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South African State Security minister fingered in rhino trafficking denies any involvement

It's only fair to share...Al Jazeera Investigative Unit’s exclusive report raises serious questions about South African security chief. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has uncovered evidence of high-level political connections to rhino poaching in Africa.   The investigation raises serious questions about the involvement of a South African government minister and members of a Chinese presidential delegation in the illegal rhino ...

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See Trump quotes about Africans rephrased by fake news sites to appeal to their local audiences

It's only fair to share...Mythbuster: What Donald Trump didn’t say about Africa Did President-elect Donald Trump really call Africans “lazy fools”? The BBC’s Dickens Olewe looks at six comments he allegedly made about Africa which are doing the rounds on the internet. ‘Africans are lazy fools only good at eating, lovemaking and thuggery’ Fake news sites tend to reversion their ...

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Police shoot 5 students during protests in DR Congo’s capital of Kinshasa

It's only fair to share...Five students were shot and seriously hurt and 18 others injured Wednesday during clashes with police in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa during protests over tuition fees, a doctor said.   The protests at the Higher Institute of Applied Technology (ISTA) university came after administrators decided to alter the exchange rate applied to student fee ...

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2 Somali pirates jailed for life, another gets 33 year sentence

It's only fair to share...Two Somali pirates have been sentenced to life in prison, and a third has received 33 years because he co-operated with prosecutors in a separate piracy case.   The Virginian-Pilot reports that US District Judge Raymond Jackson issued the life sentences on Monday after a federal appeals court in Virginia ruled last year that he erred ...

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$50 dollar fine for student who demanded jobs from President Mugabe at graduation ceremony

It's only fair to share...A Zimbabwean student who demanded jobs from President Robert Mugabe during a graduation ceremony last week at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has been sentenced to two weeks behind bars or pay a $50 fine.   According to New Zimbabwe.com, student activist Advance Musoki pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal nuisance in ...

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Why 8 football fans were shot dead in South Sudan

It's only fair to share...At least eight people were killed when an unknown gunman fired on football fans in a bar in the South Sudan capital Juba at the weekend, the government said on Monday.   “Eight young men were killed,” said deputy information minister Paul Akol Kordit adding that others were “in critical condition” after the attack on a ...

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President Kenyatta says there is nothing he can do to fight corruption in his government

It's only fair to share...Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta finally threw in the towel and conceded that there was nothing he could do to fight corruption in his Jubilee government and Kenya writ large.   During the “State House Summit On Governance And Accountability”, the man whose extensive familial wealth supposedly inoculated him from the scourge that has bedeviled Kenya since ...

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Mali: Al-Qaeda loyalists kill UN peacekeeper and two civilians in attack on military convoy

It's only fair to share...A peacekeeper from Togo and two Malian civilians were killed Sunday in an attack on a military convoy in Mali, rounding off a bloody week for foreign forces stationed there, a UN statement said.   More than 11,000 UN police and military are currently serving in Mali, attempting to guarantee security in lawless swathes of the ...

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Referendum on constitutional change: Ivory Coast holds parliamentary elections December 18

It's only fair to share...Ivory Coast will hold parliamentary elections on December 18, the government said on Thursday, after hailing victory in a referendum on constitutional change.   The opposition, which boycotted the last legislative polls in 2011, said it would take part this time.   Thursday’s announcement came in the wake of the government’s crushing victory in a referendum ...

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Egypt devalues currency to 50% against the dollar

It's only fair to share...Egypt has floated its currency in a move that has reduced its value by almost 50% against the dollar. One US dollar is buying around 14 Egyptian pounds, up from the nine Egyptian pounds the central bank was trying to keep it at. The country’s central bank said the move was one of a list of ...

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