North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, says South

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, says South

File photo of Kim Jong-un North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles across its east coast, South Korea’s military has confirmed. Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called the launch “outrageous”, saying it threatened peace and security in the region.

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Afghanistan: Taliban claim to have taken Panjshir Valley

Afghanistan: Taliban claim to have taken Panjshir Valley

  media captionWatch: Taliban fighters raise their flag in front of Panjshir’s provincial governor’s office The Taliban have declared victory over the province of Panjshir northeast of the capital Kabul, the final pocket of territory which has remained outside their

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Guinea coup leader to form new government in weeks

Guinea coup leader to form new government in weeks

President Alpha Condé was captured on Sunday The leader of the coup which ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé has said a new “union” government would be formed in weeks. Col Mamady Doumbouya told ministers who served in Mr Condé’s government

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South Africa detects new coronavirus variant

South Africa detects new coronavirus variant

AFPCopyright: AFP South Africa has been badly hit by coronavirusImage caption: South Africa has been badly hit by coronavirus Researchers are monitoring a new coronavirus variant found in South Africa. The C.1.2, which has multiple mutations, has not yet been

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Habyarimana widow loses bid to stop Rwanda genocide trial

Habyarimana widow loses bid to stop Rwanda genocide trial

AFPCopyright: AFP Ms Kanziga has denied accusations that she was a member of the inner circle of Hutus that planned the Rwandan genocideImage caption: Ms Kanziga has denied accusations that she was a member of the inner circle of Hutus

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Son of Mozambique ex-leader denies role in ‘tuna scandal’

Son of Mozambique ex-leader denies role in ‘tuna scandal’

      BBC News, Maputo ReutersCopyright: Reuters One of the loans was for Mozambique’s tuna industryImage caption: One of the loans was for Mozambique’s tuna industry The son of Mozambique’s former president Armando Guebuza on Monday denied allegations he

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World free of leaded petrol after Algeria ban

World free of leaded petrol after Algeria ban

ACopyright: A The United Nations Environment Programme says leaded petrol has been eradicated from the world. It described the end of its use as a huge milestone. The fuel has contaminated the atmosphere, drinking water and crops for nearly a

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South Sudan denies shutting down internet

South Sudan denies shutting down internet

  The authorities in South Sudan have denied shutting down the internet and blamed a “technical problem” for the outage, privately-owned Eye Radio reports. “We have a technical problem that the engineers are working on; it has nothing to do with what

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Ghana to conduct mass burial for 200 bodies

Ghana to conduct mass burial for 200 bodies

Colourful caskets: Burials are an important aspect of culture in GhanaImage caption: Colourful caskets: Burials are an important aspect of culture in Ghana Ghana’s Police Service has notified the public that it will be conducting mass burial for 200 unidentified

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Convicted ex-Chadian leader Hissène Habré dies at 79

Convicted ex-Chadian leader Hissène Habré dies at 79

Chad’s ex-ruler Hissène Habré has died at the age of 79 while serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. He was being treated for a coronavirus infection, reports say. Habré was found guilty in 2016 of crimes committed while

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