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Sterling stabilises as May prepares minority government

The British pound has stabilised on Asian markets, remaining at its low after last week’s shock election results in the UK. The currency traded at $1.2740 early on Monday after Friday’s $1.2743 close. Analysts suggest the likelihood of a minority Conservative government might stave off further falls in the currency. …

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Nigerian Govt Vows To Punish Those Responsible For Fake News

By Latifat Opoola The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to beware of cases of fake news being spread by ‘unscrupulous’ persons. In a statement yesterday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said over the past weekend alone, several major cases of fake news were recorded, capable of …

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe ‘Anoints’ Chosen Successor

By Obey Manayiti President Robert Mugabe could have given the biggest hint yet of his preferred successor after his first campaign event on Friday and a presentation by Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo, a day earlier where he put forward Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi as one of the …

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South Africa: #GuptaLeaks Reveal Business Family’s Dealings

ANALYSIS The e-mails and documents leaked from the heart of the Gupta empire provide mounting evidence that the president’s friends amassed a fortune offshore by preying on South African state contracts using their political contacts. By AMABHUNGANE and SCORPIO. Now we can show how taxpayers were bled via a controversial …

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Kenyan Govt Blames Salaries Commission For Nurses Strike

By Faith Nyamai And Verah Okeyo Governors on Sunday sought to absolve themselves from blame over the nurses pay row and accused the salaries commission of delaying the signing of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. They asked the nurses not to carry out their strike threat on Monday, urging them to …

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UK Govt to Charge £5.48 for UK Visa Email Enquiries

By Soni Daniel Abuja — With effect from today, Nigerians and other nationals outside the United Kingdom are to pay a new fee of £5.48 before they can make any form of British visa enquiry through electronic mail. Similarly, all visa enquiries outside the United Kingdom will be handled by …

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44 Nigerians, Ghanaian Migrants Die in Sahara Desert

More than 40 migrants from Nigeria and Ghana have died in the Sahara Desert after their truck broke down in arid northern Niger. The Red Cross said the migrants, most of whom have not been identified, died this week. According to Reuters, six survivors walked to a remote village where …

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Trump Pulls Out of Climate Deal – What It Means For Africa

President Donald Trump has withdrawn the country from the historic Paris Climate Accord dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in 2020. Mr. Trump, in a nationwide broadcast on Thursday, said U.S. would either seek re-negotiation or remain withdrawn from the agreement that went into effect on …

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