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Zimbabwe pastor Evan Mawarire leaves prison on bail

A veteran of the anti-Mugabe protest movement, Pastor Evan Mawarire, pledged to “continue with the struggle” after Zimbabwe authorities released him from jail on Wednesday. Zimbabwe is in turmoil after Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, decided to hike up gas prices earlier this month, giving the impoverished Zimbabwe the most expensive gasoline in …

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Trump condemns wall talks in New York Times interview

US President Donald Trump has dismissed Robert Mueller’s investigation and ongoing talks about a proposed border wall in a New York Times interview. The president said negotiations in Congress about funding for a wall – the issue behind the recent government shutdown – were a “waste of time”. He also …

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Angola decriminalises homosexuality

Parliament in Angola has abolished a law widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexuality. The government has also prohibited discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation; anyone refusing to employ or provide services to individuals based on their sexual orientation may face up to two years in …

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Trump threatens Turkey over Syria’s Kurds

US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops. In two tweets on Sunday, Mr Trump said that he didn’t want the Kurds to provoke Turkey either. US forces have fought alongside a Kurdish militia …

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Suitcase of cash stolen from Mugabe

Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe. The suspected thieves allegedly spent the money on cars, homes and animals. A relative of the ex-president, Constantia Mugabe, is among the accused, government-owned media report. She …

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Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll

He had promised DR Congo’s first orderly transfer of power since the country’s independence from Belgium in 1960. The election outcome was initially expected to be announced on Sunday. The interim result can still be challenged. Tshisekedi steps out of his father’s shadow In the early hours of Thursday the …

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