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The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers, and fireworks lit up the sky, when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, had been awarded the coveted title. “When I was young I felt very lucky because so many people helped me, and I hope in the future I can help more children to […]

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Up to 31 people including at least one Sudanese minister were killed when a plane taking them to an Islamic festival crashed in the south of the country, an official and state media said on Sunday. The plane went down in mountains around Talodi, a town in the border state of South Kordofan, while taking […]

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has made a raft of amendments to the country’s draft constitution to restore the president’s powers. A draft produced by a cross parliamentary committee last month had diluted President Mugabe’s powers and compelled him to name a successor. That document had already been approved by Zanu-PF’s ruling coalition partners […]

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Tension reigned Thursday in oil-rich Gabon where the main opposition said its television station was torched after violent clashes between its supporters and police in the capital Libreville. But the government said police gave a “measured reaction” to Wednesday’s unauthorised protest in support of main opposition leader Andre Mba Obame and nobody was killed despite […]

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Koffi Olomide, one of Africa’s most popular singers, has been charged with the assault of his producer and held in custody overnight. The star was arrested after a fracas on Wednesday at a hotel in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Correspondents say the courtroom was packed to see the star, who […]

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Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations has called on Ghanaians to unite their words and deeds after arriving in Ghana yesterday for the funeral of the late President John Evans Atta Mills. Speaking to Ghanaian news station, TV3, outside the residence of the late President after praying for former First […]

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Mozambican Parliament is planning to introduce a bill seeking to legitimise polygamy. This comes after a parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Human Rights and Legality went around the country to collect peoples’ views over the matter. The chairman of the Committee, Mr Teodoro Waty, said any person who wished to marry more than one […]

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Lactating women in Cape Verde have decided to mark this year’s international maternal breastfeeding week in a novel way. They will offer their breast milk to weak, premature and orphaned children. The week’s event is being strictly commemorated across the island country under the close supervision of health authorities. Infants of up to six months […]

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During his church service on Sunday 29th July, Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua described the late President of Ghana, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, as a martyr whose death would be a catalyst for unexplainable political unity within Ghana. Joshua dedicated his sermon, ‘The Highway To Heaven’ to Mill’s life and legacy. “You need not fear […]

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on people to avoid physical contact, after the deadly Ebola virus spread to the capital, Kampala. Fourteen people have died, including one in Kampala, since the outbreak began in western Uganda three weeks ago, he said in a special broadcast. Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases in […]

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