• Algeria MPs padlock parliament in protest against speaker
    Around 200 deputies kept Algeria's parliament locked up for several hours Tuesday in a protest action to press demands for the house speaker to step down. We're here to demand the speaker resigns, Abdelhamid Si Affif, the head of parliament's fo ... more
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  • Pressure grows in Liberia over US charity in ‘school r...
    Liberian Vice President Jewel Taylor on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a US educational charity after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation. Last week, the charity More Than Me ad ... more
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  • AIMS Launches Novel Masters In Machine Intelligence In Afric...
    KIGALI, Rwanda, 16 October 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA) /- Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) at its AIMS Rwanda Campus in partnership with Facebook and Go ... more
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  • Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women, including defen...
    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to ... more
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  • At least six dead in Morocco train crash: railway official
    A train derailed near the Moroccan capital killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others on Tuesday, a railway official said. The derailment has killed six people according to the latest count and left 86 injured in serious condition, ... more
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  • S.Africa opposition calls bank fraud claims ‘madness&#...
    South Africa's radical opposition EFF party claimed on Tuesday that fraud claims against a top leader were politically motivated to discredit it ahead of crunch polls due in 2019. The far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led by Julius Malema, ... more
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  • 30 killed over two months in fighting in C.Africa diamond hu...
    At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN said, adding that some of the killings could constitute crimes against humanity. The mili ... more
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  • Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria
    An aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been killed in Nigeria by Islamist militants who kidnapped her last March. Hauwa Liman, a midwife, was killed days after kidnappers set a deadline. The ICRC said it was devastated by the news. The Nigerian government called… ... more
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  • UN issues DR Congo Ebola warning
    The UN is warning that fighting in the east of the DR Congo is hampering efforts to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus which has killed 24 people in the past week. ... more
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  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65
    Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment. His Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said: “I… ... more
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  • Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy
    Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. ... more
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  • Zimbabwe says VP in S.Africa to treat blast injuries
    Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is in South Africa receiving treatment for injuries sustained during a blast at a ruling party rally in June, state media reported Monday. A grenade blast at an election rally in the second city Bulaw ... more
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  • Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt
    Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered. Information minister Lai Mohammed did not identify the ... more
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  • Moroccan navy rescues 38 migrants at sea
    The Moroccan navy on Monday rescued 38 migrants and recovered one body from a boat that ran into trouble off the kingdom's coast, the official MAP news agency reported. The Moroccan nationals were found in poor health and had been aboard the ves ... more
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  • Comoros forces dismantle ‘anti-government’ roadb...
    Security forces in Comoros moved to break up roadblocks, apparently erected by opponents of President Azali Assoumani, across Mutsamudu, the capital of Anjouan Island, on Monday according to witnesses who reported gunfire. The Indian Ocean archipe ... more
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  • Angola president vows investment drive, graft fight
    President Joao Lourenco pledged on Monday to kickstart the ailing Angolan economy with a push to attract foreign investment to end its excessive dependence on oil revenue and return to growth. Delivering his state of the nation address to parlia ... more
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  • Anti-terror force in Sahel begins officer training
    A military school gathering five countries in the Sahel inducted its first officers on Monday into a programme to train future leaders of a joint anti-terror force. Thirty-five senior officers were inducted into the G5 Sahel Defence Academy, locat ... more
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  • WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbr...
    The World Health Organization said Monday its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has convened an e ... more
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  • Will COP24 meet Africa’s climate realities and aspirations...
    A Legal Adviser with the African Group of Negotiators to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has outlined Africa rsquo;s expectations of Katowice, Poland, looking at realities on the ground and how Africa can speak with ... more
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  • Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ ...
    US President Donald Trump has suggested "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. ... more
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  • S.Africa president denies ignoring fraud at failed bank
    South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday denied accusations that he ignored widespread looting and financial misconduct at a major retail bank that collapsed weeks after he came into office. VBS Mutual gained notoriety in 2016 when it le ... more
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  • Gambia launches truth commission into ex-dictator’s ab...
