South Sudan suffering ‘man-made’ famine

With nearly 5-million people, or more than 40% of its population, hungry, South Sudan has declared famine in parts of that country

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British lords all set to have their say on the Brexit bill

Britain’s peers will now debate House of Commons legislation to trigger Brexit, and they are not expected to want to be seen as frustrating the referendum ...

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Pence assures EU of Trump’s support

The EU’s Donald Tusk welcomes US Vice-President Mike Pence backing for a ‘united Europe’ after fears Trump may attempt trade accords with individual states

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IMF urges Somalia to clear arrears and take concrete action to reform economy

The IMF has raised the prospect of partial debt forgiveness for strife-torn Somalia if it gets cracking with debt repayment and economic and governance reform

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WATCH: Thousands flee South Sudan violence creating Africa’s largest refugee crisis

As refugees flee from South Sudan’s violence, Uganda currently faces the largest refugee crisis in Africa, a humanitarian agency says

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BEE regarded as the most negative factor for European investors in SA

However, nearly half of the firms interviewed in the EU chamber of commerce survey did not expect significant changes in the next year and 22% were optimistic

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WATCH: Has governance in Africa improved?

Governance in Africa might have improved over the past 10 years, but advances haven’t been as widespread as some would have liked

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reassures Iraq: We are not here to take your oil

President Donald Trump told CIA staff in a January speech: ‘We should have kept the oil. But okay. Maybe you’ll have another chance’

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China’s North Korean ban catches coal markets off guard

Few mills or traders anticipated the complete suspension of imports, which came a week after Pyongyang tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile

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Trump might change the way the US trade deficit is calculated

Revising trade deals, especially the North American Free Trade Agreement, was one of his campaign promises, this change could double the reported deficit with ...

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Video reveals massacre by Congolese soldiers

Politicians denounce the upsurge in unrest after a video purporting to show soldiers killing unarmed civilians in the southern Kasai-Central region

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New Gambian president sworn in on home soil

New Gambian President Adama Barrow vows to probe human rights abuses under Yahya Jammeh

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US demands release of Venezuela political prisoner Lopez

Socialist hardliner Nicolas Maduro warns the US of a 'firm response' after Trump and State Department back the release of Leopoldo Lopez

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Zimbabwe wants me to run, says Robert Mugabe

‘The majority of the people feel that there is no replacement, successor who to them is acceptable, as acceptable as I am,’ says the ageing autocrat

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Prosecutors unite over Brazilian conglomerate bribes

Odebrecht, Latin America’s largest engineering group, settled in December with Brazilian, US and Swiss authorities

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EU inclined to get the divorce over

As Britons blow hot and cold on Brexit, the continent is fed up with the island princess who has received so many concessions before

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