Tuesday, September 22, 2020

UK joins Boeing aircraft ban after crash

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The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace "as a precautionary measure". The decision...

Xenophobic attacks spark South African response

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South Africa's foreign minister has called an urgent meeting with ambassadors following attacks against foreigners in Durban. Early on Monday morning three people died amid...

Sri Lanka attacks: Face coverings banned after Easter bloodshed

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Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public, following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and...

Swiss women strike for more money, time and respect

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Women across Switzerland are preparing for a nationwide strike in protest against what they say is the country's unacceptably slow pace to equality. Friday's protest...

Nigerian serviceman returns lost parcel full of cash

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A member of Nigeria's air force has returned a parcel to its owner that contained 37,000 euros ($41,000; £37,000) in cash, the air force...

Ivory Coast music star DJ Arafat dies in road crash

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DJ Arafat, an Ivorian singer with a huge following in francophone Africa, has died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI...

DR Congo’s ex-Ebola minister ‘mismanaged $4.3m’

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Lawyers for the former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oly Ilunga, say the authorities have accused him of mismanaging $4.3m (£3.4m)...

Tanzania billionaire told kidnapper to shoot him

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Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has said that he asked his kidnapper to shoot him six days into being held captive. His abduction, 12 months ago,...

Nigerian judge declares sex work is not a crime

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A Nigerian court has declared that sex work is not a crime since there is no law that forbids it. Justice Binta Nyako of the...

Lesotho PM to be charged with murdering his wife

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Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, 80, is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane, police have said. Mr Thabane announced...