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Gambia election: Internet and international calls banned

The Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state. Officials have also banned demonstrations to prevent unrest after the elections. Estate agent Adama Barrow is challenging President Yahya Jammeh, who says divine intervention will give him a fifth term. …

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Trump attacks Clinton over Wisconsin vote recount

US President-elect Donald Trump has attacked Hillary Clinton over her campaign’s support for a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin. Mr Trump reminded his Democratic rival that she had already conceded, and published remarks from the presidential debates in which she had urged an acceptance of the poll …

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Donald Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving holiday address

US President-elect Donald Trump has called for national unity in an address to mark the Thanksgiving holiday. In the wake of what he called a “long and bruising” election campaign he said emotions in the country were raw. The time had come, he said, “to begin to heal our divisions” …

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A prostitute in Zimbabwe beat a punter around the head with a beer bottle after he offered to pay for sex with a boiled egg, the DailyMail UK has reported. Moses Mushonga, 28, walked up to the young lady of the night in the town of Mvurwi in Mashonaland province. Firstly …

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South Africa’s ‘Prophet of Doom’ condemned

A South Africa pastor who sprays his congregation with insecticide has been widely condemned. In a Facebook post, self-proclaimed prophet Lethebo Rabalago claims a pesticide called Doom can heal people. The company that produces Doom warned of the risks of spraying the substance, while a government commission urged anyone affected …

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Seven-year-old boy set on Fire for stealing Garri 

A seven-year-old boy was set on fire in Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria, for allegedly attempting to steal cassava flour, locally known as garri. Reports and images making the rounds on the social media indicate that the boy was set ablaze after the boy was beaten up. Although details of the …

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US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Republican nominee’s victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton. The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his …

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Putin grants movie star Steven Seagal Russian citizenship

President Vladimir Putin signed off Thursday on a decree granting Russian citizenship to US action hero actor Steven Seagal, the latest high-profile passport handout to a Western celebrity. Hollywood star Seagal and judo-loving Kremlin tough guy Putin have struck up a bromance in recent years, with Seagal visiting Russia repeatedly …

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Kenya arrests ‘fake’ army recruits

Dozens of people have been arrested at an army barracks in Kenya after turning up with fake call-up papers, it’s been reported. Authorities say that the 57 were held when they arrived at the Recruits Training School at Moi Barracks in the city of Eldoret along with hundreds of genuine …

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US election 2016: Clinton camp blasts FBI ‘double standards’

The Clinton campaign has blasted FBI Director James Comey for “blatant double standards” over the new inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email use. The comments came after US media reports that Mr Comey had urged against publically accusing Russia of interfering in the US election, including alleged email hacking. Mr Comey’s …

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