Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, surprised many Nigerians by revealing he doesn't own a house outside the country. Dangote said “The reason I don’t have a ... Show more
16 of the world's top 20 diamond-producing countries are in Africa, with Russia being the largest diamond producer and exporter globally ... Show more
Camden: Double amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro: Sarah de Lagarde lost an arm and leg after being run over by two Tube trains in September 2022.
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Camden: Double amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Zuma invited to opening of parliament but will not be going, says MK Party: MK Party leader Jacob Zuma has been listed among former presidents who have been ...
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Zuma invited to opening of parliament but will not be going, says MK Party
Quick Glance: Zuma's Invitation to Parliament Opening Declined by MK Party
  • MK Party leader Jacob Zuma invited as a distinguished guest for the parliament opening event.

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the opening, with estimated costs ranging from R6m to R14m.

  • Reportedly, Zuma does not intend to attend the event, advocating for Ramaphosa's resignation.

  • The final guest list will be confirmed on Thursday at 1pm, with the opening ceremony taking place at Cape Town City Hall.
Riziki Ndumba was born with a rare condition that affects his limbs. But the 24-year-old Tanzanian mastered the art of tailoring and now teaches the craft to ... Show more
Kenya is due to complete the Talanta Sports City stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ... Show more
Tanzania artist jailed for burning Suluhu's picture is freed: The painter was released having been given a two-year sentence on Thursday.
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Tanzania artist jailed for burning Suluhu's picture is freed
“The Whole Country of France Has Won”: Far Right Blocked from Power as Left Surges
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“The Whole Country of France Has Won”: Far Right Blocked from Power as ...
French Leftist Coalition Appears to Win Most Seats in Parliamentary Elections: The New Popular Front is projected to take the biggest share of the National ...
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French Leftist Coalition Appears to Win Most Seats in Parliamentary ...
Fourth elephant at Dublin Zoo contracts virus: A fourth elephant at Dublin Zoo has tested positive for a virus that has left two elephants dead there over the ...
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Fourth elephant at Dublin Zoo contracts virus
Sumaiya Abdallah is breaking into the male-dominated industry of cargo truck driving on the Zanzibar Islands. It has been her dream and despite the challenges ... Show more
“The Supreme Court has spoken, and we have no option other than to abide by the Supreme Court ruling. So, I will just call on all states of the federation to ... Show more

NASS to work with AGF to ensure "real elections" at local government level—Akpabio
Zuma, Mapisa-Nqakula among esteemed guests invited to opening of Parliament: Despite the invite, Zuma did not show up for the ANC's virtual disciplinary session ...
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Zuma, Mapisa-Nqakula among esteemed guests invited to opening of ...
Duale: I'll go herd my camels when Ruto's tenure as president ends : Aden Duale hopes to retire at the same time as President William Ruto
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Duale: I'll go herd my camels when Ruto's tenure as president ...
Awaam Pakistan Chairman and former PML-N senior vice rpesident Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the government had no precedent to ban any political party ... Show more

‘Ridiculous and desperate’: Lawyers, journalists, politicians react to govt’s decision to ban PTI - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
Michael Vick And Wife Kijafa Enjoy A Much-Needed Baecation In Zanzibar: The couple, who recently celebrated 12 years of marriage, have spent quality time ...
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Michael Vick And Wife Kijafa Enjoy A Much-Needed Baecation In Zanzibar
Quick Glance: EFF Bleeds as Two MPs Depart for Patriotic Alliance
  • Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs Patrick Sindane and veteran Kenny Motsamai have left the party to officially join the Patriotic Alliance (PA).

  • The PA’s deputy president Kenny Kunene announced the two as their members during a media briefing in Johannesburg.

  • Sindane and Motsamai said they did not make it to the EFF’s parliamentary list after being appointed to represent the party in the National Assembly.

  • Their departure from the EFF was due to disagreements with the party's open border policy, leading them to view the PA as the best choice due to its support for strict border restrictions and the deportation of illegal immigrants.
How France Fell to the Far Right: In the End, Le Pen Hardly Had to Moderate to Gain Power
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How France Fell to the Far Right: In the End, Le Pen Hardly Had to ...
UPDATED: Tinubu approves N70,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers: The new minimum wage was agreed on during a meeting between President Tinubu and the labour ...
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UPDATED: Tinubu approves N70,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers
D-Day: ANC kicks off Zuma’s disciplinary hearing: The ANC is charging Zuma for violating rule 25 of the party’s constitution after he campaigned for and voted ...
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D-Day: ANC kicks off Zuma’s disciplinary hearing
Quick Glance: Mbalula credits Zuma for ANC's Defeat as Party Takes Disciplinary Action
  • The ANC will proceed with disciplining former president Jacob Zuma despite threats of legal action if they hold an in-person meeting to determine his fate.

  • Should the party's national disciplinary committee find against Zuma, he would be the first former ANC president to be expelled.

