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Robert Mugabe’s relative and staff accused of stealing suitcase of cash to buy ‘cars, homes and animals’

Robert Mugabe's relative and staff accused of stealing suitcase of cash to buy 'cars, homes and animals'

Three people including a relative of Robert Mugabe have appeared in court charged with stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,000) in cash from the former Zimbabwean president. The suspected thieves are alleged to have spent the money on a house, cars and livestock including pigs and cattle. Constancia Mugabe, 50, a …

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‘We call it the Sudanese revolution’: Protests maintain pressure on Omar al-Bashir to step down

‘We call it the Sudanese revolution’: Protests maintain pressure on Omar al-Bashir to step down

Grabbed by baton-wielding security officials during a recent anti-government protest in Sudan and reeling from teargas, Ahmed Mahmoud was beaten for an hour before he was tossed onto a pickup truck and taken to a building guarded by men in civilian clothes holding assault rifles. He and two dozen others …

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Demonstrations outside South African school accused of separating black and white pupils

Demonstrations outside South African school accused of separating black and white pupils

A school in South Africa accused of alleged racial segregation is being investigated after a photo emerged showing black students sitting on a separate table from their white classmates. A teacher from Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West region has been suspended after the image sparked outrage and prompted demonstrations outside the …

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Congo presidential election: Political rival denounces vote as ‘rigged’ after opposition candidate wins surprise victory

Congo presidential election: Political rival denounces vote as ‘rigged’ after opposition candidate wins surprise victory

Joyous dancing erupted in the streets of Congo’s capital to celebrate the surprise victory of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, who was declared winner of the long-delayed, disorganised and controversial presidential election. “Today I am happy,” said Mr Tshisekedi. “Happy for you, my base (his supporters). Happy for the people of …

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Global wildlife regulator to consider relaxing ivory trade bans, prompting fears of huge rise in elephant poaching

Global wildlife regulator to consider relaxing ivory trade bans, prompting fears of huge rise in elephant poaching

The international body responsible for protecting endangered animals is to consider relaxing restrictions on the ivory trade, prompting fears such a move could trigger a huge rise in elephant poaching. Wildlife experts warned against any loosening of the rules as several African countries pushed to end a near-global ban on sales …

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