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Mohammed Dewji: Africa’s youngest billionaire ‘home safe’ after being kidnapped by masked gunman

Gunmen snatch Africa’s youngest billionaire from busy street in Tanzania

Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been freed, 10 days after he was kidnapped by armed men in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar Es Salaam. The 43-year-old tycoon, who made his fortune in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils, revealed that he was “home safely” in a tweet posted …

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Algeria bans women working in public sector from wearing full-face veils

Algeria bans women working in public sector from wearing full-face veils

Algerian leader Ahmed Ouahiya has banned women working in the country’s public sector from wearing full-face veils, also known as niqabs.  In a letter sent to ministers and regional governors on Thursday, the country’s prime minister said the need for identification had prompted the move.  Civil servants, he wrote, needed to “observe the rules and …

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US Officials Warn No Letup in Russian Meddling Attempts

US Officials Warn No Letup in Russian Meddling Attempts

WASHINGTON —  U.S. intelligence, law enforcement and security agencies are warning that Russia is persistently targeting the country’s upcoming midterm elections. They laid out the latest evidence in new charges against a Russian national connected to the oligarch known as “Putin’s cook.” The U.S. on Friday unsealed the criminal complaint …

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Haiti’s President Launches PetroCaribe Investigation 

Haiti’s President Launches PetroCaribe Investigation 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI  —  Haitian President Jovenel Moise has reiterated his commitment to rooting out corruption. Responding to protester demands to “tell us where the PetroCaribe money is” Moise tweeted Thursday that his administration would investigate the allegations of misuse of funds and would hold all those responsible accountable. “No one …

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