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Africa: Gulf Crisis Engulfs Africa

By Chrispin Mwakideu (Reuters) The diplomatic row between Qatar and its Arab neighbors is gradually enveloping African Muslim-majority nations. Several countries have already taken sides but Somalia has decided to stay neutral. Senegal was first to recall its ambassador from Qatar’s capital Doha. Chad and Mauritania followed suit, and over …

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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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General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

Voting in the UK general election is under way at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country. Polls opened at 07:00 BST on Thursday, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to …

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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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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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