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South Sudan to hang former South African colonel

A court in South Sudan has sentenced a former South African colonel to death by hanging for conspiring against President Salva Kiir’s government. William John Endley, who served as an adviser to South Sudanese rebel leader and former Vice-President Riek Machar, was arrested in August 2016. His photo has been tweeted by a privately-owned South Sudanese radio station: William John ...

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Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

The head of Ford’s US operations is leaving the company immediately following an internal investigation into inappropriate behaviour. The carmaker said its inquiry had concluded that some of Raj Nair’s conduct had been “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct”. Ford did not specify why the investigation was started nor what it uncovered. Mr Nair said in a statement that ...

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Migration figures: Record numbers of EU nationals leaving UK

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade, figures from the Office for National Statistics show. It estimates that 130,000 EU nationals emigrated in the year to September, the highest number since 2008. Meanwhile, 220,000 EU nationals came to live in the UK – 47,000 fewer than the previous year. Net EU ...

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Ancient Britons ‘replaced’ by newcomers

The ancient population of Britain was almost completely replaced by newcomers about 4,500 years ago, a study shows. The findings mean modern Britons trace just a small fraction of their ancestry to the people who built Stonehenge. The astonishing result comes from analysis of DNA extracted from 400 ancient remains across Europe. The mammoth study, published in Nature, suggests the ...

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US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air

A US morning radio show presenter has given birth on air during her show. Cassiday Proctor, a weekday morning presenter on The Arch station in the US city of St Louis, broadcast her birth by Caesarean section on Tuesday. Ms Proctor started experiencing labour pains on Monday. Her radio station worked with the hospital where she gave birth so it ...

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Mnangagwa placed under US sanctions

THE United States has slapped fresh targeted sanctions on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration and maintained a leash on former Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, NewsDay reported. Highly-placed government sources told NewsDay yesterday that two weeks ago, Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister Sibusiso Moyo received a diplomatic note to the effect that the US, while recognising the ...

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UK eyes Zimbabwe investments

THE British government’s development finance institution, the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), is actively considering investing in Zimbabwe under a $1 billion fund targeting Africa over the next three years, sources familiar with developments revealed this week. Former coloniser Britain fell out with former president Robert Mugabe’s government in 2000 over Zimbabwe’s land reforms, alleged rights abuses and electoral fraud. Both ...

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Mnangagwa wants Trump golf courses

Despite Donald Trump reportedly dismissing African nations as “shitholes”, Zimbabwe’s new president said on Wednesday he would welcome the US president to build a golf course in his country. “If President Trump came here today when I am still around I would… say: ‘Oh, Mr President, Zimbabwe is open for business’,” President Emmerson Mnangagwa said at the World Economic Forum ...

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She turned him down free touristic, free boarding in Germany: NUST Professor insults her hard!

A woman of 64 years, I have been officially pensioned beginning of January 2018 at the same time can continue working for another 5 years if I so wished. My age will inform that under normal circumstances I could be a grandmother of ten children or so: I have none. Our African trademark: Ubuntu says any child in Zimbabwe is ...

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Zimbabwe prioritises UK engagement

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa says government’s top priority is to normalise relations with its erstwhile coloniser, the United Kingdom, as Zimbabwe moves to end its costly two-decade isolation by powerful western nations. Relations between the two countries went sour in 2000 when former President Robert Mugabe’s government seized white-owned farms for redistribution to landless blacks in a drive often marked ...

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