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Guinea: Player Paul Pogba Receives Hero’s Welcome

Midfielder Paul Pogba received a hero’s welcome on Tuesday. The French player landed in Conakry. On the first day of his visit, his words were words of encouragement for Guinea, his parents’ country: “We only want peace, respect and progress. We also want Africa to be like Europe, moving forward because …

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South Africa’s Main Opposition Party Requests FBI To Probe Ramaphosa

The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s second largest political party, said on Tuesday that they have written to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate President Cyril Ramphosa for alleged money laundering. “Specifically, we have requested that the FBI consider investigating the source of the funds and whether the funds …

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Over 150 Killed After Strong Earthquake Hits Afghanistan

At least 155 people have been killed and more than 200 others injured after a powerful earthquake hit remote parts of southeastern Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan, the country’s disaster management authority says. The head of the Taliban administration’s natural disaster ministry, Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, said the majority of deaths were …

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Zambian Authorities Arrest Chinese Child Exploiter Who Fled Malawi

Authorities in Zambia said they have arrested a Chinese citizen accused of selling exploitative videos of Malawian children. Malawian authorities say they are working to have the man, Lu Ke, returned to Malawi, where rights campaigners say he should face justice. Immigration officials in Malawi told VOA their counterparts in …

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Japan: Osaka Court Rules Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional

Japan’s ban on same-sex marriages does not violate the constitution, a district court in Osaka has ruled. The ruling dealt a blow to gay couples and rights activists, after another district court in Sapporo ruled in 2021 that the failure to recognise same-sex marriage was “unconstitutional”. Japan’s constitution defines marriage …

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Belgium Hands Over DR Congo Independence Hero’s Tooth To Family

Belgian authorities have handed over a tooth, the only known remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, to his family during a ceremony in Brussels. Lumumba became the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) first democratically elected prime minister after independence from Belgium in 1960. Chief prosecutor Frederic …

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Is Africa The Next Big Beverage Alcohol Market?

Africa is home to 16% of the world’s population but consumes just 5% of the world’s beverage alcohol. That low per capita consumption translates into considerable potential. A hot climate might be expected to exaggerate the demand for beer and big brewers are investing for the future. The IWSR’s figures …

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