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Tunisia’s Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, whose overthrow in a 2011 uprising triggered the “Arab Spring” revolutions, died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential vote in his homeland. His funeral will take place today in Saudi Arabia, his family lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha, told newsmen. Ben Ali fled Tunisia in […]

Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many of them school students, have gathered in towns and cities across Asia, kicking off a day of worldwide protests calling for action against climate change ahead of a United Nations summit. From the Pacific Islands to Australia and India, protesters took to the streets today, demanding their governments take urgent steps to tackle the climate […]

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday fuelled the speculations of an imminent attack on Iran when he said that his country is locked and loaded for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran was to blame. Pompeo told reporters that evidence from the […]

Zimbabwean politicians, international dignitaries and thousands of citizens have gathered at a stadium in Harare to pay their final respects to the country’s founding father, Robert Mugabe. The state funeral in the capital on Saturday follows a week of disputes between the Mugabe family and the government over where the former president will be buried. Mugabe, […]

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the twelfth of November. The country’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said this after the two leaders met for peace talks today. Government officials said that the two leaders discussed constitutional amendments, security laws and the number […]

Zambia’s central bank on Wednesday said it opposed government moves to remove lawmakers’ oversight over acquiring more public debt. The Bank of Zambia said in a written submission to parliament in Lusaka that the National Assembly should ensure the government proposed constitutional changes failed. “It is our considered view that National Assembly oversight is critical […]

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will withdraw the controversial extradition bill which triggered months of protests. The proposal, introduced in April, would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The bill was suspended in June when Ms Lam called it “dead”, but she stopped short of withdrawing it. Full […]

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will seek a general election later if Labour and rebel Tories succeed in seeking to block a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. The PM has said he will not accept another Brexit delay but a bill forcing him to seek an extension if there is no deal is set to […]

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has vowed to sack any Conservative lawmakers who try to block a No Deal Brexit. Likely rebels are being warned they will have the whip withdrawn if they join up with the Opposition this week.  This would stop them standing as Tory party candidates at a general election that could […]

The Brazilian government has said it will reject an offer of aid from G7 countries to help tackle fires in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron who hosted a G7 summit that ended on Monday said twenty two million dollars would be released to tackle the fire. But Brazilian ministers say the money is […]


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