    The tiny West African state of The Gambia on Monday swore in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh. President Adama Barrow hailed ... more
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  • Reward offered for abducted Tanzania billionaire
    The family of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that leads to his rescue. ... more
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  • Kanye West gifts white sneakers to Uganda’s president
    Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian on Monday paid a visit to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, gifting the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers. Rap megastar West is in the east African nation to finish recording his ninth studio album ... more
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  • De Villiers included in draft for South African T20 league
    South African batting star AB de Villiers was on Monday named among 12 leading players for South Africa's new Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament. Six South African and six overseas players were named as marquee players at a Cricket South Afri ... more
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  • De Villiers included in draft for South African T20 league
    South African batting star AB de Villiers was on Monday named among 12 leading players for South Africa's new Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament. Six South African and six overseas players were named as marquee players at a Cricket South Afri ... more
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  • Family of missing Tanzanian billionaire offer reward
    The family of Tanzania's only billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped last week in Dar es Salaam, on Monday announced a reward of nearly half a million dollars for information on his whereabouts. Gunmen snatched Dewji, 43, listed by Forbes a ... more
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  • Family of missing Tanzanian billionaire offer reward
    The family of Tanzania's only billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped last week in Dar es Salaam, on Monday announced a reward of nearly half a million dollars for information on his whereabouts. Gunmen snatched Dewji, 43, listed by Forbes a ... more
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  • Comoros forces dismantle ‘anti-govt’ roadblocks
    Security forces in Comoros moved to break up roadblocks, apparently erected by opponents of President Azali Assoumani, across Mutsamudu, the capital of Anjouan Island, on Monday according to witnesses who reported gunfire. The Indian Ocean archipe ... more
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  • Comoros forces dismantle ‘anti-govt’ roadblocks
    Security forces in Comoros moved to break up roadblocks, apparently erected by opponents of President Azali Assoumani, across Mutsamudu, the capital of Anjouan Island, on Monday according to witnesses who reported gunfire. The Indian Ocean archipe ... more
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  • E.Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family
    Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions. His graft-tainted son Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who is ... more
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  • E.Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family
    Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions. His graft-tainted son Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who is ... more
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  • Gambia launches probe into ex-dictator’s abuse
    The West African state of The Gambia on Monday launched an 11-member truth commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under regime of ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh. Today marks... th ... more
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  • Gambia launches probe into ex-dictator’s abuse
    The West African state of The Gambia on Monday launched an 11-member truth commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under regime of ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh. Today marks... th ... more
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  • Chaos as 200,000 Congolese expelled from Angola
    Life fell apart last week for mother of four Dorcas who was among 200,000 Congolese attacked and then forcibly thrown out of neighbouring Angola despite having lived there for a decade. Speaking in Kamako, a frontier town in southern Democratic Re ... more
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  • Chaos as 200,000 Congolese expelled from Angola
    Life fell apart last week for mother of four Dorcas who was among 200,000 Congolese attacked and then forcibly thrown out of neighbouring Angola despite having lived there for a decade. Speaking in Kamako, a frontier town in southern Democratic Re ... more
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  • Police teargas protesters demanding I.Coast election results
    Riot police fired teargas overnight to break up crowds of demonstrators demanding the release of results from a tense weekend election in Ivory Coast, a candidate and witnesses said. A number of people were injured during the incident which occurr ... more
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  • Angola ‘expels 180,000 migrants’
    At least 180,000 Congolese citizens have crossed the border with Angola since 1 October – most heading to the city of Kamako where they are living in precarious informal camps, local officials have confirmed. The numbers are likely to be much higher as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola… ... more
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  • Mogadishu bombings: Man executed on Somalia blast anniversar...
    A man convicted of involvement in the deadliest bomb attack in Somalia’s history has been executed on the first anniversary of the blast. Hassan Adan Isak drove one of the vehicles involved in the attack on the capital, Mogadishu, a court ruled. Nearly 600 people were killed when a truck… ... more
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  • Buhari bans 50 high-profile Nigerians from trips
    President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered full implementation of Executive Order 6 (EO6) and with the implementation of the presidential directive, 50 high-profile persons have been placed on watch-list and restricted from travelling out of the country, the presidency has said.A statement issued on Saturday by the Senior Special Assistant to… ... more
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  • As rape crisis grows, South African pupils learn how to figh...
    In a classroom in the South African township of Soweto, girls listen carefully, knowing they need to learn how to avoid the threat of rape that hangs over their daily lives. You are going to pretend that it is the rapist's testicles, says traine ... more
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  • Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment, says acclaimed author
    Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine's harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence against women in her country. Often praise ... more
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  • Murdered Archbishop canonised
    Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero at a ceremony in the Vatican. ... more
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  • Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law
    When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults will be able to purchase and consume the drug from federally licensed producers.  ... more
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  • How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victor...
    After seven devastating years of civil war in Syria, which have left more than 350,000 people dead, President Bashar al-Assad appears close to victory against the forces trying to overthrow him. ... more
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  • Kenya: Former Sports minister, 6 others charged in Olympic c...
    Seven senior Kenyan officials will be charged over alleged corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games, the country's chief prosecutor said. ... more
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  • S. African newspaper apologises for ‘tainted’ sc...
    One of South Africa's leading newspapers admitted Sunday it had run tainted scoops during the presidency of Jacob Zuma which turned out to be largely false, but insisted it had been the victim of political manipulation. We admit here today that ... more
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  • S.Africa’s Ramaphosa promises to accelerate land refor...
    President President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday symbolically handed back land to a community of black South Africans who were forcibly removed from it under apartheid and promised to accelerate land reform. We are making history and celebrating th ... more
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  • Libya’s NOC threatens to halt oil refinery over insecu...
