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Former first lady of Malaysia given seven days to check and confirm existence of 44 pieces of jewellery

Former first lady of Malaysia given seven days to check and confirm existence of 44 pieces of jewellery

KUALA LUMPUR, The High Court here today ordered the wife of the former Malaysian prime minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to check and confirm in seven days the existence of 44 units of jewellery worth …

Rescuers pull baby girl from storm drain in South Africa in four-hour operation

Rescuers pull baby girl from storm drain in South Africa in four-hour operation

DURBAN, Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended with whoops and cheers from onlookers.

Rescue Care Paramedics, one of the groups that helped …

Rescuers pull baby girl from storm drain in South Africa in four-hour operation

Rescuers pull baby girl from storm drain in South Africa in four-hour operation

DURBAN, Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended with whoops and cheers from onlookers.

Rescue Care Paramedics, one of the groups that helped …

Uganda Calls on Mobile Money to Cultivate New Debt Investors

Uganda Calls on Mobile Money to Cultivate New Debt Investors

KAMPALA Ugandans will be able to buy government securities through a mobile money platform in a move by the east African country to become less dependent on commercial banks and institutional investors for its funding.…

Nigeria’s ‘Melanin Movement’ Swims Against a Skin-Whitening Tide

Nigeria’s ‘Melanin Movement’ Swims Against a Skin-Whitening Tide

ABUJA, NIGERIA According to one estimate, more than 70 million people in Nigeria use skin-lightening products regularly, making Africa's most populous country the capital for skin bleaching. Some women reject the trend, saying their natural …

Nigeria’s ‘Melanin Movement’ Swims Against a Skin-Whitening Tide

Nigeria’s ‘Melanin Movement’ Swims Against a Skin-Whitening Tide

ABUJA, NIGERIA According to one estimate, more than 70 million people in Nigeria use skin-lightening products regularly, making Africa's most populous country the capital for skin bleaching. Some women reject the trend, saying their natural …

Egypt’s el-Sissi Elected New Chairman of African Union

Egypt’s el-Sissi Elected New Chairman of African Union

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.

The rights group Amnesty International warned that el-Sissi's chairmanship might undermine the African …

Egypt’s el-Sissi Elected New Chairman of African Union

Egypt’s el-Sissi Elected New Chairman of African Union

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.

The rights group Amnesty International warned that el-Sissi's chairmanship might undermine the African …

SENEGAL: POLICE DISPERSE ELECTION PROTEST

SENEGAL: POLICE DISPERSE ELECTION PROTEST

DAKAR, Senegalese police blocked a planned opposition march in Dakar and fired tear gas at student protesters.

They were demonstrating against a new election rule and a Constitutional Court decision barring some opposition figures from …

Egypt’s President Hosts Sudan’s Embattled Leader

Egypt’s President Hosts Sudan’s Embattled Leader

CAIRO Egypt hosted embattled Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday, saying it supports stability in the country undergoing popular demonstrations against al-Bashir's 29-year rule.

After meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to discuss deepening relations and …

Egypt’s President Hosts Sudan’s Embattled Leader

Egypt’s President Hosts Sudan’s Embattled Leader

CAIRO Egypt hosted embattled Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday, saying it supports stability in the country undergoing popular demonstrations against al-Bashir's 29-year rule.

After meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to discuss deepening relations and …

MOROCCO, RUSSIA HAIL STRATEGIC BILATERAL PARTNERSHIP

MOROCCO, RUSSIA HAIL STRATEGIC BILATERAL PARTNERSHIP

RABAT, Moroccan King, Mohammed VI and visiting Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, hailed on Friday, the in-depth strategic partnership between the two countries, the king's office said, in a statement.

The two sides deemed the …

Ethiopia Bans Street Begging by Syrians in Growing Numbers

Ethiopia Bans Street Begging by Syrians in Growing Numbers

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques.

"We are now coordinating …