PEOPLE put on their masks of William Shakespeare during the “Mask Moment”, which is a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on April 23 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The Mask Moment is one of several events that will be celebrating his works in the UK, during the course of the year. Picture: REUTERS
PEOPLE put on their masks of William Shakespeare during the “Mask Moment”, which is a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on April 23 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The Mask Moment is one of several events that will be celebrating his works in the UK, during the course of the year. Picture: REUTERS

AFRICA

• South Sudan rebel military commander Simon Gatwech Dual returns to the capital Juba, marking a key step to ending the civil war, which started in August 2015.

• Libya’s new unity government, the Government of National Accord, takes control of several ministries in Tripoli. The move follows a UN-brokered peace treaty.

• About 11,000 Mozambicans have fled into Malawi following clashes between government troops and the opposition movement Renamo.

• Former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond is part of a consortium made up of private equity firm Carlyle to take control of Barclays’ African assets.

• Ethiopian troops have surrounded an area where 125 children have been held hostage by a militia from South Sudan.

ABROAD

• France has won an A$50bn contract to build 12 submarines for the Australian Navy. It beat bids from Japan and Germany.

• Car maker Mitsubishi Motors admits falsifying fuel consumption tests for over 600,000 vehicles sold in Japan since 1991.

• An inquest into the deaths of 96 football fans in 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield in the UK finds they were unlawfully killed.

• A 13-year low in the oil price causes BP’s profits to fall 80% to $532m for the first quarter of 2016.

• Three Frenchmen go on trial for leaking thousands of documents that revealed how Luxembourg helped large companies cut taxes.

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