    Libya's National Oil Corporation warned on Sunday it could be forced to suspend production at its Zawiya refinery due to growing security threats to its staff and facilities. National Oil Corporation's board of directors has alerted the Petroleum ... more
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  • Libya uncovers 35 more bodies at mass grave
    Emergency workers on Sunday uncovered another 35 bodies at a mass grave near Libya's Sirte, authorities said, taking to 110 the total number of remains retrieved from the site. The municipal council in the former jihadist stronghold of Sirte initi ... more
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  • Museveni visits site of deadly Uganda landslide
    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill. Wearing military uniform and carrying a cleft stick Museveni l ... more
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  • Red Cross appeals for lives of abducted health workers in Ni...
    The Red Cross on Sunday appealed to Nigeria to secure the release of two abducted health workers, as a deadline set by Boko Haram to kill them approached. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spoke out a month after another hostage ... more
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  • Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero
    Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries. A government statement said Belgiu ... more
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  • Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest att...
    Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said. Hundreds of Somalis gathered at a ceremony to m ... more
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  • Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US ‘could boycott’ Saudi confere...
    Britain and the US are considering boycotting a major international conference in Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the BBC has learned. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after visiting its consulate in Istanbul. The authorities in Istanbul believe he… ... more
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  • With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business
    For two decades, little besides soldiers, refugees and rebels moved across Ethiopia and Eritrea's closed border, but today the once-barren no man's land teems with activity. Horse-drawn carts, buses full of visitors and trucks piled high with bric ... more
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  • Ighalo hat-trick for Nigeria, Fajr rescues Morocco
    Nigerian Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick, Moroccan Faycal Fajr spared blushes and Zimbabwean Knowledge Musona was a hero and villain in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Saturday. China-based Ighalo bagged a matchday 3 treble as Nigeria crushed Lib ... more
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  • Kenya to charge 7 top officials over 2016 Olympics corruptio...
    Seven top Kenyan officials will be slapped with corruption charges over the alleged misappropriation of over $500,000 during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the public prosecutor said Saturday. In a statement, chief prosecutor Noordin Haji na ... more
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  • Mali PM visits restive region in show of authority
    Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga visited central Mali on Saturday in a show of authority by the state in a region plagued by terror attacks and ethnic violence. In the town of Tenenkou, where the prefect, the highest representative of the st ... more
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  • First commercial flight in 40 years links Ethiopia to Somali...
    An Ethiopian airline on Saturday made the first commercial flight between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu in 41 years, in yet another sign of warming ties between neighbouring Horn of Africa nations Ethiopia and Somalia. A plane from the private airli ... more
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  • Ivory Coast man killed as clashes mar local elections
    A man was stabbed to death in clashes between rival political groups in southern Ivory Coast during tense regional and municipal elections held Saturday, hospital sources said. More than six million Ivoirians were eligible to elect 201 mayors and ... more
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  • Key Burundi news site suspended over defamation probe
    Burundi's main, pro-government news website has been suspended over a defamation probe, a judicial source said Saturday. The website Ikiriho -- which has some 350,000 visitors daily and is one of the only sources of news on the troubled east Afric ... more
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  • Boulders litter Uganda villages crushed by deadly landslide
    On a muddy outcrop on the banks of the Sume river, grief-stricken families gaze at enormous boulders that stand testimony to the force of the deluge which engulfed their homes. Hundreds of newly-deposited rocks, each the size of a van, litter the ... more
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  • Nigeria imposes travel ban on ‘high-profile’ gra...
    Nigeria on Saturday ordered its security agencies to put some 50 high-profile graft suspects on a watch list and prevent them from leaving the country. A presidency statement said the move was to ensure the implementation of an executive order(EO6 ... more
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  • DR Congo identifies ‘second wave’ of Ebola in ea...
    A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, a minister said Saturday. The latest wave is centred in Beni, a town in North Kivu near the borde ... more
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  • At least 16 dead in Somalia suicide bombings: police
    At least 16 people were killed in Somalia on Saturday in suicide bombings that targeted a restaurant and coffee shop, police said. Suicide bombers walked into the two locations in the southwestern city of Baidoa and detonated their vests within mi ... more
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  • Somalia twin suicide bombings kill at least seven: police
    At least seven people have been killed in southwest Somalia, after suicide bombers targeted a restaurant and coffee shop, police said Saturday. The first blast was targeting a restaurant near the main city roundabout where the information we are ... more
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  • US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm
    An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped. We are profoundly, deeply sorry, the charity More Than Me said ... more
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  • 20 arrested in hunt for Tanzania’s kidnapped billionai...
    Twenty people have been arrested as police press a manhunt for Africa's youngest billionaire who was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam two days ago, a minister said Saturday. Mohammed Dewji, who at 43 is Africa's youngest billionaire, was snatched by gun ... more
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