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Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

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The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his...
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West African mediators jet to Mali seeking reversal of coup

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Mediators from West Africa’s regional bloc are due in Mali on Saturday for talks aimed at reversing a coup that has been condemned abroad. But...
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Mali junta open talks with opposition leaders after coup

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Mali’s junta headed by Army colonel Assimi Goita which seized power in a coup on Tuesday has begun to meet with senior opposition politicians in...
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Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch of coronavirus crisis

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Currency depreciation, inflation, negative growth, businesses closed: Algeria’s economy has been battered by the one-two punch of the coronavirus crisis and tumbling oil revenues. And...
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Tunisia interior minister named new premier

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Tunisia’s interior minister Hichem Mechichi has been appointed to form the next government, the president’s office said, amid political tensions among major parties in the...
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Five African leaders in Mali to resolve political crisis amid ongoing protests

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Five African leaders are set to make a fresh bid to end Mali’s political crisis on Thursday, following weeks of sometimes deadly protests demanding the...
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Saudi-trained cleric emerges as driver of Mali protest movement

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When five West African presidents arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to defuse a political crisis that has alarmed governments in the region and...
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Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

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Egypt’s parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight...
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Burundi arrests local administrators for robbing residents

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Police in Burundi have arrested 12 people, including local administrators, on charges of robbing residents returning from neighbouring Tanzania, a police spokesman said. The arrests...
Business

Credit Suisse aims for 100% of securities venture in China growth plan

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Credit Suisse wants to raise its China securities joint venture stake to 100 per cent and increase its market share after getting the regulatory green...