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All you need to know: Chief characters in Britain’s Brexit saga

March 24, 2019

Britain’s drawn-out drama around Brexit, which is set to take another twist this week as parliament again grapples with the way forward, has featured a colourful cast of characters — crashing or catapulting their careers. By AFP Here are some of the public figures who have played pivotal roles in events. Nigel Farage A eurosceptic […]

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3 Dead, 20 hurt in Southern Afghanistan attack

March 24, 2019

A wounded man is carried away following explosions at an agrucultural show in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, March 23, 2019.   Officials in southern Afghanistan say at least three people have died and more than 20 were wounded in twin blasts at an agricultural show, held as part of traditional New Year’s celebrations. […]

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Over 1,000 lawyers demonstrate for ‘change’ in Algeria

March 24, 2019

Algerian lawyers hold placards and national flags during a demonstration against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the centre of the capital Algiers on March 23, 2019. AFP PHOTO By AFP IN SUMMARY Chanting “we’re fed up” with this government and calling on the political system to “go away”, the lawyers, wearing their black robes, waved […]

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Al-Shabaab raid kills 11 in Somalia, including deputy minister

March 24, 2019

IN SUMMARY Attacks that use a combination of bombs and gunmen have become a hallmark of the insurgents. Earlier this month, at least 20 people died in an attack in Mogadishu which saw Al-Shabaab jihadists battling security forces for nearly 24 hours. The group also claimed responsibility for a March 7 car bombing near a […]

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Africa cyclone death toll surges past 600, ‘worst yet to come’

March 24, 2019

  Manduana Manaque, 70, stays on a roof under the rain with her belongings in Buzi, on March 23, 2019, after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. AFP PHOTOS IN SUMMARY Districts west of Beira resemble an inland lake, and thousands of people are still trapped on roof tops. Nearly 90,000 people are […]

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ANYANG’ NYONG’O: Presidential system will always be prone to cries and instability

March 23, 2019

HANDSHAKE EXPLAINED Government of national unity could still provide a useful model for building coalitions in future parliamentary governments In Summary • Without a doubt, it is no longer a secret that the presidency is deeply fractured and that, in that institution, the centre can no longer hold. By Anyang’ Nyong’o President Uhuru Kenyatta and […]

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