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USA: Mum-of-two left with hole in her face after she dismissed cancer as stubborn spot.

A mum-of-two has been left with a hole in her face after dismissing skin cancer as a ‘stubborn spot.’ Keely Jones, 40, was advised to see a dermatologist after her beautician noticed the red blemish on her face but she ignored her concerns. Keely from North Carolina, USA, was convinced …

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Morocco: Lawlessness on cannabis attracts more tourists

It may not feature in Morocco’s official tourism brochures but cannabis attracts thousands of visitors a year to the North African country. At a hotel bar in the northern region of Ketama, German tourist Beatrix made no attempt to hide the joint she was rolling. The 57-year-old said she had …

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DRC: President Kabila recruits M23 rebels to crush protesters – HRW

Senior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilized over 200 former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring countries to quash protests against President Joseph Kabila in December 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Mondat (December 5). Kabila has since strengthened his hold on power …

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Somali man jailed for life in Italy for brutal rape, torture and murder of at least 13 migrants in Libyan camp

A Somali man has been jailed for life in Italy for raping, torturing and murdering migrants for pleasure in a desert camp he helped to run in Libya. 22-year-old Osman Matammud was found guilty of cruelty as he extorted money from migrants trying to reach Europe. Matammud killed at least …

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Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni creates two top military posts

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has created a new position of Deputy Commander Land Forces in the latest mini army reshuffle. The office’s first occupant will be the deputy commander of Air Force, Brig Sam Kavuma, who has also been promoted to the rank of Major General. The Defence and Military …

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Tanzania: Power restored partially after nationwide blackout

Tanzania’s power utility said on Friday it had started to restore electricity to parts of the country after the East African nation was hit by a country-wide blackout on Thursday morning. “Efforts are ongoing to make sure that power supply is restored to all parts of the country,” the state-run …

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