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De Klerk: ‘South Africa is in good hands now’

The scandal-tainted reign of Jacob Zuma that dragged the rainbow nation's reputation and economy into the gutter is finally over, and F.W. de Klerk, who was president from 1989 to 1994, could not be happier with his replacement."Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa has seen life from all sides," said de
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They have devastated parts of East Africa

Kenyan authorities and humanitarian organizations have been working to airlift stranded residents to safety and provide aid to isolated communities after weeks of heavy rain and landslides.The flooding comes as many continue to recover from the severe drought in 2017 that threatened millions of people across East Africa."This is a double tragedy for many communities,"
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Bomb blast in mosque in Nigeria leaves 24 dead

The incident occurred in the town of Mubi in Adamawa State at 1 p.m. local time as worshippers gathered for afternoon prayers, police said.A spokesman for the Adamawa State police said the bombers were positioned in different locations around the mosque. "The first bomber went into the mosque while they were praying and detonated his explosives, killing four people,"
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Zimbabwe second country to legalize medicinal marijuana

More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal weed. African governments have not yet followed the trend of legalization seen in Europe and the Americas. However last year, Lesotho became the continent's first
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‘Mohamed Salah? He’s like the Sphinx and the Pyramids’

Sitting inside his Cairo home, the former soccer coach begins to share one of his favorite tales. This particular story, he says, involves a phone call."Sir, how are you? How are you, captain?" said the man on the other end of the phone."Who are you, my son?" Noor asked. "It's Mohamed Salah," said the man."The very, very famous international player?" Noor inquired.
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Trump welcomes first leader from sub-Saharan Africa

The discussions with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari centered around security challenges, including the nearly decade-long insurgency by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria's northeast. But the meeting's tricky subtext was Trump's broader view of Africa, including his description of some African nations as "shithole countries" during a private meeting
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At least five people dead, including three military officials

"A man wearing an explosive vest has detonated himself in a crowded restaurant in northern Galkayo targeting security officials drinking tea early in the morning, killing three security officials and two soldiers," said Ahmed Abdullahi Yusuf, the minister of security for Puntland, a federal state in northeastern Somalia.Eight people were injured, said Capt. Abdi Jama, a
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Common antibiotic significantly reduces child deaths across Africa

Large-scale distribution of the drug could save millions of lives in a region where one in nine children dies before age 5, according to the United States Agency for International Development. The study, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, looked at 1,355 randomly assigned communities in three countries spanning the continent: Malawi, Niger and
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‘Rafiki’ will premiere at Cannes

Kenya's Film and Classification Board (KFCB) said Thursday "Rafiki" was banned because of intent to "promote lesbianism," in the country."The film has been restricted due to its homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law," a statement from the board said. It added that the film should not be distributed or shown anywhere in