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Sudan warns of floods as Nile water level surges

Sudan on Monday warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely “massive floods” as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in neighbouring Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flowing to Sudan from Ethiopia converges with the White Nile in Khartoum, and from there they become …

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Nigeria: President Buhari vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency in the country’s northeast as he spoke to the nation for the first time on Monday after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment. “Terrorists and criminals must …

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Angola’s dos Santos to quit after 38 years in power

Angolans vote on Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power. Yet he has laid the groundwork for a hand-picked successor in an oil-rich country where corruption and human rights concerns are unlikely to dissipate anytime soon. Defence Minister …

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‘I’m tired of eating humans,’ cannibal complains to police

Four men are facing charges of cannibalism after one allegedly told police he is fed up with eating human flesh. The man reportedly walked into the police station and told officers he was “tired of eating human flesh” before presenting them with a human leg and hand. The police then searched …

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Baby born during yesterday’s #SolarEclipse2017 in the US has been named ‘Eclipse’

During the solar eclipse that enveloped parts o America yesterday, a new baby was born.  So naturally, her parents named her Eclipse. Little Eclipse was born on Monday at 8:04 a.m. in South Carolina, one of the cities in the path of the eclipse. According to the Greenville Health System’s Facebook …

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No sex, no gambling: China tightens rules on foreign investment

New rules from Beijing prohibit investments in core military technology and anything that endangers national security They also prohibit investments in the gambling and sex industries Deals in outbound deals in property, hotels, entertainment, sports clubs and film studios will also be restricted Still, some kinds of investment are encouraged …

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