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Africa

Angola’s Lourenço offers ultimatum for repatriation of funds

Yesterday at 12:49 PM, via Reuters

LUANDA (Reuters) – Angola’s President João Lourenço has told Angolans to repatriate funds illegally held abroad in coming months or risk prosecution, in a bid to spur domestic investment and combat corruption.

US commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raid

Yesterday at 12:33 PM, via News24

The head of US Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.

Africa:FC Platinum Get Tough Champions League Draw

Yesterday at 12:29 PM, via allAfrica

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe champions FC Platinum have been paired against Angolan giants Deportivo Lero Agosto in the preliminary round of the 2018 Total Caf Champions League campaign.

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa calls for end to Western sanctions

Yesterday at 12:11 PM, via Reuters

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for the removal of Western sanctions on his government during a speech to ruling party officials and said elections due in 2018 were nearer than “you expect”.

Africa:Delegate to UN Accuses ICC of Practicing Political Discrimination

Yesterday at 11:39 AM, via allAfrica

[SNA] New York -The Sudan’s Permanent Delegate to the United Nations, ambassador, Omer Dahab, has delivered the Sudan’s statement to the UN Security Council, yesterday, Tuesday, during the discussion of the 26 th report of the International Criminal Court General Persecutor.

Mugabe in Singapore for first trip since ouster

Yesterday at 11:30 AM, via The Citizen

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday.

Mandela family ‘dismayed’ by funeral corruption claims

Yesterday at 11:30 AM, via The Citizen

Nelson Mandela’s family has expressed “indignation and dismay” at allegations that officials stole and misspent $22 million intended for the anti-apartheid icon’s memorial events after his death in 2013.

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital – sources

Yesterday at 11:24 AM, via Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday.

Africa:With Unity in Peril, EU Leaders Tackle Refugee Quotas

Yesterday at 10:48 AM, via allAfrica

[VOA] European Union leaders will grapple Thursday with one of the most divisive issues ever to face the 28-nation bloc; how to collectively share responsibility for the tens of thousands of people arriving on Europe’s southern shores in search of a better life.

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