  • Zuma is facing disciplinary action for misconduct after publicly stating his intention to vote for the rival MK Party in the elections and urging his supporters to oust the ANC.

  • While Zuma leads the MKP, he has not left the ANC and has vowed to remain in the party until his death.
Deeply Divided France Risks Unprecedented Deadlock After Election Shock: The snap election produced a National Assembly that ranks among the most ideologically ...
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Deeply Divided France Risks Unprecedented Deadlock After Election Shock
🔴Live: Leftist NFP alliance leads both Macron and far right in parliamentary vote, projections show
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🔴Live: Leftist NFP alliance leads both Macron and far right in ...
Quick Glance: New PM Starmer Announces Finance Minister and Foreign Secretary in the UK
  • Rachel Reeves is appointed as the UK's first female finance minister, while David Lammy is named as the foreign secretary.

  • Keir Starmer, the newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has revealed the key members of his ministerial team following his centre-left Labour Party's landslide election victory.

  • Reeves, a former chess champion and Bank of England economist, has committed to strengthening the country's economy and demonstrating strong fiscal discipline.

  • Lammy, a trailblazing lawmaker, was appointed by Starmer as the Foreign Secretary. He grew up in Tottenham, an area in North London, and has been representing the area in Parliament since 2000.
“The latest outburst in the media by the senator representing Borno South, and Chief Whip of the 10th Senate, Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume ... Show more

APC replies Ndume, says Tinubu not “caged”
Shock victory for left alliance denies far-right in French election: French vote gives leftists most seats over far right, but leaves hung parliament and ...
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Shock victory for left alliance denies far-right in French election
🚨 New Podcast Episode! 🚨 Join us as we chat with Alphonce Shiundu, editor of Africa Check in Kenya, about the battle against election misinformation ... Show more

Navigating the (false) information overload during an election - Behind the Facts
Pressure on sacked Jumwa and Mvurya as Joho re-emerges: Rumours of a government of national unity have been making rounds after Cabinet dissolution.
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Pressure on sacked Jumwa and Mvurya as Joho re-emerges
Meet Moshi, a new AI chatbot with GPT-4o-like features: Moshi is a new AI chatbot that can understand the tone of your voice, can be interrupted and responds ...
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Meet Moshi, a new AI chatbot with GPT-4o-like features
France's far-right National Rally party suffered a surprise defeat, as an alliance of left-wing parties appeared to win the most seats in the country's ... Show more

French leftist coalition appears to win most seats in snap election
France election: political leaders react to upset result: Following are reactions to the upset results of France's parliamentary election on Sunday ...
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France election: political leaders react to upset result
WATCH LIVE | Ramaphosa addresses MPs at opening of parliament: President Cyril Ramaphosa is delivering his opening of parliament address in the Cape Town City ...
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WATCH LIVE | Ramaphosa addresses MPs at opening of parliament
An elephant left a troubled zoo. Advocates fear her life got worse.: For years, animal advocates campaigned for Asha’s release from Natural Bridge ...
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An elephant left a troubled zoo. Advocates fear her life got worse.
France’s left-wing parties surged unexpectedly in nationwide legislative elections on Sunday, denying the nationalist, anti-immigration National Rally party a ... Show more

French Election Yields Deadlock as Left Surges and Far Right Comes Up Short - The New York Times
Left-wing alliance projected to win most seats in French election, as far-right underperforms
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Left-wing alliance projected to win most seats in French election ...
Ramaphosa expected to present GNU reform agenda in Opening of Parliament address: This will be the first time a president will outline a plan that may reflect ...
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Ramaphosa expected to present GNU reform agenda in Opening of Parliament ...
In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Marine Le Pen, a figurehead of the French far-right National Rally (RN) party ... Show more

Marine Le Pen promises French far right will rein in aid to Ukraine, slams soccer star Mbappé | CNN
Far right bids for power as France holds parliamentary election: Voter turnout in France's parliamentary run-off election on Sunday rose sharply from the last ...
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Far right bids for power as France holds parliamentary election
Pakistan: Imran Khan’s PTI is all set to emerge as the single-largest party in the country
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Pakistan: Imran Khan’s PTI is all set to emerge as the single-largest ...
Quick Glance: Political Analysts and Experts React to SC Verdict on Reserved Seats
  • Reactions from analysts and legal experts on the Supreme Court verdict declaring the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) eligible for reserved seats, its legal significance, and implications for the country's political future have poured in.

  • The 8-5 majority ruling announced by the 13-member full court bench nullified the Peshawar High Court's decision upholding the Election Commission of Pakistan's denial of reserved seats to the SIC.

  • The judges who disagreed with the majority judgment include Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa and Justices Yahya Afridi, Amin-ud-Din Khan, Jamal Khan Mandokhail, and Naeem Akhtar Afghan.

