Africa:SADC Must Keep Its Eye On the Ball in Madagascar

Africa:SADC Must Keep Its Eye On the Ball in Madagascar

analysisBy Liesl Louw-Vaudran The chances of compromise and dialogue among Madagascar’s political actors are getting slimmer by the day. Violent confrontation between supporters of two former presidents and the government of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina have intensified recently following contested changes...
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Trump seeks to save Chinese jobs at ZTE ahead of trade talks

Trump seeks to save Chinese jobs at ZTE ahead of trade talks

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he wants to help save ZTE, one of China’s biggest telecoms companies. The firm has suspended operations after the commerce department last month banned US companies from selling it component...
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U.S. will lift sanctions on North Korea if country meets nuclear demands: Mike Pomeo

U.S. will lift sanctions on North Korea if country meets nuclear demands: Mike Pomeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington will agree to lift sanctions on North Korea if the country agrees to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, a move that would create economic prosperity that “will rival”...
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Critics denounce South Carolina’s new ‘anti-Semitism’ law

Critics denounce South Carolina’s new ‘anti-Semitism’ law

Civil rights activists are opposing the passage of a bill that equates criticism of Israeli policies with anti-Semitism in the US state of South Carolina. The new bill would effectively deem any criticism of Israel in publicly funded schools and...
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Surabaya church attacks: One family responsible, police say

Surabaya church attacks: One family responsible, police say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurabaya is in shock over the deadly bombings A family of six, including a nine-year-old girl, were behind a wave of blasts targeting three churches in Indonesia’s second city of Surabaya, police....
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Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘French citizen born in Russia’s Chechnya’

Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘French citizen born in Russia’s Chechnya’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEyewitness Jonathan says the attacker’s hands were covered in blood The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris on Saturday evening is a French citizen born in 1997 in Russia’s...
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Native Hawaiians resist ‘bombing’ of their sacred lands

Native Hawaiians resist ‘bombing’ of their sacred lands

Kealakekua, Hawaii – Earl DeLeon works on his small family plot where he grows traditional Hawaiian crops like taro and breadfruit on the Big Island of Hawaii. Pausing to rest, DeLeon recalls how he and six other Kanaka Maoli (Native...
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Jim Ratcliffe: Turning cast-offs into gold

Jim Ratcliffe: Turning cast-offs into gold

Image copyright Getty Images Jim Ratcliffe may once have been called Dr No by trade unions for his tough negotiating stance, but the UK’s richest man is a champion of the unloved. Through buying up and turning around the cast-off...
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Roaring like jet engines, new fissure opens at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

Roaring like jet engines, new fissure opens at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

A new fissure roaring like jet engines and spewing magma opened on Hawaii‘s Kilauea volcano on Saturday, piling lava as high as a four-story building, as the area torn by the U.S. volcano’s eruption spread. Story continues below The crack...
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Africa:Ebola Outbreak in DRC – Are We Better Prepared This Time?

Africa:Ebola Outbreak in DRC – Are We Better Prepared This Time?

Photo: WHO Responding to the DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak. analysis By Connor Bamford, University of Glasgow Two cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), just one year after the country...
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