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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Mulls Quitting 2018 in Deal to Oust Gordhan

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Mulls Quitting 2018 in Deal to Oust Gordhan

“If confirmed, this could be the long-awaited compromise where Jacob Zuma agrees to go in return for some protection,” said political analyst Nic Borain.

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USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Opposes Trump Working With Democrats on Healthcare

USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Opposes Trump Working With Democrats on Healthcare

“I don’t want that to happen,” U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said, referring to Trump’s offer to work with Democrats.

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USA POLITICS: Spirited Hillary Clinton Jabs Trump Administration

USA POLITICS: Spirited Hillary Clinton Jabs Trump Administration

“These are bad policies that will hurt people and take our country in the wrong direction,” Hillary Clinton said, relaying what she had become one of her mantras since the November election.

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USA POLITICS: Tit-For-Tat: Democratic Attorneys General Target Trump, Republican AGs Target Them

USA POLITICS: Tit-For-Tat: Democratic Attorneys General Target Trump, Republican AGs Target Them

Attorneys general are top public lawyer in each state, charged with defending state agencies from lawsuits as well as initiating litigation on their own.

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IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand

IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand

Iran has announced retaliatory sanctions on 15 American companies over their support for Israeli crimes and terrorism two days after Washington imposed bans on nearly a dozen foreign companies or individuals for aiding the Islamic Republic.

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Rapper Nay wa Mitego Arrested For Criticising John Magufuli

TANZANIA POLITICS: Rapper Nay wa Mitego Arrested For Criticising John Magufuli

Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki, known as Nay wa Mitego arrest comes days after President Magufuli warned media to be careful about exercising freedom.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Certificate Scandal! Dino Melaye’s Name Missing From ABU Alumni Website

NIGERIA POLITICS: Certificate Scandal! Dino Melaye’s Name Missing From ABU Alumni Website

Dino Melaye’s trouble began on Monday, March 20, when SaharaReporters, reported that the senator did not graduate from ABU for his first degree.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

Beristain was detained during his routine voluntary check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Indianapolis in February.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

“We don’t have any other place to go,” Celestine of Otodo-Gbame residents said. “We are a fisherman community and have been here for hundreds of years.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

“The truth is that the Left is incapable of winning this election and would only have a chance of succeeding if there was no adversary from the Right. That will not happen,” Fillon told francinfo radio.

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UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

Sources claimed terror concerns would lead to the UK taking the dramatic step on routes from as many as eight countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

Mary Flowers: “We experience it over and over and over, and the people being rejected are legitimate business people with ties to the continent.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump’s ‘Irish Proverb’ Appears to Be Nigerian Poem

NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump’s ‘Irish Proverb’ Appears to Be Nigerian Poem

“Personally I am not so much into politics. I have heard a lot about Trump. Especially the fact that he victimized some of my people, some Muslims,” Alhassan, who is Muslim, said. Alhassan added that he didn’t have a personal opinion about Trump.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Launches Twitter Tirade, Calls Shorten Liar

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Launches Twitter Tirade, Calls Shorten Liar

Malcolm Turnbull ‘pulled a Donald Trump’ on Sunday, launching a Twitter tirade after a media report claimed the government will scrap welfare payments in the May Budget.

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UK POLITICS: ‘London Bridge is Down’: Meticulous Preparations in Place to Inform the World When Queen Elizabeth Dies

UK POLITICS: ‘London Bridge is Down’: Meticulous Preparations in Place to Inform the World When Queen Elizabeth Dies

Queen Elizabeth is still very much alive but the plan for what will happen on the day of her death has already been meticulously laid out.

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USA POLITICS: McDonald’s Deletes Trump Tweet, Says Twitter Account Compromised

USA POLITICS: McDonald’s Deletes Trump Tweet, Says Twitter Account Compromised

McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) said its official Twitter account had been compromised after it quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company’s handle slamming U.S. President Donald Trump.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Facebook to Be Banned in Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy Content’

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Facebook to Be Banned in Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy Content’

The government of Pakistan may ban Facebook and other social-media platforms over what it considers ‘blasphemous content,’ Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says..

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NIGER POLITICS: Hama Amadou Jailed for Baby-Smuggling

NIGER POLITICS: Hama Amadou Jailed for Baby-Smuggling

Prosecutors claim that Amadou was one of a group of people accused of smuggling babies from Nigeria via Benin to wealthy couples in Niger by falsely claiming the parenthood of around 30 children.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Grappling With US-Style ‘First Lady’ Role

JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Grappling With US-Style ‘First Lady’ Role

“Somehow, the Abe cabinet had to compensate for the loss of women’s votes and Akie plays an important role,” said Mari Miura, a Sophia University professor.

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