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Chimamanda makes Fortune magazine’s list of 50 world leaders

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking. The Half of a Yellow Sun writer was ranked number 42 on the list with Chicago Cubs baseball team president Theo ...

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5 bodies recovered, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in ...

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Buhari condemns attack on London, condoles Britons

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Wednesday’s terror attacks near the  Parliament Building at Westminster, London. The President, who sympathized with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, assured her that the government and people of Nigeria “stand with Britons at this ...

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Four killed in terrorist attack near UK parliament

As reported by the BBC, a police officer was also stabbed in the nearby houses of parliament by an attacker, three other people also died from the attack on Westminster Bridge in central London. The attacker struck several pedestrians as ...

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Russia overtakes Saudi as world’s largest oil producer

For the second month in a row, Russia has maintained its status as  the world’s largest oil producer, ousting Saudi Arabia, official figures  in December 2016 and January 2017 have confirmed. Russia’s daily oil output averaged  about 10.8 million barrels ...

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World Bank gives $1b financial assistance to Egypt

The World Bank has disbursed another $1 billion financial assistance to Egypt out of its $3 billion loan programme with the country. Egypt had been negotiating billions of dollars in aid from various lenders to help revive an economy hit ...

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FBI probing Trump’s Russian ties, allegations of surveillance

James Comey, Director of FBI, on Monday confirmed that his agency is investigating whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Comey also testified to the House Intelligence Committee that he had no information to support ...

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Philippines government to EU: “Mind your own business”

The Philippines Government on Friday told the European Parliament to “mind their own business” after it called for the release of President Rodrigo Duterte’s top critic detained on illegal drug charges. The European Parliament on Thursday issued a joint motion ...

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Letter bomb explodes at IMF office

A letter exploded when it was opened at central Paris office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday and one person was slightly injured, police sources said. The Paris police department said on Twitter an operation was ongoing at ...

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Death toll from Ethiopia landslide hit 113

The death toll from a landslide at a dump in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, has reached 113, officials said on Wednesday, as the government declared three days of national mourning. Flags flew at half staff to mark the disaster ...

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