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Mauritius president refuses resignation amidst financial scandal.

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has refused to resign, vowing to fight allegations that saw her embroiled in a financial scandal, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday. Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, has been accused of using a bank card provided by an NGO to make personal purchases. Last Friday …

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Ethiopia rejects World Bank mediation in Nile water dispute.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration in a dispute over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile. The two countries are at odds over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, with Cairo fearing …

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women’s rights groups and labor activists as she declared “I’ll be a prime minister and a mum”. Ardern said she planned to work until the end of her …

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Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

Australia’s prime minister says the country will scrap a temporary visa for skilled foreign workers, arguing that Australians must be given priority for Australian jobs. The 457 visa allows foreigners to live and work in Australia for up to four years. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that it …

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Turkey appoints PM advisor as ambassador to Israel

Turkey has appointed a foreign policy advisor to the prime minister as ambassador to Israel, sealing the normalisation of diplomatic relations after a six-year partial rupture, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. The deadly 2010 storming by Israeli commandos of a Turkish ship trying to break the naval blockade …

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