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Zimbabwe: Mugabe to pay bonuses to civil servants to avert strike

President Robert Mugabe’s government has agreed to pay civil servants their missing 13th month cheques to avert a damaging strike – but where will it get the money from? Some Zimbabweans have been celebrating news that the bonuses will be paid in cash and staggered over the next few months. …

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Libya militia who seized oil terminals aim to take Benghazi

Libyan militia that occupied two key oil terminals last week say they intend to take the eastern city of Benghazi and unseat Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who controls the area. Colonel Mustafa Alsharksi, leader of the so-called Benghazi Defense Brigades, said on Monday that more than 3 000 men are …

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The tit-for-tat ban after Kim’s murder

North Korea on Tuesday banned Malaysians from leaving the country, dramatically escalating an already-heated diplomatic row over the murder of Kim Jong Nam. Moments later, Kuala Lumpur retaliated, banning diplomats and staff at the North Korean embassy from leaving Malaysia. The tit-for-tat moves marked an extraordinary heightening of tensions three …

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Equatorial Guinea: Criminals must know they can be killed – President warns

The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said cases where criminals are killed should not be sent to court because criminals should know they could be killed for their actions. The oil-rich African country has been suffering from a spate of criminal activity on the back of an …

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Nigeria’s ex-President rejects claims he refused UK help to rescue Chibok girls

Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, says he didnot refuse an offer by the British government to help in the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls in 2014. A statement by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, said then President Jonathan did not rebuff the UK’s offer but rather personally sent correspondence to …

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A revolution is not like a birthday party – Malema

The Economic Freedom Fighters might consider resigning from Parliament if they had the support of the Democratic Alliance. In an interview with the SABC EFF president Julius Malema described this option as a last resort. He said he had talked to the DA about the possibility. “If we combine the …

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