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US senator Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid

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Kamala Harris, the second black female senator in US history, has entered the 2020 presidential race, joining an already crowded Democrat field. Ms Harris, 54, told ABC’s Good Morning America: “I love my country. This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best Read More

Canaf announces full repayment of term loan and award of B-BBEE rating

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canaf Investments Inc., (TSXV: CAF), (“Canaf”) the Canada-registered mining related group, is pleased to announce the full repayment of its majority owned South African subsidiary’s term loan, and award of a Level 4 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, (“B-BBEE”) rating. On 07 January 2019, Southern Coal (Pty) Ltd., Read More

Teen in Trump hat denies mocking Native American protester

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A teenager who went viral after appearing to confront a Native American man has said he was trying to calm tensions rather than increase them. Nick Sandmann was criticised after being filmed face to face with Nathan Phillips, an activist and Vietnam War veteran who was singing and playing a drum as he participated in Read More

Ten UN peacekeepers shot dead in Mali attack

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Ten United Nations (UN) peacekeepers have been killed and at least 25 more are injured after gunmen attacked a village in Mali. The UN has confirmed that all of those killed were on a diplomatic mission to Aguelhok from Chad, which is separated from Mali by Niger to the west. Assailants arrived in several armed Read More

South Africa considers bailing out crisis-hit neighbor Zimbabwe

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The spiraling economic meltdown in Zimbabwe has prompted South African authorities to think about extending short-term credit to Harare and helping it to write off a $7.4-billion external debt. In an interview with the Daily Maverick newspaper, South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the two governments were discussing ways to settle Zimbabwe’s debt to Read More

Italian deputy PM calls on EU to sanction France for its 'continued colonization' of Africa

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The Italian deputy prime minister has blamed France for the European migrant crisis, accusing it of impoverishing African nations with “colonialist” policies. He promised to take the issue to the EU and other international bodies. Luigi Di Maio, leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and Italy’s Deputy PM, launched a scathing attack on France, Read More

Crackdown on Zimbabwe protesters 'a taste of things to come'

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Zimbabwe’s president has cut short his overseas trip after a deadly crackdown on protesters in the African country – which his government has called “just a foretaste of things to come”. Emmerson Mnangagwa had been under growing pressure to end his two-week trip abroad – during which he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Read More

117 migrants feared dead as dinghy capsizes off Libya

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Survivors from a rubber dinghy that capsized off Libya fear that more than 100 migrants may have died, a rescue official has said. The fragile vessel left the North African country two days ago and it sank in the Mediterranean, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman Read More

'Mistreated in prison, family kept in the dark' – ex-colleague of detained Iranian journalist to RT

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US-born journalist Marzieh Hashemi had her religious rights violated in jail, where she was put shortly after coming to the US from Iran, her representative has told RT. Her family, meanwhile, has received no answers from the FBI. Nargess Moballeghi, an independent journalist and a former colleague of Hashemi, who was detained by the US Read More

Moscow’s pick of new envoy to conflict-ridden CAR is ‘good choice’ – ex-diplomat to RT

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Moscow has assigned a new envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR) as the country faces fresh internal conflicts. However, appointing a new ambassador is nothing out of the ordinary, a veteran diplomat told RT. Vladimir Titorenko was appointed ambassador to CAR on Tuesday. He replaced Sergei Lobanov, who had been Moscow’s envoy since 2011. Read More