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Hundreds flee chaos in storm-ravaged Bahamas

Hundreds of Hurricane Dorian victims have fled the Bahamas as thousands more anxiously await evacuation from the devastated islands. The hurricane tore through the islands earlier this week, leaving a trail of destruction and a humanitarian crisis in its wake. The official death toll rose to 43 on Friday, but …

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74-year-old woman becomes world’s oldest ever to give birth

Mangayamma, a 74-year-old woman in India’s Anthar Pradesh state, recently became the oldest woman in history to give birth, after successfully delivering twin baby girls following an IVF procedure. The Indian woman had married Yaramati Sitarama Rajarao, a farmer from Nelaparthipudi village, back in 1962, but despite visiting countless doctors …

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India loses contact with spacecraft attempting to land on moon

India lost communication with its spacecraft attempting to land on the moon early Saturday, appearing to miss its shot for now at becoming the fourth nation to do so. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and dozens of scientists looked on from a space center in Bangalore ― and at least hundreds …

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Robert Mugabe: as divisive in death as he was in life

  Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died. Mugabe was 95, and had been struggling with ill health for some time. The country’s current President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Mugabe’s death on Twitter on September 6: The responses to Mnangagwa’s announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed Mugabe …

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Xenophobic attacks: 3 Ghanaians injured in South Africa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said three Ghanaians have been injured in the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The three are currently receiving treatment, a press statement issued by the Ministry on Friday, September 6, 2019, in Accra said. It said five other Ghanaian nationals have also been arrested and …

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Mugabe dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. Mr Mugabe was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe’s early years …

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Nigeria Football Federation facing another corruption probe

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the EFCC, is conducting a new investigation into the country’s Football Federation (NFF), it has revealed. The latest investigation comes on the back of a separate case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and one by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP). The latest …

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MTN shuts down facilities in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has shut all its stores and service centres in the country until further notice after its facilities in three cities were attacked. The attacks on the MTN facilities were in response to days of riots in South Africa chiefly targeting foreign-owned, including Nigerian, businesses. The Nigerian division of …

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