  • The Supreme Court's verdict ensures that PTI is entitled to its reserved seats, reinforcing judicial independence and the rule of law, despite the government's attempts to manufacture a 2-3 majority based on seats taken from PTI.
France Election 2024 Live: French voters are nearing the end of voting in the second round of a parliamentary election that could see the far-right National ...
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France Election 2024 Live
Global warming in the land of the Taliban: Afghanistan suffers from climate change
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Global warming in the land of the Taliban: Afghanistan suffers from ...
National Assembly Trade, Industry & Cooperatives Committee's Vice Chair Aldai MP Maryanne Kitany (left) Committee member Funyula MP Wilber Oundo (right) ... Show more
Far-right National Rally President Jordan Bardella just addressed a room full of his supporters. While his party won the first round of the French election ... Show more

France legislative election: Bardella slams “alliance of dishonor” after major setback – POLITICO
The aftermath: How Gen Z humbling will push Ruto on future picks: The President will not have the leeway to push through appointment of nominees tainted by graft ...
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The aftermath: How Gen Z humbling will push Ruto on future picks
If this was an Olympic event, Le Pen’s far right would not make the podium: It was tense at the Place de La Republique in Paris, as crowds from all sides of the ...
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If this was an Olympic event, Le Pen’s far right would not make the podium
Beryl hits Yucatán: Hurricane endangers tourist hotspot: In the Caribbean, Beryl devastated several small islands. Now he lands again in Mexico.
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Beryl hits Yucatán: Hurricane endangers tourist hotspot
France Reacts to Runoff Election Results: The final tally confirms that the left has the most seats in the National Assembly, with the far right third. Now ...
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France Reacts to Runoff Election Results
Support for left-wing parties surged unexpectedly in France's parliamentary election on Sunday, pushing the nationalist, anti-immigration National Rally into ... Show more

French 2024 Parliamentary Election Results in Maps and Charts - The New York Times
How France Fell to the Far Right: In the End, Le Pen Hardly Had to Moderate to Gain Power
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How France Fell to the Far Right: In the End, Le Pen Hardly Had to ...
French election: Far right hopes to win but deadlock looms: The far right hopes for an outright win, but stalemate appears more likely in France's crucial ...
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French election: Far right hopes to win but deadlock looms
Second round of France’s snap parliamentary election: Follow for live updates on the second round of France’s snap parliamentary election.
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Second round of France’s snap parliamentary election
France’s Macron keeps prime minister, cites “stability” after chaotic election: The French President refused the prime minister's resignation, asking him to ...
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France’s Macron keeps prime minister, cites “stability” after chaotic ...
Quick Glance: Macron Asks PM Attal to Stay Temporarily
  • After President Emmanuel Macron's coalition lost its majority in the snap elections, Gabriel Attal tendered his resignation. However, he will remain as caretaker Prime Minister for the time being, as no immediate replacement candidate emerges.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron asked Gabriel Attal to stay on as Prime Minister after Attal submitted his resignation on Monday, July 8, following the loss of their majority in the Assemblée Nationale. The Élysée Palace stated that Macron had requested Attal to remain temporarily to uphold the country's stability.

  • Following the election results on Sunday, Attal expressed willingness to stay in office "as long as duty requires," until a new government is formed. The left secured the most seats on Sunday with 182, falling far short of the 289 threshold for an absolute majority. Macron's coalition won 168 seats, nearly 100 less than in the previous legislature.

  • The Élysée Palace announced on Sunday that Macron, who has not made public statements since the election results, will make 'necessary decisions' once the new Assemblée has been 'structured.'
UPDATED: NLC formally accepts N70,000 minimum wage, gives reason: According to a communique signed by NLC President Joe Ajaero, the union made the decision at ...
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UPDATED: NLC formally accepts N70,000 minimum wage, gives reason
Central Bank report: Energy sector continues downwards - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
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Central Bank report: Energy sector continues downwards - Trinidad and ...
Nambooze: From NUP sceptic to its big promoter : I told NUP people that I will give my all while there, but it shouldn’t surprise them when one day I go back to ...
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Nambooze: From NUP sceptic to its big promoter 
Opinion | What Just Happened in France Is Astounding: Through a stunning act of collective responsibility, the far right has been stopped.
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Opinion | What Just Happened in France Is Astounding
BREAKING: Ndume removed as Senate whip: The Senate has removed Senator Ali Ndume as the Chief Whip and replaced him with Senator Tahir Monguno.
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BREAKING: Ndume removed as Senate whip
Crisis looms over budget cuts on exam and invigilation fees: A circular by Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung’u says 24 government areas will have 100 per cent of their ...
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Crisis looms over budget cuts on exam and invigilation fees
France election 2024 live: Gabriel Attal to resign as left-wing coalition leads exit polls; far right beaten
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France election 2024 live: Gabriel Attal to resign as left-wing coalition ...
The best (and worst) times to visit the world’s greatest tourist sites: These are some of the world’s most popular – and crowded – places, but if you plan your ...
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The best (and worst) times to visit the world’s greatest tourist sites