cup have asked for asylum on religious ...

China jails 32 on terror charges

Courts in China’s Xinjiang region have jailed 32 people on charges of spreading extremist content online and organising ...

Ebola deaths rise in Sierra Leone, Liberia

High numbers of new cases of the Ebola virus are being reported in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 19 deaths over three ...

UN slammed for silence on Palestine

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at the UN Security Council for remaining tight-lipped in the face of the ...

5 years ago | July 6, 2014

The fall of ‘President Bling-Bling’ Nicolas Sarkozy

As he was driven away from police cells in a black saloon with tinted windows this past week, the diminutive, unkempt ...

SADC infrastructure plans get AU backing

At least seven infrastructure projects in Southern Africa were presented at the recent Dakar Financing Summit for ...

Germany Summons US ambassador over spy arrest

Germany summoned the US ambassador in Berlin last Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the ...

The Global Perspective on Ethanol Production

World ethanol production for transport fuel tripled between 2000 and 2007 from 17 billion to more than 52 billion ...

Namibia moves away from De Beers

Felix Njini Namibia, which produces the world’s highest quality diamonds from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, is ...

5 years ago | July 5, 2014

Senegal Prime Minister Sacked

DAKAR – Senegalese President Macky Sall sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure on Friday (04 July 2014) after she ...

5 years ago | June 29, 2014

Chibok girls: President Jonathan explains silence

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured that he will ensure the safe return of more than 200 Chibok ...

Obama blasts House Republicans over lawsuit threat

US President Barack Obama on Friday blasted House Republicans who have threatened to sue him for issuing executive ...

China’s corruption campaign strikes

President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption struck at Guangdong, China’s largest regional economy, as the ...

EU signs trade pact with Ukraine

The European Union signed a historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on ...