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Hurricane Irma lashes Caribbean islands, Florida braces for hit

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with roof-ripping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. At least four people were reported killed on four different islands by …

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Cellphone in schools proposal gets mixed response

The issue of cellphones in the classroom that the Minister for Basic Education Unity Dow is proposing has been received by many with a cocktail of sentiments. Dow who was speaking at a Botswana Sectors of Educators’ Teachers Union (BOSETU) conference recently when she proposed that there was need to …

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Odinga Rejected Mahama’s Advice To Petition Court – Emmanuel Akwetey

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, initially ignored the repeated advice from former President John Mahama, along with former South Africa President, Thabo Mbeki, to resort to the Supreme Court. The Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance, Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, who was an observer during the Kenya’s August polls, …

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South Africa borders on ‘red alert’ for Grace Mugabe

South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg. Police expected Mrs Mugabe, 52, to …

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Trump to N. Korea: Be very, very nervous

President Donald Trump has warned North Korea it should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything to the US. He said the regime would be in trouble “like few nations have ever been” if they do not “get their act together”. His comments came after Pyongyang announced it had …

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Eleven dead in Nigeria church gun attack

At least 11 people have been killed in a gun attack on a church in southern Nigeria, police say. Up to 18 other worshippers were wounded in the early morning incident at the church in Ozubulu near the city of Onitsha. There were conflicting reports over whether the attack was …

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