Wednesday 26th July, 2017

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Peace is the 'bedrock' for women's development and human rights UN deputy chief says in DR Congo

25 July 2017 -- The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at t ...

Nigeria's Acting President to Return to Restive Oil Heartlands

ABUJA - Nigeria's acting president will meet again with community leaders from the Niger Delta oil heartlands next week, his spokesman said Tuesday, in a bid to shore up a fragile truce between milit ...

UN Points Finger at 'Elements' in Congo Army Over Kasai Mass Graves

KINSHASA - The United Nations accused 'elements' of the Congolese army on Tuesday of digging most of the mass graves it has identified in the insurrection-ravaged Kasai region of central Democratic R ...

Zimbabwe's Parliament Amends Constitution to Let President Handpick Top Judges

HARARE - Zimbabwe's parliament has amended the country's constitution to empower the president to handpick the southern African nation's top judges.Plans to give President Robert Mugabe such power s ...

Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger

Gaborone - Botswana on Tuesday confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader.Beijing vi ...

Shell shuts down key supply pipeline in Nigeria

Lagos - Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell said on Tuesday it has shut down a key crude supply pipeline in Nigeria's restive south because of a leak.Shell subsidiary the Shell Petroleum Development Corp ...

Rescuers find 13 bodies in crowded migrant dinghy off Libya

Rome - Rescuers coming to the aid of a dinghy packed with migrants off the coast of Libya said on Tuesday they had discovered 13 bodies including those of pregnant women."Thirteen corpses in total. ...

Victoria Geoghegans charity role in jeopardy due to Gupta saga'

Cape Town - Former UK spin doctor and Bell Pottinger director Victoria Geoghegan's role at a charity aimed at improving education in Nigeria may be in jeopardy given the work she is said to have done ...

Majority of children fleeing to Europe just want to get away, UNICEF reports

25 July 2017 -- Facing violence and trauma in Libya and other countries, thousands of children decided to flee by themselves, seeking to get away but not necessarily aiming for Europe, the United Nati ...

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Al-Shabaab calls Trump 'brainless billionaire' in new video

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking U.S. President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military effort

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