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Tanzania:  9,932 Government workers sacked by President Magufuli over fake certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli last Friday dismissed 9,932 civil servants who were found using fake educational certificates to work. Magufuli made the announcement on state television after receiving a report on public servants’ certificates verification. He said salaries of 9,000 plus employees for this month should be withheld after an investigative task force found that 9,932 government workers presented fake ...

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Japan deploys largest warship to protect US tanker against North Korea threat [LOOK]

Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, in the first such operation since it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military. The helicopter carrier Izumo is escorting a US supply vessel within Japanese waters. The US ship is heading to refuel the naval fleet in the region, including the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group. North Korea has threatened to ...

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Eminem sues New Zealand party for using one of his biggest hit songs in campaign advert

Eminem has taken New Zealand’s governing party to court over a music track it used for a campaign ad. The US rapper says the song, used in the 2014 advert by the National Party, was an unlicensed version of Lose Yourself, one of his biggest hits. But the party’s lawyers argue it was not actually Lose Yourself, but a track ...

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Civil war looms as President Zuma vows to retake land from white South Africans [MUST READ/PHOTOS]

By Andrew Malone | White Afrikaner fighters and volunteers in the Kommandokorps are in the bush training and preparing for imminent bloody conflict.   Is South Africa heading for civil war? The country is lurching ever closer to conflict as its volatile Zulu president vows to seize land from whites – while Afrikaner fighters train in the bush Government bonds ...

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Frexit! French presidential candidate Emanuel Macron says France will leave the European Union if there are no reforms!

The front-runner in the French presidential election has declared that the EU must reform or face the prospect of “Frexit”. Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron made the comments as he and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen held rallies in the last week of campaigning. French voters go to the polls on Sunday to decide between the two. At a rally ...

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Why Abba Kyari takes advantage of President Buhari’s poor health to ensure Osinbajo doesn’t assume full presidential powers [READ]        

Mr. Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial Chief of Staff, is exploiting the President’s ill-health, sources have revealed. Mr. Kyari, disclosed sources, has prevented the suspension of Mr.  Jalal Arabi, Permanent Secretary of the State House from taking effect, as ordered by President Buhari.   Sources reveal that Mr. Arabi has been suspended by the President, but the suspension was ...

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Anxiety as President Muhammadu Buhari is being fed through his vein because he has difficulty drinking and eating

But cabal won’t let him travel for urgent treatment Three insiders in the Presidency have revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is being fed intravenously as he has had severe difficulty eating and drinking fluids for several days.   The sources also disclosed that, although President Buhari’s health had held up for a while after his return from an extended medical ...

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Turkey blocks access of its citizens to Wikipedia

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.   Officials said “an administrative measure” had been taken, but gave no reason why.   Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers “supporting terror”.   Turkey has temporarily blocked social media sites including Facebook and Twitter in the past, usually following protests ...

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‘I do miss my old life’ says Trump who assumed the US presidency will be easier than his job in the business world

Donald Trump says he assumed that the US presidency will be easier than his old job in the business world.   In an interview with Reuters, Trump said he misses many things from his old life before being elected as the 45th US president.   “This is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier,” said ...

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China bans its Muslim population from giving their children Islamic names

China has prohibited parents in the Muslim-majority Uighur region from giving their children Islamic names.   The ban is perceived as the latest effort by government in the region “to dilute the influence of religion on life”.   NAN reports that if a parent chooses one of the barred names, the child will be denied government benefits.   The names ...

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