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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki Meets Buhari in London As Sick Leave Continues

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki Meets Buhari in London As Sick Leave Continues

“This evening President Buhari met with Senate President @bukolasaraki, at Abuja House,” the official @NGRPresident Twitter account wrote.

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UK POLITICS: Timeline for Theresa May’s Brexit Legislation

UK POLITICS: Timeline for Theresa May’s Brexit Legislation

UK House of Lords begins debating legislation which would give Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Takes Charge to Signal Normality

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Takes Charge to Signal Normality

Osinbajo has thrown himself into his work, holding cabinet meetings and travelling to the Niger Delta in an attempt to end militant attacks on oil facilities which cost up to $100 billion in lost revenues in 2016.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Pledges to Gambians

GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Pledges to Gambians

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country’s faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it was investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Life is A Campaign’: Trump Takes to Campaigning

USA POLITICS: ‘Life is A Campaign’: Trump Takes to Campaigning

“Life is a campaign. Making our country great again is a campaign,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One ahead of the rally, when asked about criticism that he was starting to campaign already.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Rodrigo Duterte to Review Minister’s Decision to Close Mines

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Rodrigo Duterte to Review Minister’s Decision to Close Mines

“I will review. There’s such a thing as exhaustion of administrative remedies,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and U.S. President Donald Trump shared their “concern” over Venezuela in a phone call, Macri’s spokesman said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Muhammadu Buhari’s Absence Sparks Concern

NIGERIA POLITICS: Muhammadu Buhari’s Absence Sparks Concern

“We will let you know when he is coming back,” Buhari’s adviser, Femi Adesina said. “All of the information [about his situation] is in the public domain.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Warns Opposition Against Using Esidimeni Tragedy for ‘Political Gains’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Warns Opposition Against Using Esidimeni Tragedy for ‘Political Gains’

President Jacob Zuma has warned opposition parties against using the deaths of more than 100 mentally ill patients in Gauteng last year for political gains.

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USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

“We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united,” the adviser said, previewing Pence’s trip.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Extends Sick Leave Abroad As Nigerians Suffer

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Extends Sick Leave Abroad As Nigerians Suffer

The mysterious nature of Buhari’s absence is adding to unhappiness in Nigeria, as one of Africa’s largest economies and oil producers lurches through a recession.

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GUATEMALA POLITICS: Jimmy Morales Rejects Coup Rumors

GUATEMALA POLITICS: Jimmy Morales Rejects Coup Rumors

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales rejected rumors of a possible coup d’etat, shortly after his brother and elder son were sentenced to house arrest while being investigated for fraud.

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USA POLITICS: Trump, Republicans Set Timeframe to Replace Obamacare

USA POLITICS: Trump, Republicans Set Timeframe to Replace Obamacare

“We’re doing Obamacare, we’re in the final stages,” Trump told a news conference. “So we will be submitting sometime in early March, mid-March.”

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USA POLITICS: ‘I’m Not Ranting And Raving.’ President Trump

USA POLITICS: ‘I’m Not Ranting And Raving.’ President Trump

Trump’s message in the 77-minute session appeared aimed at the same voters who elected him president last November, a large number of whom feel Washington has left them behind and who like his image as an outsider trying to shake up the establishment.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Absolutely ‘Supports’ Two-State Solution: Nikki Haley U.S. Ambassador to UN

USA POLITICS: Trump Absolutely ‘Supports’ Two-State Solution: Nikki Haley U.S. Ambassador to UN

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, “We absolutely support the two-state solution but we are thinking out of the box as well.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Canada, EU Must Lead World Economy

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Canada, EU Must Lead World Economy

“You are a vital player in addressing the challenges that we collectively face as an international community,” Canadian PM Justin Trudeau told EU lawmakers.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Proposes Stricter Obamacare Rules

USA POLITICS: Trump Proposes Stricter Obamacare Rules

The proposed new rule issued by part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sets out changes to shore up the system developed under Obamacare.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Knew Flynn Misled White House Over Russia

USA POLITICS: Trump Knew Flynn Misled White House Over Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump knew for weeks that national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the White House about his contacts with Russia but did not immediately force him out, an administration spokesman said on Tuesday.

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