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WHO cancels Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry. “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,” WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. ...

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New Zealand gets new PM

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856. ...

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China enters ‘new era’

China has entered a “new era” where it should “take centre stage in the world”, President Xi Jinping says. The country’s rapid progress under “socialism with Chinese characteristics” shows there is “a new choice for other countries”, he told the ...

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Zuma: Blame not witchcraft

  people invoke witchcraft to make sense of misfortune in situations where they do not want to accept responsibility. They blame witches, demons and other evils spirits on occasions where they prefer to pass the buck or want to avoid ...

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57th years of Nigeria’s foreign policy

AWAAL GATA takes a look at Nigeria’s foreign policy since the country’s independence in 1960 Since independence, with Jaja Wachuku as the fi rst Minister of Foreign Aff airs and Commonwealth Relations, later called External Aff airs, Nigerian foreign policy ...

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